EYE ON CLALLAM: County considers fireworks regulations

Clallam County commissioners will discuss fireworks regulations and next steps for a fireworks ordinance at 9 a.m. Monday.

The work session will be in the commissioners’ board room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The county follows state law for fireworks regulations.

The cities of Port Angeles and Sequim have banned consumer fireworks.

Other agenda items for the work session include:

• A Prosecuting Attorney’s Office request to approve two full-time equivalent positions.

• A funding agreement with the state Department of Agriculture to control invasive knotweed species within the riparian corridors of Clallam and Jefferson counties.

• An agreement with Justice AV Solutions for maintenance, support and services for District Court and Superior Court.

• A Sheriff’s Office request to create and fund one licensed mental health professional position.

• An agreement with state Administrative Office of the Courts for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) services for youth.

• A contract with Salish Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization for substance use disorder outpatient services.

• A discussion on Streamkeepers funding.

• A contract amendment with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the use of more than 3 acres for access to the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge.

• A request for proposals for a consultant to produce a comprehensive solid waste management plan.

• A grant application with the state Department of Ecology for waste reduction and recycling education assistance.

• A discussion on the reorganization of Department of Community Development positions.

• A letter to the state Department of Natural Resources regarding a hazard mitigation grant application for a Sequim stormwater infiltration project.

• A resolution appointing Roberta Griset to the Heritage Advisory Board.

Commissioners will hold a continued work session at 1 p.m. Monday to discuss solid waste management.

The board will conduct its regular business meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Action items include:

• An agreement with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to purchase right-of-way for the Dry Creek Road reconstruction project.

• Notice of Aug. 27 public hearings for policy amendments for employee benefits and creating and amending ordinances.

• Notice that supplemental appropriations and a budget reduction will be adopted Aug. 27.

• A call for Aug. 27 public hearing for consideration of debatable budget emergencies.

• A public hearing on a code change for speed limits on certain county roads.

• A public hearing on the adoption of a public participation plan and scope of work for mineral resource lands designations, policies and regulations.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will consider a settlement agreement concerning millions of dollars in insurance coverage for environmental issues at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The commission will meet at 9 a.m. at 338 W. First St.

The proposed settlement would provide the insurance coverage necessary to address the port’s share of the environmental contamination of the K-Ply site, Marine Terminal Area and Western Port Angeles Harbor.

During the work session beginning at 9 a.m., commissioners will hear a presentation on the master plan for the Fairchild International Airport.

They will consider a 10-year lease with Barhop.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will discuss the proposed medication-assisted treatment facility at a work session at 5 p.m. Monday.

The council will meet in the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

During the work session, the council also will consider a proposed ordinance on code enforcement, another providing for a hearing examiner and the vacation housing market.

During the regular meeting immediately following the work session, the council will conduct public hearings on the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program for 2020-2025 and the Six-Year Capital Improvement Program for 2020-2025 before considering adopting them.

Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will hear a proposal from the Clallam County Economic Development Corp. for a 2020 contract at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be in the Lake Crescent Boardroom at the Carlsborg main office, located at 104 Hooker Road.

Other agenda items include:

• A $408,000 agreement with Bonneville Power Administration for construction of line and load interconnection.

• A real estate purchase and sale agreement for Gales Addition reservoir property.

• Authorization of disposal of a generator and its auto transfer switch from the Forks office.

• A resolution adopting a policy for the payment of claims and obligations by check.

Forks City Council

The Forks City Council will consider drought relief grants from the state Department of Ecology at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Forks City Hall, 500 E. Division St.

The grants are for a portable supply system and a pit well development.

Council members also will set a public hearing for the adoption of the comprehensive plan and consider a grant for the Quillayute Airport.

Peninsula College

Peninsula College trustees will discuss college strategic initiatives and accreditation when they meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

They will meet in the Cornaby Center on the Peninsula College Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The agenda for the special meeting includes a budget review, discuss of state level initiatives and issues and a public form.

Conservation District

The Clallam Conservation District board will consider an interlocal agreement with Agnew Irrigation District for ditch piping projects at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be in Suite H at Armory Square, 228 W. First St., Port Angeles.

Other agenda items include an update on a well metering pilot project and cooperator and cost-share agreements.

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