EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Clallam to propose letter against land trust transfer

Meetings across Clallam and Jefferson counties

The Clallam County Commissioners will consider a letter regarding a trust land transfer application and the Forks City Council will host a public hearing regarding the Quillayute Airport master plan this week.

Clallam County Commissioners

The three Clallam County commissioners will consider a proposed letter to the state Department of Natural Resources opposing a 3,082-acre trust land transfer application submitted by the city of Port Angeles during their weekly business meeting Tuesday.

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 commissioners also will meet in executive session to discuss collective bargaining during a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

There will not be a virtual attendance option available for this meeting.

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 253-212-8782 then enter meeting ID 875 561 7844 and passcode 12345.

Agenda items include:

• A public hearing regarding debatable budget emergencies as well as resolutions adopting various budget reductions, revisions and supplemental appropriations.

• Renewal of an agreement to participate in the Kitsap Critical Incident Response Team for use-of-force investigations.

• An agreement with the state Department of Commerce for an additional $4,000 STOP Violence Against Women grant.

• An agreement with Muir Communications of Langley, B.C., for use of a telecommunications tower for Sheriff’s Office communications equipment.

• An agreement with Peninsula Behavioral Health for $250,000 in affordable sales and use House Bill 1406 funds for a five-bedroom permanent supported housing group at Fifth and Fir streets in Sequim.

• Agreements with four agencies for a total of $417,400 in lodging tax funds, including $100,000 for the Port Angeles Waterfront Center, $157,500 for the Washington Festival and Events Education Foundation, $84,400 for Clallam County Public Works and $75,500 for Clallam County Parks Fair and Facilities.

• An agreement with Bud Clary Ford for $70,051 to purchase a 2024 F150 Lightning for the Sheriff’s Office road cleanup crews.

• An agreement with 4Sight Labs for $24,687 to provide health sensors for at-risk jail inmates.

• An agreement with the state Department of Ecology for $94,000 to fund Olympic oyster restoration work by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe in Sequim Bay.

• An agreement with Facet, Inc. for $264,021 to provide professional services related to the update of the county’s comprehensive plan.

• Opening of bids for the 2024 hot mix asphalt contract.

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

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

Jefferson County commission

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear an update regarding emergency shelter management when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting will be in 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.

Agenda items include:

• A resolution to create a county road project to resurface Van Trojen Road.

• An agreement with Behavioral Health Solutions for $1,000 to conduct de-escalation training for Public Health staff.

• An interlocal agreement with Kitsap County regarding hazardous waste disposal.

• A discussion regarding proposed expansion of the Dabob Bay Natural Area.

• Discussion regarding a proposed letter of support for Washington Coastal Restoration and Resiliency Initiative’s pulling together in restoration project.

• Continued public hearing regarding a proposed ordinance on rules for adopting ordinances.

• Discussion regarding vacancies on boards and committees.

The full agenda is posted at www.co.jefferson.wa.us. Find it by following the link under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.”

Other Jefferson County meetings:

• The Civil Service Commission will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the first floor conference room at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86832257765.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 868 3225 7765.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is at the port commission, 338 W. First St. Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84695749019?pwd=K0wwU3JQVFM4V1MrekJCQlBKTFhaQT09. To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter webinar ID 846 9574 9019; no passcode is required.

Comments may be submitted until 8 a.m. Tuesday to braedib@portofpa.com or by calling 360-461-9515.

The agenda is expected to be posted at https://portofpa.com/about-us/agenda-center.

Clallam County Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will not conduct their meeting regularly scheduled for Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will conduct a public hearing regarding the Quillayute Airport master plan when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in city hall, 500 Division St., Forks.

The agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at www.forks washington.org.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles city council will conduct a work session regarding the capital facilities plan and the transportation improvement plan during a special 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=mf5c7e29e24b9250729c508d5d4733a25.

To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 and enter access code 2552 644 5565.

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.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the civic center, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

The agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at https://www.sequimwa.gov/215/Agendas-Minutes.

Port Angeles schools

The Port Angeles School Board will conduct a community forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The forum is in the cafeteria at Port Angeles High School, 304 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.

The agenda is posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/wa/pasd/Board.nsf/public.

Quillayute Valley schools

The Quillayute Valley School board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is in the library at Forks High School, 261 S. Spartan Ave., Forks.

The agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at https://www.qvschools.org/o/qvsd/page/board-meetingsagendas.

Development authority board

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in Commons B on Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend.

Written comment can be submitted in advance to mvitale@fortworden.org.

The agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at https://fwpda.gov/AgendaCenter.

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