EYE ON CLALLAM: County to consider measure condemning discrimination

Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County commissioners will discuss an equity agenda and resolution condemning discrimination during a work session that begins at 9 a.m. Monday.

It will be in the commissioners’ board room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. It also can be viewed at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

Commissioner Mark Ozias has drafted a revised Clallam County equity agenda and accompanying resolution that attempts to capture the spirit, language and direction that was provided in previous board discussions, according to an executive summary.

The proposed resolution states that “all residents of Clallam County are entitled to equal civil rights; that hate, bigotry and violations of civil rights be opposed by all and that we recognize and celebrate the ethnic, racial, cultural, religious and social diversity of our community.”

Other agenda items for the work session include:

• A discussion on sustainable harvests on state forest lands.

• An update on Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps.

• An agreement with the Washington Secretary of State for a combined state and local voter’s pamphlet.

• Notice of a June 15 public hearing for proposed vacation of county sewer line easement near Sekiu Airport Road.

Commissioners will conduct their weekly business meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Action items include:

• Approval of the Homelessness Task Force recommendations for 2021 state funding proposals.

• A letter of support for the Marine Resources Committee.

• A proclamation recognizing the week of May 9 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Week.

• An amended agreement with the U.S. Forest Service for noxious weed control.

• Agreements with Clallam County Genealogical Society, New Dungeness Light Station, North Olympic History Center and Sequim Museum for the Heritage Grant program.

• A call for bids for pressure washing and minor repairs at the Clallam County Courthouse.

• A call for bids for an annual supply of hot mix and liquid asphalt.

• A resolution appointing Justin Pollack to the Carlsborg Community Advisory Council.

• A resolution appointing Helen Kenoyer to the Behavioral Health Program Fund Advisory Board.

• Notice of a May 25 public hearing for policy amendments for purchasing, bids and contracts.

• A resolution creating a non-departmental American Rescue Plan Act special revenue fund.

• Notice that supplemental appropriations and a budget reduction will be adopted May 25.

• A call for May 25 hearing for consideration of debatable budget emergencies.

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/tJItfuirrDsiHtHqvwmPW ZmbRmA0Vt4DDKso.

To listen only, dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 921 3956 9969#.

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

An archived recording of the meeting will be posted to https://www.dropbox.com/sh/go8wc3wzrrmgakw/AAAi4qNZ2vy vRJTn 06_5Nm2qa?dl=0.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will conduct an executive session to evaluate applicants for a position when they meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

They are expected to adjourn at 8:59 a.m. The special meeting will be at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88367097924 or call 253-215 8782. The webinar ID is 883 6709 7924.

Pubic comments can be submitted by 5 p.m. today by emailing [email protected] portofpa.com or calling 360-461-9515.

Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will receive a report on the district’s 100 percent rating for reliability and system improvement, safety, workplace development and financial health at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

For viewing options and instructions for making public comment at the virtual meeting, visit the district’s website at www. clallampud.net.

Other agenda items include:

• A staff update on the district’s partnership with Olympic Community Action Programs for its low-income program.

• An update on the district’s smart energy provider status.

• A bid award for a trailer mounted underground puller.

• A bid award for pole inspection, treating and reporting.

• A resolution establishing a schedule of deposits and charges and electric line extension unit prices.

• A resolution amending the district’s health care plan.

• A resolution providing for college level course tuition reimbursement.

• A resolution establishing a professional licenses and membership policy.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will conduct public hearings on manufactured home park uses and standards as well as on downtown districts when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The public can participate at https://zoom.us/j/91235464249. or by calling 253-215-8782 and using ID#912 3546 4249. Written public comment can be sent to [email protected]

The council also will discuss an update of the International Building Code and the utility rate discount program and hear a report on community conversations on race and equity.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will consider two annexations when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

For information on joining the meeting, go to https://forkswashington.org/

Council members will consider the Pearson and Soha annexations, and an FAA master plan grant.

Peninsula College

The Peninsula College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

An agenda will be posted at www.pencol.edu/aboutpc/board/agendas 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The meeting can be viewed at www.zoom.us; meeting ID 841 1157 1663, password: azc3WWJuekNHQW9kLzlTb0dEV1RoQT09.

Conservation District

Clallam Conservation District commissioners will consider an interlocal agreement with the Jefferson County Conservation District when they meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://zoom.us/j/97720882269 or call 1-253-215-8782. The meeting ID is 977 2088 2269.

Commissioners also will consider cooperator agreements and recess into an executive session for employee reviews.

Port Angeles schools

The Port Angeles School Board will hear a safe schools report when it meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.

No agenda was available as of Saturday. To see the agenda when it is posted and get information on how to join the meeting, go to https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/pasd/Board.nsf/Public

The board also will recess into an executive session at 6:30 p.m.

It will discus Student Transportation Allocation Report Systems (STARS), transitional kindergarten and hear reports on Seaview Academy and the Highly Capable student education.

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