EYE ON CLALLAM: County to consider state COVID-19 response funding

Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County commissioners will discuss a contract amendment with the state Department of Health which would add funding to the Health and Human Services budget for COVID-19 response at 9 a.m. Monday.

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

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

The proposed contract amendment would add a combined $1.25 million for the county’s pandemic response.

Other discussion items for the work session include:

• An amended agreement with the state Military Department for translator costs for COVID-19.

• A resolution closing the Parks, Fair and Facilities Office petty cash fund.

• A resolution establishing one new recording till in the Auditor’s Office.

• An amended agreement with the state Department of Social and Health Services for services for persons with developmental disabilities.

• A resolution appointing Shahida Shahrir to the Clallam County Board of Health.

• A “commissioner conversation” is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Monday for the board to discuss House Bill 1406, which would establishes a 1 percent wealth tax on intangible financial assets of more than $1 billion.

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

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

To participate by phone, call 408-419-1715 and use meeting ID 875 561 784. To participate via video conference, visit www.blue jeans.com and join with the same meeting ID. Public comment and questions can be directed to 360-417-2256 or agores@co.clallam.wa.us.

Action items include:

• A proposal opening for homelessness program funding.

• A proclamation recognizing March as Developmental Disability Awareness Month.

• An amended agreement with Jefferson County for the Shoreline Master Program.

• An amended agreement with the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the state Recreation and Conservation Office for the Kinkade phase of the Dungeness floodplain restoration project.

• A resolution closing Human Resources and Information Technology petty cash funds.

• A resolution for financial support for the Coast Counties Caucus Assessment.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will review comments from the open house on the Shoreline Master Program update when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

For viewing options and instructions for making public comment, visit the city’s website at www.cityofpa.us.

To provide pre-recorded messages to the City Council by phone, call 360-417-4504. Messages received will be made a part of the record. Comments should be received by 2 p.m. Tuesday.

An executive session to discuss potential litigation is set for 4 p.m.

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 10 with the city planning commission and state Department of Ecology on the shoreline plan.

The council will consider replacing three Ford Crown Victoria police vehicles with Dodge Chargers at a cost of $154,500 and awarding a Risk and Resilience Assessment and Emergency Response Plan for the water utility, as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Planning commission

The Clallam County Planning Commission will conduct a work session on a draft ordinance for temporary uses of recreational vehicles Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse.

The virtual meeting can be viewed at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will receive a COVID-19 update and hear an OMC Foundaiton presentation when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

To join by phone, call 360-417-8444. The conference ID is 456805#.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will consider the contract with Superintendent Jane Pryne when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

To join the meeting, go to MicrosoftTeamsMeeting or call 360-775-2372, a toll call. The conference ID is 837 442 748#.

Written public comment can be submitted to tnorman@sequimschools.org or schoolboard@ sequimschools.org by 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The board also will consider final approval of a variety of policies including those affecting homeless students, foster children, absences and bullying.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will discuss a training officer memorandum, collections policy and the CERT’s 2020 annual report at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

To view the meeting live, visit us02web.zoom.us meeting ID 861 5593 8700, password Uy82V21yMkNw S3VqU0ZlU01HRyszQT09. To listen only, dial 1-877-853-5427 and enter meeting ID: 861 5593 8700 and password: 910993.

The full agenda can be viewed at www.ccfd3.org/uploads/2021-0302%20Agenda.pdf.

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

More in News

Port Angeles School Superintendent Marty Brewer, second from right, speaks with members of the Port Angeles Parents for Education, on Friday about the Port Angeles Paraeducation Association strike. Assistant Superintendent Michele Olsen stands at right. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)
District, PAPEA to pick up bargaining Sunday

Parent group presses officials for answers on strike

Instructor Josh Taylor, left, points out the workings of an electric vehicle on Wednesday at the Auto Technology Certification Program at Peninsula College. Nick Schommer, center, and Brian Selk get ready to do some testing on the electric auto’s parts from underneath the vehicle. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
College’s automotive technology program gets a reboot

Students can earn a certificate separate from two-year degree

Port Townsend transportation tax dollars to be put to work

Benefits district to raise $400,000 to $600,000 in first year

Retired teacher Nancy McCaleb speaks in support of striking paraeducators in the Port Angeles School District as Port Angeles Paraeducators Association President Rebecca Winters listens during a rally on Thursday at Shane Park.
About 130 rally in support of paras

District officials say funding is statewide problem

Mark Nichols.
Proposed changes to public defender caseloads could hurt rural counties

Annual limits starting in 2025 may create staffing issues

Fernando Cruz of Auburn, an employee of Specialized Pavement Marking in Pacific, cleans off a sign he used to paint a bicycle lane on Sims Way and Kearney Street, the site of the new roundabout. The workers needed at least two days of 47 degrees or above in order to paint the pedestrian crosswalks and other necessary markings. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
New bike lane in Port Townsend

Fernando Cruz of Auburn, an employee of Specialized Pavement Marking in Pacific,… Continue reading

Two-lane bypass to be installed Monday

Contractor crews working for the state Department of Transportation will… Continue reading

Twice daily bridge inspections start next week

Bridge preservation engineers from the state Department of Transportation will… Continue reading

Funding farm-to-school programs

In the 2021-2023 state budget, Washington set aside money specifically for the… Continue reading

Gus Griffin, 11, second from left, and classmates dig up weeds in one of Port Townsend’s three gardens on March 28. (Grace Deng/Washington State Standard)
Farm-to-school programs flourish in Washington

Demand from school districts outpacing state funding

Jefferson enacts 1-year moratorium on STRs

County wants to consider possible regulations for rentals