EYE ON CLALLAM: Marbled murrelet plan to be discussed

Clallam County commissioners will host a joint meeting with Port of Port Angeles commissioners at 11 a.m. Monday to discuss an economic study for the state’s marbled murrelet protection plan.

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

The marbled murrelet is a threatened seabird. The state Department of Natural Resources is preparing a final environmental impact statement on a long-term conservation strategy for the bird that would impact timber harvests on DNR lands.

Other agenda items for the joint meeting include an update on the county’s hazard mitigation plan and quarterly reports from the Small Business Development Center, Clallam Economic Development Corp., North Olympic Development Council and the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship.

County commission

Clallam County commissioners will discuss the county’s 2020-2024 Homeless Crisis Response and Housing Plan in their regular work session that will begin at 9 a.m. Monday.

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

Other agenda items include:

• An agreement with the state Department of Ecology for solid waste management and local solid waste financial assistance.

• A contract with Peninsula Community Health Services for the Hub and Spoke program to address the opioid epidemic by providing integrated medication assisted treatment.

• Notice of proposed levies for the general purpose property tax and the road fund property tax to be adopted by resolution Nov. 26.

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

Action items include:

• A letter to the state Department of Natural Resources regarding concerns over the final environmental impact statement for amendment of the state marbled murrelet conservation strategy.

• A contract amendment with Salish Behavioral Health Organization for substance use disorder treatment and treatment recovery support services.

• A right-of-way purchase for the Dry Creek Road reconstruction project.

• A memorandum of intent with Olympic National Park for an Olympic Discovery Tail-Spruce Railroad Trail segment along Lake Crescent.

• An agreement with the state Military Department and U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide reimbursement to the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Unit.

• Notice of a Nov. 12 hearing on a proposed code addition for a conservation futures fund.

• A letter and notice of intent for coverage under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System municipal stormwater general permit.

• Resolutions adopting supplemental appropriations and budget reductions.

• A public hearing for consideration of debatable budget emergencies.

• A call for Nov. 12 hearing on the proposed 2020-2025 Transportation Improvement Program.

Board of Equalization

The Clallam County Board of Equalization will conclude its review of the assessment rolls for the assessment year 219 when it meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The board will meet in Suite 4 at the county courthouse.

Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will receive a proposed 2020 budget at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be in the Lake Crescent Boardroom at the Carlsborg main office at 104 Hooker Road.

District commissioners also will consider establishing phased one-system rate structures for water and wastewater systems.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will consider a draft response to the Port of Port Angeles’ request for information on the John Wayne Marina when it meets in a work session at 5 p.m. Monday.

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

The response will be to keep the marina public by transferring ownership from the port to the city.

The port has sought alternative ownership and management models.

The council also will hear from staff on utility rate studies.

At 6 p.m., the council will open the regular meeting, where it will consider naming the civic center’s gallery the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery, an contract with the Economic Development Corp., quarterly financial records, year-end-budget amendments, concerns about 2020 budget, a solid waste contract renewal and legislative priorities.

The council met in executive session at 9 a.m. Saturday to review the performance of the city manager.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will consider approving a Forks Urban Growth Area comprehensive plan update at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 500 E. Division St.

Other agenda items include a municipal code change for the water department, a call for hearings on the 2020 city budget and a mill fire settlement.

Fire District 2

Clallam County Fire District No. 2 commissioners will consider general liability insurance in a special meeting Monday.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the district headquarters at 1212 E. First St., Port Angeles.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District No. 3 commissioners will review a proposed budget in a workshop at 1 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be at the Fire District 3 headquarters, 323 E. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

The workshop will be on the proposed 2020 budget, long-range expense obligations, hiring options, staffing levels and filling projected staff vacancies, according to an agenda.

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

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