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A telephone jury scam is ongoing in Jefferson County.  Please do not give any personal information, and do not give any money to someone who calls you and tells you they work for the county, courts, or law enforcement.  Instead, please contact staff of the appropriate agency in person or by calling their listed local number, or make a report to law enforcement.


Jefferson County residents are receiving a telephone call from someone who identifies himself as a Sheriff’s Lieutenant and tells them that Superior Court Judge Keith Harper has signed documents charging them with failure to appear for jury duty on October 3rd and contempt of court. People are told that they need to appear before Judge Harper on October 24th to answer these charges, and told they should make an online payment as an appearance bond via GreenDot MoneyPak.  THIS IS NOT TRUE.  Please do not give or confirm any personal information, and do not make a payment online.  You do not need to appear on October 24th. There was no jury trial held on October 3rd.  This is a phishing scam.  You may call Ruth Gordon, County Clerk at 360-385-9128 for further information.



A Special Meeting of a Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Parks Tour is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Meet at 8:30am to form Carpools beginning at HJ Carroll Park, 9884 SR 19, Chimacum, Washington. The Tour will end at Irondale Beach Park, 562 Moore St., Port Hadlock, Washington
Please be advised that this is your 24 hour notice.
If you have any questions, please call Matt Tyler, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Manager, at 360-385-9129. Agenda



Special Meeting Notice – Jefferson County Board of Health
Notice of Public Hearing 11/3/2016, 1:00PM - Proposed Changes to Environmental Health Fees and addition to JC Code 8.15 Onsite Sewage Code
The Jefferson County Board of Health has called for a public hearing on adoption of revisions to the Jefferson County Environmental Health Fee Schedule and addition to the JC Code 8.15 Onsite Sewage Code.
The hearing will be held during a special meeting of the Board on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 1:00 PM at the Jefferson County Public Health building, 615 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.

This Fee Schedule and addition to the code, if adopted, will address On-Site Sewage System fees. A summary of the changes follows:

The revisions to the fee schedule reflect adjustments based on increased costs to identify all OSS, develop and maintain inventories of all known OSS, facilitate homeowner education, enforce OSS owner permits, identify unknown, undocumented or failing OSS, maintain a data base system for the records of septic system permitting, installation, operation, maintenance, and communication, and provide data entry services for clients. Additions to the JC Code 8.15 reflect the purpose and applicability of the revisions to the fee schedule.


The revisions and amendment can be viewed at or at Jefferson County Public Health office, 615 Sheridan, Port Townsend, WA.



Emergency Management Director

Jefferson 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 workplace emergencies.


Salary 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:


To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to:

email:   ; or

delivery/USPO: Jefferson County Administrator’s Office

1820 Jefferson Street

P.O. Box 1220

Port Townsend, WA 98368.


First review of submitted applications is on September 26, 2016 – position open until filled. Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Request for Proposal

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.



North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC MRC) VACANCY – Jefferson County Citizen


North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC MRC) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS



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.

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.




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