Heads Up: On The Agenda


Brynn Grimley writes:

Here’s what we’re looking at for the week starting July 12. (Can you believe we’re already into the second week of July. I wish our summer lasted as long as our “non summer,” and our “non summer” lasted as short as our summer).

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

Meeting dates:

Monday, July 12: 2 p.m. Only two items on this meeting’s agenda. A Surface and Stormwater Management program update by Chris May and Dave Tucker for an hour, followed by 30 minutes of discussion on the budget call letter, lead by county administrator Nancy Buonanno Grennan. The board will recess into executive session to discuss potential litigation and personnel matters from 3:35 to 5:05 p.m.

7 p.m. public meeting: The board has a number of items not on their consent agenda that include big sums of money, and for once the sums aren’t in the red. The board is set to approve an amendment that extends a contract date it has with WA State Department of Social & Health Services and increases the contract amount by $2,813,992 to provide support services to individuals with developmental disabilities. This is 100 percent grant funded by DSHS. They also plan to issue and sell limited tax general obligation and refunding bonds that the county holds (not to exceed $9.9 million) to help with the finance, refinance and reimbursement of costs associated with the construction and improvements to the coroner’s office building and the Central Kitsap Community Campus project. This is being done to save the county money, and relates to the work commissioners did earlier this year to plan for the possibility the county real estate excise tax fund could go in the red in another few years. By refinancing these bonds, the county is taking advantage of low interest rates. (The stories I wrote on the REET fund are HERE and HERE).

The public hearing items include the adoption of a memorandum of understanding between the county and Pope Resources for the North Kitsap Legacy Partnership (the document has changed little since Chris Dunagan wrote about it HERE) and a public hearing on a resolution to amend the 2010 annual budget.

Wednesday, July 14: 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m. Nancy Buonanno Grennan will kick off the meeting with 30 minutes of debt policy talk, Bud Harris will spend 20 minutes Situs Addressing (What is this you ask? It relates to addresses in the county that cause problems for first responders, elections officials, etc. The county is looking at a study as to what to do about it.); next the discussion shifts to redistricting the county commissioner boundaries — don’t worry nothing will be approved until 2011, so it won’t affect the current election. This is being done in accordance with the recent Census 2010; Jim Dunwiddie will give an hour-long workshop on Parks. A five minute break will follow then the meeting will end with a 40 minute “board discussion.” At 11:30 the board will recess into executive session to discuss existing litigation, lasting 20 minutes. Then at 11:50 they’ll recess into another executive session to discuss real estate issues for 10 minutes. Adjournment will follow.

City of Bremerton (meet at 345 6th Street, Norm Dicks Government Center)

Meeting dates:

Wednesday, July 14: 5 p.m. The Bremerton City Council will meet, but the agenda wasn’t available on the website Friday night when I wrote this.

City of Port Orchard (meet at 219 Prospect Street)

Meeting dates:

Tuesday, July 13: 7 p.m. There will be a public hearing on International Building and Fire Codes, and flood damage prevention; a presentation by Olympic Bird Fanciers; contract agreements related to the Tremont Street widening project; and a vote on the city’s official newspaper of record.

City of Poulsbo (meet at 19050 Jensen Way)

Meeting dates:

Wednesday, July 14: 7 p.m. Business agenda items include special event approval for a community concert; a budget amendment relating to the Viking Avenue improvements (3A); a budget amendment relating to the Fjord slide permitting (this is the part of Fjord Drive that washed out last November); the establishment of a public and agency participating plan for the 2010 comprehensive plan amendments and the establishment of a docket for the proposed amendments to the comprehensive plan.

That’s all I got — if I forgot someone, throw up the meeting dates/content in the comments section. Enjoy the sunshine!

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