Chance to get Involved and Make a Difference
County is seeking three dynamic volunteer Parks and Recreation Advisory
Board members. There are positions open in County Commissioner Districts 1 and
2. Projects and roles of the board include strategic planning, advising the
assisting and supporting the organization in its mission of providing 22
parks and facilities, including HJ Carroll, Memorial Field, the PT Rec.
Center, and Gibbs
Lake; as well as a host of community sports, summer camps, and special
events. Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest to Jefferson
County Board of Commissioners, 1820 Jefferson St, Port Townsend, WA
98368 or email@example.com. For more
information please contact Matt Tyler at 360-385-9129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice of Road
Maintenance Operations Expect minor traffic
slowdowns or delays on various County roadways between July 7, 2014 and
September 30, 2014. For more information, click here.
for installing political campaign signs along public roads can be found here.
Auction - August 22nd
Surplus County Shop Equipment
Jefferson County will hold a public auction of surplus county property on
Friday, August 22nd, 2014, beginning at 10 AM. The auction will be held at
the County Shop facility, which is located at 371 Chimacum Road in Port
Hadlock. A preview will be open to the public on Thursday, August 21st,
between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM at the same location, and again
beginning at 8 AM on the day of the auction. For more information, visit http://murphyauction.com/Auction/Details/614.
Request for Proposal
Fleet Information Software System
The Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, State of Washington,
will receive sealed proposals up until the hour of 4:00 P.M. on Thursday,
August 28th, 2014, at the Office of the County Commissioners, basement
level of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port
Townsend, Washington, 98368, from qualified respondents to provide an
integrated, comprehensive fleet-information software system. Proposals may
be mailed to the office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220,
Port Townsend, WA, 98368, but must be received by the previously stated
date and time.
package can be downloaded here.
Addendum #1 has been posted.
Regarding Initiative 502
information about legalized marijuana in Jefferson County check the issue links
short cut on the Dept. of Community Development webpage or click
The Jefferson County Department of Public Works is looking for
a citizen from District 1 and a citizen from District 3 to join the Solid
Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)
in 2014. Click here
for more information.
The Peninsula Regional Support Network is seeking
Jefferson and Clallam County residents to join citizens from Kitsap,
Clallam and Jefferson Counties as members of a regional mental health
advisory board. The board meets
monthly in the Port Townsend area.
This is a volunteer position with travel allowance.
Applications will be accepted until
positions are filled. For application and additional information call the
Peninsula Regional Support Network at
800-525-5637 or (360) 337-4604; or
Master Program (SMP) Update
FINAL STATE APPROVAL! Washington Department of Ecology has
approved the Jefferson County Shoreline Master Program (SMP)! This final
action completes the comprehensive update process. The new Program will be
in effect starting February 21, 2014. For more information, visit the State
Review & Approval page.
The SMP Update was a multi-year, legally-required project to revise the
County's existing Shoreline Master Program (JCC 18.25) in compliance with
new State requirements. The project has included extensive public outreach
since 2006 including six open public hearings throughout the update
process. Learn more on the SMP
Public Outreach page.
The SMP contains goals, policies, performance standards and development
regulations regarding protection, use, development
and restoration activities along qualifying lake, river and saltwater
shorelines in Jefferson County. All shoreline activities must comply with
the SMP, whether a permit is required or not. This update provides the opportunity
for new scientific information and community values to shape the future of
our treasured shoreline resources. Learn more on the Shoreline
Management & Planning page and the SMP
of Community Development is working on three projects:
- No Net Loss (NNL) – indicators to measure shoreline
- In-lieu Fee Mitigation (ILF) – another option for
- Stormwater Retrofit – assessing existing conditions to reduce
more information go to the DCD
Issue Links page.
Watershed Stewardship Resource Center
Input – A
significant portion of this grant project has included the involvement of a
broad range of stakeholders, owner/builders and development professionals,
to get their input on how we can improve permit processes, department
policies, and code requirements. Efforts of a several work groups and
focus groups have provided feedback that has helped shape changes already
in effect at DCD and others planned for the future. This
collaborative process is resulting in an overall shift towards better
customer service, with new permit streamlining, code revisions,
informational tools, and a new name for our resource center underway and/or
coming soon! Join the email list to
get updates and event announcements.
Demonstration Sites – Three local sites showcase low impact
development (LID) methods for better management of stormwater
runoff to minimize erosion, pollution, and flooding. Proper site
planning, rain gardens, permeable pavement, native & drought tolerant
landscaping, vegetated roofs, and rainwater collection & reuse are LID
techniques gaining popularity. Installation of the Demo Garden here
at Castle Hill in Port Townsend is nearly
complete. Remaining are a fix for an unexpected drainage failure,
final planting, site structures, and informational signage. The Demo
Garden in Quilcene is also nearly ready for a
public unveiling by project partner WSU Extension. Project partners
Clallam Conservation District and City of Sequim unveiled their Demo Site
near Carrie Blake Park in Sequim last summer. Go see how beautiful
and effective LID can be!
- Open four days a week for self-guided browsing and research with Coaching
Services available for one-on-one help to answer questions (flyer). Stop in to grab a few brochures and handouts
and enjoy the educational art posters on display. Stay awhile longer
to browse the Reference Library books, watch some educational slideshows
about LID options, dig into the hundreds of websites organized by topics,
or learn ‘how to’ use the County website to find detailed information about
your parcel and/or permit. Review the list of local development
professionals are trained to design, build and maintain LID facilities and
those who’ve prepared special reports about wetlands, trees, geology and
more. The goal of LID is to prevent the pollution of our local lakes,
streams, rivers and Puget Sound by managing stormwater
flow and water quality through the use of on-site natural features. Stormwater runoff? Slow it down, spread it out, and
soak it in!
Grant Project - This watershed center grant project provides an
optional ‘one stop shop’ for educational information, staff consultation
and permit application assistance. The project helps applicants reduce
permit review timelines and promotes voluntary adoption of low impact development
and other best management practices as a non-regulatory approach to meeting
or exceeding environmental protection requirements for stormwater,
shorelines, critical areas and more. This effort helps implement the Clean
Water Act and the Puget Sound Action Agenda to protect and restore the
Puget Sound ecosystem. The EPA extended the project deadline to March
2014. Learn more on the WSRC page.