EYE ON JEFFERSON: Lake Anderson Management Plan on county agenda

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider an agreement with the state Department of Ecology to plumb the reason for high concentrations of toxins in Anderson Lake 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.

Anderson Lake has produced some of the highest concentrations of the neurotoxin anatoxin-a in the world. The goal of the Lake Anderson Management Plan is to understand the source of nutrients that contribute to those concentrations and take steps needed to allow future implementation of algae control methods.

The contract required 25 percent matching funds in the amount of $16,666.75, which will come from lakes allocation in the general fund. Ecology will fund the grant at 75 percent, which will total $50,000.25.

Other items on the consent agenda include:

• A $45,791 interagency agreement between the state Employment Security Department and Jefferson County for the Jefferson County Community Advisory Committee to provide residents with disabilities the opportunity to eliminate barriers.

• A $3,858.87 professional services agreement between Jefferson County Public Health and Triangle Associates.

• A total compensation study conducted by Cabot Dow Associates Inc., with the amount not to exceed $41,570.

• A $20,000 contract agreement between Jefferson County Public Health and Discovery Behavioral Healthcare (formerly Jefferson Mental Health Services). The contract is to provide transitional housing services for up to 20 Jefferson County citizens who are immediate or continuing risk of psychiatric hospitalization or who have recently been discharged from the hospital without a home.

• A $20,123 contract agreement between Jefferson County Public Health and Discovery Behavioral Healthcare for case management services for 24 to 40 Jefferson County citizens with co-occurring disorders who seek mental health and substance abuse treatment.

• A data-sharing agreement between the Department of Community Development and the state Employment Security Department to allow the DCD to obtain site-specific employment data to be used for the Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan period review and update.

• A resolution announcing a hearing for 2017 third-quarter budget appropriations extensions for 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in commissioners’ chambers. The agenda item is to approve the public notice only; individual changes will be reviewed at the hearing.

• A resolution declaring certain property as surplus and authorizing its disposal. The overall value is less than $2,500 and requires no public notice.

• A change order with Lakeside Industries Inc. for the Center Road overlay phase, increasing the total contract amount by $17,709.24 to $698,812.12.

• The reappointment of Bart Kale to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

Commissioners also will consider on their regular agenda a request to modify the boundaries of the Chimacum no-shooting zone.

After holding an executive session at 10:15 a.m. with the county administrator, community development director, environmental health director and chief civil deputy prosecuting attorney to talk potential litigation, the board will hear an update on the Washington Counties Risk Pool.

Then, during the county administrator briefing session at 1:30 p.m., commissioners will hear on miscellaneous items.

Port Townsend city

A quorum of the City Council or Planning Commission may attend a stormwater management plan open house, scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.

A quorum of the City Council may also attend two Healthy Places for Healthy People workshops, which focus on transforming the Mountain View Commons to improve community health and resilience. The first workshop is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the YMCA of Jefferson County gym on the Mountain View complex, 1925 Blaine St., while the second workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Fort Worden Commons, 200 Battery Way.

There is no City Council meeting planned this week.

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

 Parks, Recreation and Tree Advisory Board — 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, first-floor conference room.

• Council Finance and Budget Committee — Tuesday’s meeting has been canceled.

 Port Townsend Planning Commission — 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, second-floor council chambers, City Hall, 540 Water St.

Port of Port Townsend

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will discuss a Point Hudson strategy when they meet in regular session Wednesday.

The regular session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in chambers, 333 Benedict St.

During the strategy discussion, consultants will talk about the planning process, survey results, market assessment, spectrum of uses, framework of analysis and the Northwest Maritime Center request to collaborate.

Also on the agenda is a first draft of the 2018 operating budget.

Chimacum School Board

The Chimacum School Board will review policies, including those on sexual harassment of district staff, length of workday, conflicts of interest and compensation, when it meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road.

The board will adopt on first reading a policy on emergency and discretionary leaves.

The board will go into executive session before adjourning. No action will be taken.

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners plan a 2018 budget workshop when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday.

The special meeting will be at 230 Chimacum Road, Port Hadlock.

Development authority board

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board will discuss a Makers Square business plan when it meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at Building 210 in Commons B at Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way.

Other items on the agenda include a resolution authorizing extending a line of credit with First Federal, a memorandum of understanding with the Port Townsend School District to support learning opportunities for K-12 students at Fort Worden, a glamping feasibility study and a memorandum of understanding with KPTZ.

NOP Development Council

The North Olympic Peninsula Development Council will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at John Wayne Marine.

An agenda was not available as of Saturday.

The council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit council of governments, is a collaborative effort to advance economic, environmental and quality of life initiatives on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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