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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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Jefferson 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.


In 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


To 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



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. 





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