EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Economic development councils to make presentations this week

Meetings across Clallam and Jefferson counties

Calls for bids and economic development councils will be before Peninsula boards and commissions this week.

Clallam County Commissioners

The three Clallam County commissioners are expected to call for bids for the Towne Road/Dungeness levee surfacing 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:

• A public hearing regarding a request to vacate an unopened right-of-way off Shauna Place.

• A call for bids for the McDonald Creek fish passage and irrigation improvement project. Bids must be received by 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7.

• A call for bids for the fairgrounds art barn roof replacement project. Bids must be received by 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23.

• Opening of bids for the Lower Elwha River channel migration zone delineation project.

• An agreement with the city of Forks for policing services from the Sheriff’s Office.

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

• A resolution appointing county representatives to the Washington Counties Risk Pool.

• A call for a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, regarding proposed applications for federal surface transportation block grants.

• A call for a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, regarding a proposed ordinance to update the county’s recreation master plan.

• A review of county budget performance through February 2024.

• A request for qualifications and proposals for hearing examiner. Proposals must be received by 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7.

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:

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

• The Clallam County Heritage Advisory Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is in Room 160 of courthouse.

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 Trails Advisory Committee will meet at 1:30 p.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 www.zoom.us/join or call 1-253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 938 0529 7962 and passcode 12345.

• The Housing Solutions Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Friday.

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/7312497453.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 731 249 7453 and passcode 08816.

Jefferson County commission

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a workshop on a proposed burn restriction plan when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is at 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 monthly update on public health and emergency management from Dr. Allison Berry and Willie Bence.

• An agreement with Principal Bank for $4,000 to provide investment custody services.

• An agreement with Mom’s Laundromat for $6,000 to provide laundry vouchers.

• An amended agreement with VillageReach for $25,000 to provide a community navigator assessment.

• A resolution approving the 2024 equipment rental and revolving fund rental rates.

• Resolutions appointing members to four volunteer advisory boards.

• A discussion with the county administrator and human resources director, in executive session, regarding collective bargaining, professional negotiations, grievance or mediation proceedings.

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

Other Jefferson County meetings:

• The Conservation Futures Oversight Committee will conduct a special meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85605577798.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 856 0557 77989.

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

The hybrid meeting is in the Washington State University classroom, 97 Oak Bay Road, Port Hadlock.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82317298603.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 823 1729 8603.

• The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday.

The hybrid meeting is in the conference room at Jefferson County Public Works, 623 Sheridan St. Port Townsend.

To join the online meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/95469982700.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 954 6998 2700 and passcode 364977.

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 County Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will interview candidates for the vacant commissioner seat during a special meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Lake Crescent boardroom at the PUD’s main office, 104 Hooker Road, Sequim.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84721624204?pwd=Q0pCaVRLWXFqeWpONVFYaFM0UFB2UT09.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 847 2162 4204 and passcode 718170.

The commissioners will interview Kenneth Reandeau at 8 a.m., Kenneth Simpson at 9 a.m., Phyllis Bernard at 10 a.m. and, tentatively, Gary Smith at 11 a.m.

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

Jefferson County Public Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will consider approval of a contract with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local 77 when they meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the PUD offices at 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 posted at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/Portal.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles city council will hear a presentation regarding the Clallam County Economic Development Council from Collen McAleer 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 or https://cityofpa.webex.com/cityofpa/j.php?MTID=mff4832bb02f6f5c63e5104e45d0637e1.

To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 and enter access code 2558 961 1553.

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 emergency shelter and housing code 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 https://zoom.us/j/98187633367.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 981 8763 3367.

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 hear a presentation from EDC Team Jefferson, a presentation from Chickadee Forestry, a letter of support for Caswell Brown Village and a letter of support for “Opening a Gateway: SR 20/Mill Road.”

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

Quilcene School Board

The Quilcene School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in Room 9 at 294715 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene.

The meeting will also stream live; email jsukert@qsd48.org for the meeting link.

The agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at www.qsd48.org/district/1216-Board-Agenda.html 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

To join the meeting online, visit https://olympicmedical.webex.com/olympicmedical/j.php?MTID=m60ca3bbcd6afe87d28a2fc4b49dcab08.

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 conduct a public hearing regarding an application for a U.S. Department of Agriculture rural development grant for vehicle replacement during a special meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting is in the district’s training and operations center, 255 Carlsborg Road, Sequim.

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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