EYE ON JEFFERSON: County considers applying for Port Hadlock project grant

Public comments accepted until Monday

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider an application for federal funds to construct the Port Hadlock Wastewater project at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with the reading of public comments, which can be submitted to Public Comments@co.jefferson.wa.us before the 9 a.m. start time.

To view the virtual special 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 1-646-749-3122 and enter Access Code 661-198-069#.

The application would be to the federal Economic Development Administration. The grant would not pay for all of the project. Eligible costs are estimated at $16.4 million; the EDC typically funds such projects at $10 million at most with a minimum match of 20 percent, the staff agenda memo said.

“Significant grant assistance is necessary to bring costs down so that the system is more affordable for the sewer customers, and lack of availability of large grants has been the primary reason the project has not been constructed,” the memo said.

At 9:45 a.m., commissioners will hear an update on COVID-19 from Dr. Tom Locke, county health officer.

At 10:30 a.m., commissioners will conduct a hearing on a Community Development Block Grant Public Services and Local Micro enterprise Assistance Program and temporary housing facilities that address COVID-19 impacts.

There is no consent agenda this week.

Public Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will consider finalizing an agreement with Jefferson Communications 9-1-1 when they meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting go to jeffcopudsept1 or call 360-379-5833.

The JeffCom interlocal agreement is for some shared resources.

Commissioners also will consider the draft 2021 budget, a Port Townsend Paper Mill wheeling agreement and provide taxing authority guidance to staff.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will consider a resolution on COVID-19 supplemental leave when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

To access the meeting, go to FD3sept1 or listen only by calling 1-877-853-5247 toll free. The meeting ID is 872 5087 6380. The password is 567564

Commissioners also will consider unrepresented staff health care benefits.

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

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