EYE ON JEFFERSON: County considers housing grants

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider recommendations from the Joint Oversight Board on Housing and Homelessness concerning grant funding for low-income housing and housing for the homeless when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

To join the meeting go to https://zoom.us/j/9377784 1705.

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. Tom Locke, county health officer, and will discuss revisions to the social media policy.

Items on the consent agenda include approving up to $37,000 for fencing at the Port Hadlock wastewater facility, approving $1,601,600 for membrane bioreactor equipment for the Port Hadlock wastewater plant and accepting a $272,733 donation from the Mike Berry Memorial Children’s Fund for a playground at H.J. Carroll Park.

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

Association 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/tJItfuirrDsiHtHqvwmPW ZmbRmA0Vt4DDKso.

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.

An archived recording of the meeting will be posted to https://www.dropbox.com/sh/go8wc3wzrrmgakw/AAAi4qNZ 2vyvRJTn 06_5Nm 2qa?dl=0.

Public Infrastructure

The Jefferson County Public Infrastructure Fund Board will meet in a special session at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The board will hear updates on 2019 grant projects including Water Street telecom infrastructure, the Quilcene water tank, Quilcene complete streets/Center Road sidewalk improvements, Point Hudson jetty renovation and the Rainier Street regional stormwater facility.

To join the meeting online, visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/935145333.

To listen only, dial 1-872-240-3212 and enter access code 274-752-053#.

Board members also will consider proposed alternate board members to represent the city of Port Townsend, Jefferson County Public Utility District and the Port of Port Townsend, hear an update from the Economic Development Corporation, hear a financial report from Mark McCauley, discuss employee housing grants for the Fort Worden public development authority and the Port Hadlock sewer 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.”

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will consider a resolution to extend special permitting for streeteries through the end of the year when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

To view the meeting live, go to www.cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos. 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#. Submit public comment emails to be read aloud (up to three minutes per person) to [email protected].

Streeteries are the use of public spaces for private purposes to give businesses in downtown and uptown more area for social distancing during the COVID crisis. It is due to expire the end of the month.

The council will continue discussions on stormwater management, on city parks rules and on reorganizing council committees and advisory boards. It is also expected to accept a $7,500 donation from the Port Townsend Library Foundation for StoryWalk, authorize the city manager to execute an agreement for public outreach with BERK Consulting, Inc. and adopt a classification schedule for non-represented employees.

The full agenda can be viewed at https://cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/ agendasminutesvideos.

Port of Port Townsend

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will review the lease policy during a workshop meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will start later than usual to resolve a conflict with a special meeting of the public infrastructure fund board.

The commissioners will hear an update on the Point Hudson breakwater project during a regular session at 1 p.m.

Both meetings can be viewed at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86269043651? pwd=MDlybTZHSmxaRW5BMW1CajdOTUJHUT09.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782, the meeting ID is 862 6904 3651, password: 911887.

The consent agenda includes a lease agreement with Dive Tech, Inc.

Chimacum schools

The Chimacum School Board will meet in a work study session at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The agenda is expected to be posted at go.board docs.com/wa/chimacum/board.nsf/public.

Public Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will hear a presentation from the Public Power Council during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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

The full agenda and meeting packet is available at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/document/6939.

Peninsula College

Peninsula College trustees will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting can be viewed at https://pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/89518 001283?pwd=T0FWanJyc3JQNExnalp3SE5UMElq dz09.

The agenda is posted at www.pencol.edu/aboutpc/board/agendas.

Cemetery commission

The Gardiner Community Cemetery commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday.

The public meeting will be held downstairs in the Gardiner Community Center, 1040 Old Gardiner Road.

The public is invited to attend.

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