County Commissioner Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2016
be advised that this is your 24 hours' notice.
you have any questions, please call (360) 385-9100.
Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion
Jefferson County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting proposals from
government agencies and non-profit organizations for tourism-promotion to
be provided during calendar year 2017 and paid for from the County’s
lodging tax fund.
for 2017 TOURISM PROMOTION SERVICES to be funded by the Jefferson County
Lodging Tax are available here.
Jefferson County guidelines, ONLY NON-PROFIT AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ARE
ELIGIBLE to propose services to be funded by the Jefferson County Lodging
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE
Meeting with Jefferson County Board of Health and Jefferson Healthcare
Board of Directors has been called for Thursday, September 29, 2016. The time
of this meeting is 2:00pm – 4:00pm. It will be held at the Cotton Building
in Downtown Port Townsend, 607 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
of this meeting is to discuss and approve the Jefferson County Community
Health Improvement Plan.
County is accepting applications for the position of Emergency Management
Director. The Emergency Management Director is responsible for organizing,
planning, managing, and directing the activities of the Department of
Emergency Management, including all aspects of disaster mitigation,
preparedness, response, and recovery for all of Jefferson County in
cooperation with the City of Port Townsend, first responders, and an active
network of 150 citizen neighborhood preparedness organizations. The
position also coordinates continuity of operations planning for county
departments, and training to county employees on proper response to
up to $77,774 DOQ with full benefits. This is a management
position. Download a position brochure, application and job
description from the Employment link at: www.co.jefferson.wa.us.
apply, submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to:
Jefferson County Administrator’s Office
1820 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 1220
Port Townsend, WA 98368.
review of submitted applications is on September 26, 2016 – position open
until filled. Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Ban in Effect for All of Jefferson County. All outdoor burning
outdoor burning to include campfires, pits and use of charcoal briquettes,
is banned in all areas within Jefferson County. Any outdoor burning is
IMMEDIATELY – AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, a burn ban will be in effect for
all outdoor burning, INCLUDING RECREATIONAL FIRES, PITS AND THE USE OF
CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES, within Jefferson County, as recommended by the
Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Jefferson County Board of
Fire Chiefs and the Jefferson County Fire Marshal. Any outdoor burning is
of August 17th, 2016 Commissioner Peter Goldmark
of the Department of Natural Resources AMMENDED the previous BURN BAN
issued on July 2, 2016, banning all outdoor burning with exception to camp
fires and the use of charcoal briquettes. The amended burn ban now bans all
outdoor burning including camp fires and the use of charcoal briquettes on
all state lands.
more information about fire danger in Jefferson County, please contact East
Jefferson Fire Rescue or go to East Jefferson Fire Rescue’s web site
www.ejfr.org. Additional information
may be available from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson County Board of
Commissioners is announcing the availability of 1/10th of 1 percent sales
tax funds for community grants in 2017, (see authorizing statute RCW
82.14.460). This grant opportunity is intended to maintain, create, or
enhance local services and programs overseen by the Jefferson County Mental
Health/Substance Abuse Advisory Committee.
Funding for this program comes from the Jefferson County
1/10th of 1 percent sales tax collected for mental health and substance
abuse programs, (ordinance No. 08-1003-05). The anticipated total amount
available in 2017 is $378,186, depending on revenue projections. The
contract term will be from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC MRC) VACANCY
– Jefferson County Citizen
Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC
MRC) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Chip Seal Program for 2016
2016 Road Chip
Seal Program Information
of Road Maintenance Operations
Jefferson County Road Maintenance Division will begin their annual lane
striping on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Work is anticipated to be completed by
September 30, 2016. Motorists should expect minor traffic slowdowns or
delays on County roads during this period.
striping operations typically consist of two vehicles traveling single
file, separated by approximately 300 feet. The lead striping vehicle will
spray-paint the roadway center line and edge lines. A sign will be mounted
on the rear of the follow-behind vehicle warning drivers against passing
the striping vehicle and interfering with painting operations.
NO TRAFFIC IS
ALLOWED BETWEEN THE LEAD PAINT STRIPING VEHICLE AND THE FOLLOW-BEHIND
Jefferson County and the striping contractor will not be responsible for
paint removal on vehicles that travel within the wet paint zone between
striping operation vehicles. Fresh paint can be very difficult to remove
from your vehicle. Drivers in the vicinity of lane striping operations are
cautioned against driving on any painted lines. New paint is typically dry
enough to drive on by the time the follow-behind vehicle passes any freshly
painted stripes. Questions may be directed to the Jefferson Co. Dept. of
Public Works, 623 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, WA 98368. Phone: 360-385-9160
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (360) 379-5610 ext. 205.
Waste Advisory Committee Vacancy
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 http://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/swac/
for more information.
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.