EYE ON JEFFERSON: 2022 county budget goals on Monday agenda

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider establishing objectives and procedures for the 2022 county budget when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

The in-person meeting will be the commissioners’ chambers in the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1920 Jefferson St. To join the virtual meeting go to https://zoom.us/j/93777841705. To view the meeting live go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us and follow the links under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.” To listen only call 1-253-215-8782 and enter access code 937-7784-1705#. Public comments emailed to publiccomment@co.jefferson.wa.us will be included in the minutes, but no longer read aloud during the meeting; comments may still be made via Zoom or telephone.

The commissioners will hear an update on COVID-19 from Dr. Allison Berry and Dr. Tom Locke at 9:45 a.m., conduct a hearing on the 2021 second quarter budget appropriations at 10:30 a.m., conduct a hearing on amending the county code in regard to public infrastructure fund distributions at 11 a.m., and receive a briefing on the status of refunds related to the Blake decision.

Items on the consent agenda include resolutions regarding the Quilcene rural drop box petty cash fund, court improvement coordinators, school-based substance abuse preventive services, a pollution prevention partnership and commitments for CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The full agenda can be viewed at www.co.jefferson.wa.us by following the link under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.”

Association of counties

The Washington State Association of Counties will hear a weekly update on COVID-19 when they meet at noon Monday.

Both Clallam and Jefferson counties will participate.

To attend the meeting, register at https://wsac-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItfuirrDsiHtHqvwmPWZmbRmA0Vt4DDKso. To listen only, dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 921 3956 9969#.

The association will also discuss current and emerging issues facing counties across the state.

An archived recording of the meeting will be posted to https://www.dropbox.com/sh/go8wc3wzrrmgakw/AAAi 4qNZ2vyvR JTn06_5 Nm2qa?dl=0.

Parks and recreation

The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will conduct a special meeting of its capital improvement plan sub-committee at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be in the public works office, 623 Sheridan St.

The sub-committee will review the long-range capital improvement plan review.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council finance and budget committee will conduct a 2021 mid-year financial review and discuss its 2021 revenue projections when it meets at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be in council chambers at City Hall, 540 Water St.

To view the meeting live, go to www.cityofpt.us/city council/page/agendasminutesvideos. To join the meeting, go to www.joinweb inar.com and enter the webinar ID 578-066-435. To listen only, call 360-390-5064. Use access code 942-105-283#.

Submit public comment emails to be read aloud (up to three minutes per person) to publiccomment@cityofpt.us.

Chimacum schools

The Chimacum School Board will conduct a budget hearing when it meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The hearing is in the library at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road.

The proposed budget is posted at www.csd49.org.

Transit Authority

The board of Jefferson Transit Authority will conduct a public hearing on the 2021-2026 transit development plan/transportation improvement plan when it meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

To listen dial 1-877-568-4106 and enter access code 210-818-749. Public comments, up to three minutes long, can be emailed to speck@jeffersontransit.com and will be read aloud during the meeting.

A link to the full agenda is posted at https://jefferson transit.com.

Jefferson Healthcare

Jefferson Healthcare commissioners will hear an independent auditor’s report from Tom Dingus of Dingus, Zarecor and Associates LLC, when they meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

To attend the meeting, dial 509-598-2842. The conference ID number is 383682973#. Public comment may be submitted to commissioners@jefferson healthcare.org. The full agenda can be viewed at https://jeffersonhealthcare.org/hospital-commission.

Development Authority

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board will seat its new board members when it meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

To join the meeting, go to https://zoom.us/j/9206 3563699?pwd=V29UTzQwT0FNaTVHMy9UTU84eC9LUT09. To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter the meeting ID 915 2504 2147 and password 784777.

The board will hear an overview of the authority’s requirements and guidelines; hear an overview of the responsibilities of board members; hear staff updates on the accountability audit, debt service, finances and hospitality status; and will consider a resolution to approve signers for PDA checking and savings accounts.

Written comment can be submitted in advance to jrutkowski@fortworden.org.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://fortworden.org/ category/pda-documents.

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