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Meetings across Clallam and Jefferson counties

A hospital levy, short-term rental policy and body cameras for a law enforcement agency will be before Peninsula boards and commissions this week.

Clallam County Commissioners

The three Clallam County commissioners will consider a resolution in support of the levy lid lift for Clallam County Hospital District #2 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 253-212-8782 then enter meeting ID 875 561 7844 and passcode 12345.

Agenda items include:

• A letter of support for the Upper Cowan Ranch River restoration project.

• An agreement with Amanda Sanders to provide client services for the community prevention and wellness initiative.

• An agreement with Thomas Sherry to provide court-ordered sex offender treatment for youths.

• An amended agreement with Washington State University’s Social and Economic Sciences Research Center for an additional $1,089, for a total of $27,846, to analyze data for the phase 2 RECOMPETE grant application.

• Opening of bids for phase I of the Sekiu sewer main replacement project.

• A final ordinance regarding the fee schedule for Sheriff’s Office civil processes.

• A grant agreement with the state Department of Commerce for $35,000 to hire a consultant to develop the county’s five-year homelessness plan.

• A grant agreement with the Office of Crime Victim Advocacy for $62,230 for the Prosecuting Attorney’s victim witness coordinator program.

• An updated agreement with the state Department of Corrections to house prisoners on behalf of the state.

• A proposal from the Sheriff’s Office to hire SWCA Environmental Consultants, of Portland, Ore., to create a community wildfire protection plan.

• A discussion regarding a joint meeting about the emergency operations center.

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 Behavioral Health Advisory Board will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting will be in room 160 in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/92746778294.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 927 4677 8294 and passcode 12345.

• The Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board will meet at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting will be in room 160 in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81081709022?pwd=dFpxSWRWblU0ajV5N2h6UER3L0h0UT09.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 810 8170 9022 and passcode 12345.

Jefferson County commission

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding the moratorium on short-term rentals when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting will be 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:

• An update on the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Museum of Art and History from Tara McCauley.

• A briefing and potential action regarding the establishment of a Local Emergency Planning Committee, including the approval of bylaws and appointment of members.

• An update on the Jefferson County Forestry Strategic Plan from Malloree Weinheimer of Chickadee Forestry.

• A resolution authorizing an application for a youth activity facility maintenance grant of $345,560 from the state Recreation and Conservation Office to replace infrastructure at Memorial Field.

• Agreements with Jumping Mouse Children’s Center for $75,949 to provide mental health therapy services at the Chimacum and Brinnon school districts.

• An updated agreement with the state Department of Corrections to house prisoners on behalf of the state.

• A call for bids to supply aggregate for the county’s 2025-2026 bituminous surface treatment program; bids must be received by 1 p.m. July 26.

• An agreement with the University of Washington for the Dead Bird Citizen Science for Youth Community Members internship program.

• An agreement Public Health of Seattle for up to $5,000 for a breast, cervical and colon health program.

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 Healthier Together Task Force will meet at 6 p.m. Monday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87338025833.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 873 3802 5833.

• The newly formed Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is at Fire Station 1-1, 9193 Rhody Drive, Chimacum.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82110400824.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 821 1040 0824

• Tourism Coordinating Council will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81647254420.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 816 4725 4420 and passcode 193458.

• The Behavioral Health Advisory Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting will be at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

To join the meeting online, visit https://zoom.us/j/9750679608.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 975 067 9608.

• The Ferry Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting will be in the county commissioners’ chambers in the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82536075998.

• The Civil Service Commission will conduct a special meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting will be on the first floor conference room at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86832257765.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 868 3225 7765.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting will be at the port commission, 338 W. First St., Port Angeles.

The agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at https://portofpa.com/about-us/agenda-center.

Port of Port Townsend

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will conduct a workshop meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The commissioners also will conduct a business meeting at 1 p.m.

The hybrid meetings will be in the Point Hudson Pavilion Building, 355 Hudson St., Port Townsend.

To join either of the meetings 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 agendas are expected to be posted at https://portofpt.com/about-us/port-commission/meeting-minutes.

Clallam Conservation District

Clallam Conservation District commissioners will discuss the 2024-2025 budget when they meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the OlyCAP conference room, 228 W. First St., Suite G, Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82706630292.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 827 0663 0292.

The full agenda is posted at https://clallamcd.org/remote-board-meeting-access.

Jefferson County Conservation District

The Jefferson County Conservation District supervisors will discuss a cost-share agreement for riparian planting and maintenance when they meet 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

To join the meeting online, visit https://meet.goto.com/951793645.

To listen only, call 866-899-4679 and enter access code 951-793-645.

The meeting agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.jeffersoncd.org/board-meetings/2023-board-meetings-3tw9b.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will discuss the purchase of body worn cameras for law enforcement officers when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83739094525?pwd=pNYypeEhFdnvmkqt4xJ8hrMrpc3I0g.1.

The full agenda is posted at www.forkswashington.org.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will conduct a public hearing regarding the 2025-2030 capital improvement program at 6 p.m. Monday.

The council also will see a demonstration of the city’s new vacuum truck and its new camera van prior to the meeting at 5:30 p.m. in front of the civic center, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

The hybrid meeting is in the civic center.

To join the meeting online, visit https://sequimwa-gov.zoom.us/j/86842041779.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 868 4204 1779.

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

The city is implementing a new requirement for community members who want to comment remotely at council meetings to register at https://www.sequimwa.gov/1219/Submit-Public-Comments by 3 p.m. the day of the meeting; in-person comments do not require pre-registration.

The agenda is posted at https://www.sequimwa.gov/215/Agendas-Minutes.

Chimacum School Board

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

The board will meet in room 702 at Chimacum Elementary School, 91 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

The full agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at go.boarddocs.com/wa/chimacum/board.nsf/public.

Brinnon Fire

The Jefferson County Fire Protection District 4 commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The commissioners meet in Brinnon Fire Department Station 41, 272 Schoolhouse Road, Brinnon.

The agenda is expected to be posted at https://brinnonfire.org/agendas-and-applications.

Fire Protection District 3

Clallam County Fire Protection District 3 commissioners will discuss the community paramedic program during a special meeting 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.

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.

Jefferson County Library Board of Trustees

The Jefferson County Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The board will meet Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, Port Ludlow.

The meeting agenda is posted at https://jclibrary.librarymarket.com/event/board-trustees-regular-meeting-port-ludlow-bay-club-10290.

Parks and Recreation District

Clallam County Parks and Recreation District No. 1 will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be in the community room at the YMCA, 610 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Cemetery commission

The Gardiner Community Cemetery commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday.

The public meeting will be held downstairs in the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Gardiner.

The public is invited to attend.

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