EYE ON CLALLAM: County to consider Opportunity Fund grant

Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County commissioners will consider authorizing a $589,473 Opportunity Fund grant to the city of Port Angeles for the infrastructure improvements for the Port Angels Waterfront Center at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.

The proposed grant was recommended by the Opportunity Fund Advisory Board on Dec. 30.

Other action items include:

• An agreement with Washington Water Trust regarding the Dungeness Off-Channel Reservoir project.

• Agreements with Peninsula Behavioral Health to provide outreach services to homeless adults on the streets and to provide outpatient and residential services for underfunded and unfunded clients.

• An agreement with Olympic Peninsula Community Clinic to provide outreach and case management services.

• An agreement with West End Outreach Services to provide treatment for behavioral health conditions to unfunded and underfunded individuals and families.

• A proposal opening for qualifications for 2020 architecture and engineering consulting services.

• A resolution appointing Jessica Jensen to the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee.

• Notice of a March 10 hearing for a policy for employee recognitions, refreshments and miscellaneous reimbursements.

• Resolutions adopting budget revisions, supplemental appropriations and debatable budget emergencies.

Commissioners will conduct their weekly work session to discuss action set for action in future meetings at 9 a.m. Monday.

Agenda items include:

• A continued discussion on a proposed fireworks ordinance.

• An agreement with the state Department of Ecology for the Sequim Dungeness Watershed Pollution Identification and Correction program.

• An agreement with the Washington Technology Solutions for high resolution imagery.

• Agreement with multiple agencies for the governance and operation of the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team.

• An agreement with the city of Forks to establish District Court filing fees.

• A letter to the state Department of Ecology for the Port Angeles Harbor cleanup site.

• A resolution appointing Patricia Valera-Daylo and Lisa Haugh to the Homelessness Task Force.

• A resolution appointing Navarra Carr to the Clallam County Board of Health.

• A resolution reappointing Lyn Muench and Arnold Schouten to the Marine Resources Committee.

• A resolution reappointing Arleen Jenson and Emily Dexter to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

• McKinley Paper Company franchise agreements.

• A cost share agreement with the state Department of Natural Resources for an economic impact study on DNR’s marbled murrelet long-term conservation strategy.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Commissioners will meet in the port administration building at 338 W. First St.

They will consider approving amendments to the plan after the hearing.

Changes would include adding documents on the Clallam County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, Marine Trades Industrial Park Master Plan and William R. Fairchild Airport Master Plan Update and removing documents on such issues as the Port Angeles Boat Haven Master Plan and the John Wayne Marina.

Commissioners also will consider authorizing a professional service agreement with Floyd Snider for the former Shell site and Petit Oil Tumwater Truck Route site for $114,000.

For full agenda and background materials, see www.portofpa.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_02252020-405.

Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners at 1:30 p.m. Monday will consider a $3.1 million bid award to Interwest Construction, Inc. of Burlington for construction of an Operations Building at 241 Industrial Center in Forks.

The meeting will be at the PUD headquarters in Carlsborg, 104 Hooker Road.

Other agenda items include a resolution establishing compensation for the general manager and a resolution adopting board governance policy.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will discuss its strategic plan at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The special meeting will be in council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth. St.

Discussion will be on the current strategic plan and possible minor modifications to the plan.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will confirm the appointment of a hearing examiner to hear three appeals when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

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

Before the regular meeting it will conduct a work session at 5 p.m. to discuss an engineering design standards update and a relaunch of the park host program.

The city manager has appointed Phil Olbrechts of Olbrechts and Associates, PLLC., to serve as hearing examiner pro tempore to head administrative appeals.

The city has received three appeals of the decision to review an application for a medicine-assisted treatment (MAT) clinic under the A-2 classification process.

Olbrechts is the hearing examiner for many Washington municipalities, including Port Townsend, the agenda memo says, and has practiced land use law in Washington state for nearly 30 years.

The council also will recognize council member Jennifer States’ public service and will consider a process for appointing a replacement.

States is stepping down from her position on Tuesday because of a work promotion that demands she move to Seattle.

Forks City Council

The Forks City Council will consider adopting a revised Clallam County Hazard Mitigation Plan at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be at Forks City Hall, 500 E. Division St.

Other agenda items include a Masco lease agreement, a letter of support for a Quileute grant application and a proposed ordinance to retain state sales tax for affordable housing.

Climate Action

The Port Angeles Planning Commission Climate Action Subcommittee will hear public comment at 5 p.m. Wednesday on a recent City Council direction to hire a consultant to manage the climate planning effort and inventory.

The special meeting will be in the City Council chambers at City Hall.

Community members are encouraged to attend to provide input on the proposed plan.

PA lodging tax

The Port Angeles Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will revisit its vision, goals and priorities at 2 p.m. Monday.

The special meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall.

Marine Resources

The Clallam County Marine Resources Committee will hear a presentation on European green crab removal at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse.

Emily Grason, marine ecologist and Crab Team program manager for Washington Sea Grant, will discuss green crab removal efforts planned for 2020, recent findings in Drayton/Lummi Bay and green crab management across the Salish Sea.

Fire District 4

Clallam County Fire District No. 4 commissioners will conduct a public hearing on a proposed 2020 budget revision at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be at the Joyce Fire Station at 51250 state Highway 112.

Copies of the proposed 2020 budget revision will be available prior to the meeting at the fire hall or by phoning the district office at 360-928-3132.

Crescent schools

The Crescent School Board will hear a mid-year finance report at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be in the Crescent School Library, 50350 state Highway 112, Joyce.

Other agenda items include procedure for bid requirements, policy and procedures for student immunizations and life-threatening health conditions, a staffing survey and winter sports awards.

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