Meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners has been called for
Monday, February 2, 2015.
The Morning Session to begin at 9:00 a.m. will be held at the Cotton
Building, 670 Water Street, Downtown Port Townsend.
The Afternoon Session, County Administrators Briefing, to begin at 1:30 p.m.
will be held at the Jefferson County Courthouse, BOCC Chambers.
For more information call
Jefferson County Commissioner Office, 360-385-9100
SPECIAL MEETING re: Jefferson County Parks and Recreation
Advisory Board Meeting
A Special Meeting of the Jefferson County Park and Recreation
Advisory Board has been called for Wednesday,
February 4, 2015.
The time of this meeting will be 11:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m. This
meeting will be held at the Jefferson County Courthouse, First Floor
Please click on the Hyperlink below to see the Agenda for
this Special Meeting. Only the matter(s) listed on the Agenda will be
Please be advised that this is your 24 hours’ notice.
is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County,
State of Washington, will receive sealed bids up until the hour of 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17,
2015, for the Chimacum Safe Routes to School, SR19 & West Valley Road
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Conservation Futures Program
Districts 1 and 2
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 two vacancies on the committee: a citizen to represent District 1
and a citizen to represent District 2. The committee meets approximately
five times per year with the majority of activities occurring 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
later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015. This is a non-paid
position. For more information, contact Tami Pokorny, Jefferson County
Environmental Health at Ph: (360) 379-4498 or email
Conservation Futures Program web site.
Jefferson County Conservation Futures
Applications for Open Space Projects Solicited
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners invites applications for
projects to enhance the County's open space preserves. The Conservation
Futures Program helps protect important wildlife habitat, working
agricultural and timber lands, visual buffers, scenic areas, and open space
lands linked to parks, cultural and historic sites – all for the health,
benefit and welfare of citizens. Projects must provide permanent protection
of open space lands through acquisition of real property or development
In the 2015 funding
cycle, approximately $205,000 is available to fund projects. Of this amount,
up to $30,750 is available to reimburse operations and maintenance expenses
for any property acquired with conservation futures funds. A matching amount
of at least 50% is required. Deadline for receipt of submission is
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:30 PM to the Jefferson County Environmental
Health Dept., 615 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, WA 98368 for hard copies or,
via email as a PDF document, to
To request a program
manual and application, and for more information, contact Tami Pokorny at
this email address or call (360) 379-4498. Workshops to explain the details
of the program to non-profit organizations, government agencies, special
purpose districts, or interested citizens are available by request
throughout the year. Visit the Conservation Futures Program web pages at
Permit Review Process at DCD
Department of Community Development (DCD) in cooperation with the
Environmental Health and Public Works Departments, is beginning a new
process for reviewing Single Family Residential building permits.
It’s called the “Upfront Review Team,” and was developed out of DCD’s
“LEAN” improvement project and works like this:
a person calls to schedule an appointment to submit a building permit
application, they are given checklists to make sure they have everything
DCD needs to review their application once it’s submitted. Then, our
Upfront Review Team is invited to the appointment, shows up and starts
reviewing the application while it’s still being taken in!
eliminates the delays caused by routing the application to different
departments, and the chance that the applicant will get a letter weeks
later, telling them they need to submit more information. The Review
Team can talk directly to the applicant and explain any issues that may
come up, or if they need more information, so the applicant will leave the
appointment knowing exactly what they need to do to get their permit.
This drastically reduces the time, confusion and frustration that used to
be common with the old process. Ideally, an applicant could get their
permit the same day they submit their application! DCD anticipates
applying this process to all land use and building permit applications over
time. Contact Sally Ellis or David Wayne Johnson for more information