County 2015 Final Budget
Monday, December 8, the County Commissioners adopted the 2015 Budget. The Final 2015 Jefferson County Budget is
$ 50,490,301 for all funds, including:
Fund: $17,007,062; and
of the Recommended 2015 Budget can be viewed on-line here.
Animal Responsibility Code
Written Comment Period Extended
County staff is working
to develop a new Animal Responsibility Code pertaining to dogs and cats, and
requiring dog licenses in unincorporated East Jefferson County. If a new
code is adopted by the Commissioners, it would replace the County’s existing
Animal Responsibility regulations (now in Chapter 6.05 of the County Code).
The Board of County
Commissioners (BOCC) held a hearing on the Animal Responsibility Code on
December 8, 2014. The Board concurred extending the deadline for submitting
written comments to 4:30 p.m. on December 31, 2014.
Please email your
comments to the BOCC office at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to
P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 on or before 4:30 p.m. December 31,
Thank you for helping
improve the County’s Animal Responsibility code.
Carroll Park Caretakers Wanted Jefferson County
Parks and Recreation is seeking two active people looking for an opportunity
to become involved in the community and provide limited park maintenance,
and positive customer service to all park patrons. In exchange we provide an
RV site with full hook ups, a fence, and a private entry (caretakers are
responsible for electric and propane). Caretakers must own a newer RV and be
willing to serve for at least one year. First review of applications is
January 14th, estimated start date is in late February. For more
information, please call Matt Tyler at 360-385-9129 or see
County Solid Waste Division Notice of Fee Increase in 2015
authorized by County Ordinance 06-1125-13 increased fees for solid waste
disposal in 2015 will be effective from January 1, 2015. Copies of the 2015 fee schedules can also
be obtained from the Public Works Office or by calling 385-9160.
2015 MRW SQG
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: http://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/commdevelopment/
The comment period will end on January 5th 2015 at 4:30pm.
Conservation Futures Program Citizen Oversight Committee Vacancies:
District #1, District #3 and Interest
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the Conservation Futures Program Web site at www.co.jefferson.wa.us. Click on
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
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 JeffBoCC@co.jefferson.wa.us.
The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin
LEARN MORE: Visit the Planning Commission webpage, including Commissioner
District map, or contact Department of Community Development at
360-379-4450 or PlanComm@co.jefferson.wa.us.
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