EYE ON THE PENINSULA: County boards consider money for Field Hall, health report

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 an agreement with the Port Angeles Waterfront Center for $300,000 in lodging tax funds for Field Hall 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:

• A personal service agreement with the Clallam County Economic Development Center for $126,690.

• A resolution to form an advisory group regarding timber management and timber revenue distribution.

• An agreement with the Office of the Secretary of State regarding the sharing of category 3 data through the VoteWA system; category 3 information is protected from public disclosure.

• An agreement with Axon Enterprises, Inc. for $168,855 to provide its Justice Premier software for five years.

• A purchase order for $50,454 to obtain five APX 6500 radios from Motorola Solutions for the Sheriff’s Office.

• A landowner acknowledgment form from Deborah Last Name: Kucipeck in support of a grant application by the North Olympic Salmon Coalition for a county road culvert replacement at milepost 3.1 on Hoko-Ozette Road.

• An application for a $25,000 Terry Husseman grant from the state Department of Ecology to improve landowner coexistence with beavers.

• A staff recommendation to contract Cascadia Consulting Group to update the county’s hazard mitigation plan and to create a climate resiliency plan for the county’s comprehensive plan update.

• An amended contract with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency to expand Olympia oyster populations in Sequim Bay.

• A weekly update on the the county’s legislative priorities.

• Several resolutions appointing volunteers to various boards and commissions.

• A letter of commitment for a Coordinating Low-Income Housing Planning grant application from the state Department of Commerce.

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 4:30 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://zoom.us/j/8755617844.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 875 5617844 and passcode 12345.

• The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in Suite 7 at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

To join the online meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/86425927317.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 864 2592 7317 and passcode 12345.

• 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.

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

• The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/8755617844.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 875 5617844 and passcode 12345.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear an update regarding public health and emergency management from Dr. Allison Berry and Willie Bence 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 a presentation regarding noxious weed control from Sophie DeGroot; continue deliberations regarding the shoreline master program; consider deferring updates to the building code to allow staff to complete the update of the comprehensive plan and development regulations; and hear a legislative update.

Items on the consent agenda include a contract with Seton Construction for $4,997,707 to construct phase 3 of the low pressure sewer collection collection system in Port Hadlock; a memorandum of agreement with Washington State University regarding 2024 salaries for the county extension; an agreement with Cher Albright for $18,887 to provide caretaker services at Gibbs Lake Park; an agreement with Justice AV Systems for $6,667 for warranty and preventative maintenance for audiovisual system in the Superior Court; an agreement with StrongerTowns for $20,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to design a skate park in Quilcene Park; an agreement with the Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Board for $5,000; an agreement with Bayside Housing for $95,489 in Affordable Housing/Homelessness Grant funds for rent subsidies at Woodley Place; and several appointments and reappointments to various volunteer boards and commissions.

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

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

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81371408943.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 813 7140 8943.

• The Housing Fund Board will conduct a special workshop meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

The hybrid meeting is in Room A at the Fort Worden Commons, 210 Battery Way, 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.

Clallam planning

The Clallam County Planning Commission meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 17 has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The commissioners will conduct public hearings regarding two applications for rezoning.

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.

Port of Port Townsend

The Short Farm Steering Committee will conduct a two-hour walking tour of the farm at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The tour will begin at the quarry on the farm located at 1594 Center Road, Chimacum.

The tour will include the quarry, the west loafing shed, Chimacum Creek Crossing and the main farm campus.

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The commissioners will also meet in executive session during a special meeting at 3 p.m.

The hybrid meetings are in the PUD offices at 310 Four Corners Road, Port Townsend.

To join the meetings online, visit www.zoom.us/my/jeffcopud or call 833-548-0282, meeting ID 4359992575#.

The agendas are expected to be posted at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/Portal.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles city council will consider capital funding recommendations from the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee 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=mb725b4da8ea48dd6f4de05ce311a79f1.

To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 and enter access code 2555 713 2601.

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 consider a new rate and utility tax ordinances 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 update on the 2025 comprehensive plan periodic update.

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

Port Angeles schools

The Port Angeles School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The board meets at Lincoln Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.

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

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will conduct a board retreatfrom 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

The retreat is at the Charles Pink House, 1220 Lawrence St., Port Townsend.

The agenda is expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/ptsd/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.

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 commissioners meet in Linkletter Hall in Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles.

To join the online meeting visit https://olympicmedical.webex.com/olympicmedical/j.php?MTID=m48b1b9a0f1e5c48fbcecfd4698a0a3aa.

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

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

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