EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Homeless funding, appropriations before county boards

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 2023-2025 funding recommendations from the Homelessness Task Force totalling $1,437,720 during 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 hybrid meetings are in the county commissioners meeting room (Room 160) 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 recommendation from the Heritage Advisory Board to disburse $7,000 to the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center from the Clallam County Heritage Grant Fund.

• A request from the Noxious Weed Control Board to approve an application for a $45,421 grant from the state Department of Agriculture for a two-year knotweed control program.

• A three-year agreement with Afton Tickets for online ticketing and credit/debit card sales at the county fair to reduce the risks associated with a cash-only ticket booth and as a public convenience.

• A briefing on fairground fee changes from the Parks, Fair and Facilities Department; there is an associated call for a public hearing on Tuesday, May 19, regarding the proposed changes.

• A call for bids to be opened at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, for the county’s 2023 hot mix asphalt and CSS-1 liquid asphalt requirements.

• A request to waive the three-bid requirement so that Public Works may purchase a used 2019 Volvo roller for $58,627 from Pac-West Machinery, LLC.

• An agreement with Wilson Engineering, LLC for $15,260 to complete value planning analysis regarding alternatives to sanitary sewer services and wastewater treatment to Clallam Bay and Sekiu.

• A public hearing for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, regarding a new change to the proposed county sign ordinance.

• A letter to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in support of the Upper Cowan Ranch Hoko River restoration project.

• An agreement with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for $71,496 to plan, coordinate and implement substrate enhancement to improve recruitment of Olympia oysters in Sequim Bay.

• An update on the current state legislative session.

• A presentation of the Climate Advisory Committee’s draft climate action plan.

• Approval of a memorandum of agreement regarding code enforcement between the Department of Community Development, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division, Clallam County Health Officer, Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Board of Clallam County Commissioners.

• Opening of bids for an electric vehicle charging station at the county courthouse.

• A request to purchase a used 2019 Forest River Surveyor recreational vehicle trailer to house seasonal employees at the Dungeness Recreation Area.

• A public hearing regarding the allocation of surface transportation block grants.

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 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?pwd=N3dMbHRyL3l5TnpKNGtVSGtWYk5VQT09.

• 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 conduct a public hearing regarding first quarter budget appropriations/extensions 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 discuss capacity and current planning review times at the Department of Community Development, discuss requests for proposals to adopt a commercial property assessed clean energy and resiliency ordinance and conduct a workshop regarding the county solid waste fee schedule.

Items on the consent agenda include an agreement with Olympic Angels for $30,00 to provide programs in 2023 and 2024 for youths and families in foster care, an agreement with the Department of Ecology to provide Washington Conservation Corps crews to maintain plantings on the Big Quilcene floodplain, an agreement with EarthCorps LLC for $34,000 for noxious weed control in the public utility district corridor and a bid award to Northwest Rock Inc. for $480,000 to provide aggregate for bituminous surface treatment or county roads in 2023 and 2024.

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

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 will review a draft vacation rental and B&B Inn ordinance when they meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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.

Clallam Board of Health

The Clallam County Board of Health will hear an update on COVID-19 from Dr. Allison Berry, health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties, when it meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the county commissioners meeting room in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The meeting can be viewed online at https://www.clallam countywa.gov/669/Live-Archived-Meetings-Online.

To join the meeting online, visit https://zoom.us/j/93573435754.

To listen only, call 253-2125-8782 then enter meeting ID 935 7343 5754 and passcode 095863.

The full agenda is posted at https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/AgendaCenter.

Jefferson Board of Health

The Jefferson County Board of Health will present Public Health Hero awards when it meets at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The hybrid meeting is 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 online meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/97862703889.

To listen only call 1-253-215-8782 and enter access code 978 6270 3889.

Public comment can be emailed to boh@co.jefferson.wa.us. The full agenda is posted at https://www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/545/Board-of-Health.

Clallam PUD

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will conduct interviews with three remaining candidates for the district 2 commissioner seat during a special meeting at 1 p.m. Monday.

The commissioners will retire to executive session following the interviews to consider selecting the new commissioner.

The commissioners will also hear a presentation from Jud Virden of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory regarding the lab’s history of regional collaboration during a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday.

The hybrid meetings are 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.

Public comment may be submitted in advance to info@clallampud.net.

The full agenda is posted at https://clallam pud.net/wp-content/uploads /2021/10/10-11-21-WEB-Packet.pdf.

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will review Rural Utility Systems requirements when they meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the PUD offices at 310 Four Corners Road, Port Townsend.

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

The full agenda and meeting packet is posted at https://jeffpud.diligent.community/document/12917.

Clallam Transit

Clallam Transit board members will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Clallam Transit System administration building at 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The agenda and meeting links are expect to be posted at https://www. clallamtransit.com/board- agendapackets.

Jefferson Transit

The Board of Jefferson Transit Authority will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Jefferson Transit board room, 63 Four Corners Road, Port Townsend.

The agenda and meeting links are expected to be posted at https://jeffersontransit.com/public- meeting-notice-page.

Peninsula Housing Authority

The Board of commissioners of the Peninsula Housing Authority will consider authorizing the sale of lots in Port Townsend when they meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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://us02web.zoom.us/j/82317845209?pwd=Q3NpM3duaWZ5ZXc3eWt1M21MbThIZz09.

To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID is 823 1784 5209 and the passcode is 353138.

The full agenda is posted at https://peninsulapha.org/board-of-commissioners.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles city council will consider a draft ordinance on councilmember compensation 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=m37bb437c94f0b67f0277460ec162876f.

To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 and enter access code 2559 734 0140 and password hQc8jsHYb63.

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 resolution creating an Equity, Access and Rights Advisory Board 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, go to www.cityofpt.us/city council/page/agendasminutesvideos. To join the meeting, go to www.join webinar.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 full agenda is posted at https://cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendas minutesvideos.

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will meet in executive session at 4:30 p.m. Thursday before its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.

The hybrid meetings are in the board room at district headquarters, 1610 Blaine St., Port Townsend.

To attend the meetings online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85243494888.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 852 4349 4888.

The agendas are expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/ptsd/Board.nsf/Public.

Quilcene schools

The Quilcene School Board will conduct a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85920306706?pwd=NVRJRnFIMjZvTDVBYXc4ZWpNbWFGZz09.

The agenda is 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 6 p.m. Wednesday.

To join the online meeting visit https://www.olympicmedical.org/virtual- board-meeting.

The meeting agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.olympic medical.org/about-us/board- information.

Fire District 2

Clallam County Fire District No. 2 commissioners will discuss their agreement with Olympic National Park during a regular 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/83729939943?pwd=bXBXeC9ZNHhMLzlyanZFM3VOM3VGQT09.

To listen to the meeting, call 253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 837 2993 9943 and passcode 988752.

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 appoint a new commissioner when they 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/87182301625?pwd=bUlnM1poNFIzZzliaHRvM1VkTUpldz09.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 871 8230 1625 and password 444504.

The agenda and meeting links are expected to be posted at https://ccfd3.org/about-the-district/board-of-commissioners/board-agendas-and-minutes.

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

E. Jefferson Fire-Rescue

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The hybrid meeting is in Station 1-1, 9193 Rhody Drive, Chimacum.

The agenda and meeting links are expected to be posted at https://www.ejfr.org/uncategorized/board-meeting-minutes-agendas.

Quilcene Fire Rescue

The Quilcene Board of Fire Commissioners will discuss the facilities at stations 21 and 22 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.

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

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