EYE ON CLALLAM: Opportunity Fund briefing planned Monday

The three Clallam County commissioners will hear a status update on the Opportunity Fund on Monday.

The work session will begin at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The Opportunity Fund is a portion of state sales tax that funds infrastructure projects in rural counties.

Other scheduled discussion items include:

• An agreement with Olympic National Forest to perform noxious weed control activities.

• An agreement with the Jamestown S’Kallam tribe for restoration services for the lower Dungeness River floodplain project.

• A presentation on Clallam County comprehensive plan land use designations and implementing zoning regulations.

• A status report on planning commission deliberations on zoning updates related to vacation rentals and bed-and-breakfast inns.

• A briefing on the nonprofit Pennies for Quarters’ process of creating a housing support system for homeless veterans.

Representatives of the state Department of Natural Resources will deliver a quarterly income report at 1 p.m. Monday.

DNR presentations on growth and yield modeling and operations and model planning will follow at 2 p.m.

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

Scheduled action items include:

• A letter of support for the state Department of Transportation and local organizations on the Olympic Peninsula to electrify the U.S. Highway 101 and U.S. Highway 12 corridors with electric vehicle charging stations.

• A bid opening for the McDonald Creek bridge replacement project.

• A proposal opening for indigent public defense.

• Designation of the Clallam County Economic Development Corp. as the Associate Development Organization.

• Resolutions appointing Clea Rome and Brent Gagnon to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Terry Barnett to the Crescent Community Advisory Council, Don Edwards to the Fair Advisory Board and John Hunter to the North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee.

• An ordinance creating a public records chapter in the county code and a resolution repealing and replacing a public records policy.

• Certification of an applicant match for the Spruce Railroad grade/Daley Rankin tunnel restoration project.

Commissioners will meet with other elected officials and department heads in a leadership retreat at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will host a town hall meeting on heroin Tuesday.

The special council meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St.

The topic of discussion will be heroin, its impact on the community and what is being done to address the problem.

Members of the public can ask questions of a panel of at least 12 people — composed of law enforcement, medical professionals, social service professionals and others — who are working to solve the problem. A moderator will assist in fielding questions from the public.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will conduct a public hearing on amendments to rates and fees when it meets Monday.

The council will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. During a work session at 5 p.m., the council will hear updates on the Sequim Library expansion project and on the Small Business Development Center.

It also will hear reports on the council priorities work plan, paving projects and the city manager evaluation process.

The council will consider a letter of support for electric vehicle charging stations on the Olympic Peninsula.

Forks City Council

The Forks City Council will conduct a public hearing on an application for financial assistance for improvement to the water system and reservoir Monday.

The hearing will be at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers in City Hall, 500 E. Division St.

The hearing is on the city’s intent to file for financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service.

Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Monday.

For more information, call Audrey Grafstrom, clerk/treasurer, at 360-374-5412.

Port Angeles schools

The Port Angeles School Board will consider several policies when it meets Wednesday.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Central Services Building, 216 E. Fourth St. It will be preceded by an executive session at 6 p.m. The regular meeting is open to the public. Executive sessions are closed.

The meeting was originally scheduled Thursday. It was changed due to a scheduling conflict with the All-City String Review on Thursday night.

Policies to be considered include those pertaining to compulsory attendance, excused absences, corrective action and special instructional programs funded by the federal or state government. The board also will hear about facilities improvements made in the past year.

Quillayute Valley schools

The Quillayute Valley School District will accept resignation of personnel at its Tuesday meeting.

The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Forks High School library/media center, 261 Spartan Ave.

The board also will hear reports on Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12) and an update on Insight School of Washington and open gyms.

The school board will go into executive session to review a public employee’s performance.

Clallam Conservation District

Clallam Conservation District members will hear updates on an irrigation and aquifer recharge project Tuesday.

The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. in Suite H at Armory Square, 228 W. First St., Port Angeles.

Peninsula College

The May meeting of the Peninsula College trustees will be Tuesday.

They will meet at 2 p.m. in the Cornaby Center on the Peninsula College Port Townsend campus in Fort Worden State Park, 202 Eisenhower Ave.

An agenda will be available 24 hours before the meeting at http://pencol.edu/aboutpc/board/agendas.

Strait ERN

Education, planning, funding and upcoming action will be discussed at the quarterly meeting of the Strait of Juan de Fuca Ecosystem Recovery Network on Friday.

The meeting of the Strait ERN will be from 9:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Red Cedar Hall in the Community Center on Old Blyn Highway in Blyn.

The Strait ERN, a Puget Sound Partnership Local Integrating Organizations, includes all of the tribes and local jurisdictions, and most of the non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and key business groups with interest in the Strait Action Area, which extends from Cape Flattery near Neah Bay east to Point Wilson in Port Townsend, said coordinator John Cambalik.

For information on the Puget Sound Partnership and the Puget Sound Action Agenda, see www.psp.wa.gov. For more on the Strait ERN, see www.straiternlio.org. To contact Cambalik, email [email protected]

Clallam PUD

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

The next meeting will be a work session May 15.

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