EYE ON JEFFERSON: County plans budget workshop

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a workshop on the 2022-2023 biennial budget and the American Rescue Plan Act when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

The commissioners also will hear an update on COVID-19 from Dr. Allison Berry, as well as an update on the Duckabush Estuary bridge restoration project from Kate Dean and conduct a work plan review for homelessness and affordable housing.

To join the meeting go to https://zoom.us/j/937778 41705.

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.

Items on the consent agenda include setting a hearing on ad valorem tax levies for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, an agreement regarding juvenile detention services, an agreement with the state Department of Transportation for $5,567.672 t replace the Little Quilcene River bridge, an agreement for $1,663,750 to replace a culvert on Snow Creek Road, a $378,000 loan guarantee for the Fort Worden Public Development Authority and an interlocal agreement for $491,000 with the city of Port Townsend for criminal justice services.

The full agenda can be viewed at www.co.jefferson.wa.us/129/Agendas- Minutes.

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 921 3956 9969#.

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

Public Infrastructure

The Jefferson County Public Infrastructure Fund Board will see presentations for 2021 PIF grant proposals during a special session at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The board will hear updates on Sims Way gateway plan implementation, the boat yard expansion and the Quilcene Complete Streets project.

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

To listen only, dial 1-571-317-3122 and enter access code 935-145-333#.

Board members also will consider authorizing $50,000 for 2022 PIF grants and discuss future funding for the Economic Development Council Team Jefferson.

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

Lodging Tax

The Lodging Tax Advisory Commission will discuss 2021 funding requests during a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/62170 8893.

To listen only, call 1-312-757-3121 and enter access code 621-708-893.

The requests, totaling $1,001,344, include:

• Centrum, $40,000

• Quilcene Brinnon Garden Club, $3,000

• Tourism Coordinating Council, $295,000

• Quilcene Historical Museum, $62,935

• Jefferson County Historical Society-Olympic/Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center, $83,000

• Jefferson County Historical Society/Friends of Swansonville, $49,452

• Port Ludlow Village Council/Trails Committee, $2,004

• Port Ludlow Village Council, $3,102

• Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, $46,080

• Jefferson County Farmers Markets/Chimacum Farmers Market, $13,520.

• Quilcene Fair and Parade, $17,950.

• Forks Chamber of Commerce, $64,271.

• Emerald Towns Alliance/ShrimpFest, $14,500.

• Jefferson County Chambers of Commerce, $86,000.00/$20,000.

• Jefferson County Historical Society, $72,530.

• The Production Alliance, $75,000.

• North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce, , $58,857.

The full agenda can be viewed at www.co.jefferson.wa.us/129/Agendas- Minutes.

Conservation Futures

The Jefferson County Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee will continue discussion on its application process and the calendar for the upcoming funding round during a special meeting at 4 p.m. Monday.

To join the meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86064561699.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 896 4038 7442.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at www.co.jefferson.wa.us/560/Conservation-Futures- Program.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will conduct budget hearings when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

To view the meeting live, go to www.cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendas minutesvideos.

To join the meeting, go to www.joinwebinar.com and enter the webinar ID 578-066-435.

To listen only, call 360-390-5064 and use access code 942-105-283#.

Written comments received at publiccomment @cityofpt.us more than two hours before the meeting will be attached to the council meeting record; public comments will not be read aloud during the meeting.

The council will consider adopting 2021 supplemental budget appropriations, discuss the preliminary 2022 budget and consider 2022 property tax levies.

The full agenda is posted at https://cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos.

Quilcene schools

The Quilcene School Board is expected to continue a bond/levy discussion during a work session at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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

The agenda is expected to be posted at www.qsd48.org/district/1216-Board-Agenda.html 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be in the Blue Heron Middle School, 3939 San Juan Ave.

To attend the meeting online, go to https://us02 web.zoom.us/j/8133720 0799.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 813 3720 0799.

No agenda was available as of Saturday, it is expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/ptsd/Board.nsf/Public 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Jefferson Transit

The Board of Jefferson Transit Authority will conduct a 2022 budget workshop during a special meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, register at https://attendee.go towebinar.com/register/ 1137156025677966604.

To listen only, dial 1-631-992-3221 and enter access code 572-377-550.

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

Public Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will meet in executive session to evaluate and review the performance of a public employee and will discuss the possible acquisition of real estate at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The commissioners will consider adopting the strategic plan and the 2022 budget during a regular meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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

The commissioners will also consider fiber bids, a wholesale telecom agreement, the commission’s 2022 calendar, a Public Works Board construction loan for the Quilcene water tank and an interlocal agreement with Mason County PUD #1.

The full agenda is posted at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/document/8318.

Peninsula College

Peninsula College board of trustees will solicit public input in the development of a presidential profile during community forums at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

To join either forum, visit https://pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/869264291 52?pwd=RVBtRmk0WE1yRHFVRy9BeU9panhFU T09.

The public is also invited to complete a survey on the development of a profile for the college’s presidential search by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/r/peninsula-college- presidential-search.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will hear a 2022 budget summary when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

To view the meeting live, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81348589902? pwd=YjB0MHdicytaNVM4cnFGVkN4TG1rQT09.

To listen only, dial 1-877-853-5427 and enter meeting ID: 813 4858 9902 and password: 101021.

The commissioners also will discuss termination of the district’s 1995 confined spaces interlocal agreement with the city of Sequim and consider extending the volunteer coordinator’s contract.

The full agenda is posted at www.ccfd3.org/about-the-district/board-of-commissioners/board- agendas-and-minutes

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

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