EYE ON CLALLAM: County to hold budget hearings Tuesday

The three Clallam County commissioners will conduct two public hearings on the proposed 2017 budget Tuesday.

The hearings will begin at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The proposed budget shows $36.67 million in general fund revenues and $38.96 million in general fund expenses.

A $2.29 million draw on general fund reserves would leave a remaining balance of $8.31 million at the end of next year.

That’s $363,796 more than the minimum reserve balance required by policy, according to an executive summary.

A final budget will be adopted no later than Dec. 13.

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

Action items include:

• Adoption of an annual road construction program for 2017.

• Notice of a Dec. 20 hearing for amendments to the building and construction code.

• A contract change order for a door and hardware replacement project for the courthouse.

• An easement purchase for the Olympic Discovery Trail between Freshwater Bay and Camp Hayden Road.

• An easement purchase for the Carlsborg sewer project.

• Agreements with Cardinal Health 110 LLC and Cardinal Health 112 LLC to purchase pharmaceuticals through a King County base agreement.

• A resolution adopting a budget reduction.

• A public hearing for consideration of debatable budget emergencies.

Commissioners will hold their weekly work session at 9 a.m. Monday to preview items set for action in future meetings.

Discussion items for Monday include proposed increases to county park fees and a final recommendation from an ad hoc committee for public defense services.

Port Angeles City Council

The Port Angeles City Council will discuss hiring an animal control officer and will conduct a public hearings on the 2017 budget before considering approval when it meets Tuesday.

The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St. It will be preceded by a closed executive session at 3:45 p.m. to discuss potential litigation and collective bargaining. At 4:30 p.m. will be an open work session on stormwater permit requirements.

The council also will consider updates to the city code.

The council will consider extending the term of appointments to the Board of Ethics pool past the end-of-the-year expiration date. The council plans a Feb. 28 work session to review the process and Code of Ethics.

It will consider continuing to monitor the Ranney Well performance.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will consider a lease agreement in which the Composite Recycling Technology Center pays $323.47 monthly for its facility during the commissioners’ afternoon business meeting Monday.

The business meeting will be at 1 p.m. at port headquarters at 338 W. First St. It will be preceded by a 9 a.m. work session.

The CRTC facility is at 2220 W. 18th St. The lease agreement would be for 10 years. A security bond of $3,881.64 is requested to be waived.

During the morning work session, commissioners will review a financial agreement with the CRTC.

The agreement commits the port to $1.35 million from 2015 to 2017, plus in-kind support and waiver, deferral or reduction of rent payments in return for economic development activities by the CRTC. No action is planned. A final plan will be presented for approval Jan. 9.

At the morning session, commissioners also will discuss delegation of authority.

At the afternoon business meeting, commissioners will be asked to consider approving a lease with Platypus Marine of $1.01 per square foot as needed for office space. The port would charge a utility fee and a security bond of $1,000.

They will consider procedures for the Timber Advisory Committee and a compensation policy for non-represented employees.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will reorganize electing a new president and vice president when it meets Monday.

The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 503 N. Sequim Ave.

The board also will consider on a first reading a change in the meeting start time from 6:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Proposed revised policies on use of restraint and isolation of students as well on disciplinary action for staff will be introduced. The board also will consider policies on guidance and counseling and on anaphylaxis prevention and response.

On Wednesday will be a celebratory dinner for Greywolf Elementary School’s status as a distinguished school. The dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will consider issuing a $20 million bond when they meet Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Linkletter Hall in the basement of the hospital at 939 E. Caroline St., Port Angeles.

Commissioners also will recognize First Federal and the capital campaign for the Olympic Medical Cancer Center in Sequim.

They will consider a hospitalist employment agreement and an advanced practice clinician employment agreement.

Planning commission

The Clallam County Planning Commission will hold a continued discussion on development standards and restrictions for bed-and-breakfast inns in single-family homes Wednesday.

The work session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Clallam PUD

The Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners’ meeting for Monday has been canceled.

The next and final meeting of 2016 will be Dec. 12.

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