EYE ON CLALLAM: Port Angeles council to consider lowered speed limit on South Lincoln

Peninsula Daily News

The Port Angeles City Council will conduct a first reading on a proposal to lower the speed limit on South Lincoln Street from 30 to 25 mph when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Council action would occur after a second reading of the ordinance Feb. 2. The staff proposal would set a 25 mph speed limit on South Lincoln Street between Front Street and Lauridsen Boulevard and a short section of U.S. Highway 101 between Lauridsen Boulevard and Oak Street.

It also would provide for a speed transition from the 45 mph zone on the city’s west side, Public Works and Utilities Director Thomas Hunter said in a memo.

Other agenda items:

• An update on a proposed overhaul of Port Angeles municipal code.

• A resolution to waive first- and second-quarter PBIA fees and interest on accounts receivable.

• An update on COVID-19 financial assistance.

• A collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 589 Sworn Officer’s Unit.

• Legislative priorities for the current session.

• The purchase of pad-mounted transformers.

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.

County commission

Clallam County commissioners will appoint members to the 2021 Districting Commission at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The virtual meeting can be viewed at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

To participate by phone, call 408-419-1715 and use meeting ID 875 561 784. To participate via video conference, visit www.bluejeans.com and join with the same meeting ID. Public comment and questions can be directed to 360-417-2256 or agores@co.clallam.wa.us.

The Districting Commission, composed of Walter Livingston, John Teichert, Bradley Collins, Beverly Hetrick-Oostgerveld and Jim McEntire, will hire a districting master to propose new county district boundaries based on the results of the 2020 U.S. Census.

Other agenda items for the business meeting include:

• A resolution appointing Bruce Hanify as Clallam County District Court 2 judge.

• An agreement with Canyon City Solutions Software for True Star Behavioral Health Services clinical documentation and billing.

• A resolution appointing Philip Giuntoli to the Planning Commission.

• A resolution creating a new Bullman Beach Water System Fund.

• A call for Feb. 2 hearing for consideration of debatable budget emergencies.

• An amended agreement with Interwest Construction for emergency pump repair and replacement for the Sekiu Lift Station.

• An ordinance eliminating the Lake Aldwell code section for boating and water safety. The lake was drained in 2012.

Commissioners will conduct their weekly work session at 9 a.m. Tuesday. County offices will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Discussion items will include:

• A resolution establishing a position in support of a proposed Quillayute Valley School District replacement educational programs and operation levy.

• A resolution establishing a position in support of a proposed Sequim School District replacement educational programs and operation levy and capital projects levy.

• An update on property tax refunds.

• A resolution canceling uncollectible personal property taxes.

• A purchase order for grant-reimbursable information technology equipment.

• A resolution appointing Pamela Dahl and Donya Alward to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.

• A resolution appointing Ian Mill and Bert Caldwell to the North Olympic Library System Board of Trustees.

Board of Health

The Clallam County Board of Health will hear an update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The virtual meeting can be viewed at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

Other agenda items include a presentation from Olympic Community of Health and the election of a chair and vice chair for 2021.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will hear a report from the Olympic Medical Center Foundation when they meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. To hear the meeting, call 360-417-8444. The conference ID is 456805#

Commissioners also will hear a presentation by interim Sequim School Superintendent Jane Pryne.

Housing Authority

The Peninsula Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hear an update on the Public Plaza project at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

To join the virtual meeting, visit the Peninsula Housing Authority website at www.peninsulapha. org and click on Board of Commissioners.

Other agenda items include a First Federal Community Foundation grant application and an application for state funding.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will consider a phased-in approach to returning students to the classroom when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, go to sequimschooljan19 or call 360-775-2372 and use 212 919 364#. Written comments can be emailed to tnorman@sequimschools.org, or school board@sequimschools.org by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the proposed plan, K-5 and special education students will remain in a fully remote learning model until Jan. 26, middle school students until Feb. 16, and high school students until March 1.

Board members also will receive information about superintendent search firms.

Clallam Transit

The Clallam Transit board is scheduled to hold a virtual meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday. An agenda packet will be posted at www.clallamtransit.com.

Fire District 4

Clallam County Fire District No. 4 commissioners will conduct a special meeting to enter into an executive session to discuss the fire chief’s evaluation and employment agreement at 9 a.m. today.

Planning Commission

The Clallam County Planning Commission meeting for Wednesday was canceled. The next meeting will be Feb. 3.

Fire District 2

Clallam County Fire District No. 2 commissioners will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. To join the meeting, go to firedistrict2jan19 or call 253-215-8782. The meeting ID is 432 908 1371. The password is 502502.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will discuss an information technology service contract at 1 p.m. Tuesday. To view the meeting live, visit us02web.zoom.us meeting ID 85960647856, password SFdxbnV3T1RCeE5KY Vk4OVZQSGVoQT09. To listen only, dial 1-877-853-5427 and enter meeting ID: 859 6064 7856 and password: 330005.

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

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