EYE ON JEFFERSON: County commissioners to consider loan for Undie Road

Meetings across the county.

The three county commissioners will discuss possible action that would provide a loan to help complete the Undie Road project at a public meeting Monday.

The meeting will start at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ chambers in the basement of the Jefferson County Courthouse at 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

The county treasurer recommended that the commissioners approve a loan of $650,000 from the County Capital Improvement Fund to the County Road Fund. The loan would allow for the project to be completed at a lower cost and allow the county more flexibility to consider other funding for the project.

On Monday’s consent agenda is the approval of the Olympic Discovery Trail extension that would connect Discovery Bay to the Larry Scott Trail.

Two budget increases for Jefferson County Public Health are on the agenda: one for Concerned Citizens and the other for Skookum Contract Services.

At 11 a.m., the commissioners will conduct an executive session to discuss potential litigation and, after lunch, will reconvene at 1:30 p.m. to coordinate their calendar and prepare for a meeting with Quinault tribal officials on a project application for Kalaloch Cabins.

That meeting will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the county courthouse.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will consider amendments to the Comprehensive Plan when it meets Monday.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of historic City Hall, 540 Water St.

Since the council has closed public testimony, there will not be any public comment or testimony at this meeting. Council may choose to reopen public testimony at a future meeting. Staff recommends continuing the public hearing to Oct. 3.

The council also will consider approving a general concept design for a Water Street overlay from the ferry terminal to the Taylor Street project and directing the city manager to prepare funding options.

It will consider authorizing the city manger to execute a $20,000 contract with SCJ Alliance of Lacey for a conceptual design of Seventh Street.

The council will conduct a public hearing on vacating a section of the Howard Street right of way for the Safe Harbor Recovery Center.

It will consider adopting a Complete Streets policy to qualify for the Complete Streets grant program, a process for naming public facilities and policy guidelines for finance and budget.

Another city committee meeting will be the Library Advisory Board, which will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Library Learning Center, 1256 Lawrence St.

The Tuesday meeting of the City Council General Services and Special Projects Committee has been canceled. The Thursday meeting of the planning commission has also been canceled.

Public development authority

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority board will consider a five-year plan for organizational development when it meets Tuesday.

The board will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Commons B at Fort Worden.

The board also will hear an update on cash flow and finances.

Jefferson Healthcare

The Jefferson Healthcare commissioners’ meeting, originally set for Wednesday, has been canceled.

The next meeting will be Oct. 5.

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