EYE ON CLALLAM: Port of Port Angeles pursues passenger airline service

Peninsula Daily News

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will consider another step in acquiring passenger airline service between Port Angeles and Seattle when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Port of Port Angeles staff members have been in discussions with an airline since July 2020 and believe the unidentified airline’s business plan is viable “and will soon be positioned to begin scheduled air service between the William R. Fairchild International airport and SeaTac International airport,” according to the port agenda.

Commissioners will consider approving a minimum revenue guarantee for the airline on Tuesday.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84516202199. To listen only, call 253-215-8782. For both, use webinar ID 845 1620 2199. Public comment can be submitted by 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to braedib@portofpa.com or call 360-461-9515.

Commissioners also will consider accepting a $23,000 federal grant for the airport.

They also will consider a professional services agreement for a terminal pile survey and benefits for non-represented employees.

During a work session at the beginning of the meeting, they will hear an investment report and an update on the Sequim Shoreline Master Program.

Clallam County commissioners will discuss rural broadband in a joint meeting with Port of Port Angeles commissioners Monday.

The meeting will begin at 11 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. To part¡c¡pate via Zoom video conference, visit https://zoom.us/j/8755617844. To participate via Zoom audio only, call 253-215-8782. For both use meeting ID 875 561 7844 and passcode 12345.

Public comment and questions can be directed to the clerk of the board at 360-417-2256 or agores@co.clallam.wa.us.

Broadband consultant CBG Communications will be on hand for the hour-long discussion.

Other agenda items for the joint meeting include a Western Rural Development Center analysis to match industries with communities and an appeal to the state Supreme Court.

County commissioners

Clallam County commissioners will discuss an agreement with Clallam Conservation District for an environmental site assessment for the Dungeness off-channel reservoir project at 9 a.m. Monday.

Other discussion items include a grant application for victim witness assistance and an agreement with Green Solutions, LLC. for an update to the Clallam County Solid Waste Management Plan.

Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 5 p.m. Monday on Charter Review Commission recommendations to hire a county forester and to meet all housing needs by creating permanent housing.

The board will conduct its regular business meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Action items include:

• A letter of support for the Serenity House of Clallam County shelter expansion.

• An agreement with the state Military Department for an Operation Stonegarden grant.

• An agreement with Wilson Engineering, LLC. for an analysis of the Clallam Bay/Sekiu sewer project.

• A contract amendment with the state Department of Health for additional COVID-19 funding.

• A resolution appointing Robert Filip to the Board of Equalization.

• A resolution adopting a budget reduction and supplemental appropriation.

• Certification of a grant application match for an Olympic Discovery Trail segment from Forks to La Push.

• A public hearing for consideration of debatable budget emergencies.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will consider code amendments proposed for requirements concerning private streets when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The public can hear and participate online at https://zoom.us/j/91235464249 or by calling 253-215-8782 and using ID 912 3546 4249. Written public comment can be sent to smcmillon@ sequimwa.gov.

The council also will discuss what to do with the old city administration building at 226 N. Sequim Ave., which has been used for storage since 2015.

Council members also will hear of a city planning commission recommendation to amend downtown core zoning. A public hearing is planned May 10.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will consider an emergency waiver of graduation credits when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The public can attend in person at the Sequim High School cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave. with registration in advance by emailing norman@sequimschools.org by noon Monday. Or members of the public can dial in to Microsoft Teams at 360-775-2372 with ID 962 922 557.

Those who attend in person also must complete a health attestation upon arrival, wear proper face coverings, maintain 6-foot social distance and use designated entry and exit points, the district said on its agenda.

To submit written public comment, email tnorman@sequimschools.org or school board@sequimschools.org by 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The board also will hear a report on finances and enrollment and consider a variety of policies.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will consider naming of a sports court when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Listening and webcast options will be posted on the city’s website at www.forks washington.org.

Written public comment can be submitted to info@forkswashington.org by 4 p.m. Monday.

The council also will consider the purchase of a city hall backup generator and discuss state Department of Natural Resources litigation. It will hear an update on FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) floodplain mapping.

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