EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Towne Road, budget before county boards

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 discuss alternatives for the resurfacing of the Towne Road levee 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:

• A public hearing regarding resolutions to adopt the proposed 2024 county budget and 2024 emergency appropriations.

• A public hearing regarding a resolution to adopt several debatable budget emergencies.

• A resolution establishing 2024 levy rates for veterans’ relief, developmental disabilities and land assessment funds.

• Resolutions adopting revisions, reductions and supplemental appropriations to the 2023 budget.

• Opening of proposals and and qualifications for hearing examiner services.

• A resolution to adopt the 2024 construction program.

• Multiple resolutions to reappoint members of various volunteer boards and commissions.

• The certification of taxing district levy budgets to the county assessor.

• A request from Pakala, LLC for an extension to the platting process fro a 14-lot cluster development.

• An update on Housing Solutions Committee progress toward its 2023 goals.

• A proposed letter to the commissioner of public lands regarding a possible collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources for a natural climate solutions program.

• An update on the Dungeness off-channel reservoir project.

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 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. Thursday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/95662121034?pwd=OGtnbTgydVJNWG1hc25Rck5XQ0xiZz09.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 956 6212 1034 and passcode 12345.

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

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding the 2024-2025 biennial budget 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 conduct a public hearing regarding the six-year traffic improvement plan and will consider a proposed commitment letter in support of a middle housing grant application.

Items on the consent agenda include a resolution to declare certain county property surplus; a notice of a public hearing to be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, regarding 4th quarter 2023 budget appropriations and extensions; a notice of a public hearing to be conducted at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2, regarding 2023 conservation futures funding applications; an agreement with Cascade Community Connections for $290,000 to provide employment services; an agreement with Stronger Towns for $20,000 to fund the Quilcene Skate Park; and an amended agreement with the Hood Canal Oyster Co. for $910 to complete the delivery of 1,200 bags of clean Pacific oyster shells to Discovery Bay.

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 meetings:

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

The hybrid meeting is in the Point Hudson Pavilion Building, 355 Hudson St., Port Townsend.

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

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

• The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday.

The board will meet in the first floor conference room in the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1920 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

To join the hybrid meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82351520210 then enter passcode 134357.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 823 5152 0210 and passcode 134357.

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 continue discussion of a proposed recreational park trailer 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.

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will conduct a special meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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 Transit

Clallam Transit board members will retire to executive session to discuss upcoming collective bargaining during a special meeting at 8 a.m. Monday.

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

To listen in, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 858 1027 6869; no passcode is needed.

The full agenda is posted at https://www. clallamtransit.com/board- agendapackets.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will conduct a workshop and a public hearing regarding the 2024 budget during a special meeting 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/83604303287?pwd=tybOwMtchUWs7Y8sKo43LeEnPaJ3K9.1.

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

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles city council will continue a public hearing regarding the proposed 2024 budget 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=m03f2b21075d8f06f1195f02a37cbdd48.

To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 and enter access code 2554 684 0129.

To join the meeting, visit www.cityofpa.us/Live-Virtual-Meetings.

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 accepting the Envision report regarding policy direction for Mountain View leases and the golf course lease 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 online, visit 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 council will retire to executive session to discuss police contract negotiations; conduct a public hearing for the proposed 2024 city budget; and consider supplemental appropriations to the 2023 budget.

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

Transportation Benefit District

The Transportation Benefit District Board will discuss its 2023 and 2024 budgets during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The board meets in council chambers at 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 730-411-227.

To listen only, call 360-390-5064 and use access code 367-132-851#.

The Port Townsend City Council acts as the Transportation Benefits District Board.

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will meet 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.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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

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

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will conduct a work session when they 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 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/84401730144?pwd=Y2ZtS0wzSDFLVlVlTG9CUW9GdDVidz09.

To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 868 5240 5153 and passcode 912707.

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.

Strait ERN

The Strait of Juan de Fuca Ecosystem Recovery Network will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

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.

Equalization Meeting

The board of directors of the Agnew Irrigation District will conduct an annual equalization meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The board will meet at the Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church, 1241 Barr Road, Port Angeles.

The board will hear any objections to its current assessments.

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