EYE ON JEFFERSON: Commissioners to consider public records policy

The three Jefferson County commissioners will continue deliberations on a public records compliance policy 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.

The discussion on public records will follow a hearing on first-quarter budget appropriations set for 10 a.m.

Items on the consent agenda include:

• A resolution establishing a policy for work performed by the Jefferson County Public Works for other public agencies and departments.

• Approval of a $131,667 contract with Hanson Excavation LLC for permanent repair of Dosewallips Road.

• Approval of a supplemental agreement for consultant services with Shearer Design LLC for Salmon Creek Bridge.

• Approval of a program contract with Jefferson County YMCA for the Connect program for youth referred from the county Juvenile and Family Court Services.

• An amendment of a contract with Jefferson Healthcare and Jefferson County Public Health for school-based health centers.

• Approval of $10,000 from the lodging tax fund for the Washington State University Extension Farm Tour.

A special meeting of the commissioners is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday in the commissioners’ chambers for a workshop on the Jefferson County Strategic Plan.

Port Townsend City Council

The Port Townsend City Council will consider authorizing the city manager to award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder for construction of the Big Quilcene Diversion Dam Repair project when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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

The council also will discuss funding of the Howard Bound Cherry Street project and fire district annexation.

It will convene an executive session to receive and evaluate complaints or charges brought against a public officer or employee, after which there may be personnel action.

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

• Council Finance and Budget Committee — 10 a.m. Tuesday, City Council chambers, 540 Water St.

• Parks, Recreation and Trees Advisory Board — 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, first-floor conference room.

• Planning Commission — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, City Council chambers, 540 Water St. The panel will be updated on the Rainier Street/Upper Sims Way Subarea Plan Update.

Port of Port Townsend

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will consider a resolution on a limited tax general obligation bond when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The session will be in chambers, 333 Benedict St.

The proposed bond issuance for no more than $3.4 million would fund the Point Hudson south jetty replacement.

Chimacum School

The Chimacum School Board will consider a resolution directing the superintendent to give notices of nonrenewal to certificated employees for reduction of force when the board meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road. An executive session to discuss potential litigation is planned at 7:50 p.m.

The superintendent will respond to concerns about enrollment and discuss how the proposed capital replacement levy will be communicated with the public.

The board will consider a resolution putting the levy on the November ballot if it does not pass in August.

Jefferson Healthcare

Jefferson Healthcare commissioners will hear a report from the Washington State Hospital Association when they meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The board will meet in the Victor J. Dirksen Conference Room on the first floor of 834 Sheridan St.

At 3:30 p.m., the commissioners will see a transgender video for health care professionals provided by the Mandala Center for Change.

Development authority

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board will consider action on additional services for Makers Square when it meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at Commons B at Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way.

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