EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to consider comment on Navy training plan

The Jefferson County commissioners will consider commenting on the proposed mitigated determination of non-significance for continued Naval Special Operations Training in Western Washington during an afternoon briefing Tuesday.

The regular meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, postponed from the usual Monday meeting day because of the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday.

To view the meeting, go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us and follow the links under Quick Links: videos of meetings-streaming live, or call 646-749-3122. The access code is 661-198-069#. The hearing impaired may use Washington Relay Service at 800-833-6384. Public comments can be submitted via email before 9 a.m. to public [email protected]

The briefing and discussion about the Navy’s training plans will begin after an executive session from 10:45 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. to discuss actual litigation and will be continued after the lunch break at 3 p.m.

At 9:30 a.m.. commissioners will consider a proclamation making Jan. 23 Women’s March Day and another designating Jan. 22 a day to celebrate the United Nations Treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

At 9:45 a.m., County Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke and Emergency Manager Director Willie Bence will brief the commissioners on COVID-19. Covid-19 questions may be submitted to [email protected]

At 10:30 a.m., commissioners will conduct a hearing to consider adoption of an emergency supplemental 2020 Budget Appropriation for Public Health’s Land Acquisition Fund.

On the consent agenda are resolutions to impose emergency load limits on county roads during inclement weather, to inactivate Fund 628—Section 125 administration fund and transfer residual monies to another fund and to fund management of the Gardiner Community Center for 2020-2022.

Board of Health

The board of health will discuss bills in the state Legislature to regionalize public health when they meet 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 listen only call 1-571-317-3122 and enter access code 483-306-037.

Public comment can be emailed to [email protected] until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The board will hear an update from the community health improvement plan, discuss COVID-19 vaccine deployment and the state’s Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery Plan.

Lodging Tax

Jefferson County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will review 2021 funding requests during a special meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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 1-669-224-3412 and enter access code 553-433-853#.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will consider an agreement with Rasier, LLC for transportation network operations when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

To view the meeting live, go to www.cityofpt.us/city council/page/agendasminutesvideos. To join the meeting, go to http://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]

The council will also consider an ordinance on street use permits and comments on the U.S. Navy proposal to conduct special operations training in state parks.

Other city meetings:

• The council transportation committee will hear an update on the Discovery Road project when it meets at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The committee will also hear a recap on the 2020 budget for the comprehensive streets program, an update on the state Highway 20 project and briefing on Work Plan 2020.

Quilcene schools

The Quilcene School Board will discuss the superintendent’s evaluation at a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

For links to the online meeting, email Jami Sukert at [email protected]

The board also will hear an update of the long-range transportation plan and review the senior class trip.

The agenda was not available as of Saturday morning, but is expected to be posted at www.qsd48.org/district/1216-Board-Agenda.html.

Port Townsend schools

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

To join the meeting, go to ptschoolsoct15 or listen by calling 1-253-215-8782. The meeting ID is 814 8463 2097. The passcode is 599673.

No agenda was available as of Saturday.

• The district’s technology committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, join the meeting at us02web.zoom.us, meeting ID: 87886115340, password: czErWnpBc05uN2xwWXVqVzFraFZ1dz09.

Public Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will hear a report concerning exempt employees, review the water leak policy and consider approval of high-voltage electrical contractors when they meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, go to https://jeffpud.my.webex.com/meet/JPUD or call 360-379-5833.

The full agenda can be viewed at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/Portal.

E. Jefferson Fire-Rescue

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue commissioners will conduct a regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The fire commissioners will approve vouchers and hear an update on Station 1-2.

Call 1-872-240-3311, access code 218-890-989 to listen to the meeting.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will discuss an information technology service contract at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

To view the meeting live, visit us02web.zoom.us meeting ID 85960647856, password SFdxbnV3T1RCeE5KYVk4OVZQSGVoQT09.

To listen only, dial 1-877-853-5427 and enter meeting ID: 859 6064 7856 and password: 330005.

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

Hood Canal Council

The council will discuss funding for the Hood Canal Shellfish Initiative action plan when it meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

To view the meeting visit www.zoom.us or call 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID: 943 9641 7324, password: 496923.

The council also will elect new officers and hear reports on the In Lieu Fee program.

The Hood Canal Coordinating Council is a watershed-based council of governments consisting of Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason Counties and the Port Gamble S’Klallam and Skokomish tribes, it was established in 1985 to address concerns about water quality issues.

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