EYE ON JEFFERSON: County commissioners to hear report on timber revenue

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear a report on timber revenue when they meet Monday.

Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. in commissioners’ chambers at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend. An executive session to discuss potential litigation is set for 10:45 a.m.

The update on county revenue from state Department of Natural Resources land will be at 10 a.m.

The state manages about 14,717 acres for state forest transfer and purchase lands that benefit Jefferson County, according to DNR.

The land generated $1,498,000 in the first three quarters of 2016 and are projected to generate $1,689,000 for the entire year.

Commissioners will consider hiring Lynn Sterbenz as director of the Emergency Management Department, replacing Bob Hamlin, who will retire Dec. 31. Her salary would be $75,509 annually plus benefits.

Two actions will be considered for the Undie Road project in West Jefferson County: a reduction in the amount of guardrail providing an estimated credit to the county of $11,058; and a contact for crushed rock surfacing for $78,025, which is proposed to be funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Other items on the consent agenda are:

• Allocation of $433,265 of mental health and chemical dependency funding to various agencies.

• Grant of $4,766 to the Jefferson County Fair Association.

Port Townsend school

The Port Townsend School Board will consider adoption of the All Hazards Mitigation Plan when it meets Monday.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in Room S-11 in the Gael Stuart Building, 1610 Blaine St.

The plan, a prerequisite for pre-disaster and post-disaster grants, was developed by the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management for the county, the city of Port Townsend and 18 other special purpose districts.

The board also will consider policies on allowable costs for federal programs and federal cash and financial management.

It will hear reports on collaboration between the school and Port Townsend Library; the Opportunity, Community, Experience, Academics, Navigation (OCEAN) school; and enrollment.

Climate action

The Climate Action Committee will conduct a special meeting Wednesday.

The meeting will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Cotton Building, 607 Water St. in Port Townsend.

No agenda was available as of Saturday.

Jefferson Healthcare

Jefferson Healthcare commissioners will discuss governance practices and review the 2017 calendar when they meet in special session Monday.

Commissioners will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Victor J. Dirksen Conference Room on the first floor of the Emergency and Specialty Services Building at 834 Sheridan St., Port Townsend.

Action may be taken.

Commissioners also will meet in executive session to discuss real estate.

Public development authority

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board will consider allowing the director to enter into a contract for expanded architectural and engineering services for Makers Square when it meets Wednesday.

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

It also will review the preliminary budget and major capital initiatives for 2017.

The board will hear updates on the Point Wilson Lighthouse Partnership proposal and on culinary efforts.

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