EYE ON JEFFERSON: County commissioners to conduct forestry management workshop

Government meetings across Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a workshop on forestry management when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The meeting date was changed due to the Presidents Day holiday on Monday.

To join the 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 at 9:45 a.m., discuss the board’s legislative priorities at 2:15 p.m. and meet in executive session at 3 p.m. to discuss potential litigation.

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

Port of PT

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will discuss the Sims Way Gateway task force during a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

To access the meetings, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86269043651?pwd=MDlybTZHSmxaRW5BMW1CajdOTUJHUT09.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID is 862 6904 3651 and password 911887.

The commissioners also will discuss engineering services for another connector taxiway at the airport and consider an on-call environmental services agreement.

The consent agenda includes ratification of an emergency declaration related to the recent king tide.

The full agenda is posted at https://portofpt.com/event/feb-23-port- commission-meeting.

Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will hear a presentation on automated metering infrastructure vendors during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, go to www.zoom.us/my/jeffco pud or call 833-548-0282, meeting ID 4359992575#.

The commissioners also will hear a presentation on a supervisory control and data acquisition/substation engineering position and meet in executive session to discuss ongoing union negotiations and to discuss potential litigation with counsel.

The full agenda and meeting packet is available at https://jeffpud.community bydiligent.com/document/.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will consider stakeholder committee membership for the Sims Way gateway project when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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

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

Written comments received at publiccomment @cityofpt.us more than two hours before the meeting will be attached to the council meeting record; public comments will not be read aloud during the meeting.

The council also will consider dedicating six acres along Rainier Street for stormwater retention, wetland preservation and open space; authorizing up to $20,000 to Willamette Cultural Resources Associates to perform a cultural resources survey; and authorizing an application for a highway safety grant.

The full agenda is posted at https://cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos.

Chimacum schools

The Chimacum School Board will hear the first reading of a policy concerning restraint, isolation and use of reasonable force when it meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The board will meet in the library of the Junior/Senior High School, 91 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

To join the meeting visit https://csd49.zoom.us/j/84608309595 or dial 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID: 846 0830 9595.

The full agenda may be viewed at go.boarddocs.com/wa/chimacum/board.nsf/public.

Jefferson Healthcare

Jefferson Healthcare commissioners will discuss the Feb. 16 board retreat when they meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

To listen to the meeting, dial 509-598-2842 and enter conference ID 383682973#.

A draft agenda can be viewed at https://jeffersonhealthcare.org/hospital-commission.

Development authority board

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board will consider approving new legal counsel when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88368824601pwd=d2g4SWJGWXlFc2dJMmpZVk5jdUN mQT09.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter the meeting ID 883 6882 4601 and password is 363243.

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

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

OESD 114

The Olympic Educational Service District 114 board of directors will discuss, in executive session, the qualifications of an applicant for superintendent during a special meeting at 9 a.m Wednesday.

The meeting will be conducted exclusively in-person at the district offices, 105 National Ave. N, Bremerton.

The directors may continue the discussion, online only, at 9 a.m. Thursday.

The board is expected to select a candidate for superintendent by 11 a.m. Thursday.

To join Thursday’s meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81678874027?pwd=TDVWNkF3V2VsalNWWjJzNmdmMnIzZz09.

To join the meeting audio-only, call 669 900 6833 then enter meeting ID 816 7887 4027 and password 000000.

OESD 114 serves the 15 school districts on the Kitsap and North Olympic peninsulas by delivering educational services that can be more efficiently or economically performed regionally.

Strait ERN

The Strait of Juan de Fuca Ecosystem Recovery Network members will discuss possible federal infrastructure funding for Port Angeles Harbor Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration at their winter quarterly meeting that will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

The Port Angeles harbor discussion will begin at 11:30 a.m.

All meeting materials, including the agenda, Zoom link and applicable documents can be found at https://www.straitern.org/meetings-events.

Also to be discussed are the 2022-26 action agenda, legislation and a roundtable on collaboration.

Water District #1

Jefferson County Water District # 1 will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The district meets in the Paradise Bay Community Club, 141 W. Alder St., Port Ludlow.

Water District #1 serves Paradise Bay.

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