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MEETING NOTICE

This Meeting Notice is provided pursuant to Governor Inslee’s January 19, 2021 Proclamation 20-28.15 and made in the interest of the safety and welfare of the public, the community, and our employees. The Port Office will remain closed to the public during the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. Port Commission meetings will take place both virtually in accordance with Governor’s Proclamation 20-28.15 and the “Miscellaneous Venues” provisions of Covid-19 Reopening Guideline for Business and Workers” effective June 30, 2021.

According to the 15th iteration of the Governor’s Proclamation, the Port can opt “to host in-person public meetings under the Open Public Meetings Act, as permitted under Emergency Proclamation 20-28, et.seq,” According to the Governor’s Miscellaneous Venues Covid-19 Requirements, there are no restrictions on capacity and no physical distancing requirements. Hand hygiene is not mentioned. Additionally, the Miscellaneous Venues Requirements states that public agencies are required to “(f)ollow current applicable face covering requirements as outlined in Proclamation 20-28 et.seq. proc_20-28.15.pdf (wa.gov), Secretary of Health Orders 20-03.3 Secretary_of_Health_Order_20-03_Statewide_Face_Coverings.pdf (wa.gov), and LNI Publication F414-179 F414-179-000 Mask and Distancing Requirements Are Changing: Key COVID-19 Updates for Fully Vaccinated Workers (June 14, 2021) (wa.gov).

NOTE: the Miscellaneous Venues requirements have not been updated to include Secretary of Health Order 20-03.3, which took effect on June 30, 2021.

ALSO NOTE: Under DOH Order 20-03.3, persons who are fully vaccinated against Covid are exempt from the general order requiring use of a face covering.

Written comments may be submitted to the Port by email at info@portridgefield.org or mail: PO Box 55; Ridgefield WA 98642. Mail must be received by 12:00 noon the day of the scheduled Port Commission meeting. Comments will be compiled and provided to the Port Commissioners and necessary Port staff.

Port of Ridgefield Meeting – Wednesday, September 22, 2021   9:00AM

When possible, the Port will postpone agenda items that may create more public interest and comment until a meeting when there will be a better forum for discussion.  Minutes of all Port of Ridgefield public meetings are posted on the Port’s website: https://portridgefield.org/community/public-meetings.