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Volunteers Needed
To Help Abused Children

On August 5, Guardian ad Litem Coordinator Paula Martin will host an information program for those who want to learn more about being trained to help abused children.

WHEN: August 5
TIME: 10:00
WHERE: Courthouse, 1
st floor conference room
CONTACT: Paula, 385-9190. www.JeffersonCountyGAL.org

The Guardian ad Litem Program, a division of Jefferson County Superior Court, is looking for volunteers for its 6-week training starting September 24. Since 1989, Guardian ad Litem volunteers have helped the Court find loving, permanent homes for hundreds of abused and neglected children.

Currently Guardian ad Litem volunteers serve 59 children who have been removed from abusive homes. The children tend to be young, infants to age 12, but there are several teens as well. Every one of these children needs an adult who is dedicated to speaking out for their best interest, and the GAL training teaches the volunteers how to do that. Volunteers find the training intense, challenging and rewarding. It covers topics relating to the children, the problems faced by their parents, understanding the court system, and much more.

 

Notice of Road Maintenance Operations  Expect minor traffic slowdowns or delays on various County roadways between July 7, 2014 and September 30, 2014.  For more information, click here.

 


Political Campaign Signs

Guidelines for installing political campaign signs along public roads can be found here.

 

 

Public Auction - August 22nd
Surplus County Shop Equipment

Jefferson County will hold a public auction of surplus county property on Friday, August 22nd, 2014, beginning at 10 AM. The auction will be held at the County Shop facility, which is located at 371 Chimacum Road in Port Hadlock. A preview will be open to the public on Thursday, August 21st, between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM at the same location, and again beginning at 8 AM on the day of the auction. For more information, visit http://murphyauction.com/Auction/Details/614.

 

 

Request for Bids
Motor Graders

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 Monday, August 18th, 2014, at the Office of the County Commissioners, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368, for the Supply of Motor Graders. Bids may be mailed to the office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA, 98368, but must be received by the previously stated date and time. Sealed bids will be opened and read publicly at 10:30 A.M. or shortly thereafter on Monday, August 18th, 2014, at the Jefferson County Commissioners Chambers, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse.
Bid package can be downloaded here.

 

 

Request for Bids
Pursuit-Rated SUVs
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 Monday, August 18th, 2014, at the Office of the County Commissioners, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368, for the Supply of Pursuit-rated SUVs. Bids may be mailed to the office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA, 98368, but must be received by the previously stated date and time. Sealed bids will be opened and read publicly at 10:15 A.M. or shortly thereafter on Monday, August 18th, 2014, at the Jefferson County Commissioners Chambers, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse. Bid package can be downloaded here.

 

 

Request for Bids
Dump Trucks

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 Monday, August 18th, 2014, at the Office of the County Commissioners, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368, for the Supply of Dump Trucks. Bids may be mailed to the office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA, 98368, but must be received by the previously stated date and time. Sealed bids will be opened and read publicly at 10:45 A.M. or shortly thereafter on Monday, August 18th, 2014, at the Jefferson County Commissioners Chambers, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse. Bid package can be downloaded here.
Addendum #1

 

 

Request for Proposal

Fleet Information Software System
The Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, State of Washington, will receive sealed proposals up until the hour of 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 28th, 2014, at the Office of the County Commissioners, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368, from qualified respondents to provide an integrated, comprehensive fleet-information software system. Proposals may be mailed to the office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA, 98368, but must be received by the previously stated date and time.
RFP package can be downloaded here.

Addendum #1 has been posted.

Addendum #2
Addendum #3

 


Request for Bids
Midsize Hybrid Sedans

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 Monday, August 4th, 2014, at the Office of the County Commissioners, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368, for the Supply of Midsize Hybrid Sedans. Bids may be mailed to the office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA, 98368, but must be received by the previously stated date and time. Sealed bids will be opened and read publicly at 10:00 A.M. or shortly thereafter on Monday, August 4th, 2014, at the Jefferson County Commissioners Chambers, basement level of the Jefferson County Courthouse. Bid package can be downloaded here.

 

 

Notice of Public Hearing Before the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners on Two Alternatives for a No Shooting Area in the Vicinity of Tala Shore and Tala Point, Near Port Ludlow

The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider two alternatives for establishing a No Shooting Area in the vicinity of Tala Shore and Tala Point, near Port Ludlow, on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Chambers, County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Written public comments will also be accepted any time up through the close of the public hearing, addressed to the BoCC at P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or by email at jeffbocc@co.jefferson.wa.us.

 

The public hearing is to take comments from all interested persons for or against any of the two alternatives for establishing a No Shooting Area which the County Commissioners are considering for possible adoption.  The first No Shooting Area alternative was submitted as a petition by residents for an area surrounding Tala Shore Drive, and the petition was found sufficient by the County Auditor.  The second No Shooting Area alternative was developed at County Commissioner request to reflect subsequent public comments, and enlarges the area surrounding Tala Shore Drive by extending it west to East Ludlow Ridge Road; and adds another, but separate, area comprised of the smaller lots located at Tala Point.  See links below.

 

Pursuant to state law (RCW 9.41.300) and county code (Chapter 8.50 JCC) the county can restrict the discharge of firearms where there is a reasonable likelihood that humans, domestic animals, or property will be jeopardized.

 

       ALTERNATIVE 1                                   ALTERNATIVE 2
  ORIGINAL PETITION AREA                     EXPANDED AREA 

               

  

Links to Information:

Map for Alternative #1

Map for Alternative #2

Petition by Residents and Auditor's Certification

DRAFT Ordinance for Alternative 2, including legal description

DRAFT Ordinance for Alternative 1, including legal description

 

 

 

Information Regarding Initiative 502

For information about legalized marijuana in Jefferson County check the issue links short cut on the Dept. of Community Development webpage or click here.

 

 

Volunteers Needed!
The Jefferson County Department of Public Works is looking for a citizen from District 1 and a citizen from District 3 to join the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) in 2014.  Click here for more information.

 

 

The Peninsula Regional Support Network is seeking Jefferson and Clallam County residents to join citizens from Kitsap, Clallam and Jefferson Counties as members of a regional mental health advisory board.  The board meets monthly in the Port Townsend area.  This is a volunteer position with travel allowance. 

   

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. For application and additional information call the Peninsula Regional Support Network at

800-525-5637 or (360) 337-4604; or email lward@co.kitsap.wa.us

 

 

A Chance to get Involved and Make a Difference
Jefferson County is seeking three dynamic volunteer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members. There are positions open in County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2. Projects and roles of the board include strategic planning, advising the County Commissioners; assisting and supporting the organization in its mission of providing 22 parks and facilities, including HJ Carroll, Memorial Field, the PT Rec. Center, and Gibbs Lake; as well as a host of community sports, summer camps, and special events. Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest to Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 1820 Jefferson St, Port Townsend, WA  98368 or jeffbocc@co.jefferson.wa.us. For more information please contact Matt Tyler at 360-385-9129 or mtyler@countyrec.com.

Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update
FINAL STATE APPROVAL! Washington Department of Ecology has approved the Jefferson County Shoreline Master Program (SMP)! This final action completes the comprehensive update process. The new Program will be in effect starting February 21, 2014. For more information, visit the State Review & Approval page.

The SMP Update was a multi-year, legally-required project to revise the County's existing Shoreline Master Program (JCC 18.25) in compliance with new State requirements. The project has included extensive public outreach since 2006 including six open public hearings throughout the update process. Learn more on the SMP Public Outreach page.

The SMP contains goals, policies, performance standards and development regulations regarding protection, use, development and restoration activities along qualifying lake, river and saltwater shorelines in Jefferson County. All shoreline activities must comply with the SMP, whether a permit is required or not. This update provides the opportunity for new scientific information and community values to shape the future of our treasured shoreline resources. Learn more on the Shoreline Management & Planning page and the SMP Update page.

 

 

DCD Projects
Department of Community Development is working on three projects:

  • No Net Loss (NNL) – indicators to measure shoreline protection
  • In-lieu Fee Mitigation (ILF) – another option for applicants
  • Stormwater Retrofit – assessing existing conditions to reduce polluted runoff

For more information go to the DCD Issue Links page.


Watershed Stewardship Resource Center
November 2013:

Community Input – A significant portion of this grant project has included the involvement of a broad range of stakeholders, owner/builders and development professionals, to get their input on how we can improve permit processes, department policies, and code requirements.  Efforts of a several work groups and focus groups have provided feedback that has helped shape changes already in effect at DCD and others planned for the future.  This collaborative process is resulting in an overall shift towards better customer service, with new permit streamlining, code revisions, informational tools, and a new name for our resource center underway and/or coming soon!  Join the email list to get updates and event announcements.

 

LID Demonstration Sites – Three local sites showcase low impact development (LID) methods for better management of stormwater runoff to minimize erosion, pollution, and flooding.  Proper site planning, rain gardens, permeable pavement, native & drought tolerant landscaping, vegetated roofs, and rainwater collection & reuse are LID techniques gaining popularity.  Installation of the Demo Garden here at Castle Hill in Port Townsend is nearly complete.  Remaining are a fix for an unexpected drainage failure, final planting, site structures, and informational signage.  The Demo Garden in Quilcene is also nearly ready for a public unveiling by project partner WSU Extension.  Project partners Clallam Conservation District and City of Sequim unveiled their Demo Site near Carrie Blake Park in Sequim last summer.  Go see how beautiful and effective LID can be!

 

Resource Center - Open four days a week for self-guided browsing and research with Coaching Services available for one-on-one help to answer questions (flyer). Stop in to grab a few brochures and handouts and enjoy the educational art posters on display.  Stay awhile longer to browse the Reference Library books, watch some educational slideshows about LID options, dig into the hundreds of websites organized by topics, or learn ‘how to’ use the County website to find detailed information about your parcel and/or permit.  Review the list of local development professionals are trained to design, build and maintain LID facilities and those who’ve prepared special reports about wetlands, trees, geology and more. The goal of LID is to prevent the pollution of our local lakes, streams, rivers and Puget Sound by managing stormwater flow and water quality through the use of on-site natural features. Stormwater runoff? Slow it down, spread it out, and soak it in!

Grant Project - This watershed center grant project provides an optional ‘one stop shop’ for educational information, staff consultation and permit application assistance. The project helps applicants reduce permit review timelines and promotes voluntary adoption of low impact development and other best management practices as a non-regulatory approach to meeting or exceeding environmental protection requirements for stormwater, shorelines, critical areas and more. This effort helps implement the Clean Water Act and the Puget Sound Action Agenda to protect and restore the Puget Sound ecosystem.  The EPA extended the project deadline to March 2014. Learn more on the WSRC page.

 

 

 

 

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