EYE ON CLALLAM: County to consider funding for housing, mental health services

The three Clallam County commissioners will consider funding for a variety of agencies dealing with housing, mental health and other crisis and medical issues during their weekly business meeting that will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be in the commissioners’ boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

A work session is set for 9 a.m. Monday. It will be preceded by a 7:30 a.m. “commissioner conversation” meeting.

Among funding agreements on the agenda are:

• $95,000 to Concerned Citizens to provide individualized housing assistance to West End residents.

• $12,500 to Forks Abuse to provide one shelter unit for homeless individuals or families.

• $23,000 to The Answer For Youth for building improvements to create transitional housing for “Steps to Success” program participants; $5,000 to the agency for mindfulness classes.

• $48,000 to Reflections Counseling for crisis services; $44,000 to the agency for substance use disorders treatment and other behavioral health services to under-insured and non-insured people.

• $82,000 to Sequim School District for on-going mental health training and education for staff and students.

• $29,000 to Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics to assist people referred by law enforcement with access to behavioral health services; $101,000 to the agency for team-based care and collaboration for services to enhance patient care.

• $78,000 to Cedar Grove Counseling, Inc. for subsidized sessions of neurofeedback therapy.

• $107,000 to First Step Family Support Center for evidence-based home visitation program.

• $16,000 to Peninsula Behavioral Health for mental health first aid classes; $28,000 to the agency for treatment services.

• $59,000 to Olympic Personal Growth Center for early intervention services for youth in the Sequim middle and high schools; $94,000 to the agency for substance use disorder services for unfunded/underfunded individuals.

• $28,040 to West End Outreach Services for behavioral health treatment for low-income people.

• $93,000 to Lutheran Community Services for free screening of children between 18 months and 5 years for autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays in motor, speech and cognition and Adverse Childhood Experiences; $98,000 to the agency for services for low-income families.

• $53,000 to Serenity House of Clallam County to hire and support a Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) case manager to administer a Salish Behavioral Health grant; $59,800 to the agency to complete three repair projects on Evergreen Family Village and Tempest Supportive Housing facilities.

Commissioners will consider a resolution to initiate a project to install traffic signs along county roads.

Monday’s 7:30 a.m. meeting will regard discussion of a consolidated grant fund and a Homelessness Task Force request for proposals.

The 9 a.m. meeting will include discussion on the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship Program and of the legislative session.

The work session will continue at 1 p.m. with a discussion about the concept of a Superior Court navigator to help connect people with appropriate services.

Planning commission

The Clallam County Planning Commission will consider a review of wireless communications facilities when it meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse. The after-hours meeting entrance is form Fourth Street.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will consider declaring a parking lot at 222 W. Front St., surplus in preparation for selling it to Eric Dupar for development when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be in council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St. It will be preceded by an executive session at 5 p.m. to review the performance of a public employee and discuss collective bargaining with an employee organization.

Dupar plans to build a $22 million, five-story housing complex and retail center with a parking garage on Front St.

The council also will hear an update on a community paramedicine project, and consider final acceptance of several projects.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will consider a resolution concerning board member compensation when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The board will meet at 503 N. Sequim Ave. The regular meeting will be preceded by an executive session at 5 p.m. to discuss the performance of a public employees.

The board also will consider policies on bid requirements and service animals and relationships with law enforcement and other agencies.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will hear updates on state advocacy and 2020 Transformation when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Commissioners will meet in Linkletter Hall in the basement of the hospital at 939 E. Caroline St., Port Angeles.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will consider ratifying a collective bargaining agreement when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Commissioners will meet at 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

They also will consider a memorandum of understanding with Local 2933, employee compensation and a training center classroom.

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

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