EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to consider Transportation Improvement Project

And other meetings in Jefferson County.

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the 2017-22 Transportation Improvement Project on Monday.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in commissioners’ chambers at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. The Transportation Improvement Project (TIP) is a list of 27 transportation projects proposed by the Department of Public Works for the next six years. The proposal includes cost estimates and revenue sources for each project.

Paper copies of the TIP are available in the county commissioners’ office in the basement of the courthouse and at the Department of Public Works offices at 623 Sheridan St. in Port Townsend. Electronic copies can be found at www.co. jefferson.wa.us.

On Monday’s consent agenda is approving the use of state funds from the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts to increase the number of children served by court-appointed special special advocates (CASAs) in the Jefferson County Juvenile Courts, and an agreement for training assistance for the Department of Community Development.

At 1:30 p.m., commissioners will continue a discussion on staffing and vacant positions in the prosecuting attorney’s office.

At 2 p.m., commissioners will hear a presentation from John Gamon of the state Department of Natural Resources Heritage Conservation Office on the proposed expansion of the Devils Lake and Dabob Bay conservation areas.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will conduct a public hearing on comprehensive plan amendments during a special business meeting Thursday.

On Monday, the council will discuss the Association of Washington Cities and city of Sequim’s legislative priorities during a workshop.

Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers on the second flood of historic City Hall, 540 Water St.

On Monday, council members also will discuss an audit report from the state auditor’s office. The state found no significant deficiencies or material weaknesses in the city’s financial reporting. The council will discuss the Water Street overlay project and a proposal that the city take over management of the Port Townsend Swim Team.

Council office hours, during which members of the public can discuss any topic with a member of the City Council, take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the mayor’s office at historic City Hall.

Port of Port Townsend

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will discuss raising 2016 moorage rates by 2 percent when they meet in regular session Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in chambers, 333 Benedict St. It will be preceded by a public workshop at 9:30 a.m.

At the morning meeting, the county assessor will brief commissioners on the assessed value of the district.

At the afternoon meeting, in addition to moorage rates, commissioners will discuss their annual report for 2016, which was submitted to the state auditor’s office Aug. 30.

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will consider a policy for evaluating the superintendent when it meets Monday.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Room S-11 of the Gael Stuart Building, 1610 Blaine St.

The board will consider a policy that requires three performance reviews each year.

It also will consider a policy on the relationship between the board and superintendent.

Chimacum schools

The Chimacum School Board will consider action on an agreement between the district and the Jefferson County Public Utility District when it meets Wednesday.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. in the library of the high school at 91 West Valley Road.

It will consider a policy on the language access plan.

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