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Road Project Construction
The Paradise Bay Road, Phase II roadway improve-ment project in Port Ludlow is scheduled to begin on May 26, 2015.

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Request for Proposals

The North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee (NPC MRC) invites project proposals designed to promote marine stewardship, restoration and citizen engagement focused on the resources and communities of the North Olympic Peninsula’s Pacific Coast. Proposal deadline is Friday July 3, 2015. NPC MRC members and participants learn about resource conditions and coastal community needs in western Jefferson and Clallam Counties, participate in local and regional projects, and sponsor activities and studies having to do with the unique management issues of Washington’s outer coast. More information:



Bid Proposal
Motor Fuel

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 Monday, May 18th, 2015, at the Office of the County Commissioners, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368, for the Supply of Motor Fuel. Bids 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. Sealed bids will be opened and read publicly at 10:00 A.M. or shortly thereafter on Monday, May 18th, 2015, at the Jefferson County Commissioners Chambers, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse. Bid package can be downloaded here.

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Joint Growth Management Steering Committee Volunteer Opportunity
A volunteer is sought for membership on the Joint Growth Management Steering Committee (JGMSC).  To be eligible, an applicant must either reside in, or have property or a business within the boundary of the Irondale-Hadlock Urban Growth Area (UGA). To see a map of this area, or learn more about the  UGA,

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In addition to the Hadlock UGA representative, the JGMSC includes all three Jefferson County Board of County Commissioner members, three members from the City of Port Townsend City Council and one member from the Port of Port Townsend.  The committee meets as needed, and will meet in the near future to discuss proposed population projections for use in the comprehensive plans of both the City of Port Townsend and Jefferson 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 Review of applications will begin immediately. To learn more about the JGMSC, please visit:



Jefferson County Planning Commission Vacancies – Districts 1 and 2

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New Permit Review Process at DCD

The 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:


When 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!


This 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 – 379-4450. 





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