EYE ON CLALLAM: County to consider grant for Forks sewer plant

Local government meetings across Clallam County

The three Clallam County commissioners will consider an Opportunity Fund grant for $2,375,610 to upgrade the city of Forks’ Wastewater Treatment Facility in their weekly work session at 9 a.m. Monday. The work session also will preview items set for action at their formal meeting, which starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The meeting can be viewed on a live stream at http://www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

To participate via Zoom video, go to https://zoom.us/j/875561784, by Zoom audio only, call 253-2125-8782. The meeting ID is 875 561 7844 and the passcode is 12345.

Agenda items include:

• Several resolutions regarding appointments and reappointments to boards and commissions.

• A resolution authorizing the Board of Equalization to convene.

• A purchase agreement with Codan Radio Communications for $59,850.71 to upgrade the law enforcement dispatch radio system.

• A five-year lease agreement with Olympic View Properties, Inc. for offices for the Family Support Division; monthly rent will be $1,780 in 2022 and will increase annually to a monthly rate of $2,040 in 2026.

• A presentation on the Child Advocate Program from Kimberly Burns and Valerie Brooks.

• A draft ordinance on surety bonds for certain county officials.

• A draft letter of support regarding a Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant for the Dungeness off-channel reservoir project.

• A time extension on the lower Dungeness River floodplain restoration project.

• The appointment of Rachel Weed as deputy clerk of the board.

• Discuss a request from the Climate Advisory Group to request informal emissions inventory proposals.

• An agreement with Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. for $95,400 to upgrade geographic information systems.

• Agreements with nine agencies for $1,092,026 to provide behavioral health services during the 2022-2023 biennium.

The meeting agendas are posted at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.Public comment can be sent to agores@co.clallam.wa.us.

Association of counties

The Washington State Association of Counties will hear a weekly update on COVID-19 when they meet at noon Monday. Both Clallam and Jefferson counties will participate.

To attend the meeting, register with the association at https://wsac-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIt fuirrDsiHtHqvwmPWZm bRmA0Vt4DDKso. To listen only, dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 960 9132 0845#.

The association will also discuss current and emerging issues facing counties across the state.

Planning commission

The Clallam County Planning Commission will conduct a work session regarding the draft forestry ordinance at 6 p.m. Wednesday. To join the meeting visit www.zoom.us/join or call 1-253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 815 3602 6823 and passcode 12345. The meeting agenda is posted at http://www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

Olympic Medical

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will discuss a real estate purchase when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. For meeting links, visit https://www.olympic medical.org/virtual-board-meeting.

Jennifer Burkhardt, general counsel, will swear in new commissioners Tom Oblak, Thom Hightower and Heather Jeffers and the board will elect new officers for 2022.

The full agenda can be viewed at https://www.olympicmedical.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/ 12/AGENDA- January-5-2022.pdf.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles city council will conduct a public hearing on the clean energy implementation plan during a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. To join the meeting, visit www.cityofpa.us/Live-Virtual-Meetings or https://cityofpa.webex.com/cityofpa/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea457a6ad1db108b1fceacc002263519d. To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 and enter access code 2552 422 6969.

Public comment sent to council@cityofpa.us will not be read during the meeting, but will be entered into the meeting record.

Other items on the agenda include:

• Election of mayor and deputy mayor.

• An end of year report on the Clallam County Economic Development Council from Collen McAleer.

• An update on the fish passage barrier removal project in Ennis, Lees and Tumwater creeks from the Department of Transportation.

• An update on the community paramedicine program from Fire Chief Ken Dubuc.

• Discussion about board and committee assignments.

The full agenda can be viewed at https://www.cityofpa.us/583/Meetings-Agendas.

Sequim schools

New interim Superintendent Joan Zook will attend her first Sequim School Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. She replaces Jane Pryne who resigned as interim superintendent at the end of 2021.

The regular meeting is open to the public remotely and, weather permitting, in-person at 503 N. Sequim Ave. Masks are required for attendees. Live public comments via Zoom and in-person will be heard during the meeting.

Register in advance for virtual attendance only at https://sequimschools.zoom.us/webinar/register/ WN_ZIgngIoFQ56o9_vBBEzKwg.

The board will consider an emergency waiver of high school graduation credits and a waiver of board member compensation. They will review policy and procedures governing superintendent-board relations.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will discuss a request for qualifications for architectural services when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The commissioners meet at Station 34, 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim Masks must be worn by anyone attending regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

To view the meeting live, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86852405153?pwd=QjZOVzdGQWptcFpvcUc1dm FLTE5zdz09. To listen only, dial 1-877-853-5427 and enter meeting ID 868 5240 5153 and password 912707.

The full agenda is posted at https://ccfd3.org/about-the-district/board-of-commissioners/board-agendas-and-minutes.

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

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