EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Broadband, public health before county boards

Government meetings across 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 consider an agreement with Astound Broadband to develop broadband infrastructure along the state Highway 112 corridor from Lairds’ Corner to west of Joyce during their weekly business meeting Tuesday..

They also will consider resolutions regarding budget revisions and supplemental appropriations and conduct a public hearing regarding various debatable budget emergencies.

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 recommendation from Public Works to award the Carlsborg Road paving contract to Lakeside Industries, Inc. for $900,315.

• An agreement with the Clallam Conservation District for $125,000 for renewable resource conservation planning and implementation.

• A weekly legislative update.

• A discussion regarding who will represent the county on the proposed Revenue Advisory Council.

• An agreement with Alexander Sidles, of Sidles Law, for hearing examiner services.

• A request for proposals to provide detailed channel migration zone delineation analysis of the Elwha River, to include Indian Creek and Little River, downstream of Olympic National Park; proposals are due by 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2.

• An agreement with Jefferson County to compensate Clallam County up to $10,000 for educational outreach activities through the Marine Resources Committee.

• An agreement with the state Department of Commerce for a $350,000 grant to update the county’s comprehensive plan.

• Agreements with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for $239,646 in funding for county road repairs related to storm damage in November 2021.

• A request from Hunter Gilliam for the county to vacate and unopened right-of-way on his property.

• An agreement with Hunt Engineering for $55,000 to provide design and engineering for the chiller replacement project in the Juvenile Detention Facility.

• An agreement with Straitside Ranch for a bovine grazing lease on Robin Hill Farm County Park.

• An introductory meeting with CAPT. Mark A. McDonnell, the commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound.

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 Marine Resources Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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://us06web.zoom.us/j/85314804485.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 853 1480 4485 and passcode 12345.

• The Board of Equalization will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in room 160 in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://zoom.us/j/99400893755.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 994 0089 3755 and passcode 372263.

• The Housing Solutions Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Friday.

The hybrid meeting is in room 160 in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://zoom.us/j/7312497453.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 731 249 7453 and passcode 08816.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a workshop on the 2024 public health workplan 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 also will consider a letter of support for the Quilcene Skate Park; conduct continued hearing regarding the shoreline master program; consider a letter of support for Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County for its Mason Street neighborhood affordable housing development in Port Hadlock; conduct a workshop regarding climate action goals; and conduct a public hearing regarding Big Quilcene and Little Quilcene rivers comprehensive flood management plan.

Items on the consent agenda include a memorandum of understanding with Public Health, Superior Court and District Court for $200,000 regarding therapeutic courts; the County Road Administration Board road levy certification; a letter notifying tribal chairs of the 2025 periodic update, an agreement with the state Department of Commerce for $50,000 for the 2024 middle housing grant; and an amended agreement with the Northwest Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee for an $120,500.

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 Housing Fund Board will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the county commissioners chambers in the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91098454388.

Association of counties

The Washington State Association of Counties will discuss current and emerging issues facing counties across the state 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.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is at the port commission, 338 W. First St. Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81719571808.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter webinar ID 817 1957 1808; no passcode is required.

Comments may be submitted until 8 a.m. Tuesday to braedib@portofpa.com or by calling 360 461-9515.

The agenda is expected to be posted at https://portofpa.com/about-us/agenda-center.

Port of Port Townsend

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will conduct a regular business meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The commissioners will also conduct a retreat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

The hybrid meetings are in the Point Hudson Pavilion Building, 355 Hudson St., Port Townsend.

To join either of the meetings online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86269043651?pwd=MDlybTZHSmxaRW5BMW1CajdOTUJHUT09.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID is 862 6904 3651 and password 911887.

The agendas are expected to be posted at https://portofpt.com/about-us/port-commission/meeting-minutes.

Clallam PUD

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will consider a resolution honoring Jim Waddell and discuss filling his vacant seat when they meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Lake Crescent boardroom at the PUD’s main office, 104 Hooker Road, Sequim.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84721624204?pwd=Q0pCaVRLWXFqeWpONVFYaFM0UFB2UT09.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 847 2162 4204 and passcode 718170.

Public comment may be submitted in advance to info@clallampud.net.

The full agenda is posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/clallampud/Board.nsf/Public.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will meet 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/89038496896?pwd=JIzQn1VZqpyo0MHz5nBouh0juqa146.1.

The agenda is expected to be posted at www.forkswashington.org.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will hear an update regarding the electric charging program at 6 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is in the civic center, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

To join the meeting online, visit https://sequimwa-gov.zoom.us/j/86842041779.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 868 4204 1779.

Written public comment can be sent to clerk@sequimwa.gov and will be distributed to the council prior to the meeting.

The council also will consider adoption of 2021 building codes and a compost procurement ordinance.

The agenda is posted at https://www.sequimwa.gov/215/Agendas-Minutes.

Chimacum schools

The Chimacum School Board will discuss school improvement plans when it meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the room 702 at Chimacum Elementary School, 91 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

To join the meeting online, visit https://csd49.zoom.us/j/83381870310.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 833 8187 0310.

The full agenda is posted at go.boarddocs.com/wa/chimacum/board.nsf/public.

Quilcene schools

The Quilcene School Board will consider a resolution to place a four-year replacement educational programs and operations levy on the April 24 ballots during a special meeting 8 a.m. Monday.

The meeting is in Room 9 at 294715 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene.

The agenda is posted at www.qsd48.org/district/1216-Board-Agenda.html.

Quillayute Valley schools

The Quillayute Valley School board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The the board meets in the library at Forks High School, 261 S. Spartan Ave., Forks.

The agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.qvschools.org/o/qvsd/page/board-meetingsagendas.

Jefferson Healthcare

Jefferson Healthcare commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the executive conference room at Jefferson Healthcare, 834 Sheridan St., Port Townsend.

To listen only, dial 509-598-2842. The conference ID number is 572 938 342#.

The agenda is expected to be posted at https://jeffersonhealthcare.org/hospital-commission.

Development authority board

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The board meets in Commons B on Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend.

The agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at https://fwpda.gov/AgendaCenter.

Water District 1

Jefferson County Water District # 1 will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The district meets in the Paradise Bay Community Club, 141 W. Alder St., Port Ludlow.

Water District 1 serves Paradise Bay.

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