EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Dungeness restoration project before county commissioners

Meetings across Clallam and Jefferson counties

The Dungeness River floodplain restoration and levee road realignment project, a solid waste update and several school board meetings are set for discussion next week on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Clallam County Commissioners

The three Clallam County commissioners will consider awarding a contract to Nordland Construction Northwest for $1,821,409 phase 3 of the lower Dungeness River floodplain restoration and levee road realignment project during their weekly business meeting Tuesday.

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 commissioners also will discuss a real estate purchase or sale in executive session during a special meeting at 1 p.m. Monday and will discuss litigation or potential litigation in executive session during a special meeting at noon Tuesday; no virtual attendance is available for either meeting.

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/8755617844.

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

Agenda items include:

• An agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding weed control within the Olympic National Forest by county personnel.

• A call for a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, regarding debatable budget emergencies as well as resolutions adopting various budget reductions, revisions and supplemental appropriations on May 28.

• A grant application from District Court I for continuing funding from the Administrative Office of the Courts for Mental Health Court.

• An amended agreement with the state Department of Ecology to extend the deadline for grant funding of the lower Dungeness River floodplain restoration and levee road realignment project and to transfer $1.6 million from an unexecuted grant to this project.

• A staff recommendation to reject the bid by Bruch and Bruch Construction for the McDonald Creek irrigation and fish passage improvement passage.

• A pre-grant application for $276,000 from the Puget Sound National Estuary program for a research assistant and Streamkeepers coordinator for two years.

• A call for a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, regarding proposed amendment of county code Title 21: building and construction code.

• A draft ordinance to establish performance standards for agricultural accessory uses in rural and resource zones.

• A review of the Clallam Public Defenders first quarter indigent defense appointments from Harry Gasnick and a discussion of impending changes to the public defense caseload standards.

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 Clallam County Opportunity Fund Advisory Board will meet at 2 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is at the Clallam County Economic Development Council offices, 141 W. First St., Port Angeles.

To join the meeting on Microsoft Teams, visit https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YzIyNjNkZGItOTg2MC00MDI4LWI4OWQtZDI5MDA1YzNlNmRh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%226ec1c697-0128-4d4d-a7be-6c41e24940b5%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%224358f6ab-6c90-496b-a0b8-8fa74002634e%22%7d; the meeting ID is 214 107 661 772 and the passcode is nh6GU9.

• The Clallam County Revenue Advisory Commission will conduct a special meeting at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

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

To participate via Zoom video, visit https://zoom.us/j/8755617844.

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

• The Behavioral Health Advisory Board 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/92746778294.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 927 4677 8294 and passcode 12345.

• The Clallam County Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the county commissioners’ meeting room 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 857 7304 5582 and passcode 12345.

Jefferson County commission

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear an update on solid waste from Al Cairns, the county solid waste manager, when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is at the commissioners’ chambers 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 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.

Agenda items include:

• A presentation regarding a County Road Administrative Board certificate of good practice from Monte Reinders and Eric Kuzma.

• Discussion and potential action regarding the final docket for the comprehensive plan amendment cycle.

• Agreements with with Cascade Community Connections to provide group employment services, individual employment services and community inclusion services.

• An agreement with the state Administrative Office of the Courts for $10,718 to establish a lactation accommodation space at the Superior Court.

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

Other Jefferson County meetings:

• The Growth Management Steering Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting will be at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88918580984.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 889 1858 0984.

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

The hybrid meeting is 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, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 969 9760 4223 and passcode 742684.

• The Jefferson County Board of Health will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The hybrid meeting is in the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

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.

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 will be at the port commission, 338 W. First St. Port Angeles.

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.

Clallam County Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will discuss an agreement to participate in the county’s multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan when they meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting will be 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 nominate and elect a board vice president, discuss commissioner committee assignments for 2024 and hear a staff update on the water system plan from Bowen Kendrick.

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

Jefferson County Public Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will consider the purchase of an office building at 193 Otto St., Port Townsend, during a special meeting at 3 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting will be 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/Portal/MeetingTypeList.aspx.

Clallam Transit

Clallam Transit board members will consider installation of an open Narcan dispenser at the Gateway Transit Center when they meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The board will also conduct a Public Transit Benefit Area board composition conference during a special meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Under RCW 36.57A.055, the board is required to review its composition and make any changes deemed necessary every four years.

The hybrid meetings are in the Clallam Transit System administration building at 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

To listen in, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 858 1027 6869; no passcode is needed.

The full agenda is posted at https://www. clallamtransit.com/board-agendapackets.

Clallam Conservation District

Clallam Conservation District commissioners will consider a letter of support for the Quileute Tribe’s lower Bogachiel River restoration Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative grant proposal when they meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82706630292.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 827 0663 0292.

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

Peninsula Housing Authority

The Board of commissioners of the Peninsula Housing Authority will review a draft of the strategic plan when they meet at noon Wednesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the conference room at the housing authority, 2603 S. Francis St., Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83366670931?pwd=QVRDUjU5REFWSURIWUdWRWFHMVc3UT09.

To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID is 833 6667 0931 and the passcode is 643863.

The full agenda is posted at https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/AgendaCenter.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will conduct a public hearing regarding its proposed water system plan 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/84848898315?pwd=WJx3n8l1z8JpHWD9CZ8ITUFi3wTkFc.1.

The agenda is posted at www.forkswashington.org.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will hear a solid waste update from Jefferson County Solid Waste and Olympic Disposal during a workshop meeting 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 https://zoom.us/j/98187633367.

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

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 council will also hear a presentation regarding pollution reduction goals from the Climate Action Committee.

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

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will discuss council member committee assignments for 2024 when they meet at 6 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting will be 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 full agenda is posted at https://www.sequimwa.gov/215/Agendas-Minutes.

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will meet in a work/study session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The hybrid meeting will be 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 meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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

The agenda and meeting link are expected to be 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 hybrid meeting will be in the library at Forks High School, 261 S. Spartan Ave., Forks.

The meeting will stream at https://youtube.com/live/BoWmeEv8KP4?feature=share.

The agenda is expected to be 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 will be 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.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://www.olympic medical.org/virtual-board-meeting.

The commissioners meet in Linkletter Hall in Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles.

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

Brinnon Fire

The Jefferson County Fire Protection District 4 commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The commissioners meet in Brinnon Fire Department Station 41, 272 Schoolhouse Road, Brinnon.

The agenda is expected to be posted at https://brinnonfire.org/agendas-and-applications.

Hood Canal Coordinating Council

The meeting of the Hood Canal Coordinating council scheduled for Wednesday afternoon has been canceled.

The Hood Canal Coordinating Council is a watershed-based council of governments consisting of Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason Counties and the Port Gamble S’Klallam and Skokomish tribes. It was established in 1985 to address concerns about water quality issues.

Quillayute Valley Park and Recreation Board

The Quillayute Valley Park and Recreation Board will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The board meets in the Forks Community Center, 90 Maple Ave., Forks.

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