EYE ON CLALLAM: County to discuss jail space concerns

Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County commissioners will discuss long-term space concerns for the Clallam County jail at a meeting that will begin 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.

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

County Sheriff Bill Benedict will discuss with commissioners and facilities staff a long-term plan to address inadequate medical infrastructure, insufficient space for video court hearings and no space for inmate video visitation, according to an executive summary.

“All of these upgrades are necessary for both continuing accreditation and to conform to best practices for detention facilities,” the summary read.

“Addressing these issues before replacing all of the jail control systems might save significant money in the future.”

Other agenda items for the work session include:

• An agreement with the state Health Care Authority for substance use disorder prevention services.

• A discussion and request for authorization for a permit planning project.

• An agreement with the state Department of Commerce for Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team (OPNET) operating costs.

• Notice of a call for bids for the Sequim-Dungeness Way/Woodcock Road roundabout.

• A discussion and request to adjust American Rescue Plan Act funds for food support for local food banks.

The board will hear a quarterly income report from the state Department of Natural Resources at 1 p.m. Monday.

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

Action items include:

• A bid opening for a joint emergency operations center and 9-1-1 dispatch center in west Port Angeles.

• An agreement with the state Administrative Office of the Courts for support of a family and juvenile court improvement plan.

• An agreement with the state Administrative Office of the Courts for reimbursement costs for attorneys to represent a parent or court visitor.

• An agreement with Children’s Home Society of Washington for Parents for Parents Program.

• An agreement with Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County for American Rescue Plan Act funds.

• A resolution appointing Walter Morton to the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Community Action Team.

• A resolution authorizing action on current use assessment applications pursuant to Clallam County open space code.

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/tJItfuirrD siHtHqvwmPWZmbRmA 0Vt4DDKso.

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.

Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will discuss Bonneville Power Administration’s post-2028 contract at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

For viewing options and instructions for making public comment, visit the district’s website, www.clallam pud.net.

Other agenda items include:

• An evaluation of the district’s operating reserves and line of credit risk analysis.

• A staff presentation on energy efficiency acquisition.

• The results of a conservation potential assessment.

• Establishment of the district’s 2022 to 2031 achievable cost-effective conservation potential and 2022 to 2023 biennial conservation target.

• Resolutions adopting a district charge card policy and authorizing the disposal of surplus property.

• A memo of contract completion for Sail River to Snow Creek transmission road upgrades.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will hear updates on the Quillayute Airport, Spartan Avenue to Blackberry Avenue sidewalks and Project Matrix at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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

Listening and webcast options will be posted on city’s website, www.forks washington.org.

Written public comment can be submitted to [email protected] by 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting or in person at the City Council chambers during the public comment period.

Other agenda items include a 2022 budget calendar, letter to the state Redistricting Commission, a water system late-comers agreement and a temporary change in status for ongoing emergency services.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will review a strategic plan and discuss a lease rate for an industrial building near William R. Fairchild International Airport at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be in the port’s administration building, 338 W. First St., Port Angeles.

Other agenda items include a capital projects report and a Port of Toledo tour recap.

Clallam Transit

Clallam Transit board members will consider the 2021-2026 Transit Development Plan after conducting a public hearing on it when they meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting will be at the Clallam Transit System administration building at 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd. To join it virtually, call 253-215-8782 and use meeting ID 858 1027 6869.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will consider city manager applicants at a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The public can participate at https://zoom.us/j/9 1235464249 or by calling 253-215-8782 and using ID 912 3546 4249. Written public comment can be sent to [email protected] and will be distributed to the council prior to the meeting.

The council will consider the process of choosing a city manager, recess into an executive session to evaluate qualifications of applicants and then, in open session, potentially select candidates to interview.

Port Angeles schools

The Port Angeles School Board will consider adopting a budget when it meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The board meets in Room 208 at the Lincoln Center at 905 W. Ninth St.

For information about attending, or for an agenda — which was not available as of Saturday — go to portangelesschools.org.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board plans a policy workshop form 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

It will be in the board room at 503 N. Sequim Ave., or virtually.

No agenda was available as of Saturday. See http://www.sequimschools.org/ for more information.

Quillayute Valley

The Quillayute Valley School Board will discuss the upcoming return to classroom instruction when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

To see the meeting, go to https://youtu.be/wrdwyf GV8Ms.

Crescent school

The Crescent School Board will recap the school year strategic plan when it meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Up 45 people can attend in person at the school library at 50350 state Highway 112 in Joyce.

To join the webinar, go to https://csd313-org.zoom.us/j/85361950272 or call 253-215-8782 and use webinar ID 853 6195 0272.

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