EYE ON JEFFERSON: County sets public hearing on ad valorem tax levies

Week’s meeting agendas across Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the 2022 ad valorem tax levies when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

To join the meeting, go to https://zoom.us/j/93777 841705.

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. Allison Berry, county health officer; hear the third quarter county income report from the state Department of Natural Resources; discuss the 2022 lodging tax recommendations; consider a request from the Port of Port Townsend for the county to vacate the moderate risk waste facility; consider a letter of support for a grant request to remediate property on Old Hadlock Road and will prepare for Thursday’s intergovernmental collaborative group meeting.

Items on the consent agenda include a notice of public hearing on the 2022-2023 county budget at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6; an agreement with the sheriff’s office for $146,000 for residential substance abuse treatment; an agreement with Strategies 360, Inc. to provide legislative liaison services for $118,000; an agreement to fund the Quilcene Complete Streets project with $100,000 from the Public Infrastructure Fund; an agreement with the Fort Worden Public Development Authority to fund employee housing with $150,000 from the Public Infrastructure Fund; and an agreement to fund the boatyard expansion project with $1,000,000 from the Public Infrastructure Fund.

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

Collaborative Group

The Intergovernmental Collaborative Group of Jefferson County, City of Port Townsend, Port of Port Townsend and Jefferson County Public Utility District plans its final meeting of the year at 5 p.m. Thursday.

To view the meetings live, go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us and follow the links under Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live. To listen only, call 1-872-240-3412 and enter access code 428-732-621#.

Public comments can be emailed by noon Thursday to CovidRecovery [email protected]

Board of Health

The Jefferson County Board of Health will consider a new process for setting its agenda when it meets at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

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 join the meeting online, visit https://zoom.us/j/97862703889.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter access code 978 6270 3889.

Public comment can be emailed to [email protected] jefferson.wa.us.

The board also will hear an update on the COVID-19 pandemic from Dr. Allison Berry, county health officer, and will hear the report. “Climate Change & Public Health: The Health Effects of Climate Change” from Laura Tucker and Mike Dawson.

The full agenda is posted at https://www. jeffersoncountypublic health.org/545/Board-of-Health.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will consider a water supply agreement with Port Townsend Paper Corp. 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#.

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 also will consider adopting the 2022 budget and a 1 percent tax levy increase.

It will conduct a public hearing related to the Reed Street land exchange; consider authorizing the purchase of a Taser certification bundle, which includes 16 Tasers, for $52,200; consider an update to the city’s comprehensive land use plan; and consider a contract with Financial Consulting Solutions Group, Inc. for $25,000 to update retail water rates.

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

Quilcene schools

The Quilcene School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday.

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

The meeting will also stream live; email [email protected] 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.

Transit Authority

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

The board will consider the draft long-range plan, the draft 2022 operating and capital budgets, the 2021-2023 WSDOT capital surface transportation program grant agreement and the PTD0340 grant agreement.

To join the meeting, visit https://attendee.goto webinar.com/register/172 5383751776206096.

To listen only, dial 1-631-992-3221 and enter access code 881-165-998.

Public comments can be emailed to [email protected] transit.com and will be read aloud during the meeting.

The full agenda is posted at www.jefferson transit.com/public-meeting- notice-page.

Public Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will discuss the Sims gateway/boatyard expansion project during a regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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/8.

E. Jefferson Fire-Rescue

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the 2022 budget during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

To listen to the budget hearing, call 1-872-240-3212 and enter access code 995-973-245.

The fire commissioners will also conduct a regular meeting at 7 p.m.

To join the meeting, visit https://global.goto meeting.com/join/90152 3517.

To listen only, call 1-244-501-3412 and enter access code 901-523-517.

The agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.ejfr.org/uncategorized/2021- board-meetings.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will conduct a hearing on the 2022 budget when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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

To listen only, dial 1-877-853-5427 and enter meeting ID: 868 5240 5153 and password 9127075.

The meeting agenda is posted at https://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.

Housing Authority

The Peninsula Housing Authority board will hear a legal update and discuss a real estate purchase in executive session when it meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

To join the meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85998772485?pwd=ZE1lOWVOWG92MzlmVk RuNk0rNnVMUT09.

To listen only, dial 1-253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 859 9877 2485 and passcode 683242.

The full agenda is posted at https://peninsula pha.org/board-of- commissioners.

OESD 114

The Olympic Educational Service District 114 board of directors will hear an update on the search for a new superintendent when they meet at noon Tuesday.

To join the meeting online, visit https://zoom.us/j/244562383?pwd=OHlXUk5KTjlKSkxqNS9EVW FtRC96QT09.

To listen only, call 1-669-900-6833 and enter meeting ID 244 562 383 and password 372604.

The meeting agenda is posted at https://www.oesd114.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Final- Board-Agenda-November- 16-2021-1.pdf.

OESD 114 serves the 15 school districts on the Kitsap and North Olympic peninsulas by delivering educational services that can be more efficiently or economically performed regionally.

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