EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Revenue Advisory, Healthier Together panels 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 a resolution appointing 28 members to the recently created Revenue Advisory Committee 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:

• An update on Olympic National Forest from Kelly Lawrence and Susan Beall.

• A call for bids for the Lake Pleasant boat launch piling replacement project due by 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9.

• An agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a $125,000 Community Wildfire Defense Grant.

• An agreement with Titan Armor Solutions, Inc. for $17,805 to purchase 60 rifle-rated ballistic armor plates and 30 plate carriers for the Sheriff’s Office.

• Resolutions to adopt various budget reductions, revisions, supplemental appropriations and debatable budget emergencies.

• A presentation on the implications of climate change forest management on streamflow from Oliver Grah.

• A weekly legislative update.

• Several resolutions appointing volunteers to various boards and committees.

• A call for a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, regarding a proposed comprehensive plan map and proposed zoning map amendments.

• Agreements with the state Department of Commerce, the North Olympic Development Council and Washington State University for RECOMPETE grant services.

• Award of the 2024 crushing bid to Bruch and Bruch Construction, Inc. for $560,378.

• Renewal of a contract for warehouse space for the Sheriff’s Office to store evidence.

• A contract with the state Department of Commerce for $400,000 for a climate planning grant to update the hazard mitigation and comprehensive plans.

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:

• 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 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 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.

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

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will discuss the scope of work for the Healthier Together Task Force 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.

The commissioners also will hear a monthly update on public health and emergency management from Dr. Allison Berry and Willie Bence; discuss and potentially award a contract for the county newspaper of record; discuss self-haul hours at the solid waste transfer station; discuss the followup to the Federal Emergency Management Agency community assistance visit; and discuss the community rating system.

Items on the consent agenda include six resolutions initiating county road projects; a call for a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, regarding the closeout of the community development black grant - coronavirus; a contract with Intertek Professional Services Industries for $53,338 for material testing on the Port Hadlock wastewater treatment plant project; and an agreement with Key City Public Theatre for $13,750 for ADA-accessible technologies.

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

Short-term rentals

Jefferson County will host a series of public meetings to discuss regulations regarding short-term rental properties.

Meetings are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. at the following locations:

• Tuesday, March 12, at the Cape George Fire Station, 3850 Cape George Road, Port Townsend.

• Wednesday, March 13, at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

• Thursday, March 14, at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene.

The county is looking for public input to determine if there is a need to change the existing regulations governing short-term rentals and, if needed, what sort of changes might be necessary.

The discussion will center around Airbnb, HIP Camp and similar options for transient or tourist accommodations that may be reducing long-term housing options for members of the workforce.

County staff will begin each meeting with an explanation of the county’s current regulations, potential enforcement options regarding unpermitted rentals and share how other counties are balancing the need for tourist housing against long-term rentals for workforce housing.

Other Jefferson meetings:

• The Behavioral Health Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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

To join the meeting online, visit https://zoom.us/j/9750679608.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 975 067 9608.

• The Conservation Futures Oversight Committee will conduct site visits from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

The committee will meet at:

— 8:20 a.m. at the Haines Place Park and Ride, 440 12th Street, Port Townsend.

— 8:45 a.m. at 294682 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene.

— 9:00 a.m. at 190 McInnis Road, Quilcene.

— 10:30 a.m. at 11500 Center Rd, Quilcene.

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

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/89409526929.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter webinar ID 894 0952 6929; no passcode is required.

Comments may be submitted until 8 a.m. Tuesday to braedij@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 workshop meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The commissioners will conduct a regular session at 5:30 p.m.

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 discuss the district’s vacant commissioner 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 commissioners also will call for bids for pole work, award the rooftop solar project to A and R Solar SPC and consider a cost sharing proposal with the North Olympic Development Council regarding broadband development.

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

Clallam Conservation District

Clallam Conservation District commissioners will discuss the district’s interlocal agreement with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife when they 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 full agenda is posted at https://clallamcd.org/remote-board-meeting-access.

Jefferson Conservation District

The Jefferson County Conservation District supervisors will review reports from partner agencies when they meet 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/136356741.

To listen only, call 866-899-4679 and enter access code 136-356-741.

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 proposed revisions to the flood hazard mitigation ordinance when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is in city hall, 500 Division St., Forks.

The draft ordinance is posted at www.forkswashington.org.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will conduct a workshop on the public participation plan for the comprehensive plan update 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#.

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

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will discuss the 2025 comprehensive plan update when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The council will also meet in executive session at 4 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

The hybrid meetings are in the civic center, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

To join the meetings 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 discuss results of the community survey and the application process for the council’s vacant seat.

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

Peninsula College

Peninsula College board of trustees will conduct a public hearing regarding changes to its meeting schedule at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The hearing is in room A-12 at Cornaby Center on 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 school

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/83825864722

To listen only, dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 838 2586 4722.

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

Port Angeles schools

The Port Angeles School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The board meets at Lincoln Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.

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

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will conduct a study session when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting is in the board room at district headquarters, 503 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

The agenda and meeting link are expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/sequim/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

Jefferson County Library

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

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/82354854105?pwd=l_oTkZKry3tSnAuysHil3ybgCtSaVA.IjkZgaq9MM8vSKpu.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 823 5485 4105 and passcode 976467.

The meeting agenda is posted at https://jclibrary.librarymarket.com/event/board-trustees-regular-meeting-10286.

Cemetery commission

The Gardiner Community Cemetery commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday.

The public meeting will be held downstairs in the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road., Gardiner.

The public is invited to attend.

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