EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Counties plan joint meeting next week

Government meetings across the North Olympic Peninsula

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

Clallam – Jefferson joint meeting

The commissioners of Clallam and Jefferson counties will discuss a regional RECOMPETE application during a special joint meeting at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

The Rebuilding Economies and Creating Opportunities for More People Everywhere To Excel (RECOMPETE) Act establishes a grant program to assist economically distressed local communities and labor markets.

The hybrid meeting will be conducted from commissioners’ chambers in both the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend, and 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 or at www.co.jefferson.wa.us by following the links under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.”

To join the meeting online vist https://zoom.us/j/93777841705.

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

Clallam – Port Angeles joint meeting

The Clallam County commissioners and the Port Angeles City Council will discuss the joint emergency operation center during a special joint meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Port Angeles city council chambers in 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=mf37ea3722096c3c7372ccd52a11e7ae6.

To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 and enter access code 2551 809 1208 and password 45879339.

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

Clallam County

The three Clallam County commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding the mid-year status review of the 2023 budget during their weekly business meeting Tuesday.

The commissioners’ work session, at 9 a.m. Monday, 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.

Agenda items include:

• An agreement with Hoch Construction, Inc. for $201,725 for the courthouse landscaping project.

• Discussion regarding a request from the Serenity House to allow Sharon Maggard to represent Clallam County homelessness issues and vote for the county at the Washington State Balance of State – Continuum of Care Board.

• An agreement with Haase Woodworks, Inc. for $76,780 for interior renovation of the auditor’s office.

• An agreement with the Department of Ecology for $162,058 in funding to support the Sheriff’s Office CREW removal of litter and illegally dumped materials from public lands.

• A call for bids to be opened at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, for the downtown Sekiu sewer main replacement.

• A fire season update from George Bailey, Clallam County fire marshal.

• A public hearing regarding the proposed county administrator contract with Todd Mielke.

• An amended contract with OAC Services, Inc., for $1,897,360 for a change order on the joint public safety facility project.

• A request to waive the three bid requirement and purchase 1,110 square feet of flooring for Heath and Human Services’ Forks office from Burton Flooring for $9,491.51.

• An agreement with Gary and Karen Johnson for $8,538 to purchase a permanent easement around culverts under Wisen Creek Road and to replace fencing around the right-of-way.

• An agreement with the North Olympic Regional Veterans Housing Network for an additional $40,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding.

• A request from the Peninsula Housing Authority for an additional $200,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding for its planned purchase of the Ox Bow Apartments in Forks; the purchase price is $1,500,000 and the authority anticipates an additional project cost of $1,049,000 in required ADA improvements and soft costs.

• A request to waive the three bid requirement and purchase 65 linear feet of chain link fencing for the Harm Reduction Center at 325½ Second St. from Rainbow Sweepers for $5,440.

• Final plat approval for a five-space RV park near Kemp and South Brook streets in the Port Angeles urban growth area.

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 Heritage Advisory Board will visit Forks during a special meeting Tuesday.

The board will visit the Forks Timber Museum, 1421 S. Forks Ave., at 10 a.m. and will attend a meeting of the Timber Museum board at 11 a.m.

The board will also meet with the West End Historical Society at 2 p.m. in the Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave.

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

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/85314804485.

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

• The Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will discuss and possibly take action regarding objectives and procedures for the 2024-2025 budget when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

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.

The commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding second quarter budget appropriations; discuss the distribution of Secure Rural Schools funds; and, after the joint session with Clallam County, will discuss the draft strategic plan.

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

Chimacum meeting

The Board of County Commissioners will conduct a community conversation during a special hybrid meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

To join the meeting online, visit https://zoom.us/j/93777841705.

Mark McCauley, the county administrator, will provide a county update brief; Monte Reinders, the director of Public Works, will provide an update on the Port Hadlock sewer project; and the commissioners will conduct a Q&A session with the public.

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

Other Jefferson County meetings:

• The Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee will meet at 5:30 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.

• The Jefferson County and City of Port Townsend Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters Retirement/Disability Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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

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 conduct public hearings on four current use assessment applications when it meets 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.

Clallam Board of Health

The Clallam County Board of Health will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the county commissioners meeting room 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 board of health will hear an update from its harm reduction team when it meets 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 will hear a report on Jefferson Healthcare climate and health work and hear an update on the state of the public health workforce

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

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will hear a report on the results of the water and electricity capacity charge study when they meet at 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 commissioners also will discuss the moratorium on utility shutoffs during National Weather Service excessive heat warnings, watches or advisories as required by ESHB 1329.

The full agenda and meeting packet is available at https://jeffpud.diligent.community/document/13638.

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

Jefferson Transit

The Board of Jefferson Transit Authority will conduct a public hearing regarding the 2023-2028 transit development plan when it meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

To listen dial 1-877-568-4106 and enter access code 210-818-749.

The hybrid meeting is in the Jefferson Transit board room, 63 Four Corners Road, Port Townsend.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87641174508.

To listen only, call 877-853-5257 and enter webinar ID 876 4117 4508.

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

The agenda is posted at https://jeffersontransit.com/public-meeting-notice-page.

Peninsula Housing Authority

The Board of commissioners of the Peninsula Housing Authority will discuss updates to the strategic plan when it meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Humphrey Room at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84966857000?pwd=TzdLa0J1ZTBEM2JUYjliNDNhbmQrZz09.

To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID is 849 6685 7000 and the passcode is 459931.

The full agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at https://peninsulapha.org/board-of-commissioners.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles city council will conduct public hearings regarding the use of opioid settlement funds and to review performance on public services funded by Community Development Block Grants 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=mf37ea3722096c3c7372ccd52a11e7ae6.

To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 and enter access code 2551 809 1208 and password 45879339.

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 conduct a public hearing regarding the update to the six-year transportation improvement plan 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 242-937-955.

To listen only, call 360-390-5064 and use access code 706-376-505#.

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

Crescent school

The Crescent School Board will conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed 2023-2024 budget during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The board will conduct a regular meeting at 7 p.m.

The board meets in the library at Crescent School, 50350 state Highway 112, Joyce.

The full agenda is posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/crescent/Board.nsf/Public; a link to the proposed budget is posted at https://www.csd313.org.

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed 2023-2024 budget during a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The board will also meet in a regular session at 5:30 p.m.

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 conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed 2023-2024 when it meets 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 draft budget is posted at https://www.qsd48.org/District/Department/2-Business-Finance/1241-Financial-Information.html.

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

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is in the library at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

The board also will conduct its annual workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the professional development room at Sequim High School.

The agendas and meeting links are expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/sequim/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

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 will also stream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rg8so9AhSM.

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 consider action on a letter of support for the Lower Elwha Klallam sewer project when they meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the district administrative office, 1212 E. First St., Port Angeles.

To join the meeting 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 meeting 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 discuss the exit interview from the State Auditor’s Office annual audits for 2020 and 2021 when they 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 844 0173 0144.

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

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 link are expected to be posted at https://www.ejfr.org/uncategorized/board-meeting-minutes-agendas.

Quilcene Fire Rescue

Quilcene fire commissioners will discuss policies related to water incidents and rescues when they meet at 7 p.m. Monday

The hybrid meeting is in 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.

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