Housing, opioids topics at county meetings

Meetings across Clallam, Jeffersom counties

Governmental entities plan public meetings next week on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Clallam County

The three Clallam County commissioners will consider agreements to disburse a total of $300,000 in rapid re-housing funds to six local nonprofits in 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 http://www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.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:

• reallocation of $55,000 to purchase a van for the syringe services program.

• Acceptance of the transfer of Clallam Bay State Park to county parks.

• An agreement with the Port of Port Angeles to use a portion of Airport Road to stage demolition derby cares and support vehicles during the county fair.

• Agreements for the preliminary engineering phases of painting the Solduc River and Weel bridges.

• Consider budget revisions, including debatable emergencies, totalling $1,080,709.

• A public hearing to consider repeal of chapter 7.08 Massage Parlors — Public Bath Houses from the county code.

The meeting agendas are posted at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

Public comment may be sent to [email protected]

Other Clallam County meetings:

• The Clallam Count Marine Resources Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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 https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83145251701?pwd=MTM1MmxrdUtHVWtyL1RNbk9MSXBWdz09.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider an agreement in pending opioid litigation when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

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 [email protected] 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 an update on COVID-19 and Monkeypox from Dr. Allison Berry, health officer for Jefferson and Clallam counites, at 9:45 a.m., a briefing on an application for a Connecting Housing to Infrastructure Program grant, an update on the Olympic Discovery Trail and a workshop on the Evans Vista neighborhood project.

Items on the consent agenda include an amended agreement with the Administrative Office of the Courts to provide additional funding of $148,684 for Blake decision reimbursements, an amended agreement with Gateway to Freedom for an additional $7,485 for substance use disorder evaluation services, an amended agreement with the Department of Health for an additional $1,433,000 of funding for Public Health, an agreement with Adrienne Maxwell for $52,143 for remote registered dietitian services, an agreement with Andrea Knutson for $23,400 for mental health counseling, an agreement with Environmental Science Associates for $74,414 for the Shoreline Sea Level Rise study and report, an agreement with Sargent Engineers Inc. for the Little Quilcene River bridge replacement project, a lease agreement with Pacific Mobile Structures for $3,041.72 per month for a portable road crew shop in Port Hadlock and an additional $6,339.57 for a change order on the JUMP! playground at H.J. Carroll Park.

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 Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82621725610.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter webinar ID 826-2172-5610.

Assoc. 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.

Collaborative group

The Intergovernmental Collaborative Group will discuss topics introduced by Housing Solutions Network and Port Townsend city staff when they meet at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The group is composed of members of four entities: Jefferson County Commission, Port Townsend City Council, the Port of Port Townsend and Jefferson County Public Utility District.

The group will meet under the tent at 2135 San Juan Ave., 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.” Public comments can be emailed to [email protected]

Clallam planning

The Clallam County Planning Commission will continue discussion about the sign ordinance when it meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in Room 160 at 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 meeting agenda is posted at http://www.clallam .net/features/meetings.html.

Jefferson Board of Health

The board of health will consider a resolution declaring reproductive choice when it meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

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 [email protected]

The board also will hear an update on the drinking water policy and consider a proclamation regarding national breastfeeding month.

The full agenda is posted at https://www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/545/Board-of-Health.

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners are scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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

The meeting packet is expected to be posted at https://jeffpud.community bydiligent.com/Portal.

Clallam Transit

Clallam Transit board members will conduct a public hearing regarding the 2022-2027 transit development plan when they meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Clallam Transit System administration building at 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd. To listen in, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 858 1027 6869; no passcode is needed.

Written coments on the plan may be sent to [email protected]

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

Other agenda items include: the Jamestown public transit service agreement, board travel and vehicle

procurement.

Jefferson Transit

The Board of Jefferson Transit Authority will continue discussion about hiring a new general manager, including a resolution to extend the interim general manager’s contract when they meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The hybrid meeting is in the board room at Jefferson Transit, 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend.

To join the meeting online visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87641174508. To listen only, dial 1-877-853-5257 then enter access code 876 4117 4508.

Public comments can be emailed to speck[email protected] transit.com and will be read aloud during the meeting.

The board will also discuss its transportation development plan, the state transportation improvement plan, consider adopting the Kingston Express Pilot as an established route and discuss the board’s composition.

The full agenda is posted at https://jeffersontransit.com/public-meeting-notice-page.

Housing Authority

The Board of commissioners of the Peninsula Housing Authority will meet in executive session to discuss an applicant for a vacant position on the board 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/83129274219?pwd=UjQzOERLUmJ5M0Fsd3E2ZXU5ZWQ2Zz09. To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID is 842 0593 1696 and the passcode is 975486.

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

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles city council will conduct a public hearing regarding the 2022 electric utility resource plan during a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the online meeting, visit www.cityofpa.us/Live-Virtual-Meetings or https://cityofpa.webex.com/cityofpa/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1a6985d63a5240dd276ffdb06f5e6082. To listen only, call 1-844-992-4726 and enter access code 2552 422 6969.

Public comment sent to [email protected] will not be read during the meeting, but will be entered into the meeting record.

The full agenda can be viewed at https://www.cityofpa.us/583/Meetings-Agendas.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will hear a mid-year budget update when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting will be in council chambers at historic City Hall, 540 Water St.

To view the meeting live, go to 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 meeting agenda is expected to be posted atwww.cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos.

PT schools

The Port Townsend School Board will meet in a regular 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, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81847846702.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 818 4784 6702.

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

Quilcene schools

The Quilcene School Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday. The board will meet in Room 9 at 294715 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene. The meeting will also stream live; email [email protected] for the meeting link.

The agenda is expected to be posted at www.qsd48.org/district/1216-Board-Agenda.html 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Sequim schools

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

The board meets in the library at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

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

OESD 114

The Olympic Educational Service District 114 board of directors will meet at noon Thursday.

The hybrid meeting is in the district headquarters, 105 National Ave., Bremerton.

To join the meeting online, visit https://zoom.us/j/244562383?pwd=OHlXUk5KTjlKSkxqNS9EVWFtRC96QT09.

To listen only meeting call 669 900 6833 and enter meeting ID 244 562 383 and password 372604.

The meeting agenda is posted at https://www.oesd114.org/about-oesd/#.

OESD 114 serves the 15 school districts on the Kitsap and North Olympic peninsulas by delivering educational services that can be more efficiently or economically performed regionally.

Olympic Medical

The Olympic Medical Center Board of Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

For meeting links or the meeting packet, visit https://www.olympic medical.org/virtual-board-meeting.

Fire District 2

Clallam County Fire District No. 2 commissioners are scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting packet is expected to be posted at http://www.clallamfire2.org/index.php/district-information/commissioners-meetings/schedule.html.

E.J. Fire-Rescue

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue commissioners are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.ejfr.org/uncategorized/2022-ejfr-board-meetings.

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.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://ccfd3.org/about-the-district/board-of-commissioners.

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

Hood Canal Coordinating Council

The Hood Canal Coordinating Council will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

To view the online meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83510158266.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 835 1015 8266 and passcode 997791.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://hccc.wa.gov/board.

The Hood Canal Coordinating Council is a watershed-based council of governments consisting of Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason Counties and the Port Gamble S’Klallam and Skokomish tribes, it was established in 1985 to address concerns about water quality issues.

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