EYE ON JEFFERSON: Winter storm emergency declaration before county

Government meetings across Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider declaring a winter storm emergency when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

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 join the meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/93777841705. To listen only call 1-253-215-8782 and enter access code 937-7784-1705#.

Public comments emailed to [email protected] 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. and hear a presentation, “Pandemic Response Reflections and the Future of Public Health in Jefferson County” by Apple Martine.

They will discuss the 2022 comprehensive plan amendment cycle, Economic Development Council Team Jefferson American Rescue Plan Act small business grants and the communications position.

Items on the consent agenda include a resolution relating to emergency load limitations on county roads, a resolution to set a public hearing for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24 to consider proposed ordinance inactivating Fund 202-000-030 – Road Improvement Bonds and Fund 602-000-010 – Road Improvement Guaranty Fund, a call for bids for the publication of county legal notices, an collective bargaining agreement for commissioned deputies in the sheriff’s office, an agreement with Division 9 Flooring for $25,048 to replace the flooring in the lobby of the jail, an agreement with Mayda Mechanical for $20,427 for a cooling system for the new county server and an agreement with Pfeiffer House for $70,800 to provide young adult housing and support services.

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.

Chimacum schools

The Chimacum School Board will consider a formal collaboration with the Port Townsend School District when it meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

To join the meeting visit https://csd49.zoom.us/j/87235817962?pwd=WTYyVnNLTk5iYWFidXUzOHFuMDc5Zz09. To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 872 3581 7962 and passcode 331291.

The board will also consider the question of adding student members to the board and discuss its legislative agenda.

The full agenda may be viewed at go.boarddocs.com/wa/chimacum/board.nsf/public.

Development authority

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board will review and discuss the State Auditor’s Office reports on fraud and accountability during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

To join the meeting, go to https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81593620362?pwd=eFpQc1VTbW5xZzZ5THFKb01MTDRPUT09. To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter the meeting ID 815 9362 0362 and password 784371.

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.

Port of Port Townsend

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will take care of several organizational matters during a workshop meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The commissioners will join an exit conference with state auditors during a regular meeting at 1 p.m.

To access either of the meetings, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86269043651?pwd=MDlybTZHSmxaRW5BMW1CajdOTUJHUT09. To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID is 862 6904 3651 and password 911887.

The commissioners will elect officers, determine committee assignments and consider resolutions to delegate management authority to the executive director and to establish meeting procedures.

The consent agenda includes authorization for the sale of abandoned vessels, emergency repair of the 300-ton marine travel lift and an FAA grant authorization.

The full agendas for both meetings its posted at https://portofpt.com/events.

Public Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will hear a presentation on billing for the Port Townsend Paper Mill during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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

The commissioners will also hear presentations on the idle service policy and meter replacement planning.

The full agenda and meeting packet is available at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/document/8868.

Citizen Advisory Board

Jefferson County Public Utility District Citizen Advisory Board will meet at 3 p.m. Monday.

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/8858.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will discuss its 2022 work plan 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 [email protected] more than two hours before the meeting will be included in the meeting record.

The council will also conduct an orientation to the legislative process.

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

Cemetery commission

The Gardiner Community Cemetery commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday.

The public meeting will be held downstairs in the Gardiner Community Church, 1040 Old Gardiner Road.

The public is invited to attend.

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