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Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing was held on Monday, April 7, 2014, in the Board of County Commissioner’s Chambers, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend, WA. This public hearing has been extended to take comments on amending Jefferson County Code 8.65 Clean Water District until April 14, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. The Board of County Commissioners will hold a final vote on April 21, 2014. The Board of County Commissioners has directed Jefferson County Public Health, Water Quality Division, to submit an ordinance for their review. Follow this link for the proposed text for consideration.


Update of health data and demographics of Jefferson County citizens:

Watch us work as a compilation of data from a growing health database about the people of Jefferson County is in the process of being updated. Jefferson Healthcare and Jefferson County Public Health are leading a review of updated data about Jefferson County. This information will help policy makers plan future actions.  Indicators of community need, changes, and updates will be shared at this web page as they become available. In early 2014 four modules will be reviewed and posted here as they are completed. Executive summary work will be completed in June 2014.
Learn more: 

2014 Community Health Assessment - Part One

2014 Community Health Assessment - Part Two


Help Evaluate Applications for Open Space Projects in Jefferson County

There is a Conservation Futures Committee vacancy for a District 1 (Port Townsend) Representative. Send a letter of interest or email to the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or no later than 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014. More information about this position is posted at the Conservation Futures webpage.


Free Septics 101 and 201 Class Schedule

Learn how to monitor and maintain your septic system. Class Schedule posted at the Resources for Homeowners webpage.


Qualified Health Plan Open Enrollment is Closed

The next upcoming Qualified Health Plan Open Enrollment is November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015.

You may still qualify for insurance now if you are low income or have a qualifying life event. Go to Jefferson County Public Health's Health Insurance 2014 webpage for more information.


Port Townsend Paper Corp. Community Impact Line

Complaints about odor can be made directly to the State Department of Ecology at 360-407-7393 or email Angela Fritz at
The general information number for the Port Townsend Paper Corp. now accepts information about impacts to the community. The number is (360) 379-4224.

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