Heads Up: On the Agenda

Here’s what’s happening in Kitsap County politics this week:

Kitsap County Board of Commissioners (meet at 619 Division Street, Port Orchard)

Monday, April 19:

The board will be in executive session from 10 to 11 a.m. to discuss personnel matters and existing litigation; the board will conduct some more information sharing (it’s been pointed out to me that this is the way they idenfity when they’ll be sharing information, but they can’t get much more specific because it’s a general conversation time for the commissioners to talk about what’s on their plates); they’ll review upcoming agendas and the calendar and adjourn shortly after noon.

2 p.m.: The afternoon meeting could carry a little more substance and begins with a legislative update from Tom McBride, followed by an economic stimulus update from Eric Baker; there will be a 15 minute discussion about financing documents tied to the proposed Silverdale Haselwood Family YMCA (this is amending discrepencies found in a ground lease and facilities agreement already in place between the county and the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties); a talk about public financing options and debt policy is scheduled to take an hour and will be followed by a five minute break around 4 p.m.; the meeting will then go into closed session to discuss collective bargaining with Fernando Conil. Adjournment should come around 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21

8:30 a.m.: The meeting will kick off with a review of the agenda for the 4/26 meeting for about 45 minutes; the review will be followed by 45 minutes of information sharing (presumably by county department heads); a 5 minute break will happen around 10 a.m. and then DCD Director Larry Keeton will spend about an hour talking about an accessory dweling unit ordinance; Poulsbo City Councilwoman Linda Berry-Maraist will end the meeting with a presentation about the North Kitsap Trails Association and the outreach they are currently doing in the community to get public feedback about where people want to see trails located in North Kitsap. (Read my story about this here). The meeting will adjourn around 11:30 a.m.

City of Bremerton (meet at Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 5th Street)

5 p.m.: The council will hold a briefing to discuss general council business until 5:30 p.m. (meeting in upstairs conference room)

5:30 p.m.: The council will convene for its regular meeting which will kick off with a mayor’s report from Mayor Patty Lent; she will be followed by State Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, who is scheduled to give a legislative report; the council will discuss an ordinance (Ordinance No. 5108) which proposes imposing local sales and use tax for utilizing local revitalizing finacing for the Park Avenenue Plaza project; they’ll review a second ordinance (Ordinance No. 5109) authorizing the issuance and sale of limited tax general obligation bonds for the Park Avenue Plaza Project, and establishing the terms of sale of the bonds; the final item for review is an ordinance (Ordinance No. 5110) relating to the Department of Economic Development; the meeting will adjourn following council member reports.

City of Port Orchard (meet at city hall, 216 Prospect Street)

Tuesday, April 20

7 p.m. The council will hold a work study session and discuss the following items: Library ballot measure (30 min); low-flow toilet rebate program (15 min); council packet cost analysis (5 min); draft ordinance regarding RV exemption permits (5 min); boat ramp repair – water street (15 min); ball field leases (15 min); Port of Bremerton waterfront parking (15 min); email policy for public officials (10 min); change to POMC 5.12 Business Licenses (10 min); and change to council committee (10 min).

City of Poulso (meet at 19050 Jensen Way, Poulsbo)

Wednesday, April 21

7 p.m.: The meeting will begin with a mayor’s report from Mayor Becky Erickson, she will give a status update on the new city hall, the city will receive a Tree City USA award from the Department of Natural Resources, there will be an introduction of Citizen Volunteer and agreements signed by the mayor; the council’s regular business will include the passage of an ordinance detailing the city’s first quarter budget amendments; extension of a license agreement with St. Olaf’s Catholic Church regarding a trail connection to wilderness park; a review of revised right of way procedures; the council will continue their discussion on a utility rate ordinance; the meeting should adjourn around 10 p.m.

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