EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Sign ordinance, decriminalization of entheogens to be discussed

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 conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed sign ordinance 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 also will conduct a special meeting at 1 p.m. Monday to discuss and determine the final disposition of the Board of Equalization’s order recommendations.

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 resolution regarding salaries for elected county officials.

• A response to Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel regarding payment for the disposition of unclaimed remains.

• A resolution to disburse $10,000 of heritage grant funds to Sequim Museum and Arts.

• A discussion regarding the next steps in developing the Joint Public Safety Facility.

• A request from Superior Court to reclassify the therapeutic court’s administrative assistant from “temporary, extra help” to “permanent, non-benefited part-time.”

• A pre-application questionnaire for a $105,000 grant from the state Department of Ecology for satellite household hazardous waste collection events in Forks and, possibly, Sequim.

• A call for a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, to determine the method of sale for a surplus property at 4308 Nicholas Road.

• A grant agreement with State of Washington Tourism for $20,000 for trail improvement and event programming at Robin Hill Farm Park.

• A discussion regarding the overbudget bid for an electric vehicle charging station at the courthouse.

• A resolution to disburse $200,ooo in conservation futures funds to Frederick Hohns and Helle Anderson for a conservation easement on No Goat Farm.

• A request from the North Olympic Regional Veteran’s Housing Network for $40,000 in bridge funding.

• A discussion regarding the future funding of the Serenity House.

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

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

Other meetings:

• 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 Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• The Trails Advisory Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

The hybrid meeting is in the Port Angeles School District office, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.

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.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will discuss and possibly take action on a resolution supporting the decriminalization of entheogens when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is in the commissioners’ chambers in the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend.

The commissioners also will host an informational meeting regarding their intent to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to secure a $1.45 million congressionally directed spending grant to support development of the Early Learning and Family Support Center Project at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Superior Court room in the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend.

To view either meeting live go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us and follow the links under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.”

To join the meetings 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 also will hear an update on public health and emergency management from Dr. Allison Berry, public health officer, and Willie Bence, director of Department of Emergency Management..

Items on the consent agenda include a hearing notice regarding a community development block grant for early childcare learning, an agreement with Rainshadow Woodworks Inc. for $12,098 to rehabilitate the windows in the Port Townsend Communiy Center, a $139,859 local solid waste financial assistance grant application, an amended agreement with Evren Northwest Inc. for an additional $3,900 to complete environmental site assessments on the Chimacum confluence project and a letter of appreciation to the Department of Transportation for revisions to the Hood Canal Bridge repair schedule.

The meeting agendas are posted 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 discuss the park model placement ordinance when it meets at 6 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 857 7304 5582 and passcode 12345.

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

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will discuss decorative and commemorative pole attachments 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 agenda is posted at https://jeffpud.diligent.community/document/13023.

Jefferson conservation

The Jefferson County Conservation District supervisors will discuss the 2024 strategic plan when they meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the district office, 205C Patison St., Port Hadlock.

To join the meeting online, visit https://meet.goto.com/145637765.

To listen only, call 877-309-2073 and enter access code 145-637-765.

The meeting agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.jeffersoncd.org/current-year-agendas.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles city council will conduct the first reading of the proposed council compensation ordinance 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 or https://cityofpa.webex.com/cityofpa/j.php?MTID=m5cbdc02c48e52058569a33e17282257a.

To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 then enter access code 2555 661 7885 and password uHwyp3kGG35.

Public comment sent to council@cityofpa.us will not be read during the meeting, but will be entered into the meeting record.

The council also will discuss design authorization for the joint public safety facility and the opioid settlement.

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 adopt 2023 supplemental budget appropriations 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, go to www.joinwebinar.com and enter the webinar ID 242-937-955.

To listen only, call 360-390-5064 and use access code 706-376-505#.

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 increasing park rules, hear a presentation regarding tipping fee increases for yard and solid waste and authorize the city manager to execute a site host agreement for a car share parking location in Uptown.

The agenda is posted at www.cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos.

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will meet in a work/study session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

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

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

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

Quilcene School

The Quilcene School Board will conduct a work study session when it meets 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 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

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 swear in new commissioner Mike Mingee 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/85438218079?pwd=cm94c2J2WUJPQWpZRllqVEVrVEl3Zz09.

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

The full agenda is 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.

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