EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to consider calling for annexation election

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider calling for a special election on Feb. 12 on a proposal to annex the city of Port Townsend into the East Jefferson Fire Rescue District when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

The meeting will be in commissioners’ chambers at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 10 a.m. on the proposed 2019 budget. Commissioners will consider approval of the budget on Dec. 10 or later.

At 11 a.m., they will continue deliberations on the update of the comprehensive plan.

At 1:30 p.m., commissioner will discuss an ordinance harmonizing Title 18 with the recently passed Commercial Shooting Facilities Ordinance.

They also will hear and perhaps take action on a Conservation Futures Fund agreement to implement the Chimacum Forest Conservation Futures Project.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will consider an agreement on city levies as part of the annexation negotiations with East Jefferson Fire Rescue when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be in council chambers at historic City Hall, 540 Water St.

City officials have agreed not to levy $908,000 in banked capacity in 2020.

The city then could levy one-third the amount in 2021, two-thirds in 2022 and the entire amount in 2023.

The council also will consider approving $597,908 in lodging tax funding.

It is expected to endorse a correction to an ordinance adopting 2019 property tax levies. The ordinance had incorrect amounts and those have been corrected.

Other ordinances to be considered concern a water line extension on Wilson Street; extending the duration of the cable television franchise held by WaveDivision I, LLC; a utility easement; vacation of a portion of Hill Street right-of-way.

The council will consider resolutions concerning an annual update to the city’s comprehensive plan and an agreement to provide project management assistance to Homeward Bound.

Other city committee meetings, which are in conference rooms at City Hall, 250 Madison St., unless otherwise noted are:

• Library Advisory Board — 3:30 p.m. Monday, third-floor conference room; special meeting.

• Historic Preservation Committee — 3 p.m. Tuesday, third-floor conference room.

• Arts Commission — 3 p.m. Wednesday, third-floor conference room.

• Non-motorized Transportation Advisory Board — 4:30 p.m. Thursday, first-floor conference room.

• Community Task Force City Manager Recruitment — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, City Council chambers, City Hall, 540 Water St.

Strait ERN

The Strait Ecosystem Recovery Network will consider National Estuary Program funding allocations when members meet at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

The meeting will be at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Red Cedar Hall in the Community Center on Old Blyn Highway in Blyn.

The Strait ERN is one of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Local Integrating Organizations working to implement the Action Agenda for Puget Sound protection and recovery.

It includes all of the tribes and local jurisdictions, and most of the non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and key business groups with interest in the Strait Action Area, which extends from Cape Flattery near Neah Bay east to Point Wilson in Port Townsend, said coordinator John Cambalik.

For information on the Puget Sound Partnership and the Puget Sound Action Agenda, see www.psp.wa.gov. For more on the Strait ERN, see www.straiternlio.org. To contact Cambalik, email [email protected]

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will consider the commissioner compensation policy when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Commissioners will meet at 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

They also will consider the justification for a market adjustment for the finance manager and chief officers.

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

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