Heads Up: On The Agenda

Brynn Grimley writes:

Here’s what’s happening in Kitsap County government this week (please note that King of the Kitsap Caucus Steven Gardner wrote the below summaries detailing information sharing at the county commissioner meeting Monday. He wanted his turn to gripe about “information sharing”).

Kitsap County Board of Commissioners (meeting in the Port Blakely conference room at the county admin building off Division Street)

Monday, April 5:

10 a.m.: During the morning meeting, sandwiched between five minutes of approving minutes from past meetings and 30 minutes of a review of future agendas and calendars is 1 hour and 25 minutes of “Board Information Sharing.”

If such sharing were open to the public Steven Gardner, who will be attending the meeting, would share that his daughter turned 12 last week and that little rash on his right ankle has returned.

2 p.m.: Discussion of up to $1 million in grants the county might apply for, followed by updates on the Legislature, economic stimulus, a shoreline master plan update and a proposal to host the Babe Ruth World Series in Kitsap in 2012.

Wednesday, April 7

8:30 a.m.: The work study will begin with an approval of minutes, followed by a review of the proposed agenda for the April 12 nightly Monday meeting (this will take just shy of one hour); information sharing will follow for roughly 35 minutes (in this case I know the “sharing” will come from county department heads who are checking in with the board); lastly the board will hear an annual hearing examiner briefing from DCD Director Larry Keeton, take a five minute break and resume with discussions about mediation and appeals. They’ll recess into executive session from 11:30 to noon to “discuss real estate matters.”

City of Bremerton (meeting in the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 5th Street)

Monday, April 5:

6 p.m.: Bremerton City Councilman Roy Runyon will host a town hall meeting addressing how citizens might launch an initiative campaign to legalize backyard hens within city limits. The meeting is at the Norm Dicks Government Center.

Wednesday, April 7:

5:30 p.m.: The City Council had on its 5:30 p.m. agenda a proposed retirement plan for Police Chief Craig Rogers. The mayor has decided the proposal shouldn’t happen. An alternative might not go in its place Wednesday. The council will discuss changing vacation accrual rules while furloughs are in place.  There is also a resolution to support “Kids at Hope.”

Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority

Monday, April 5:

9 a.m.: The housing authority will hold a public hearing to take comment on its public housing act five-year and annual plans. These are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and detail what the housing authority will do in the coming year(s) in regard to public housing options and when they’ll do it. Public comment offered will be taken into consideration before submission to HUD. The hearing will be at its Silverdale office, 9307 Bayshore Drive, Silverdale.

Tuesday, April 6:

1 p.m.: After passing its consent agenda, which includes the submission of its public housing act annual and five-year plans, the board will recess into executive session to discuss real estate and potential litigation. The meeting will resume with director’s reports from the agency’s management team. The proposed relocation to the Norm Dicks Government Center and lease of the center’s fifth floor space from the Port of Bremerton will follow and the meeting will adjourn after “other business” is discussed. The meeting is expected to run until around 3:30 p.m., and will be held in the KCCHA offices of the Norm Dicks Government Center on the main floor.

City of Poulsbo

Wednesday, April 7

7 p.m.: The City Council will start its meeting with the pledge of allegiance, and then immediately go into a 30 minute executive session to discuss the possible sale or lease real estate; a mayor’s report will follow, along with business items that include: setting a public hearing for the proposed Gaines annexation; two ordinances, one for setting a line of credit the other for local agency financing; an agreement with WSDOT for Noll Road right of way acquisition (I assume this is for the Highway 305 culvert replacement); they plan to have a discussion on alcohol in city parks; and will hear a presentation of the phase one development for a new Public Works site.

And that’s all I got. Until next week.

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