EYE ON PENINSULA: Rest stops, construciton restart on county agendas this week


County commissioners

Clallam County commissioners will discuss an proposal to limit the use of highway rest areas at 9 a.m. Monday.

The work session can be viewed at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

The proposal would regulate two county rest areas in alignment with state regulations.

It would restrict access to eight hours for a 24-hour period and total of 48 hours, after which time vehicles would be subject to impoundment.

Other discussion items for the session include:

• A memorandum of agreement with Washington State University to provide educational programs.

• A grant application for ancillary therapeutic services.

• A grant application to support crime victims.

• An agreement with CenturyLink for service lines.

• A resolution to distribute timber revenue equitably in light of a land exchange between the state Department of Natural Resources and Merrill and Ring.

Commissioners will hold their regular business meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Action items include an agreement with the state Department of Ecology for the Clallam Bay-Sekiu sewer project; a resolution adopting supplemental appropriations, including a $433,368 grant for emergency housing for the COVID-19 outbreak; a public hearing for consideration of debatable budget emergencies, including $100,129 to tourism-based nonprofits to help “keep the lights on” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Board of Health

The Clallam County Board of Health will discuss COVID-19 at a special meeting from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The virtual meeting can be viewed livestreamed at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html, by phone by calling 888-748-9073 and using meeting ID 340 735 697, or by video conference at www.bluejeans,com and join the meeting with meeting ID 340 735 697.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will consider a nearly $1.5 million contract for the Terminal 3 maintenance dredge project when it meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

To join the virtual meeting, go to us02web.zoom.us/j/91847623871 with webinar meeting ID 918 4762 3871 or to listen only call 253-215 8782 and enter the webinar meeting ID.

Commissioners will consider awarding the bid to the low bidder, Legacy Contracting Inc., for $1,467,625.

They also will consider a log yard archaeological survey consultant service agreement and hear a n update on actions taken in regard to COVID-19.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will interview applicants and perhaps name a new council member when they meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday.

The virtual meeting can be heard by going online at www.sequimwa.gov or by calling 253-363-9585, conference ID 113 414 688#. In-person attendance is currently prohibited and no open public comment period will be provided during the meeting. Written comments can be sent to the council by regular mail or to smcmillon@sequimwa.gov.

The council has two seats to fill, vacancies left by Jennifer States’ resignation and the death of Deputy Mayor Ted Miller.

Four people had applied for States’ position before Miller died. They are Lowell Rathbun, Sarah Kincaid, Mike Pence and Robert Sheckler.

The council will interview them in public session and recess into executive session for discussion. The council is expected to name one or two appointees when it reconvenes.

The council also will discuss matters related to COVID-19 precautions and elect a new deputy mayor.

The council will conduct a technology check at 5:30 p.m.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will consider awarding a Campbell Pit Emergency Well contract when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Listening and webcast options will be posted on the city website at www.forks washington.org. Written public comment can be given to info@forkswashington.org by 4 p.m. Monday.

The council also will discuss a NOAA National Weather Service building.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will discuss the reduction in force recommendation when it meets in a workshop at 5 p.m. Monday which will precede the regular meeting at 6 p.m..

To access the virtual meeting, dial 360-775-2372 and use the PIN 719 608 313#, Or click the video link on the agenda at go.boarddocs.com/wa/sequim/Board.nsf/vpublic?open. No public comment will be taken. Submit written public comment before the meeting to tnorman@sequimschools.org by 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The superintendent will present projections for possible future levies and the board will discuss COVID-19.

Quillayute Valley schools

The Quillayute Valley School Board will discuss actions taken in regard to COVID-19 when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be livestreamed on Youtube at youtu.be/UCdcV9m CVn8.

The board will consider action on requirements for 23020 graduation.

Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District meeting originally set for Monday has been canceled.


County commissioners

The Jefferson County commissioners will be briefed about implementation of Phase I of Gov. Jay Inslee’s construction restart when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

To view the meeting live go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us and follow the links under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.” Those without internet can listen by dialing 1-872-240-3212 and entering the access code of 999-177-485#. Written comments emailed to publicomments@co.jefferson.wa.us before the meeting will be read aloud by staff for up to three minutes during the meeting’s public comment period.

They also will discuss possible changes in the comprehensive plan docket and hear an update on fiances in light of the COVID-19 precautions.

Chimacum School

The Chimacum School Superintendent will update the board on remote learning and operations when it meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The public can attend remotely or by phone. For information go to the school website at www.csd49.org.

The board also will consider a new district logo and hear about capital projects scheduled for the remainder of 2020.

Development authority

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board meeting set for Wednesday has been canceled.