Heads Up: On The Agenda

Brynn Grimely writes:

Here’s what’s going on this week.

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

Meeting dates:

Monday, Aug. 2: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The board is in an all day meeting looking at their work priorities for 2011. This includes: the Kingston Master Plan; Kingston Village Green; SK Regional Parks (phase 1 and citizen engagement); Village Green Golf (business plan); Howe Farm; CK Community Campus (parking structure); Parks: Implementation in 2011 of 2010 Parks business plan; NK Legacy Project; Trails Planning; Road Standards; Water as a Resource; Sustainability in county operations; Regional Energy Planning; Annexation Policies & Direction/work plan; and Fiscal Stability. (And that’s all before lunch!) After lunch the commissioners will review each departments’ initial draft work plans and other ongoing projects and work, then discuss program budgeting by priorities before wrapping up the afternoon.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: 8:30 a.m. The board will review its agenda for the Aug. 9 meeting, then have 45 minutes of information sharing. There will be a five minute break, followed by a 30 minute presentation on the Hood Canal Coordinating Council stormwater plan. An hour of “board discussion” will follow before commissioners recess into executive session for 30 minutes to discuss real estate issues.

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

Meeting dates:

Wednesday, Aug. 4: 5 p.m. The council will hold a briefing upstairs before going down to the council chambers for the 5:30 p.m. meeting. The agenda for that meeting includes the first of two public hearings on the surplus and transfer of park property to right-of-way for Eleventh Street and Warren Avenue street improvements. (No action will be taken at this meeting, they’re just hearing from the public. The second hearing, Aug. 18 will be when the council votes). The council will also approve the downtown Bremerton traffic circulation enhancements project summary report — adopting the purple option.

City of Port Orchard (meet at 219 Prospect Street)

Meeting dates:

Tuesday, Aug. 3: 7 p.m. From Chris Henry: City of Port Orchard residents on Aug. 17 will be asked whether the city should annex in to the Kitsap County Rural Library District. Doing so would allow them to vote on a proposed library levy lid lift in November. The city council will hold a public meeting to gauge support for the measure, and based on what they hear, they may adopt a resolution in support or opposition of it. Citizens who can’t give testimony at the meeting Tuesday night may submit comments to the city clerk’s office at city hall no later than 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

City of Poulsbo (meet at 19050 Jensen Way)

Meeting dates:

Wednesday, Aug. 4: 7 p.m. Business agenda items include a 7:15 p.m. public hearing on the six-year transportation improvement plan, a resolution about a voluntary separation agreement between the city and staff, and a legislative workshop with the 23rd District Legislators and the council.

Housing Kitsap (aka Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority) (meet at 345 Sixth Street, Norm Dicks Government Center)

Meeting dates:

Tuesday, Aug. 3: 1 to 3 p.m. The agenda includes a couple of items on the consent agenda that caught my eye. They included: a resolution approving public records request policy and a resolution approving policy to submit budget prior to fiscal year start. Because they are on the consent agenda, unless a housing authority commissioner pulls them for discussion, these will be approved altogether, without discussion. Following the consent agenda adoption the board will recess into executive session to discuss real estate and potential litigation, then will reopen the meeting to hear the directors’ reports and an update on the financials. There will be work plan updates and then an update on the sale of any KCCHA properties since the last meeting. The board of commissioners will discuss a retreat they have planned for Aug. 24 and then will discuss other business.

Kistap County Planning Commission (meet at 619 Division Street, County Admin Building in Port Orchard)

Meeting dates:

Tuesday, Aug. 3: 9 a.m. The planning commission will hold a work study on the rural element. No public testimony will be taken at this meeting, but it is a great opportunity for the public to learn about the county’s planning for the “Year of the Rural” and the Rural Element document.

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