EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Broadband, power lines before county boards

Government meetings across the North Olympic Peninsula

The boards of local government agencies will meet next week on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Clallam County

The three Clallam County commissioners will discuss broadband planning, water systems, energy futures and the comprehensive and water system plan during a joint meeting with Clallam County Public Utility District officials at 1 p.m. Monday.

Commissioners also will discuss several budget resolutions in their weekly work session at 9 a.m. Monday and their weekly business meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday. .

The hybrid commissioner’s meetings are in the county commissioners meeting room in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The meetings can be viewed online at https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/669/Live-Archived-Meetings-Online.

To participate via Zoom video, visit https://zoom.us/j/875561784.

To listen only, call 253-2125-8782 then enter meeting ID 875 561 7844 and passcode 12345.

Agenda items include:

• An agreement with Hoch Construction, Inc. for $128,655 for an electric vehicle charging station at the courthouse.

• A call for bids for the courthouse landscaping project.

• An update on the joint public safety facility project from Undersheriff Ron Cameron.

• An agreement with the state’s County Road Administration Board for $111,360 to partially fund improvements to Edgewood Drive between Reddick and Rife roads.

• A memorandum of understanding with the city of Forks reestablishing the Department of Community Development’s authority to process shoreline permits within the city’s limits.

• A discussion with Drew Rosanbalm and Monica Griswold, from the Department of Natural Resources, regarding the TCB 23 and Power Plant timber sales.

• A presentation by Heath Heikklia, from the American Forest Research Council, on the TCB 23 and Power Plant timber sales and the $83 million, 2,000-acre set aside to protect carbon dense forests.

• A resolution regarding salaries for elected officials.

• A call for a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, regarding a draft ordinance for the Clallam Bay/Sekiu sewer system.

The meeting agendas are posted at https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/AgendaCenter.

Public comment may be sent to agores@co.clallam.wa.us.

Other Clallam County meetings:

• The Clallam County Marine Resources Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85314804485.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 853 1480 4485 and passcode 12345.

• The Clallam County Heritage Advisory Board will visit the Rayonier No. 4 engine during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20.

The board will meet at the intersection of East Lauridsen Boulevard and South Chase Street.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a workshop on the assessment and design project for the Rocky Brook and Power Lines reaches of the Dosewallips River when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

The commissioners also will discuss proposals to modify Parks and Recreation fees and the county fee system.

The hybrid meeting is at the commissioners chambers in the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend.

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 online go to https://zoom.us/j/93777841705.

To listen only call 1-253-215-8782 and enter access code 937-7784-1705#.

Public comments emailed to jeffbocc@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.

Items on the consent agenda include an agreement with the Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Board for $15,000 to provide at-cost weed control services for select Jefferson County roads that serve as vectors into Clallam County; an agreement with East Jefferson Fire Rescue for $46,000 to provide Community Assistance, Referral And Education Services; an agreement with CardConnect, LLC for $32,670 to provide credit card processing services at the transfer station; and an agreement with Shear, Carr and Jewell, Inc. for $21,046 to provide concept design for a roundabout at Discovery and Jacob Miller roads.

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

Other Jefferson County meetings:

• The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will tour five county parks during a special meeting from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

The schedule of meetings is Quilcene Campground, 294964 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene, 9 a.m.; Camp Beausite, 510 Beausite Lake Road, Chimacum, 10:15 a.m.; Chimacum Passive Open Space Area, 9635 Rhody Drive, Chimacum, 11:25 a.m.; H.J. Carroll Park, 9884 state Highway 19, Chimacum, noon; Upper Oak Bay Campground, 290 Cleveland St., Port Ludlow. 1:15 p.m.

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/j/96091320845.

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

Clallam planning

The Clallam County Planning Commission will continue discussing the proposed sign ordinance when they meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the county commissioners’ meeting room (Room 160) in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online visit www.zoom.us/join or call 1-253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 857 7304 5582 and passcode 12345.

The full agenda is posted at https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/AgendaCenter.

Clallam Board of Health

The Clallam County Board of Health will hear the annual environmental health report from Jen Garceleon and a respite facility update from Viola Ware when it meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the county commissioners’ meeting room (Room 160) in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The meeting can be viewed online at https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/669/Live-Archived-Meetings-Online.

To join the meeting online, visit https://zoom.us/j/93573435754.

To listen only, call 253-2125-8782 then enter meeting ID 935 7343 5754 and passcode 095863.

The full agenda is posted at https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/AgendaCenter.

Jefferson Board of Health

The Jefferson County board of health will hear a presentation on transgender and nonbinary health from Beau Ohlgren and Dr. Allison Berry when it meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

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 online meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/97862703889.

To listen only call 1-253-215-8782 and enter access code 978 6270 3889.

Public comment can be emailed to boh@co.jefferson.wa.us.

The board also also will announce an open board member position and hear reports on climate change from Willie Bence and Lara Gaasland-Tatro.

The full agenda is posted at https://www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/545/Board-of-Health.

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the PUD offices at 310 Four Corners Road, Port Townsend.

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

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/Portal.

Clallam Transit

Clallam Transit board members will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Clallam Transit System administration building at 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

To listen in, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 858 1027 6869; no passcode is needed.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://www. clallamtransit.com/board- agendapackets.

Peninsula Housing Authority

The Board of commissioners of the Peninsula Housing Authority will discuss the board’s meeting time when they meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in room 160 of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87264392252?pwd=L20yQVQ4a0Q0Sno4SW1ORjVtcjVuQT09.

To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID is 872 6439 2252 and the passcode is 884832.

The full agenda is posted at https://peninsulapha.org/board-of-commissioners.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles city council will take final action on an ordinance increasing council member pay during a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting will be in council chambers at city hall, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

To join the meeting, visit www.cityofpa.us/Live-Virtual-Meetings or https://cityofpa.webex.com/cityofpa/j.php?MTID=m94195fb9fe75096b18c218cb8f292a20.

To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 and enter access code 2552 864 9956.

Public comment sent to council@cityofpa.us will not be read during the meeting, but will be entered into the meeting record.

The full agenda is posted at https://www.cityofpa.us/583/Meetings-Agendas.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will consider declaring an emergency and authorizing the city manager to execute repairs of the Water Street sewer main when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

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

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; public comments will not be read aloud during the meeting.

The council also will swear James Berteig into the Port Townsend Police Department, consider adoption of a resolution related to building codes, consider an amendment to the city’s speed limits ordinance and hear a presentation on the Mainstreet Program.

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

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will conduct a regular business meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The hybrid meeting is in the board room at district headquarters, 1610 Blaine St., Port Townsend

To attend the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85243494888.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 852 4349 4888.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/ptsd/Board.nsf/Public.

Quilcene schools

The Quilcene School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in Room 9 at 294715 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85920306706?pwd=NVRJRnFIMjZvTDVBYXc4ZWpNbWFGZz09.

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

OESD 114

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

The hybrid meeting is in the district headquarters, 105 National Ave., Bremerton.

The meeting agenda is expected to be posted at www.oesd114.org/about-oesd/#.

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.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

To join the online meeting visit https://www.olympic medical.org/virtual-board-meeting.

The meeting agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.olympicmedical.org/about-us/board-information.

Fire District 2

Clallam County Fire District No. 2 commissioners will discuss their Reciprocal Fire Protection Act agreement with Olympic National Park when they meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be preceded by a meeting of the Pension and Relief Board.

The hybrid meetings are in the district administrative office, 1212 E. First St., Port Angeles.

To join the meetings online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83729939943?pwd=bXBXeC9ZNHhMLzlyanZFM3VOM3VGQT09.

To listen to the meeting, call 253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 837 2993 9943 and passcode 988752.

The commissioners also will discuss agenda items for an upcoming joint meeting with the Clallam County FIre District #3 commissioners and will consider a power lift gurney purchase.

The full agenda is posted at http://www.clallamfire2.org/index.php/district-information/commissioners-meetings/schedule.html.

Fire Protection District 3

Clallam County Fire Protection District 3 commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the district’s training and operations center, 255 Carlsborg Road, Sequim.

The agenda and meeting links are expected to be 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.

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in Station 1-1, 9193 Rhody Drive, Chimacum.

The agenda and meeting links are expected to be posted at https://www.ejfr.org/uncategorized/board-meeting-minutes-agendas.

Quilcene Fire Rescue

The Quilcene Board of Fire Commissioners will discuss the new district website and the transition from Emergency Reporting to ESO when they meet at 7 p.m. Monday

The hybrid meeting is in Bob Wilson Station #21, 70 Herbert St., Quilcene.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/5395075683.

The full agenda is posted at https://quilcenefirerescue.org/index.html.

Hood Canal Coordinating Council

The council will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the council’s offices at Liberty Bay Marina, Suite 124, 17791 Fjord Drive NE, Suite 124, Poulsbo.

To view the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87351219603.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 873 5121 9603 and passcode 087045.

The full agenda is posted at https://hcccwagov.app.box.com/s/41uwmgqjk2h6uombz1hn1fmj8rnyry2s.

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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