NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Amendments to Conservation Futures Resolutions #51 - 21 and #53 -21 for the
Hannan Farm and Big Quilcene – Moon Valley Acquisitions Projects
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing is scheduled by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners for MONDAY, August 1, 2022 at 10:45 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Chambers, County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. (VIRTUAL)
Notice of said hearing is to be published in the official newspaper of Jefferson County.
This public hearing is to take comments on proposed amendments to two Conservation Futures award resolutions. The first would amend Resolution #51 - 21 for the Hannan Farm project in order to increase the total project cost from $560,000 to $670,872.50 due to a higher appraised property value. The project match will consist of at least 50% of the total project cost. The second draft resolution would amend Resolution #53 -21 for the Big Quilcene – Moon Valley Acquisitions project by decreasing the total project cost from $735,410 to $262,640 in order to allow for near-term acquisition of the final property. Closing must precede the additional match expenditures. The project match will consist of at least 50% of the total project cost. The BOCC is interested in hearing public testimony on this issue.
The original project applications and draft resolution amendments are available for viewing on the County website at https://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/560/Conservation-Futures-Program.
You are welcome to participate in this hearing. You will need to join the meeting by 10:45 a.m. using the following methods: VIRTUALLY: Via the following Zoom, link: https://zoom.us/j/93777841705, PHONE: Dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter access code: 937-7784-1705# and press *9 to “raise your hand” to be called upon. Access for the hearing impaired can be accommodated using Washington Relay Service at 1-800-833-6384, IN-PERSON: This option is only available provided a hybrid meeting can be held with reasonable safety, namely that the COVID-19 risk is Very Low, Low or Moderate per the dashboard located at https://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/1429/COVID-19 per BOCC Resolution No. 24-22. If in-person is available, seating capacity may also be limited to 50%.
To view documents or watch this meeting live with no participation, go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us Follow the links under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings: Today.” If you experience difficulties joining the meeting or viewing documents please call 360-385-9100 to report any issues.
In addition, written testimony is also invited beginning on July 13, 2022 and ending on August 1, 2022 at the end of the Public Hearing, unless extended by the Board of County Commissioners. Written public testimony may be submitted by Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or by Mail to: Jefferson County Commissioners’ Office; PO Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Testimony must be received by the Board of County Commissioners by the end of the hearing testimony period.
Signed this 11th day of July, 2022.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Heidi Eisenhour, Chair