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Notice of Public Hearing Before the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners on Two Alternatives for Expanding the South Coyle Peninsula No Shooting Area 

The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider two alternatives for establishing a No Shooting Area in the vicinity of South Coyle Peninsula in Jefferson County, on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Cotton Building, 607 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA. Written public comments will also be accepted any time up through the close of the public hearing, addressed to the BoCC at P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or by email at


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Jefferson County 2015 Recommended Budget
Public comment on the Recommended 2015 Budget is invited at the Board of County Commissioners’ Public Hearing, 10:00 AM Monday, December 1 in the Jefferson County Courthouse. Written comments are also welcome up through the end of the hearing.

After receiving public testimony the Board of County Commissioners will consider the public comments as they deliberate, and will give direction for any final budget modifications. Board adoption of a final 2015 Jefferson County Budget is tentatively scheduled for December 8.

The Recommended 2015 Jefferson County Budget is

$50,251,062 for all funds, including:

General Fund: $17,023,210; and

Other Funds:  $33,227,852 


Details of the Recommended 2015 Budget can be viewed on-line at:



Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort DSEIS
Jefferson County DCD has release the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) of the Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort near Brinnon.  The DSEIS may be viewed and downloaded here:

The comment period will end on January 5th 2015 at 4:30pm.



Noise Ordinance Public Hearing
A public hearing regarding a proposed noise ordinance is scheduled by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners for Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Chamber, County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA  98368.

Click here to view and download a copy of the proposed noise ordinance.
(This link was corrected and updated at 1:25pm on 11/12/14.  The link listed prior to that date and time was incorrect.)

Citizens are invited to submit written comments to Jefferson County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA  98368 or email to Written comments will be accepted up through the end of the public hearing.  Citizens may give oral testimony at the public hearing.

2015 Budget Narratives
The 2015 preliminary budget narratives can be viewed here.

Jefferson County Conservation Futures Program Citizen Oversight Committee Vacancies: District #1, District #3 and Interest
The Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee members make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the selection and funding of open space projects utilizing the Conservation Futures Fund. The Board of County Commissioners seeks representation on the committee from each commissioner district and a broad spectrum of interests. There are currently vacancies for citizens to represent District #1, District #3 and an “Interest” on the committee. Examples of interests include parks and recreation, user groups, agriculture, forestry, conservation organizations and real estate. Other interests not listed here may also be represented. The committee meets approximately six times per year, with the majority of activities usually scheduled in April. Interested individuals should submit a letter or email to the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2014. These are non-paid positions. For more information, contact Tami Pokorny, Jefferson County Environmental Health Dept. at Ph: (360) 379-4498 or email View the Conservation Futures Program Web site at Click on “Conservation Futures”.

Jefferson County Planning Commission Has a Vacancy

Help shape our community's future growth & development!
There is one position open for the Jefferson County Planning Commission in District 1.  The term will expire in March 2017.  District #1 area includes the City of Port Townsend and a portion of unincorporated Port Townsend.  See the map online here.


The Planning Commission assists the Department of Community Development and prepares advisory recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.  The group provides a forum for public review of land use issues and planning proposals such as comprehensive and use-specific goals, policies, regulations and zoning designations that guide development activities around the County.  The group does not review project-specific permits.  Recent efforts have addressed these local issues:

·         Critical Area/Agricultural Buffers

·         Comprehensive Plan update

·         Sign code revisions


Meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum with some meetings held at alternate locations around the County.


TO APPLY: Submit a completed Volunteer Application Form as soon as possible to: Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, PO Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or  The position is open until filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.


LEARN MORE:  Visit the Planning Commission webpage, including Commissioner District map, or contact Department of Community Development at 360-379-4450 or



Volunteers Needed!
The Jefferson County Department of Public Works is looking for a citizen from District 2 and a citizen from District 3 to join the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) in 2014.  Click here for more information.






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