EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Parks fees, public health before county board

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 conduct a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the Parks Department’s fee schedules 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 commissioners will move into executive session during Tuesday’s meeting to discuss real estate.

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 number of resolutions reappointing members of various volunteer boards and commissions.

• A contract with Harper Ridgeview Funeral Chapel for the provision of services to the Coroner’s Office.

• An update on a letter requesting joint work sessions with the state Department of Transportation to discuss high impact traffic construction projects.

• A resolution to convene the Board of Equalization as required by RCW 84.48.010, since the number of appeals filed has exceeded 10 percent of the total number of appeals filed last year.

• An amended contract with the state Department of Health for an additional $10,674 for WIC nutrition, the drinking water group A program and onsite sewage system management.

• A contract with the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society to shelter animals for the sheriff’s office.

• Two agreements with the state Department of Commerce, totaling $26,901, for STOP Violence Against Women grants.

• An agreement with Glisson & Morris, P.S. for $20,000 for special deputy work on appeals for the cases State v. Latch, 58813-7-II; State v. Parrish, 58805-6-II; State v. Ferguson, 58378-0-II; State v. Burks, 58378-0-II; and State v. McGee, 58125-6-II.

• An amended contract with Terraphase Engineering extending the termination date to Dec. 31, 2024.

• Amended agreements with Public Works to extend the deadlines on lodging tax grants for Olympic Discovery Trail development along the state Highway 110 corridor.

• An agreement with DCG Watershed, of Freeland, for $60,490 to design the Bullman Beach Water System.

• An agreement with the state Departmens of Ecology for $135,000 to fund Marine Resources Committee projects from Jan. 1, 2024 through Dec. 31, 2025.

• An update on Washington State University’s regional small farms program that serves Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties.

• An amended agreement with Salish Behavioral Health Administrative Services that extends the agreement’s expiration date to Dec. 31, 2025.

• An agreement with the state Parks and Recreation Commission for an annual boating safety grant.

• An agreement with Norpoint Protective Services for $53,000 to provide security services for the county courthouse.

• An amended agreement with Anchor QEA, LLC to extend the deadline for design work for the Dungenesss 0ff-channel reservoir project.

• A request from Pakala, LLC to extend the deadline for the platting of a 14-lot cluster development south of U.S. Highway 101 and east of Bagley Creek.

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:

• The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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://us06web.zoom.us/j/81835767657?pwd=WkVWbHYxSk9kVzlZekhxNDVjdTV0Zz09.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 818 3576 7657 and passcode 12345.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear an update on 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 consider the planning commission’s recommendation regarding the Shoreline Master Program, discuss potential litigation in an executive session and continue deliberation regarding the county’s biennial budget.

Items on the consent agenda include an agreement with Discovery Behavioral Healthcare for fiscal oversight of opioid settlement funds, and agreement with Karpel Computer Systems for $85,975 to provide project management software for the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, a request to redirect funds from the Morgan Hill radio tower site to the Rainshadow Road radio tower site, an agreement with Foster Garvey PC to establish a line of credit for the Port Hadlock sewer project, an agreement with MCS Counseling Group for $30,000 to provide social support services, an amended agreement with Peak Sustainability for an additional $16,195 to provide facilitation services, an amended agreement with the state Recreation and Conservation Office for an additional $27,500 for acquisition and design on the Dosewallips River powerline project, an amended agreement with Henden Electric for an additional $4,239.81 to complete the Oak Bay Campgrounds electrical project and two change orders on the Port Hadlock sewer project site preparation.

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

Other Jefferson County meetings:

• The Climate Action Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The committee will meet in the Pacific Room at Jefferson Public Health, 615 Sheridan St., Port Townsend.

• The Jefferson County Public Infrastructure Fund Board will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The board will meet in the county commissioners’ chambers at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1920 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

To join the hybrid meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83612998617.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID836 1299 8617.

Joint meeting

The pre-approved stock plan subcommittees of the Jefferson County Planning Commission and the Port Townsend Planning Commission will discuss pre-approved building plans during a special joint meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88671047253?pwd=OU8vTWZGWTVRRGNRVEQ1c2k0WDVadz09.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 886 7104 7253 and passcode 894561.

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

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 Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will consider authorizing the city manager to sign a lease with the Friends of Port Townsend Golf Park during a special meeting 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 850-855-531.

To listen only, call 360-390-5064 and use access code 951-731-338#.

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 also will consider an amendment to the annexation agreement with East Jefferson Fire Rescue regarding fire marshal duties and consider the update to the city’s comprehensive land use plan.

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

Forks city

The Forks City Council will discuss the 2024 city budget 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/87057447737?pwd=gwYM8vZBua4pmdOjaSjBH9UGVyGF1m.1.

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

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will discuss the Joe Rantz sculpture project concept when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is in the civic center, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

To join the meeting online, visit https://sequimwa-gov.zoom.us/j/87549989539.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 875 4998 9539.

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

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

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will conduct a special meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the meeting room at the Fairchild International Airport terminal, 1402 Airport Road, Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81051134636.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter webinar ID 810 5113 4636; no passcode is required.

Comments may be submitted until 8 a.m. Tuesday to braedib@portofpa.com or by calling 360 461-9515.

The full agenda and meeting packet is 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 will also meet in a regular session at 1 p.m.

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

Clallam PUD

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will hear a staff presentation from Mattias Järvegren regarding the HVAC project at Forks Community Hospital when they meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

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.

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

The commissioners also plans to award apprenticeship completion certificates to two new journeyman linemen and a new journeyman tree trimmer; consider a proposal to solicit bids for a new 114 kV switching station at 1248 E. Lauridsen Blvd.; execute an interlocal agreement with the state Department of Transportation regarding utility relocation at the site of fish passage mitigation projects; consider adopting a new district financial policy; and hear a presentation of the strategic plan with the board’s Nov. 27 changes from Shailesh Shere.

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

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will 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 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/.

Clallam Conservation

Clallam Conservation District commissioners will 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 expected to be posted at https://clallamcd.org/remote-board-meeting-access.

Jefferson Conservation

The Jefferson County Conservation District supervisors will 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/246214389.

To listen only, call 866-899-4679 and enter access code 143-317-845.

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

Chimacum schools

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.

To join the meeting visit csd49.zoom.us/j/82679232108 or dial 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID: 826 7923 2108.

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

Crescent school

The Crescent School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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

The agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/crescent/Board.nsf/Public

Port Angeles schools

The Port Angeles School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The board will recognize outgoing board members Katie Marks and Jacob Wright at a 6 p.m. ceremony.

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.

Quilcene schools

The Quilcene School Board will elect officers for the upcoming year during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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

The agenda is posted at www.qsd48.org/district/1216-Board-Agenda.html.

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/upcoming-meeting-agendas.

Jefferson Library

The Jefferson County board of trustees will discuss its pandemic preparedness policy when it meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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

Tojoin the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89303645271?pwd=uUB5IZwpiZdJMKvW4dGARgKWFAwKUw.v8rK5FecMoLN6ETw.

The agenda is posted at https://jclibrary.librarymarket.com/event/board-trustees-regular-meeting-19.

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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