Jefferson: Housing Authority commissioner barred from meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — A restraining order prevented one of the Jefferson County Housing Authority’s commissioners from attending the agency’s board meeting Thursday.

Executive Director John Estes petitioned for the order against Mike Hyland earlier in the day, continuing a feud between the two over the handling of the authority’s finances and a government grant.

Under a temporary order issued in Jefferson County District Court, Hyland is restricted from making contact with Estes and from being within 100 feet of Estes’ home or work.

Thursday’s commissioner meeting was held in the agency’s 5120 Kuhn St. office in Port Townsend.

Hyland said he is consulting an attorney about the order.

A hearing Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in county District Court will address the restraining order.

The order stems from Wednesday afternoon, when Hyland asked to speak with Estes outside of the agency’s office, both men affirmed Thursday.

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