EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Serenity House, opioid settlement funds 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 hear an update on current and future operations of the Serenity House from Sharon Maggard 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:

• An personal services agreement with the Clallam County Economic Development Council for $123,000.

• A legislative update.

• An amended contract with Cascadia Consulting for an additional $8,499 to complete the county’s climate action plan.

• A call for bids for construction of the McDonald Creek fish passage and irrigation improvement project.

• An updated memorandum of agreement with Washington State University Clallam County Extension.

• Letters to the state House and Senate expressing concern over the proposed developmental disability budget.

• An agreement with the Center for Children and Youth Justices for a 5-year grant of $425,000 to fund an early childhood court community coordinator for the Superior Court.

• A purchase order with CDW Government for $167,546 for replacement computer network switches for the courthouse and the juvenile services building.

• A letter of support to our congressional delegation for the Port of Port Angeles’ proposed construction of new hangars and expanded fuel storage at Fairchild International Airport.

• An amended agreement with the Department of Social and Health Services’ Developmental Disabilities Administration for an additional $546,167 of funding for local programs providing services to persons with developmental disabilities.

• Agreements with the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau for $870,000 in lodging tax funds to develop their 2023 Olympic Peninsula tourism strategic plan and to promote year-round tourism.

• An agreement with the state Military Department for renewal of an annual emergency management preparedness grant.

• Opening of requests for proposals for 2023 homelessness program funding for the period of July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025.

• A call for bids to install electric vehicle charging stations at the courthouse; bids will be opened at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18.

• Resolutions appointing several community members to various volunteer boards and commissions.

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

Public comment may be sent to agores@co.clallam.wa.us.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a workshop regarding the use of opioid settlement funds 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 public heath and emergency management update from Dr. Allison Berry and Willie Bence at 9:45 a.m., open bids for the publication of county notices and culvert replacement on Snow Creek Road and consider a letter to the Department of Natural Resources regarding the Dabob area inter-trust exchange.

Items on the consent agenda include a call for bids for phase I site preparation at the Port Hadlock wastewater facility; a notice of a 45-day comment period for Title III projects; a five-way agreement with the Economic Development Council Team Jefferson, city of Port Townsend, Port of Port Townsend and Jefferson County Public Utility District No. 1; several agreements for youth cannabis and tobacco prevention programs; an agreement with the Jefferson County branch of the Olympic Peninsula YMCA for $39,900 for a community navigator, several resolutions related to appointments, resignations and reappointments to various volunteer boards and commissions.

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

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

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

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 of Port Townsend

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

The commissioners will 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 access 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.

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will consider broadband requests for proposals during a regular meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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

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

The commissioners will also consider a tree trimming bid and discuss PUD job titles and salary ranges.

The full agenda and meeting packet is available at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/document/12592.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles city council will hear the first reading of proposed land use code changes when it meets 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.

To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 and enter access code 2552 422 6969.

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 to pay off two bond measures from cash reserves when it meets at its new meeting time of 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, www.cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos.

To join the meeting, go to 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 full agenda is posted at https://cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos.

Chimacum schools

The Chimacum School Board will discuss start times when it meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The board meets in the library of the Junior/Senior High 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 full agenda is expected to be posted at go.boarddocs.com/wa/chimacum/board.nsf/public.

Port Angeles schools

The Port Angeles School Board will hear the teaching and learning report and the communications coordinator report when it meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The board meets in room 208, Lincoln Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.

For more information, call 360-565-3702.

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

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is in the library at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

The full agenda and meeting links are expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/sequim/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

Fire Protection District 3

Clallam County Fire Protection District 3 commissioners will hear an update on Station 31 replacement during a regular meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The commissioners will also discuss 2024 budget priorities during a special meeting at 2 p.m.

The hybrid meetings are in the district’s training and operations center, 255 Carlsborg Road, Sequim.

To join the regular meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85438218079?pwd=cm94c2J2WUJPQWpZRllqVEVrVEl3Zz09.

To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 854 3821 8079 and passcode 151228.

To join the special meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89548968588?pwd=dDhKclhEZmthWWx3ZTFUN21QNXFudz09.

To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 895 4896 8588 and passcode 586967.

The full agenda is 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.

Strait ERN

The Strait of Juan de Fuca Ecosystem Recovery Network will discuss Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding opportunities for Puget Sound recovery when they meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Red Cedar Hall Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81300788216.

To listen only dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID: 813 0078 8216.

Meeting location, links and agendas are expected to be posted at https://www.straitern.org/meetings.

The Strait ERN is one of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Local Integrating Organizations working to implement the Action Agenda for Puget Sound protection and recovery.

It includes all of the tribes and local jurisdictions, and most of the non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and key business groups with interest in the Strait Action Area, which extends from Cape Flattery near Neah Bay east to Point Wilson in Port Townsend, said coordinator John Cambalik.

For information on the Puget Sound Partnership and the Puget Sound Action Agenda, see www.psp.wa.gov. For more on the Strait ERN, see www.straitern.org. To contact Cambalik, email coordinator@straitern.org.

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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