EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Counties to view RPA funds, vacating rights of way

Government meetings across 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 consider a direct grant of $775,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding to Clallam County Public Utility District for its Carlsborg water project during their weekly work session Monday.

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 update on the Northwest Straits Initiative and Clallam Marine Resources Committee projects.

• An agreement with Olympic Peninsula Humane Society for $125,000 for animal sheltering services.

• Consideration of three new projects for Surface Transportation Block Grants; a public hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18.

• A resolution restructuring the county’s Public Works Department.

• An agreement with Mark and EA Matthews to extend the closing date for a real property purchase on South Tyler Road for a joint public safety building to May 1.

• Certifications of 2022 road fund expenditures for fish passage barrier removal and for traffic law enforcement.

• An agreement with the Peninsula Daily News for publication of legal notices and delinquent tax lists.

• A discussion concerning the designation of an associate development organization to contract with the Department of Commerce.

• A call for a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, on proposed changes to the county sign ordinance.

• An amended agreement with the United Way of Clallam County regarding American Rescue Plan Act funding for the Clallam Resilience Project.

• A public hearing and several resolutions regarding budget revisions.

• Several resolutions appointing members to various volunteer boards and commissions.

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 Board of Equalization will meet at 9 a.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 https://zoom.us/j/99400893755.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 994 0089 3755 and passcode 372263.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider hearing examiner recommendations regarding vacating county rights of way at Gustavsen Road and at Ricky Beach Drive 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 workshops on county communication strategy planning at 11:30 a.m.; on the Department of Community Development 2023 work plan at 1:30 p.m.; Central Services Department’s 2023 work plan at 2:15 p.m.; and the 2023 work plans for the Public Health and Environmental Public Health departments at 2:45 p.m.

Items on the consent agenda include a temporary closure of West Valley Road, an agreement with the Port Townsend Police Department for $134,400 to provide mental health navigator for 2023 and 2024, an agreement with the Port Townsend Leader for publication of legal notices, five agreements for a total of $159,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding, a contract with N&N Construction for $8,650 to replace the roof of the water treatment shed at the Brinnon Community Center and several appointments and reappointments to various volunteer boards and commissions.

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 Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will conduct a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82621725610.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter access code 826 2172 5610.

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.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will conduct a public hearing on proposed changes to the zoning code map when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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

Listening and webcast options, along with the full agenda, are expected to be posted on the city’s website, www.forkswashington.org.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will discuss proposed changes to the municipal building code during a special meeting 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 council will consider authorizing the city manager to appoint a poet laureate and hear the year-end financial report.

Sequim city

The Sequim city council will conduct a joint special meeting with the Clallam County commissioners at 5 p.m. Monday.

The Sequim City Council will discussed proposed municipal code changes during a regular meeting at 6 p.m.

The hybrid meetings are in the civic center, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

To join the meetings online, visit https://sequimwa-gov.zoom.us/j/87549989539.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 875 4998 9539.

Written public comment can be sent to clerk@sequimwa.gov and will be distributed to the council prior to the meeting.

The joint meeting will cover economic development initiatives, an overview of health and human services programs and funding and a housing update.

The meeting agendas are posted at https://www.sequimwa.gov/215/Agendas-Minutes.

Quillayute Valley

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 full agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.qvschools.org/Page/1764.

Development authority

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board will hear a report from the Strategic Direction committee when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81879617212?pwd=Y1ozS0QyQ042ekJUa2h0czFZcHZjUT09.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter the meeting ID 818 7961 7212 and password 376708.

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

A draft agenda is posted at https://fwpda.gov/AgendaCenter.

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