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Posted on: May 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Changes to the Parks & Recreation Ordinance




 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson Board of County Commissioners will hold a virtual/ on-line public hearing on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11: 30 AM. This public hearing was previously scheduled, but has been reset to this new date and time.  The purpose of the hearing is to consider changes to the Parks and Recreation Code, Chapter 12.25 of the Jefferson County Code. The code is being updated to make it consistent with Chapter 6.07 Animal Control and other provisions of the County Code and with state law, as well as to make other changes for clarity.  The proposed changes to the code also include revisions to park regulations for unmanned aircraft systems and remotely controlled vehicles, as well as metal detecting in county parks within unincorporated Jefferson County.

 Public Comment Period and Method to Provide Comment: The public may view the proposed amendments to the Parks and Recreation Ordinance and supporting documents by visiting or

 The public is invited to give oral testimony on the proposed Parks and Recreation Ordinance at the May 17, 2021, 11:30am public hearing, as described below. You may also submit written testimony for the public hearing via email at or by U. S. mail to the Jefferson County Commissioners, PO Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368, provided all written testimony is received before the close of the public hearing.

 COVID- 19 NOTICE: NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ALLOWED (Per the May 29, 2020 Jefferson County Public Health Officer Order) You can join this meeting by using the following methods: 

(1) Zoom Meeting: This option will allow you to join the meeting live. You will need to enter an email address. If you wish to provide public comment, click on the hand icon at the bottom of the screen to "raise your hand." Participation will be up to the Chair and/or Clerk of the meeting. 

(2) Audio-only: Dial: 1- 253- 215- 8782 and use Webinar ID: 937- 7784- 1705#. This option will allow you to listen to the meeting live. If you wish to provide public comment, press * 9 to "raise your hand." Participation will be up to the Chair and/ or Clerk of the meeting. 

(3) Website: Follow the links under "Quick links, "Videos of Meetings," and click on "Streaming Live." This option will allow you to watch the meeting live-streaming, with no participation. 

(4) Access for the hearing impaired and others can be accommodated using Washington Relay Service at 1- 800- 833- 6384. 

 In the event of technical difficulties, at least one of the methods above will be accessible to the public. Please try all methods first before calling 360-385-9100 to report any issues. Agenda items are listed on our website at: Follow the links under "Quick links," "Videos of Meetings," and click on " Recorded," " Streaming Live," or " Upcoming" to find this meeting and view agenda items. 

 For additional information, please contact Matt Tyler, at email or phone 360-385-9129.

 Approved this 3rd day of May, 2021 

 Jefferson County Board of Commissioners


Kate Dean, Chair