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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


Animal Responsibility Code

Written Comment Period Extended

County staff is working to develop a new Animal Responsibility Code pertaining to dogs and cats, and requiring dog licenses in unincorporated East Jefferson County.  If a new code is adopted by the Commissioners, it would replace the County’s existing Animal Responsibility regulations (now in Chapter 6.05 of the County Code).

Current Working DRAFT

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held a hearing on the Animal Responsibility Code on December 8, 2014. The Board concurred extending the deadline for submitting written comments to 4:30 p.m. on December 31, 2014.


Please email your comments to the BOCC office at: or mail to
P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 on or before 4:30 p.m. December 31, 2014.


Thank you for helping improve the County’s Animal Responsibility code.



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


Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort DSEIS
Jefferson County DCD has release the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) of the Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort near Brinnon.  The DSEIS may be viewed and downloaded here:

The comment period will end on January 5th 2015 at 4:30pm.


Jefferson County Conservation Futures Program Citizen Oversight Committee Vacancies: District #1, District #3 and Interest
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 vacancies for citizens to represent District #1, District #3 and an “Interest” on the committee. Examples of interests include parks and recreation, user groups, agriculture, forestry, conservation organizations and real estate. Other interests not listed here may also be represented. The committee meets approximately six times per year, with the majority of activities usually scheduled 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, November 28, 2014. These are non-paid positions. For more information, contact Tami Pokorny, Jefferson County Environmental Health Dept. at Ph: (360) 379-4498 or email View the Conservation Futures Program Web site at Click on “Conservation Futures”.

Jefferson County Planning Commission Has a Vacancy

Help shape our community's future growth & development!
There is one position open for the Jefferson County Planning Commission in District 1.  The term will expire in March 2017.  District #1 area includes the City of Port Townsend and a portion of unincorporated Port Townsend.  See the map online here.


The Planning Commission assists the Department of Community Development and prepares advisory recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.  The group provides a forum for public review of land use issues and planning proposals such as comprehensive and use-specific goals, policies, regulations and zoning designations that guide development activities around the County.  The group does not review project-specific permits.  Recent efforts have addressed these local issues:

·         Critical Area/Agricultural Buffers

·         Comprehensive Plan update

·         Sign code revisions


Meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum with some meetings held at alternate locations around the County.


TO APPLY: Submit a completed Volunteer Application Form as soon as possible to: Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, PO Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or  The position is open until filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.


LEARN MORE:  Visit the Planning Commission webpage, including Commissioner District map, or contact Department of Community Development at 360-379-4450 or



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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