Greg Brotherton—County Commissioner, District 3: The County Administrator resigned last week. Mark McCauley, Central Services Director, will be the interim Director. The county council is investigating how it does business in the absence of a few other positions that have recently been and will be vacated in the near future. The commission will reach out to stakeholders who are interested in defining how the county will conduct business going forward.
Our new website sbca.club was designed by Tom Sprandel, Vice President and Chair of the Communications Committee. Although Tom has decided not to seek reelection to his current Board position, he has generously offered to remain on the SBCA Communications Committee and to maintain and update the sbca.club website after his Board term has ended. Thank you, Tom!
For the first time in 19 months the Beach Club outdoor pool opened on May 10. On April 19 the indoor pool opened. Use of both pools is by reservation only with limited number of swimmers in each due to Covid-19 restrictions. The pools are open Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and on weekends 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the Beach Club at 360-437-9201.
Abbreviations are PT for Port Townsend, PH for Port Hadlock and PL for Port Ludlow. All area codes are 360 unless otherwise noted
• Goodwill, 602 Howard St., off Sims Way, PT, 385-6600, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.7 p.m.
• Adventist Thrift Shop, Uptown PT on Pierce St., cornerof Franklin, at the Better Living Center. Drop box locatedat side of building. Good, clean basic clothing, housewares, bedding, shoes accepted; no big stuff. Open 10a.m.-3 p.m. Tues. and Thursday.
• Olympic Trading Post, 10632 Rhody Drive, PH, 379-3648. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Accepts usable clothing, furniture, mattresses. Some items are given to the Chimacum Free Store.
• Habitat for Humanity Store, 2001 W. Sims Way, PT, 379-2827. Tue., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed.Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has a new provider, Dr. Melinda Bower, serving students in the Chimacum and Quilcene health centers. JCPH school-based centers are a partnership between Jefferson Healthcare and the school districts. They are located for student use at Port Townsend High School, Chimacum Middle and High School, and a newly opened Quilcene School District location.
Jefferson County Library has made steady progress on reopening in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and attributed its success to the public’s respect for safety protocols. Staff members reported their recent pleasure at seeing see new and familiar faces, hearing children laughing again inside the building, and receiving feedback on library changes. Although they are currently unable to provide meeting rooms or in-person events due to space limitations, they said they’re hopeful that will change soon. Below are additional updates:
Looking back to last May, you read here about local residents across the county who were stepping up to help in their neighborhoods by making face masks, checking on homebound neighbors, grocery shopping for those who couldn’t get out, and so much more.