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Transfer Station and MRW: Prepare and Paint
Project #401 594 1982

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, State of Washington, will receive sealed bids until 9:30 AM on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the Office of the County Commissioners.  County Commissioners Office is located in the basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368. 

For the complete text of the Call for Bids and to receive the Bidding Packet, please contact the Jefferson County Department of Public Works at 360-385-9160. Hard copy may be picked up at the Jefferson County Department of Public Works, 623 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368, 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.

Prospective Bidders should note that there is a required Site Visit scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016.  Please register for this site walk in advance with the project manager at 360-385-9160.



A Special Meeting of the Jefferson County Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

The time of this meeting is 3:oopm – 5:00pm.

It will be held at Jefferson County Public Health, Pacific Room, 615 Sheridan St. Port Townsend, WA 98368

See the attached Agenda for details.

If you have any questions, please call (360) 379-4498.

Please be advised that this is your 24 hours' notice



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.

1st Half Property Taxes Due April 30th
Remember first installment property taxes are due April 30th. Since April 30th falls on a weekend, mailed payments must be postmarked, put in a drop box or brought to the Treasurer’s Office by Monday, May 2nd to avoid penalty and interest charges.
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Please call the Treasurer’s Office at 360-385-9150 with any questions.


Planning Commission Vacancies

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson County Planning Commission has two open positions, one each for District #1 and District #3. Terms begin as soon as filled and will expire in March of 2020. District #1 includes the Port Townsend area west to Cape George Road and District #3 reaches from southern Oak Bay to South County and the West End. 
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Public Comment Period – Jefferson County Preliminary Draft Solid Waste Plan
The updated draft preliminary plan is available for review by residents and businesses of Jefferson County and Port Townsend.  Hard copies are available for viewing at City of Port Townsend Administration Office (250 Madison Street), Port Townsend Library, Port Hadlock Library and Jefferson County Public Works Office and online at  Address written comments to Jefferson County Department of Public Works, 623 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or by email to A Public Meeting for review and comment on the draft preliminary plan is scheduled to be held Wednesday April 27th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tri Area Community Center, Room 102, next to Chimacum High School (10 West Valley Road, Chimacum). Public Comment Period ends the last day of April 2016.
Jefferson County Solid Waste Plan Preliminary Draft


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.

Jefferson County - Request for Proposal
Public Defender Services

Jefferson County is seeking the services of professional public defense attorneys to provide legal representation to indigent defendants beginning July 1, 2016 for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018.  Proposing firms or associations shall provide the full array of public defense services including: adult felony, juvenile and family court offender matters, and adult misdemeanor.  Proposals shall be in the form of a written response as outlined in the Request for Proposal packet, and be inclusive of the cost of investigations, professional and other insurances, administration and reporting.  Successful submissions shall meet the terms and conditions as put forth in the County’s Request for Proposal packet, and shall comply with the Washington State Supreme Court Standards for Indigent Defense Services.  Persons, firms or associations wishing to submit a proposal may download an RFP packet below, or pick one up from the Jefferson County Administrator Office, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368, 360-385-9100.  Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016.

RFP Packet (PDF)
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Contract Template (Word)




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