EYE ON CLALLAM: Panel to hear about 3 Crabs road, bridge

The three Clallam County commissioners will hear a status report on the new road and bridge for 3 Crabs Road on Monday.

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

The North Olympic Salmon Coalition is realigning portions of 3 Crabs Road for an estuarine and nearshore restoration project.

Other discussion items for the work session include:

• A discussion on the adoption of a Clallam County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.

• A change order with Building Control Systems Inc. for a camera and recording installation project for the Clallam County jail.

• A discussion on the county ethics policy.

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

Action items include:

• A contract with the state Health Care Authority to allow Health and Human Services to bill for Medicaid administrative claiming activities in 2017 and 2018.

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

• A contract amendment with the state Recreation and Conservation Office to add funding to support and implementing the preservation of salmon habitat.

• A contract amendment with the state Department of Commerce for a 2016 Stop Violence Against Women grant.

• Notice that budget reductions and supplemental appropriations will be adopted Nov. 29.

• A call for a Nov. 29 hearing for the consideration of debatable budget emergencies.

• Notice of proposed levies for the general purpose property tax and road fund property tax will be adopted Nov. 22.

• Notice of two public hearings on Dec. 6 on the proposed 2017 Clallam County budget.

• Notice of a Nov. 29 hearing on proposed comprehensive plan and zoning code amendments for the Carlsborg Urban Growth Area.

• A resolution adopting changes to the county road speed limit policy.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2017 budget and tax levy when they meet Monday.

The public hearing will be at 1:30 p.m. after the afternoon session begins at 1 p.m. at port headquarters at 338 W. First St. It will be preceded by a 9 a.m. workshop in the same place.

Commissioners expect to make a final decision on the budget and tax levy after the public hearing.

They have discussed possibly increasing the tax levy by 1 percent along with one-third of the port’s banked capacity.

At the morning work session, commissioners will hear updates from the marina advisory committee, the timber advisory committee and on the marine terminal stormwater conveyance project delay and the log yard stormwater conveyance project.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed $113,475,850 budget for 2017 and consider approving it on a first reading when it meets Tuesday.

The council will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. at 321 E. Fifth St. The meeting will be preceded by a special executive session to discuss potential litigation with legal counsel and collective bargaining.

The council also will consider approving a 1 percent property tax increase.

It will consider approval of a two-year labor contract with the American Federal of State County and Municipal Employees with cost-of-living adjustments, insurance plans, 10-hour holidays for workers required to work 10-hour days, increase in standby pay and increase in seasonal parks worker pay.

It also will conduct a public hearing on proposed parks and recreation code updates.

It will consider additional funding, which is expected to be paid by insurance, for a harbor cleanup work plan.

It will discuss support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sequim City Council

The Sequim City Council will conduct public hearings on the proposed $30,373,745 budget for 2017, rates and fees for the next year, and the plat alteration and vacation process when it meets Monday.

The council will meet at 5 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

Forks City Council

The Forks City Council will conduct a public hearing on the 2017 budget when it meets Monday.

The council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at 500 E. Division St.

The council also will consider a resolution regarding a property tax levy.

It will consider an artwork license with Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. and settlement of a lease with Willapa Bay Hardwoods Inc.

Clallam PUD

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will discuss the 2017 budget Monday.

The work session will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Lake Crescent boardroom of the district’s main office in Carlsborg, 104 Hooker Road.

Board of Health

Clallam County Board of Health members will hear an update on an Olympic Communities of Health three-county opioid response project Tuesday.

The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse.

Other agenda items include an update on a 2017 community health assessment, a Department of Health Classification of Pillar Point and a hepatitis C screening program at the county syringe exchange.

Public defense

The Clallam County Ad Hoc Committee for Public Defense Services will consider final approval of recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday.

The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in Room 150, the small conference room in the commissioners’ office, at the Clallam County Courthouse.

Planning commission

The Clallam County Planning Commission will discuss development regulation updates for bed-and-breakfast facilities and similar transient lodging in residential zones Wednesday.

The work session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse.

The commission also will review recommend changes on proposed amendments to the critical area code for existing and ongoing agriculture.

Trust lands committee

The Clallam County Trust Lands Advisory Committee will discuss potential recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners in a special meeting Friday.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse.

After a half-hour break, the committee will reconvene at noon to continue to develop a list of potential recommendations to the board.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will consider adopting a 2017 budget and raising the tax levy by 0.953 percent when they meet Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Linkletter Hall in the basement of the hospital at 939 E. Caroline St., Port Angeles.

Commissioners also will hear a report on the cancer center capital campaign, the 2017-19 strategic plan, the Epic build for Peninsula Children’s Clinic and the clinic remodel at 1112 Caroline St.

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