EYE ON CLALLAM: County to begin process of appointing new judge

Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County commissioners will consider appointing a screening committee to review applications for the District Court No. 2 judge position Tuesday.

The 10 a.m. meeting can be viewed at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

Forks-based District Court 2 Judge Erik Rohrer announced that he plans to resign Feb. 1. His current term expires at the end of 2022.

The screening committee will be composed of Clallam County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Brian King, District Court 1 Judge Dave Neupert, Human Resources Representative Tammy Sullenger, Forks Mayor Tim Fletcher, former Court Administrator Glenna Pitt and Quileute Tribe Attorney Chelsea Sayles, according to the draft resolution.

Commissioners will appoint a new judge to serve the remainder of Rohrer’s term.

Other action items for the business meeting include:

• A land purchase agreement for the Towne Road dike relocation project.

• Agreements with Sequim City Band, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center and Feiro Marine Life Center for hotel/motel tax funds for COVID-19 relief.

• A resolution authorizing use of expedited warrants for COVID-19 related expenditures.

• A resolution adding Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance representation to the Trails Advisory Committee.

• A resolution authorizing a county official to sign closing document for property located at U.S. Highway 101 and Sitkum-Solduc Road and a purchase and sale agreement with Rayonier Forest Resources, LP.

Commissioners will conduct their weekly work session at 9 a.m. Monday.

Agenda items include:

• A discussion on Lake Sutherland boat wake.

• An agreement with the state Traffic Safety Commission to fund high visibility emphasis patrol activities.

• Contract amendments with the state Department of Health to add funding for public health programs.

• An Infant at Work pilot program update.

• A sewer easement purchase agreement for Village Lane.

• A 10 a.m. discussion on Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.

• A discussion on Bullman Beach water issues.

• A continued discussion on water resource projects.

• A discussion on departmental budget meetings.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will conduct a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on an ordinance levying 2020 property tax for collection in 2021.

For viewing options, visit the city’s website at www.cityofpa.us.

The council normally meets on Tuesdays but decided in 2018 to meet on the Wednesday following a general election.

Other agenda items for the 6 p.m. meeting include:

• An amended agreement concerning Port Angeles Harbor cleanup.

• A council discussion on legislative priorities.

• A contract for 16th Street low impact development retrofit.

• Final acceptance on 2020 pavement repair projects.

• A water/wastewater bond refunding ordinance.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will discuss an Educational Programs and Operations (EP & O) levy as well as a capital project levy when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

To view the meeting, go to sequimschoolsnov1 or call 360-775-2372 and use 648 199 749#. Submit written public comment to tnorman @sequimschools.org, or sequimschoolboard@ sequimschools.org by 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Interim Superintendent Jane Pryne also will be sworn in.

The board will consider action on several policies.

Olympic Medical Center

You may submit written Public Comment to tnorman@sequimschools.org, or sequimschoolboard@sequimschools.org by 5:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 2.

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will conduct a hearing on the 2021 budget when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

To join the meeting, call 360-417-8444, The conference ID is 456805#.

Commissioners also will consider a PET CT purchase.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will consider the 2021 budget when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, go to fire3nov3. To listen by phone, call 1-877-853-5247 toll free. The meeting ID is 861 5593 8700. The password is 910993

The district covers the east side of Clallam County with a small portion in Jefferson County.

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