EYE ON CLALLAM: Port Angeles council to consider grocery worker hazard pay

Peninsula Daily News

The Port Angeles City Council will conduct a first reading on an ordinance requiring $4 per hour hazard pay for grocery store workers Tuesday.

The virtual meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

For viewing options and instructions for making public comment, visit the city’s website at www.cityofpa.us.

To provide pre-recorded messages to the City Council by phone, call 360-417-4504. Messages received will be made a part of the record. Comments should be received by 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The proposed grocery store hazard pay ordinance is based on a Seattle law that survived a recent court challenge.

Council member Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin raised the hazard pay issue in a March 2 meeting in response to public comments from those were in favor of hazard pay for those who work at Safeway and other large chains.

Other agenda items for the Tuesday meeting include a letter of support for Snake River dam removal and a presentation by Serenity House of Clallam County on the recent Point in Time count of the homeless population.

County commissioners

The three Clallam County commissioners will discuss the impact of economic development efforts Monday.

The work session will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

It can be viewed at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

The discussion on economic development is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Other agenda items include:

• A pricing update for the Dungeness water exchange.

• An agreement with Washington State University Extension to provide educational programs.

• An update on the Bullman Beach Water System.

• An agreement with Clallam Conservation District for an estuary pollution identification and correction grant.

• An amended agreement with the Federal Highway Administration for the Spruce Railroad Trail.

• A resolution appointing Robert Knapp to the Marine Resources Committee.

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

Action items include:

• A letter to the Natural Resources Conservation Service regarding the Dungeness off-channel reservoir project.

• Contract amendments with Morningside, Pierce, Jones and Associates and Concerned Citizens for developmental disabilities services.

• An agreement with Peninsula Daily News for legal advertising.

• A resolution for the designation of an associate development organization.

• A resolution regarding Peninsula Housing Authority.

• A proclamation recognizing Tuesday as National Service Recognition Day.

• Notice of an April 20 hearing for proposed amendments to county policy for boards and committees.

• A 10:30 a.m. public hearing on Charter Review Commission recommendations to ensure that franchises comply with the National Environmental Policy Act and legislative support for ranked-choice voting in local elections.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will discuss a real estate purchase and current or potential litigation in closed, executive session when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

They also will hear of physician employment agreement and an update on COVID-19.

To hear the meeting by phone, call 360-417-8444 and use conference ID 456805#.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will consider a resolution to rescind the current state of emergency when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

To view the meeting live, visit us02web.zoom.us. The meeting ID is 861 5593 8700 and the password is Uy82V21yMkNwS 3VqU0ZlU01HRyszQT09.

To listen only, dial 1-877-853-5427 and enter meeting ID: 861 5593 8700 and password: 910993.

The commissioners also will discuss the 2020 annual financial report to the state auditor, consider reauthorizing the purchase of a water tender and consider a letter of support for a proposed roundabout.

The full meeting agenda is available at https://ccfd3.org/about-the-district/board-of-commissioners/board-agendas-and- minutes.

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

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