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FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST - June 1, 2013 The Port Angeles Fire Department's Annual Pancake Benefit Breakfast will be Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Fire Station located at 102 East 5th Street. The Pancake Breakfast is an important fundraiser for these PAFD Auxiliary community service programs:
Scholarships for Port Angeles High School graduates interested in entering either emergency medical or fire service careers.
Fire Relief Baskets
Provides immediate essentials and personal items for fire victims such as phone cards, gift cards to area stores, toothbrushes, teddy bears and coloring books for children, and laundry soap.
Community Outreach Services
Community Outreach Services include Annual Fire Safety Week, Red Cross, and Fire Prevention and Safety public education, along with special support for victims left with virtually nothing with clothing and temporary housing.
This event typically draws over 500 people. So come and enjoy a great breakfast of pancakes, sausage, apple sauce, bananas, coffee and juice and support your local Fire Department and community. Cost for adults is $5.00 each, kids 3-12 are $3.00, and kids under 3 years of age can eat for free. Tickets sold at the door.
For more information, contact Port Angeles Fire Department at 360-417-4650.
Scholarships ~ Fire Relief Baskets ~ Community Outreach
BOARD OF ETHICS
Posted April 9, 2013 - The City of Port Angeles is accepting applications for the City's Board of Ethics. Application deadline is Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 3:00 p.m.
The Board of Ethics shall be composed of members who are residents of the City, and represent a diverse set of backgrounds and interests. At least one member shall be a former judicial officer or have expertise in ethics acquired through education or experience. At least one other member shall have experience in municipal government. City employees are not eligible. Board members shall serve without compensation until December 31, 2014. Applications will be advertised at the beginning of every odd year.
After reviewing applications, considering additional information, and conducting interviews as the City Council deems appropriate, the City Council, by vote of supermajority, may approve those applicants eligible to serve on the Board. These applicants will then make up a pool of eligible members. Should an ethics complaint come forward, three members will be selected from the pool to serve as the Ethics Board for that particular complaint.
The Board's meetings shall be open to the public in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act.
Deadline: Accepting applications until filled.
UTILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (UAC)
Posted April 23, 2013 - The City of Port Angeles is accepting applications to fill a position for a community representative on the Utility Advisory Committee. The current community representative, Murven Sears, is resigning after the May 14 UAC meeting.
The Utility Advisory Committee (UAC) gives advisory recommendations to the City Council on matters relating to City utility policy and operation. The Utility Advisory Committee is comprised of three City Council members, one industrial representative, one representing licensed care facilities, and two community representatives.
Members are appointed to four-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms. The candidate appointed to fill this position will serve until the term expires on February 28, 2014.
Members shall be residents of the City, except the member representing the licensed care facilities need not be a City resident but must own or manage a licensed care facility in the City. The Utility Advisory Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month, at 3:00 p.m., in City Hall.
Deadline for submitting applications is 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013.
How to Apply: Obtain an application via the City's website at www.cityofpa.us/boardscc.htm or from the City Manager's Office in City Hall. For more information contact Teresa Pierce, Executive Administrative Assistant, at either 360-417-4630 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The application form is available online or from the City Manager's Office......
The City's 2012 Annual Report and latest update to the Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) is available for public review. Updates are submitted annually, by March 31, to the Washington State Department of Ecology.
The City was issued a Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit by the State of Washington Department of Ecology in compliance with the State of Washington Water Pollution Control Law (Chapter 90.48 Revised Code of Washington) and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Title 33 United States Code, Section 1251 et seq).
The 2012 Annual Report documents how the City fulfilled all permit requirements for the 2012 calendar year. The SWMP is developed to address the specific requirements of the permit and contains a set of planned actions and activities designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable and to protect water quality.
Stormwater is rainwater or snowmelt that does not soak into the ground or evaporate following a storm. Stormwater runs off surfaces such as roofs, lawns, paved streets, and parking lots.
The public is encouraged to participate in the development of the SWMP..........
WATER QUALITY REPORT for 2012 The City of Port Angeles is pleased to provide you with our Annual Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report for 2012. The purpose of this report is to share information with you, our customers, about the quality of your water and to convey a basic knowledge of our water system.
This report is a summary of the quality of water we provided to you and gives details about where the water comes from and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. We believe that customers who are well informed are able to make better decisions about their drinking water supply...........
2013 FINAL BUDGET - AVAILABLE ONLINE The 2013 FINAL Budget is now available.The Budget is an economic plan that focuses the entity's financial and human resources on the accomplishment of specific goals and objectives established by the policy makers.
The Budget establishes the annual expenditure levels for all departments and funds. These expenditure levels are called appropriations, and they represent spending limits. The budget is also available for review at the City Clerk's Office or the Finance Department in City Hall........
INTERESTED in WHAT HAPPENED at the LAST CITY COUNCIL MEETING?
Read the summary of action taken by the City Council and/or listen to the recording of the meeting. Both available online via...... And check there for the agenda for the next meeting.
The Port Angeles City Council holds their regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall. Public Hearings are scheduled to commence at 6:30 p.m., or soon thereafter.
NEW!! INTERACTIVE GIS MAPS January 2013
Access interactive mapping of the City of Port Angeles and environs.
Maps include layers for property (parcels, short plats, subdivisions, etc), City Parks, Planimetrics (building footprints, rivers and creeks, contours), Planning (Zoning, Land use, Neighborhoods), Solid Waste Collection Routes, Storm Water, Waste water and Water utilities, and area Web cams.
The map also includes convenient links to area websites including Clallam county, Olympic National Park, and Clallam Transit.........
VISIT WITH CITY COUNCIL AT THE FARMERS' MARKET in THE GATEWAY
As part of their continuing outreach to the community, the Port Angeles City Council will have a table at the Farmers' Market in The Gateway on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until noon. The Gateway is located at the intersection of Front & Lincoln Streets.
May 4 - Councilmembers Downie and Bruch
Upcoming Dates: June 1, July 6, August 3
~ Councilmembers attending is subject to change ~
If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Pierce, Executive Administrative Assistant, via email at email@example.com or by phone at 360-417-4630.
LAURIDSEN BOULEVARD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT The public attended an Open House regarding replacement of the Lauridsen Boulevard Bridge on Thursday, November 15, 2012, in City Council Chambers in City Hall.
The Open House detailed the proposed closure schedule, detours and alternate routes. Construction to replace the bridge will begin in early to mid 2013. Learn more about the project.........
For more information contact Jim Mahlum, Project Manager at either 360-417-4701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CHOOSE LOCAL CAMPAIGN - What Goes Around. . . . When you purchase from locally owned businesses, more money re-circulates in the Port Angeles community. Local businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers, and farms. On average, for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, up to $70 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city's tax base.
Choose Local PA is a local initiative created by the Port Angeles Forward Committee at the behest of the Port Angeles City Council. Its aim is to educate residents as to why their support of the local business community is a direct benefit to the community as a whole and to the individuals who live here.
There are thousands of Buy Local campaigns nationally, many of which were studied by Port Angeles Forward. This grassroots effort was renamed Choose Local in recognition that customers have choices and that needs to be respected. The aim is to make a clear and vocal case for the benefits of supporting local enterprise, whether it's retail, manufacturing or services. The hope is that the program will develop over time and prove effective in helping to bring greater prosperity to our region.
The City will operate and maintain these social media sources as a public service to provide information about City programs, services, projects, events, and activities. Information posted is secondary content and features links back to the City's website for more information.
Establishing a presence on Facebook furthers the City's goal to reach a wider audience, engage the public, deliver messages, and connect with citizens.
As directed by City Council, staff will be monitoring activity, time, and costs necessary for a six month trial period. The City's social media policy and direct links to these Facebook pages are available at: www.cityofpa.us/citymanager.htm#smP
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