Meeting Notice – Notice of Public Hearing
The Jefferson County Board of
Health has called
for a public hearing on adoption of revisions to the Jefferson County
Environmental Health Fee Schedule.
The hearing will be held during the Board’s monthly meeting on Thursday,
March 19, 2014, at 2:30 PM at the Jefferson County Public Health building,
615 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.
The revisions to the fee schedule affect Sewage Disposal Permits – New Community
or Commercial; On Site Sewage; Evaluation of Existing Systems/Monitoring
Inspections; and Waiver Variance applications.
The text of the proposed fee schedule adjustments may be found on the
Jefferson County Public Health website at www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org
or a copy of the full text of the proposed adjustments will be mailed upon
request. To request a copy of the Jefferson County Environmental Health Fee
schedule contact Jefferson County Environmental Health Department,
Jefferson County Public Health, 615 Sheridan, Port Townsend, WA 98368.
is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County,
State of Washington, will receive sealed bids up until the hour of 10:00
a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2015, for the Paradise Bay Road, Phase II
here for more information
Tax Statements Sent to Jefferson County Residents
Property owners can expect to see property tax statements in their mailbox
by the end of February. First installment property taxes are due
April 30, 2015, and mailed payments must be postmarked by the due date to avoid
penalty and interest charges.
may be paid in person at the Courthouse Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Mailed payments must be postmarked by April 30, 2015.
forms of online payment include by credit card or
E-Checks with a service fee. Autopay is
available for automatic deduction of first half or full payments from your
bank account. Forms to authorize the service and instructions to sign up
are on the Treasurer’s website at www.co.jefferson.wa.us/treasurer/autopay.asp.
To request paperless tax statement delivery via email for the future, sign
up by clicking on the link “eNoticesOnline”
and enter the authorization code found on the second half coupon on your
tax statement. Please call the Treasurer’s Office at 360-385-9150
with any questions.
County Conservation Futures Program
Applications for Open Space Projects Solicited
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners invites applications for projects
to enhance the County's open space preserves. The Conservation Futures
Program helps protect important wildlife habitat, working agricultural and
timber lands, visual buffers, scenic areas, and open space lands linked to
parks, cultural and historic sites – all for the health, benefit and
welfare of citizens. Projects must provide permanent protection of open
space lands through acquisition of real property or development rights.
the 2015 funding cycle, approximately $205,000 is available to fund
projects. Of this amount, up to $30,750 is available to reimburse
operations and maintenance expenses for any property acquired with
conservation futures funds. A matching amount of at least 50% is required. Deadline
for receipt of submission is Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:30 PM to the
Jefferson County Environmental Health Dept., 615 Sheridan St., Port
Townsend, WA 98368 for hard copies or, via email
as a PDF document, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
request a program manual and application, and for more information, contact
Tami Pokorny at this email address or call (360) 379-4498. Workshops to
explain the details of the program to non-profit organizations, government
agencies, special purpose districts, or interested citizens are available
by request throughout the year. Visit the Conservation Futures Program web
pages at www.co.jefferson.wa.us/commissioners/
Permit Review Process at DCD
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:
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!
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