Heads Up: On The Agenda

Brynn Grimley writes:

Here’s what we’re looking at for this week:

Kitsap County Board of Commissioners (meeting in the County Admin building, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard)

Monday, April 12:

2 p.m.: Legislative update from Tom McBride will last 15 minutes, followed by a first quarter budget amendment for another 15 minutes, the board will spend 30 minutes hearing from county administrator Nancy Buonanno Grennan about a new wellness program the county is initiating to provide incentives to county staff to practice preventative measures for staying healthy. Eric Baker and Angie Silva will discuss the county’s stance on annexations and revenue sharing, a discussion the commissioners have had while attending Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council meetings (presently the city of Port Orchard has said it wants out of a revenue sharing agreement with the county on the areas it has annexed, but has said it wants to continue negotiations on the transition of services at the time of annexations. The KRCC working to schedule a meeting with the county and city for later this month). The meeting will end with a presentation on the Pubic Works work plan and performance measures. Adjournment will happen shortly after 5 p.m.

(Personal section: Notice there’s no “information sharing” on this agenda…hmmm think someone read the Caucus and made a change? Yeah I didn’t think so either. But it is nice to know what they plan to discuss).

7 p.m.: The board will hold its regular nightly meeting starting it off with employee of the month presentations and a presentation on the large-scale Shoreline Master Program update the county is currently undertaking. There will be some more appointments to citizen volunteer boards, a recognition of volunteer appreciation week, recognition of crime victims’ rights week, recognition of April being National County Government month, and a presentation on Earth Day and Clean Water partner awards. There will be two public hearings, although one is for decision only, so no comment will be heard. The hearings include the enactment of an emergency ordinance (No. 448-2010) that would become a permanent ordinance that would remove the word “interim” from the title and text of the ordinance that was previously adopted Feb. 12, 2010. The second hearing, where no comment will be heard, will be for the board to consider enacting an ordinance that would amend county code (KCC 21.04), specifically the land use and development procedures regarding hearing examiner and land use development procedures (i.e. removing the board from the appeals process, adding mediation, or amending how the board hears hearing examiner appeals).

Wednesday, April 14

8:30 a.m.: The board will kick off its Wednesday work study with “YMCA Amendments” (not sure what this is, but I’m looking into it); following this matter it becomes what I am referring to as the “DCD Director Larry Keeton Hour.” Keeton will present a majority of the day’s agenda, including: a presentation on the LOSS and rural policy update and direction (the information presented is the analysis of public comment received during recent rural outreach meetings in the community); Keeton will then present with Fire Marshal David Lynam about fire code; a 5 minute break will follow, only to have Keeton resume his post to talk about a planning commissioner ordinance; Keeton will finally give up his time so that Dave Peters can present information regarding a curbside recycling ordinance. The board is then set to recess into executive session to discuss “real estate matters” around 11:35 a.m. The meeting will adjourn following.

City of Bremerton (meeting at the Norm Dicks Government Center)

Wednesday, April 14

5 p.m.: The City Council’s study session agenda includes financing for the Park Plaza parking garage project and scheduling of a public hearing for proposed amendments to the city’s charter. Those amendments would have to be approved by voters. The meeting is in the council’s sixth-floor conference room.

City of Poulsbo

Wednesday, April 14

7 p.m.: The meeting will begin with an update on the new city hall project by Mayor Becky Erickson; she will be followed by a presentation on Olympic College Poulsbo given by OC President David Mitchell and Kristen Poppo; a utility rates ordinance will be discussed followed by a presentation about making Third Avenue one-way. That’s it for this meeting, which means it likely won’t go to 10 p.m. like planned.

Port of Brownsville

7 p.m.: Port of Brownsville commissioners will meet in the Brownsville Yacht Club meeting room. While I don’t know the extent of their agenda, I do know that they will be discussing the vacant fire hall building again. Sounds like another proposal has come across port manager Jerry Rowland’s desk, so they’ll be hearing about that. I don’t know if any decisions will be coming out of this meeting though, since they haven’t been able to agree on what to do with the building yet. I’ll keep you all posted.

And it looks like that’s all I got for this week.

3 thoughts on “Heads Up: On The Agenda

  1. How come no summary of the Port Orchard City Council meeting? Chris Henry goes on vacation and ….(crickets)…..

    So in your style, here goes:

    Tuesday, April 13
    Port Orchard City Council Members and the Mayor will meet at Port Orchard City Hall. Senator Derek Kilmer is slated to give a Legislative Roundup, an update from Wayne Senter, the SK Fire Chief and public hearings on the City Water System Plan and on the plan for a remodel of a building in downtown Port Orchard (first one up under the Downtown design guidelines). Other items of note, another annexation along the Bethel Corridor is beginning its process with the Council and the Council will consider funding Sunday and Holiday Foot Ferry service for special events in downtown in 2010.

  2. Thanks Kim,

    I ask the reporters to send me the summaries of the meetings they are set to cover this week by Friday afternoon. In this case the blog entry was written before Chris sent me the agendas over the weekend, so I was planning to have her add it to the comments section today, but you beat us to it.

    Appreciate you filling us all in.

    — Brynn

  3. I would just like to state for the record that Chris Henry did in fact email me the summary of the Port Orchard City Council meeting while she was on vacation.

    I dropped the ball and didn’t add it. I just discovered the email and realized that I was wrong in my comment above. Henry isn’t to blame here (not that I was blaming her). I am and I apologize.



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