EYE ON CLALLAM: County to mull Opportunity Fund grant to Forks

Government meetings across Clallam County.

The three Clallam County commissioners are expected to set a public hearing for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 on a proposal to award an Opportunity Fund grant for $2,375,610 to upgrade the city of Forks’ Wastewater Treatment Facility.

The item is on the agenda for the commissioners’ weekly business meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The meeting can be viewed on a live stream at http://www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html. To participate via Zoom video, go to https://zoom.us/j/875561784, by Zoom audio only, call 253-2125-8782.

The meeting ID is 875 561 7844 and the passcode is 12345.

The weekly work session at 10 a.m. Monday previews items set for action at the business meeting.

Agenda items include:

• A public hearing on the draft shoreline master program periodic review.

• Resolutions appointing several volunteer board and commission members.

• A resolution to conduct a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 on an ordinance to repeal the county’s check processing fee.

• Discussion about establishing June 19 as Juneteenth, a legal county holiday.

• Discussion about the county charter update project.

• Discussion about an updated COVID sick leave policy for 2022.

• A resolution to create a new fleet replacement fund for Clallam County Fire District #2.

• A notice that $183,872 of American Rescue Plan Act funding will be used to purchase a body-scanning security system.

• A resolution authorizing the Board of Equalization to convene.

• A purchase agreement with Codan Radio Communications for $59,850.71 to upgrade the law enforcement dispatch radio system.

• A five-year lease agreement with Olympic View Properties, Inc. for offices for the Family Support Division; monthly rent will be $1,780 in 2022 and will increase annually to a monthly rate of $2,040 in 2026.

• A draft ordinance on surety bonds for certain county officials.

• A draft letter of support regarding a Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant for the Dungeness off-channel reservoir project.

• A time extension on the lower Dungeness River floodplain restoration project.

• The appointment of Rachel Weed as deputy clerk of the board.

• An agreement for $333,814 with Reflections Counseling Services Group to provide crisis intervention services during the 2022-2023 biennium.

The meeting agendas are posted at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

Public comment can be sent to [email protected]

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/tJItfuirrDsiHtHqvwmPWZmbRmA0Vt4DDKso. 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.

Canvassing Board

The Clallam County Canvassing Board will address potential voter fraud during a special meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be in the county elections center, Room 72, of the county courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The board members will be examining three ballots from the 2018 election that have come into question.

The board consists of Shoona Riggs, county auditor; Mark Nichols, prosecuting attorney; and Mark Ozias, chair of the board of county commissioners.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will swear in new commissioners and review the commission’s bylaws during a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

To join the virtual meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89581315935. To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter webinar ID 895 8131 5935; no passcode is required.

Comments may be submitted until 8 a.m. Tuesday to [email protected] or by calling 360 461-9515.

The full agenda and meeting packet is posted at https://www.portofpa.com/AgendaCenter.

Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will discuss post-2028 Bonneville Power Administration contract updates when they meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

To join the meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81708236015?pwd=UWNrUExoNmtaWk5lRkc0WVFISnRiUT09. To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 817 0823 6015 and passcode 961921.

Public comment may be submitted in advance to [email protected]

The commissioners also will consider the purchase of a new truck with crane, solicit bids for transmission pole replacement and consider approving 2022 committee and organization memberships.

The full agenda is posted at https://clallam pud.net/wp-content/uploads /2022/01/1-10-22-WEB-Version-Packet.pdf.

Conservation District

Clallam Conservation District commissioners will consider approving the 2022 work plan and budget when they meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/ 97720882269. To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 977 2088 2269.

They also will discuss a contract with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition and cooperator agreements and cost share applications.

The full agenda is posted at https://clallamcd.org/remote- board-meeting-access.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will discuss the 2021 fourth quarter year-to-date reports for sales and lodging taxes and building permits when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Participants can attend in-person at 500 Division St., or online. Listening and webcast options will be posted on the city’s website at www.forkswashington.org.

The council will also consider appointments to the Clallam Transit System board and the Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization; they may also move to executive session.

The full agenda is posted at https://forkswashington.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Agenda_202201210.pdf.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will consider a memorandum of agreement with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for a MAT navigator during a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.

The council will discuss police union contracts in a closed session at 5 p.m. Monday.

To join the meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/91235464249; to listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting 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 also will consider expansion of Swisher Hall, council committee assignments and the parks master plan and impact fees.

The full agenda is posted at https://www.sequimwa.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2532.

Park and Recreation

Clallam County Park and Recreation District #1 Board of Commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

For meeting information, email [email protected].

Port Angeles schools

The Port Angeles School Board will discuss school improvement plans when they meet at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The board meets at 905 W. Ninth St. For more information, call 360-565-3702.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/wa/pasd/Board.nsf/Public.

Quillayute Valley

The Quillayute Valley School board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.qvschools.org/Domain/63.

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