EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Clallam County to discuss Elwha River watershed

Meetings across Clallam and Jefferson counties

A trust land transfer, a weekly COVID-19 update and the continuation of a public hearing regarding an emergency shelter and housing code will be before Peninsula boards and commissions this week.

Clallam County Commissioners

The three Clallam County commissioners will discuss a trust land transfer application filed with the state Department of Natural Resources by the city of Port Angeles regarding 3,082 acres in the Elwha River watershed during 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 https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/669/Live-Archived-Meetings-Online.

To participate via Zoom video, visit https://zoom.us/j/875561784.

To listen only, call 253-212-8782 then enter meeting ID 875 561 7844 and passcode 12345.

Agenda items include:

• A public hearing regarding debatable budget emergencies as well as resolutions adopting various budget reductions, revisions and supplemental appropriations.

• A resolution awarding $683,364 in lodging tax grants to 15 agencies.

• An agreement with Jefferson County for grant writing assistance for RECOMPETE funding.

• An agreement with Natural Systems Design, Inc., of Seattle, for $161,766 to perform channel migration zone delineation on the lower Elwha River.

• A letter of support for the Port of Port Angeles port infrastructure development program.

• A letter of support for the North Olympic Land Trust’s acquisition of Heifer Farm and Cameron Farm Estates.

• An agreement with Pacific Office Equipment for $66,861 to provide office furniture for the public health offices.

• Annual renewal of the longstanding memorandum of understanding with Washington State University regarding the county extension.

• An agreement with Carousel Industries for $68,744 to provide phone system maintenance and support.

• An agreement with the state Military Department to renew the annual Operation Stonegarden grant.

• A request for proposals/qualifications for consultants to develop the community wildfire protection plan.

• A grant application for $41,822 to obtain Live Scan fingerprint machines for the Sheriff’s Office.

• Discussion regarding a proposed grant application to the state Administrative Office of Courts to fund a Veterans Court.

• A discussion regarding proposed operation of electric vehicle charging stations.

• An agreement with the state Department of Agriculture for a $150,000 reimbursable grant to perform safety upgrades to the dog barn and agility arena at the county fairgrounds.

• Right-of-Way purchases from Clifford and Judy Hewitt and from Joel and Shauna Wilhelm for a fish barrier mitigation project on Bear Creek Road.

• Solicitation for bids to supply hot mix and CSS-1 liquid asphalt for 2024; bids must be received by 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.

• A grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop a countywide road safety plan.

• A request from the Public Works Department to create a new position for a regional trails and active transportation coordinator.

• A resolution to disburse $1.5 million in conservation futures funds for Cameron Farm Estates, Heifer Farm North and, possibly, Maple View Heritage.

• A call for a public hearing on June 4 regarding the proposed extension of Lake Sutherland Management District No. 2.

The meeting agendas are posted at https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/AgendaCenter.

Public comment may be sent to agores@co.clallam.wa.us.

Other Clallam County meetings:

Meeting agendas are posted at https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/AgendaCenter.

• The Trails Advisory Committee will meet at 1:30 p.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 www.zoom.us/join or call 1-253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 938 0529 7962 and passcode 12345.

• The Crescent Community Advisory Council will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Joyce Fire Hall, 51250 state Highway 112, Joyce.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87019304582?pwd=dpZRidSTHZ0NkgOcDU2TWowSUdsZz0g.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 870 1930 4582 and passcode 12345.

• The Clallam County Planning Commission has canceled its meeting that is regularly scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday.

• 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 meetings:

• The Jefferson County/City of Port Townsend LEOFF 1 Retirement/Disability Board will conduct a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The board meets in the first floor conference room at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

• The Jefferson County Planning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The commissioners will meet at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

To join the meeting online, visit https://zoom.us/j/96997604223?pwd=NUJoRktHNEtOUjFHTUF1VDdSaXpXZz09.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 969 9760 4223 and passcode 742684.

Association 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 also will discuss current and emerging issues facing counties across the state.

Peninsula Housing Authority

The board of commissioners of the Peninsula Housing Authority will conduct a strategic planning session during a special meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Alderwood Room at the Jamestown S’Klallam Administrative Building, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89813536435?pwd=Ti80VnYwNmQ4STdKdEVxU0NtMWFjdz09.

To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID is 898 1353 6435 and the passcode is 718367.

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

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will continue a public hearing regarding the emergency shelter and housing code during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.

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

To view the meeting live, visit https://zoom.us/j/98187633367.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 981 8763 3367.

The full agenda is posted at https://cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos.

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will meet 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, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85243494888.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 852 4349 4888.

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

Quilcene School Board

The Quilcene School Board will discuss the levy and set budget priorities when they meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83022106041?pwd=Vmc2b2N6Z0tRR2NHUTBHc25ZTkpNQT09.

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

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will meet at 12:30p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in Linkletter Hall at Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles.

To join the online meeting, visit https://olympicmedical.webex.com/olympicmedical/j.php?MTID=m60ca3bbcd6afe87d28a2fc4b49dcab08.

To listen only, call 408-418-9388 or 206-207-1700 then enter access code 2489 789 8103 and, if prompted, passcode 1234.

The meeting agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.olympicmedical.org/about-us/board-information.

Fire Protection District 3

Clallam County Fire Protection District 3 commissioners will discuss long-term budget forecasting during a special meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the district’s training and operations center, 255 Carlsborg Road, Sequim.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84401730144?pwd=Y2ZtS0wzSDFLVlVlTG9CUW9GdDVidz09.

To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 868 5240 5153 and passcode 912707.

The full agenda is posted at https://ccfd3.org/board-meetings.

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

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