EYE ON PENINSULA: CARES funding considered in Clallam County

Port Townsend looks to open streets for businesses

Clallam County

County commissioners

Clallam County commissioners will discuss the allocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding in a continued work session at 1 p.m. Monday.

The meeting can be viewed at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

The regular work session will begin at 9 a.m. Monday.

Agenda items include:

• A contract amendment with the state Department of Health for the BEACH Program.

• An amended agreement with the state Department of Social and Health Services extending a period for developmental disabilities services providers.

• An amended agreement with the state Department of Ecology for a community litter cleanup program.

• A call for bids for the Dry Creek Road utility relocation project.

• A sewer easement purchase to obtain right-of-way for the Carlsborg sewer extension.

• A discussion on a proposed Procurement Technical Assistance Center counselor’s position.

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

Action items include:

• An agreement with Washington Secretary of State for elections.

• A land purchase agreement with Museum and Arts Center for Towne Road dike relocation right-of-way.

• An easement purchase for Olympic Discovery Trail right-of-way west of the Elwha River.

• Final approval of a subdivision alteration to add lots to the Discovery Trail Farms agricultural retention development.

• A public hearing on a proposed supplemental allocation of federal Surface Transportation Block Grant funding.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will discuss a community survey for COVID-19 local assistance and advocacy and hold a public hearing on the proposed use of CARES Act funding for Clallam County and its three cities Tuesday.

The virtual meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

For viewing options, click on the city’s website at www.cityofpa.us.

Other agenda items include:

• A requested letter of support for the removal of Snake River dams.

• The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce’s proposed strategic planning effort for the downtown area.

• An interagency agreement with the state Department of Commerce for coronavirus relief funds.

• An easement outside of improved city right-of-way.

• Recommended Lodging Tax Advisory Committee appointments.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will consider appointing Darryl Wolfe as interim chief executive officer when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The virtual meeting can be joined by telephone at 360-417-8444 with conference ID 957805#.

Commissioners also will pass a resolution honoring Chief Executive Officer Eric Lewis, who will leave for a new position by Sept. 1.

They will consider HealthStream COVID-19 staff training and a linear accelerator purchase.

They will be updated on security, COVID-19 and Sequim Network Buildout.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will hear reports on high school math and middle school English language arts programs when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The regular meeting will be preceded by a workshop at 4 p.m. to consider survey results.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to us02web.zoom.us/j/85984880734. To join by telephone, call 360-775-2372 and use 468 063 717#.

Written public comment can be submitted to [email protected] by 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Marine Resources Committee

The North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee will discuss near-term education and outreach opportunities in a virtual meeting Tuesday.

The Zoom meeting will begin at 4 p.m. and can be viewed at us02web.zoom.us/j/84220669707.

The meeting ID is 842 2066 9707.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will consider reopening policies when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Directions for joining the Zoom meeting will be on the website at ccfd3.org before the meeting. They were not available this weekend.

Commissioners also will hear reports on risk reduction, logistics and operations.

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

Jefferson County

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will consider opening street space for outdoor dining and retail sales as Jefferson County moves into Phase 2 when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

For live-streaming, see cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos. To join in person, go to joinwebinar.com and enter webinar ID 578-066-435. To listen only, call 1-914-614-3221 and enter access code 942-105-283#. Public comments can be submitted to [email protected].

The council action would waive the usual $250 temporary use permit application fee, although that does not guarantee the permit will be issued, the agenda memo said.

The council also will consider accepting Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, a one-year extension of a collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 589 and a contract for Olympic Gravity Water System value engineering study.

County commission

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear an update on COVID-19 from Dr. Tom Locke, county public health officer, when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

To view this meeting live go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us and follow the links under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live. To listen only, call 1-669-224-3412 and enter meeting ID: 136-875-413#.

Commissioners will recess into an executive session at 11 a.m. to discuss actual litigation.

The consent agenda includes a $318,520 contract for courthouse window rehabilitation; online training for county employees costing $4,875; and $53,019 for 2020 Funding Water Quality Improvement & Protection.

Public Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will consider a telecommuting policy to allow some employees to work from home on a regular basis when they meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

They will recess into executive session at 4 p.m. to discuss International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) union negotiations.

To join the meetings online, go to jeffpud.my.webex.com/meet/JPUD and follow the instructions to login and join. Meetings will open for remote logins 10 minutes before they begin. To listen bvy phone, call 408-418-9388 or 360-379-5833 and enter access code 628 345 788 #. Hit # again if prompted for an additional ID number. All participants’ audio will be muted upon entry. Unmute by using #6 at the appropriate time to speak.

Staff reports that employees have not only been able to compete their duties remotely but also have improved efficiency, The management team wants to allow the teams to work form home on a regular basis.

Commissioners also will consider a tree-trimming policy and a contract with the IBEW. They will hear an update on broadband and an interlocal agreement with Port Townsend, Jefferson County and the Port of Port Townsend concerning COVID-19.

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board plans a special meeting followed by a work study session on Thursday.

The special meeting will be at 4 p.m. The study session will be at 5:30 p.m.

No agenda was available as of Saturday.

To join the meeting, check the website at www.ptschools.org.

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