EYE ON JEFFERSON: PUD to consider declaring emergency retroactively

Local government meetings across Jefferson County

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will consider declaring a state of emergency regarding the extreme weather during the period of Dec. 24-29 during a regular business meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The commissioners also will meet in executive session at 3 p.m. Tuesday to discuss union negotiations.

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

The full agenda and meeting packet is available at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/document/8.

County commissioners

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider new commissioner board assignments when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

To join the meeting go to https://zoom.us/j/9377784 1705. 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 publiccomment@co.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.

The commissioners will hear an update on COVID-19 from Dr. Allison Berry, health officer for Jefferson and Clallam counties, at 9:45 a.m., consider climate action goals and hear a briefing on the current status and Phase 2 plans for the Mill Road/Caswell-Brown Village.

Items on the consent agenda include:

• An annual community services agreement for 2022 with the Jefferson County Conservation District.

• An interlocal agreement with Kitsap and Clallam counties and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe to contract with the state Health Care Authority to administer behavioral health services.

• A change order to the pavement marking contract adding $144,220 in funding for 2022.

• A contract with the Department of Transportation for $26,761 to conduct bridge inspections in 2022.

• Lodging tax grants, totalling $162,030, for the Emerald Town Alliance, $14,500; Jefferson County Historical Society, $72,530; and Stronger Towns, doing business as The Production Alliance, $75,000.

• An amendment to the contract for behavioral health counseling at Chimacum High School adding $7,200 of funding.

total of $17,400.

• An amendment to the contract with the Department of Corrections to increase the daily rate that Corrections is billed when the county houses DOC offenders to $87.92 per day.

• An agreement with Justice AV solutions for $5,510 to provide Safeguard maintenance to the district court.

• Affordable housing/homeless grants, totalling $458,588, for Bayside Housing, $35,000 and $28,000; Olympic Community Action Programs, $40,000 and $218,000; Dove House, $87,588; and Habitat for Humanity for Humanity, $50,000.

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/tJItfuirrD siHtHqvwmPWZmbRmA 0Vt4DDKso.To listen only, dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 921 3956 9969#.

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

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will elect a new mayor and deputy mayor when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday. To view the meeting live, 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#.

Written comments received at publiccomment@cityofpt.us more than two hours before the meeting will be attached to the council meeting record.

The council also will consider authorizing the city manager to apply for new wastewater permits, analysis and contracts; consider a donation agreement for landscaping at the bell tower; hear a briefing on road safety from Laura Parsons, the city engineer; and consider assigning new council members to various committees.

The full agenda is posted at https://cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos.

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The board will meet in executive session at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss the superintendent’s evaluation. The meeting will be in the district office, 1610 Blaine St.

To attend the meeting online, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/854 89394528. To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 854 8939 4528.

The agenda is expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/ptsd/Board.nsf/Public 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Quilcene schools

The Quilcene School Board will continue its bond/levy discussion when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The board will meet in Room 9 at 294715 U.S. Highway 101. The meeting is in the school’s multipurpose room at 294715 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene. The meeting will also stream live; email jsukert@qsd48.org for the meeting link.

The board will also discuss busing and the senior trip.

The agenda is posted at www.qsd48.org/district/ 1216-Board-Agenda.html.

Transit Advisory Group

The Jefferson Transit Authority Transit Advisory Group will hear an update on the transit authority’s long-range plan from Tammi Rubert when they meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. To join the meeting visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82896656068. To listen only, call 833-548-0282 and enter webinar ID 828 9665 6068.

Public comments can be emailed to speck@jefferson transit.com and will be read aloud during the meeting.

The full agenda is posted at www.jeffersontransit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/TAG-Agenda-1-5-22-2.pdf.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will discuss a request for qualifications for architectural services when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The commissioners meet at Station 34, 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Masks must be worn by anyone attending regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

To view the meeting live, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86852405153?pwd=QjZOVzdGQWptcFpvcUc1dmFLTE5zdz09.

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

The full agenda is posted at https://ccfd3.org/about-the-district/board-of-commissioners/board-agendas-and-minutes.

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

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