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Notice of Public Hearing
Adoption of the Port Ludlow Drainage District Assessment System Ordinance

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the Commissionersí Chambers at the County Courthouse in Port Townsend, Washington to take testimony on an ordinance to renew the Port Ludlow Drainage District assessment system which funds District activities.

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Assessment System Ordinance
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Summer Chip Seal Program for 2016
2016 Road Chip Seal Program Information



Notice of Road Maintenance Operations

The Jefferson County Road Maintenance Division will begin their annual lane striping on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Work is anticipated to be completed by September 30, 2016. Motorists should expect minor traffic slowdowns or delays on County roads during this period.

Lane striping operations typically consist of two vehicles traveling single file, separated by approximately 300 feet. The lead striping vehicle will spray-paint the roadway center line and edge lines. A sign will be mounted on the rear of the follow-behind vehicle warning drivers against passing the striping vehicle and interfering with painting operations.


NO TRAFFIC IS ALLOWED BETWEEN THE LEAD PAINT STRIPING VEHICLE AND THE FOLLOW-BEHIND VEHICLE. Jefferson County and the striping contractor will not be responsible for paint removal on vehicles that travel within the wet paint zone between striping operation vehicles. Fresh paint can be very difficult to remove from your vehicle. Drivers in the vicinity of lane striping operations are cautioned against driving on any painted lines. New paint is typically dry enough to drive on by the time the follow-behind vehicle passes any freshly painted stripes. Questions may be directed to the Jefferson Co. Dept. of Public Works, 623 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, WA 98368. Phone: 360-385-9160 or 360-385-0890.



Quilcene Complete Streets Project
4/19/16 Community Design Meeting Materials



Jefferson County Noxious Weed Control Board is looking for volunteers!

Noxious weeds are a major ecological threat and have a severe detrimental effect on the economy. Controlling these weeds greatly supports your local natural areas (forests, meadows, or watersheds), the accompanying wildlife (salmon, deer, or bees), and the local economy (farmers, orchards, or forestry).


The Jefferson County Noxious Weed Control Board has an increased budget and staff this year and aims to play a much more impactful role in noxious weed management from here on out. One of our main goals is to set up a large volunteer base which we could call upon whenever high priority infestations cannot be controlled otherwise.


If you are interested in signing up to be on our volunteer list and receive notifications for weed control events please contact the Weed Board Coordinator Joost Besijn by email at or call (360) 379-5610 ext. 205.



Solid Waste Advisory Committee Vacancy

The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners is seeking a citizen volunteer from District 1 for membership on the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.  District 1 is comprised of Port Townsend and adjacent areas to Cape George Road.  The SWAC meets six times per year to assist with program development and policies concerning garbage disposal, recycling, hazardous waste, composting, solid waste education and planning.  The Committee reviews and makes recommendations on plans, policies and ordinances prior to adoption by County Commissioners.  Persons with interests or a background in solid waste programs are strongly encouraged to apply with a letter of interest addressed to the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368.  This is a non-paid position.  Contact Tom Boatman at 385-9213 or visit
for more information.

Clean Water District Advisory Board
Jefferson County Public Health is soliciting applications from residents of County Commissioner District 3 to serve on the Clean Water District Advisory Council. If you are interested in assisting the county with the protection and restoration of water quality and shellfish resources in Jefferson County, please see the Clean Water District page here.




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