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SPECIAL MEETING re: Jefferson County Board of Commissioners 

January 26, 2015

A Special Meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners has been called for Monday, January 26, 2015.

This meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.

It is a Public Hearing re: Two Alternatives for Extending the Marijuana Moratorium, Ordinance NO. 07-0811-14.

This meeting will be held at the Cotton Building, 607 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA. 98368

Please click on the Hyperlink below to see the Agenda for this Special Meeting. Only the matter(s) listed on the Agenda will be transacted at this Special Meeting.


Please be advised that this is your 24 hours’ notice.




Call for Bids
Notice is hereby given that 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 Tuesday, February 17, 2015, for the Chimacum Safe Routes to School, SR19 & West Valley Road Project.

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Notice of Public Hearing

Before the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners on two alternatives for extending ordinance # 07-0811-14; moratorium on accepting or processing of permits for recreational marijuana in certain zones.

Alternative 1

Alternative 2



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. 



Jefferson County 2015 Final Budget
On Monday, December 8, the County Commissioners adopted the 2015 Budget.  The Final 2015 Jefferson County Budget is $ 50,490,301 for all funds, including:

General Fund: $17,007,062; and

Other Funds:  $33,483,039 


Details of the Recommended 2015 Budget can be viewed on-line here


HJ 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



Jefferson County Solid Waste Division Notice of Fee Increase in 2015

As 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 Solid Waste Fees

2015 MRW SQG Fees



Jefferson County Conservation Futures Program Citizen Oversight Committee Vacancies Districts 1
and 2
The 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 two vacancies on the committee: a citizen to represent District 1 and a citizen to represent District 2. The committee meets approximately five times per year with the majority of activities occurring 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 no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015. This is a non-paid position. For more information, contact Tami Pokorny, Jefferson County Environmental Health at Ph: (360) 379-4498 or email View the Conservation Futures Program Web site at Click on “Conservation Futures”.

Volunteers Needed!
The 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 information.






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