EYE ON THE PENINSULA: County boards: Budget before Clallam, pool before Jefferson

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 proposed budget revisions, budget reductions, supplemental appropriations and budget emergencies during their weekly work session Monday and 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 commissioners also will review third quarter timber harvest income with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) during a meeting with a department representative at 1 p.m. Monday

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 application for a $71,528 grant for six-months of the sheriff’s office’s body worn camera program.

• A mutual assistance agreement with the Makah Tribe for law enforcement services.

• A call for a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 12 regarding the Parks Fair and Facilities Department’s fee schedule.

• Recommendations from the Behavioral Health Advisory Board for behavior health funding grants for 2024 and 2025 totalling $2,000,000.

• An agreement with the Olympic Peninsula Community Clinic for $472,180 to staff a two-year respite care pilot project.

• An agreement with DNR for $3,000 per year for the county to lease the Blue Mountain Transfer Station site through Nov. 30, 2028.

• Recommendations from the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee for $1,382,891 in lodging tax fund grants.

• Opening of bids for courthouse security services and requests for proposals for developmental disabilities. programs.

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

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

Other Clallam meetings:

• The Clallam County Heritage Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. Monday.

The board will meet at the Elwha Klallam Museum, 205 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.

• 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 Solid Waste Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear a briefing regarding the Port Townsend Healthier Together aquatic center proposal from Carrie Hite 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 hear an update on timber revenues from Jill DeCianne and Drew Rosenbalm; discuss a proposed agreement for $50,000 with Braun Consulting Group for labor relations and human resources consulting; and conduct a workshop on a proposed memorandum of understanding with Waste Connections.

Items on the consent agenda include an announcement of a public hearing st 11:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4 regarding the 2024-2025 biennial budget; the surrender of leaseholds for Quimper East and Quimper West to the Department of Natural Resources; an agreement for $29,406 with the state Office of Public Defense to improve the quality of public defense; an agreement for $60,000 with the state Recreation and Conservation Office for culvert replacements under West Valley and Gibbs Lake roads for Naylors Creek; an agreement with Dustin Willis for $5,648 for caretaker services at H.J. Carroll Park; an agreement with Kelli Parcher, Inc., for $222,319 to provide the Proctor House alternative detention program; two agreements with Hadlock Development Company, LLC, for county extension office space rental; and an agreement with Clallam County Economic Development Council for $20,530 to provide economic development services.

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

Other Jefferson meetings:

• The Housing Fund Board will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91098454388.

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.

Port of Port Townsend

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting is moved from its usual time due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Point Hudson Pavilion Building, 355 Hudson St., Port Townsend.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86269043651?pwd=MDlybTZHSmxaRW5BMW1CajdOTUJHUT09.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID is 862 6904 3651 and password 911887.

The meeting agenda is expected to be posted at https://portofpt.com/about-us/port-commission/meeting-minutes.

Jefferson PUD

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

The hybrid meeting is in the PUD offices, 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 agenda is expected to be posted at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/Portal/.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed 2024 budget and proposed 2024 property tax levy when they meet 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.

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

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

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will conduct public hearings regarding the proposed 2024 budget and the proposed 2024 property tax levies 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, visit www.cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos.

To join the meeting online, visit 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 hear a staff presentation on the capital budget and select a final design for the Evans Vista project.

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

Crescent school

The Crescent School Board will hear an update on the elementary science program from Lisa Schermer and Mackenzie Maxwell when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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

To join the meeting, visit https://csd313-org.zoom.us/j/85361950272.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 853 6195 0272; no password in needed.

The full agenda is posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/crescent/Board.nsf/Public.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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

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

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.

To join the meeting online, visit https://zoom.us/j/244562383?pwd=OHlXUk5KTjlKSkxqNS9EVWFtRC96QT09.

To listen only meeting call 669 900 6833 and enter meeting ID 244 562 383 and password 372604.

The meeting agenda is posted at https://www.oesd114.org/about-oesd/#about-4.

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.

Fire District 2

The Clallam County Fire District 2 commissioners will conduct public hearing regarding their proposed 2024 budget during a special meeting 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/4329081371?pwd=YlczSUZqMmRYclM4WkZJbkg5Q2N1Zz09.

To listen to the meeting, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 432 908 1371 and passcode 502502.

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 meet in executive session at 3 p.m. Monday.

The commissioners will evaluate the qualifications of applicants for public employment.

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.

The agenda is posted at https://ccfd3.org/board-meetings.

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

Quilcene Fire Rescue

The Quilcene Board of Fire Commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding the 2024 budget 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.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 539 507 5683; no passcode is needed.

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

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