EYE ON JEFFERSON: County conducts public hearing on fireworks

Government meetings in Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on an amendment that would restrict or prohibit fireworks under certain conditions at a meeting that will begin at 9 a.m. Monday.

The hearing will be at 11:45 a.m.

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 also hear an update on COVID-19 from Dr. Allison Berry at 9:45 a.m., conduct a public hearing on charges for public records requests for body camera footage and will consider a 10th temporary policy for emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Items on the consent agenda include an interlocal agreement with the Port of Port Townsend to reimburse the county $49,107 in return for releasing the port from its agreement to host the county’s moderate risk waste facility; an agreement with Clark Land Office, PLLC, for up to $17,000 for preliminary surveying for the north segment of the state Highway 19/Rhody Drive pedestrian — bike improvement project, an agreement with the state Office of Public Defense for $35,902 to improve the public defender’s office; an agreement to accept a grants of $1,724.50 for assistive listening devices and $8,611 for installation of a “Serenity Spot” in the JUMP! playground in H.J. Carroll Park, an agreement to grant an easement for utilities at the Seventh and Hendricks affordable housing project and a grant to Olympic Community Action Programs for $600,000 to support the Seventh and Hendricks affordable housing project.

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

Other county meetings:

• The Department of Emergency Management will conduct a JPREP meeting at 10 a.m. Friday.

To join the meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/95146207788?pwd=VTZZT0k0cExrRmxCK1BFRXpLWEVEUT09.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 951 4620 7788.

To review the hazard mitigation plan, visit https://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/1380/2022-Hazard-Mitigation-Plan-Update.

Assoc. 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 with the association at https://wsac-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIt fuirrDsiHtHqvwmPWZm bRmA0Vt4DDKso.

To listen only, dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 960 9132 0845#.

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

Port of PT

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will continue their “We’re still listening, Quilcene” conversation with local residents at an informal meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting is at the Quilcene Community Center, 294592 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene.

For more information, visit https://portofpt.com/events.

All attendees must wear masks, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will discuss hiring incentives at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The commissioners will meet in executive sessions during a pre-meeting workshop at 3 p.m. to discuss potential litigation with counsel and to consider computer and telecommunications network security.

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

The commissioners also will continue discussions on the schedule of charges, the idle service policy and the list of pre-qualified electrical contractors.

The full agenda and meeting packet is available at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/document/9097.

Jefferson Transit

The Board of Jefferson Transit Authority will discuss general manager recruitment during a special meeting at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86867918885.

To listen only, dial 833-548-0276 then enter webinar ID 868 6791 8885.

Public comments can be emailed to speck@jefferson transit.com and will be read aloud during the meeting.

The agenda is posted at https://jeffersontransit. com/public-meeting- notice-page.

Joint schools meet

The Port Townsend and Chimacum school boards will meet jointly at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be in-person only at Port Townsend High School, 1500 Van Ness St., Port Townsend.

The boards will celebrate their recent joint resolution and discuss the ways that the two districts will work together.

All attendees must wear masks regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

For more information, visit https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/chimacum/Board.nsf/Public or https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/ptsd/Board.nsf/Public.

PT schools

The Port Townsend School Board will meet in a work/study session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be in the boardroom at in the district offices, 1610 Blaine St.

No agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/ptsd/Board.nsf/Public 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Quilcene schools

The Quilcene School Board will discuss the outdoor learning pavilion when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The board will meet in the boardroom, Room 9 at 294715 U.S. Highway 101.

The meeting is in the school’s multipurpose room at 294715 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene.

The meeting will also stream live; email jsukert@qsd48.org for the meeting link.

The board will discuss the bond/levy, teacher contracts and the book study.

The agenda is posted at www.qsd48.org/district/ 1216-Board-Agenda.html.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will discuss the 2021 Community Emergency Response Team report when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Station 34, 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim

Masks must be worn by everyone attending, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

To view the meeting live, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86852405153?pwd=QjZOVzdGQWptcFpvcUc1dmFLTE5zdz09.

To listen only, dial 1-877-853-5427 then enter meeting ID 868 5240 5153 and password 912707.

The district covers the east side of Clallam County with a small portion in Jefferson County.

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