EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Dungeness Off-Channel Reservoir, broadband planning before public 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 hear staff updates regarding the Dungeness Off-Channel Reservoir Project 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 253-2125-8782 then enter meeting ID 875 561 7844 and passcode 12345.

Agenda items include:

• A staff update regarding the Towne Road/Dungeness levee surfacing project.

• An agreement with the Port Angeles Waterfront Center for $300,000 in lodging tax funds for Field Arts and Events Hall.

• Several resolutions regarding budget revisions, supplemental appropriations and debatable budget emergencies.

• A resolution appointing Pamela Hicks to the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Community Action Team.

• An amended agreement with Peninsula Housing Authority regarding the manner that the previously committed $200,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds for the Ox Bow Apartments in Forks can be spent.

• A resolution to establish a revenue advisory group with junior taxing districts within the county.

• A request from the Sheriff’s Office to hire nurses to work at the jail as county employees instead of contracting for nurse support.

• An agreement with the Jefferson County Noxious Weed Control Board regarding the control of wild chervil on Jefferson County to prevent its spread into Clallam County.

• An agreement with the Department of Health for an additional $194,688 for the Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program.

• An invitation to bid for the Public Works crush contract; bids are due not later that 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5.

• A staff briefing on the selection process for federal surface transportation block grants.

• A request for qualifications for engineering services for the section of the Olympic Discovery Trail that crosses the Calawah River in Forks; statements are due not later than 3 p.m. Friday, March 29.

• A weekly legislative update.

• A request from the North Olympic Library System for $6,000 to fund its poet laureate for a second year.

• An agreement with the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau for $800,000 in lodging tax funds to promote year-round tourism in Clallam County.

• An agreement with the Office of the Secretary of State regarding the sharing of category 3 data through the VoteWA system; category 3 information is protected from public disclosure.

• An agreement with Axon Enterprises, Inc. for $168,855 to provide its Justice Premier software for five years.

• A purchase order for $50,454 to obtain five APX 6500 radios from Motorola Solutions for the Sheriff’s Office.

• A landowner acknowledgment form from Deborah Kucipeck in support of a grant application by the North Olympic Salmon Coalition for a county road culvert replacement at milepost 3.1 on Hoko-Ozette Road.

• A monthly review of budget execution.

• A letter of support for a 2024 RAISE grant for the city of Port Angeles’ Mobility Planning: Safe and Effective Movement for Freight and People.

• An agreement with the Marine Resource Committee and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for $96,650 to enhance substrate in Sequim Bay to expand Olympia oyster populations.

• A personal services agreement with the Clallam County Economic Development Council for $126,690.

• Opening of proposals to provide engineering, architectural and other professional services.

• An ordinance regarding placement permits for recreational park trailers.

• A public hearing regarding proposed changes to fairgrounds fees.

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 Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/8755617844.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 875 5617844 and passcode 12345.

• The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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://us06web.zoom.us/j/81835767657?pwd=WkVWbHYxSk9kVzlZekhxNDVjdTV0Zz09.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 818 3576 7657 and passcode 12345.

• The Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board will meet at 1:15 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 https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81081709022?pwd=dFpxSWRWblU0ajV5N2h6UER3L0h0UT09.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 810 8170 9022 and passcode 12345.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County commissioners will hear a presentation by Judy Shepherd regarding the 2024 finance department 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 meet in executive session to discuss potential litigation.

Items on the consent agenda include a collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 589 regarding employees in the Public Works Department; an agreement with Natural Systems Design for $139,987 for the Brinnon Reach assessment and conceptual design; an agreement with Natural Systems Design for $835,433 the Hoh River resiliency Lindner Complex Reach preliminary and final design project; an agreement with Lakeside Industries for $1,112,583 to pave Center Road from milepost 10.34 to milepost 14.58; an agreement with Ascentec Holdings, LLC for electronic DUI monitoring for pre- and post-conviction clients; an agreement with Claire Chambers Brankenfern Psychotherapy for $10,000 to provide functional family therapy and individual counseling services; and several resolutions appointing or reappointing volunteer members of various boards and commissions.

The full agenda can be viewed at www.co.jefferson.wa.us by following the link under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.”

Collaborative group

The Intergovernmental Collaborative Group will meet jointly with the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The agenda items include a presentation regarding the proposed growth management steering committee, and update regarding the RECOMPETE grant and an update regarding county-wide emergency management.

The group is composed of members of four entities: Jefferson County Commission, Port Townsend City Council, the Port of Port Townsend and Jefferson County Public Utility District.

The hybrid meeting is in the Point Hudson Pavilion Building, 355 Hudson St., Port Townsend.

To view the meeting live visit https://zoom.us/j/94250777040 or go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us and follow the links under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.”

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter webinar ID 942-5077-7040.

Public comments can be emailed to icg@co.jefferson.wa.us.

Jefferson Board of Health

The board of health will discuss septic solutions in the Olympic Canal Tracts when it meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., 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 online meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/97862703889.

To listen only call 1-253-215-8782 and enter access code 978 6270 3889.

Public comment can be emailed to boh@co.jefferson.wa.us.

The board will also also hear “Connecting Community Members to Care: Report by Olympic Community of Health” from Bonnie Obremski, Celeste Schoenthaler and Tammy Ridgway; and “Climate Change: Students for Sustainability” from Laura Tucker.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/545/Board-of-Health.

The agenda is expected to be posted at https://co.jefferson.wa.us/1088/Agenda-Minutes.

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/87469426998.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter webinar ID 874 6942 6998; 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 and meeting link are expected to be posted at https://portofpa.com/about-us/agenda-center.

Port of Port Townsend

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will conduct a workshop meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The commissioners will conduct a regular meeting at 1 p.m.

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

To join either meeting 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 take action on the proposed revisions to the residential meter policy 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://clallampud-net.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 commissioners also will consider an interlocal agreement with Clallam County to provide grant management support to the county for its Public Works Board and Washington State Broadband Office grants.

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

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will discuss broadband planning during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the PUD offices at 310 Four Corners Road, Port Townsend.

To join the meeting online, visit www.zoom.us/my/jeffcopud or call 833-548-0282, meeting ID 4359992575#.

The agenda is posted at https://jeffpud.diligent.community/document/15110.

Clallam conservation

Clallam Conservation District commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the OlyCAP conference room, 228 W. First St., Suite G, Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/97 720882269.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 977 2088 2269.

The agenda is expected to be posted at https://clallamcd.org/remote-board-meeting-access.

Jefferson conservation

The Jefferson County Conservation District supervisors will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock.

To join the meeting online, visit https://meet.goto.com/215081197.

To listen only, call 877-309-2073 and enter access code 215-081-197.

The meeting agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.jeffersoncd.org/board-meetings/2023-board-meetings-3tw9b.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will conduct a public hearing regarding renewal of the solid waste disposal contract with West Waste and Recycling, Inc. when it meets 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/84150122708?pwd=IqXMH335eubQOAK1jEuUZ8juhzXvi2.1.

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

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will hear an annual public safety update and discuss a proposed sewer rate ordinance when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

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

To view the meeting live, visit www.cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendasminutesvideos.

To join the meeting online, visit www.joinwebinar.com and enter the webinar ID 850-855-531.

To listen only, call 360-390-5064 and use access code 951-731-338#.

Written comments received at publiccomment@cityofpt.us more than two hours before the meeting will be attached to the council meeting record; public comments will not be read aloud during the meeting.

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

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will conduct a public hearing regarding the moratorium on applications and permits for redevelopment of mobile home and manufactured home parks at 6 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

To join the meeting online, visit https://sequimwa-gov.zoom.us/j/83397723647.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 833 9772 3647.

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 adopting 2021 building codes and review plans for the upcoming council retreat.

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

Peninsula College

Peninsula College board of trustees will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The board meets in Room J-47 at the college’s Port Angeles campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at www.pencol.edu/aboutpc/board/agendas.

Chimacum schools

The Chimacum School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The board will meet in room 702 at Chimacum Elementary School, 91 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

To join the meeting visit https://csd49.zoom.us/j/85610113759 or dial 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID: 856 1011 3759.

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

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.

Quillayute Valley schools

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

The hybrid meeting is in the library at Forks High School, 261 S. Spartan Ave., Forks.

The meeting will stream at https://youtube.com/live/KaYNagkh6mw?feature=share.

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

OESD 114

The Olympic Educational Service District 114 board of directors will meet at noon Thursday.

The hybrid meeting is in the district headquarters, 105 National Ave., Bremerton.

The agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at https://www.oesd114.org/about-oesd/#about-4.

OESD 114 serves the 15 school districts on the Kitsap and North Olympic peninsulas by delivering educational services that can be more efficiently or economically performed regionally.

Fire District 2

Clallam County Fire District No. 2 commissioners will discuss district finances, future funding and levies during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the district administrative office, 1212 E. First St., Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83729939943?pwd=bXBXeC9ZNHhMLzlyanZFM3VOM3VGQT09.

To listen to the meeting, call 253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 837 2993 9943 and passcode 988752.

The meeting agenda is posted at https://www.clallamfire2.org/commissioners-meetings.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire Protection District 3 commissioners will discuss the community paramedic program during a special meeting at 1 p.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 agenda is expected to be posted at https://ccfd3.org/board-meetings.

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

Quilcene Fire Rescue

The Quilcene Board of Fire Commissioners will consider an update to their temporary memorandum of understanding with the International Association of Fire Fighters when they meet at 7 p.m. Monday

The hybrid meeting is in Station 21, 70 Herbert St., Quilcene.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/5395075683.

The full agenda is posted at https://quilcenefirerescue.org.

Jefferson County Library

The Jefferson County Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The the hybrid meeting is in the Shold Room at the Jefferson County Public Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84682763480?pwd=9xINMD4LXxrxhKPxhNOxBMSV-Ctv9Q.JGjkeRB_D3kRkR-q.

To listen only, dial 253-205-0468 then enter meeting ID 846 8276 3480 and passcode 588507.

The meeting agenda is posted at https://jclibrary.librarymarket.com/index.php/event/board-trustees-regular-meeting-10319.

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