EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Budget, public health before county panels

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 hear a presentation on the county’s preliminary 2024 budget during their weekly business meeting Tuesday.

The also will conduct public hearings on a proposed repeal of chapter 3.35, Voters’ Pamphlet, of the county code, a proposed modification to chapter 5.05, Sales and Use Tax for Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Treatment, of the county code and on a proposed modification to chapter 5.40, Opportunity Fund Program, of the county code.

The commissioners’ work session, at 9 a.m. Tuesday, will preview items set for action at their formal meeting, which starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid 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.

Other agenda items include:

• An agreement with Richard Beers for $545 per month to to store the Sheriff’s Office’s marine patrol boat.

• An amended agreement with the Commerce Department for an additional $135,ooo in funding for support personnel and operational costs for the OPNET task force.

• A request from the Department of Community Development to allow a three-month overlap for a replacement for a retiring staff member.

• Review of a letter to the Commissioner of Public Lands supporting the Ode to Joyce timber sale.

• A discussion regarding preferred representation on the Washington State Association of Counties’ Legislative Steering Committee, Federal Issues and Relations Committee and Timber Counties Caucus.

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 Homelessness Task Force will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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://us06web.zoom.us/j/95662121034?pwd=OGtnbTgydVJNWG1hc25Rck5XQ0xiZz09.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 956 6212 1034 and passcode 12345.

• The Trails Advisory Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in 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 938 0529 7962 and passcode 12345.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear a monthly update on public health and emergency management from Dr. Allison Berry and Willie Bence when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is at the commissioners chambers 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 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.

The commissioners will also conduct a workshop regarding a draft agreement with Jefferson Land Trust for the Ruck Salmon Creek conservation futures project.

Items on the consent agenda include a resolution approving a Recreation and Conservation Office grant for county park maintenance projects; a grant of easement to Shold Excavating, Inc. for a percolation pond; an agreement with the Department of Ecology for $245,540 to partially fund the local recycling program; a supplemental agreement with the Department of Transportation for an additional $145,275 for a road departure reduction project; an amended agreement with Natural Systems Design for an additional $27,500 for the Rocky Brook and powerlines reach habitat restoration design agreement, totalling $472,387; and an update from the Department of Community Development regarding stock plans.

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 Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82317298603.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 823 1729 8603.

Clallam planning

Clallam County Planning Commission members will discuss the addressing ordinance when they meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the county commissioners meeting room 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.

Jefferson {UD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will hear a presentation regarding a draft procurement policy when they 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 online, visit www.zoom.us/my/jeffcopud or call 833-548-0282, meeting ID 4359992575#.

The full agenda and meeting packet is posted at https://jeffpud.diligent.community/document/14078.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles city council will consider a proposed ordinance to establish a transportation benefit district when it meets 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=m61b2bffb03aab05d12fdbb16229639f3.

To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 and enter access code 2552 422 6969.

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 discuss the stock structural plan programs and fees when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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 will also consider a resolution to appoint Conner Bouchard-Roberts poet laureate.

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

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will meet in a work/study session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

The agenda and meeting link are 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.

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

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will meet at 12:30 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 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.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84401730144?pwd=Y2ZtS0wzSDFLVlVlTG9CUW9GdDVidz09.

To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 868 5240 5153 and passcode 912707.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.ccfd3.org/board-meetings.

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

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