Eye on Clallam: Port Angeles to consider possible new rules for parks

Port Angeles City Council members will conduct a first reading on proposed ordinances that include allowing alcohol at events in city parks when they meet in regular session Tuesday.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St.

It will be preceded by a 5:15 p.m. executive session at the same location to discuss collective bargaining, including contract negotiations, that excludes the public.

Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols will give a presentation at 5:45 p.m. on criminal justice consolidation that is open to the public.

The regular meeting will include a hearing on 52 pages of new potential parks and recreation district rules for city parks and facilities that include new regulations allowing alcohol at city parks for events if the applicant obtains permits from the state Liquor Control Board.

If approved on a second reading, the ordinance would allow Mack Athletics Inc. to go through the application process for allowing alcohol to be sold at city-owned Civic Field during West Coast League games that begin in June, when the Port Angeles Lefties, a wooden-bat, college-level team, begins the season.

Council members also will consider approving $883,630 in Lodging Tax Advisory Committee recommendations for 2017, including $150,000 for a new roof and other repairs to Civic Field in anticipation of the Lefties’ arrival.

They will discuss council rules of procedure.

A police department midyear report is included in City Manager Dan McKeen’s reports, scheduled for the end of the meeting.

Clallam commissioners

Clallam County commissioners will hear a briefing on a United Way of Clallam County volunteer campaign Monday.

The work session will begin at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St. Port Angeles.

Other discussion items include:

• A discussion on policy amendments for county road speed limits.

• An agreement with the State Patrol for participation with the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team.

• An easement purchase for the Olympic Discovery Trail between Freshwater Bay and Camp Hayden roads.

• A call for hearing on the proposed 2017-22 Transportation Improvement Program.

Commissioners will hold their regular business meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Action items include:

• A contract amendment with the state Department of Health for an administrative correction for HIV client services.

• A grant amendment with the state Department of Ecology for a fish passage project on McDonald Creek.

Planning commission

The Clallam County Planning Commission will discuss draft updates to the comprehensive plan and zoning code for the 560-acre Carlsborg Urban Growth Area on Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse.

Before the work session, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on 2016 first-half current use assessments applications and the second group of Public Benefit Rating System reviews required by a 2012 state audit.

Olympic Medical ­Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will conduct a 2017 budget hearing when they meet Wednesday.

The regular session will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Linkletter Hall in the basement of the hospital at 939 E. Caroline St., Port Angeles.

It will be preceded by a special lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. in the sunroom at the hospital to discuss Washington State Hospital Association governance with WSHA leadership. No formal action will occur.

Also at the regular meeting, commissioners will hear reports on physicians, a hospitalist physician employment agreement and the clinic remodel at 1112 Caroline St.

Clallam PUD

There will be no meeting of the Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners Monday.

The next meeting will be Nov. 7.

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