EYE ON JEFFERSON: Port Townsend council mulls utility shut-offs, late fees

The Port Townsend City Council will consider suspending utility shut-offs, late fees and penalties through Dec. 31 when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be in council chambers at historic City Hall, 540 Water St.; it is anticipated that in-person attendance will be allowed.

To view the agenda or the live meeting, go to www.cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos. To join the meeting, go to www.joinwebinar.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 continue discussion on street lighting standards and consider authorizing the city manager to negotiate an agreement for management of the Mountain View Pool.

County commission

The three Jefferson County commissioners will meet Brent Butler, the new director of the Department of Community Development, when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

No in-person attendance is allowed. To join the meeting go to https://zoom.us/j/93777841705. 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 1-253-215-8782 and enter access code 937-7784-1705#.

Public comments emailed to [email protected] jefferson.wa.us will be included in the minutes, but no longer read aloud during the meeting; comments may still be made via Zoom or telephone.

Items on the consent agenda include approval of the Seaview Meadows short plat and agreements for solid waste financial assistance, improved access to behavioral health services, an extension of the rural community opioid response program and medical services for jail inmates.

The full agenda can be viewed at www.co.jefferson.wa.us by following the link under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.”

Association of counties

The Washington State Association of Counties will hear a weekly update on COVID-19 when they meet at noon Monday.

Both Clallam and Jefferson counties will participate.

To attend the meeting, register with the association at https://wsac-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItfuirrDsiHtHqvwmPWZmbRmA0Vt4DDKso.

To listen only, dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 960 9132 0845#.

The association will also discuss current and emerging issues facing counties across the state.

Board of Health

The Jefferson County Board of Health will conduct a public hearing on public health fee changes when it meets at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

To view the full agenda or join 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]

The board also will discuss potential changes to its composition, hear an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and an update on the opioid epidemic.

Quilcene schools

The Quilcene School Board will consider approving new certificated contracts when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday. The board will meet in Room 9 at 294715 U.S. Highway 101.

The board also will hear the energy management report, review policies of property/data management, restraint/isolation and sexual harassment and review the 2020-2021 interscholastic activities program.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at www.qsd48.org/district/1216-Board-Agenda.html 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be in the Gael Stuart Building, 1610 Blaine St. The agenda and zoom links are expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/ptsd/Board.nsf/Public 24 hours prior to the meeting.

OESD 114

The Olympic Educational Service District 114 board of directors will meet at noon Thursday.

To join the audio-only meeting call 669-900-6833 and enter meeting ID 244 562 383 and password 372604.

The meeting agenda is posted at www.oesd114.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=703.

OESD 114 serves the 15 school districts on the Kitsap and North Olympic peninsulas by delivering educational services that can be more efficiently or economically performed regionally.

Transit Authority

The Jefferson Transit Authority board will hear a presentation on the feasibility of electric buses when it meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

To listen dial 1-877-568-4106 and enter access code 210-818-749.

Public comments can be emailed to [email protected] transit.com and will be read aloud during the meeting.

The board also will continue discussion on 2021-2025 transit development/transportation improvement plan.

The full agenda is posted at www.jeffersontransit.com.

Public Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will hear a budget update when they meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, go to www.zoom.us/my/jeffcopud or call 833-548-0282, meeting ID 4359992575#.

The full agenda and meeting packet is available at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/document/7587.

Development authority

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board will hear a finance/recovery update during a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The board also will discuss its draft concept for entity relationships and finalize the schedule of remaining 2021 board meetings.

To join the meeting, go to www.tinyurl.com/PDN-FWPDA-0817. To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 953 5705 6410 and passcode 850189.

Written comment can be submitted in advance to [email protected] The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://fortworden.org/category/pda-documents.

E. Jefferson Fire-Rescue

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue commissioners will discuss standards of coverage and the strategic plan during a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Fire commissioners also will hear an update on station 1-2, discuss the interlocal agreement with the Port Ludlow Fire Department, firefighter/paramedic recruitment and purchase of self-contained breathing apparatus.

Peninsula College

Peninsula College trustees will interview presidential search firms during a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

They will meet in room J-47 on the Peninsula College Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Attendees will be expected to wear a mask and complete a health attestation upon arrival.

The meeting can be viewed at on Zoom at www.tinyurl.com/PDN-PenCol- 0817. Public comments may be be emailed to [email protected] until 5 p.m. Monday.

The full agenda is posted at www.pencol.edu/aboutpc/board/agendas.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will discuss the 2022 budget when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Station 34, 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Masks must be worn by anyone attending who is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

To view the meeting live, visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-CCFD3-0817

To listen only, dial 1-877-853-5427 and enter meeting ID: 868 5240 5153 and password: 912707.

The full agenda is posted at www.ccfd3.org.

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

Housing Authority

The Peninsula Housing Authority board will consider a remote work policy and an application to the Housing Trust Fund in a hybrid meeting Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St. To join remotely, visit the Peninsula Housing Authority website at www.peninsulapha.org and click on Board of Commissioners.

Peninsula Housing Authority serves Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Hood Canal Coordinating Council

The council will hear a presentation on its program highlights for July 2020 through June 2021 and discuss the 2021-2022 budget during its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

To view the meeting visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-HCC-0818.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID: 963 4269 1015, password: 862537.

The full agenda is posted at https://hcccwagov.app.box.com/s/jvs2avuno7uhc3u0on3izvhlckng2bq6.

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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