The Grays Harbor County Commissioners are moving to twice-monthly Tuesday meetings on a trial basis. Clerk of the Board Jenna Amsbury said during the Q&A session with the commissioners earlier this month, “I know it will definitely cut down on staff time creating agendas and minutes and things for meetings that are pretty short like this. It will probably include some more special meetings when necessary if items come up.”
County Commissioner Vickie Raines added, “We had several meetings recently that have been between 5 minutes and 15 minutes long. As you could see today there’s not a lot of the public that attends.” She also noted that she hopes some are watching the county’s videos posted of the meetings on their website.
Raines said they’re moving to Tuesdays because the current-weekly meetings on Mondays often run into conflicts with three day weekends and the holidays. If the trial period works out, the commissioners will pass a resolution making the change permanent.
The commissioners will hold informational workshops on the off-Tuesdays to discuss county business and planning. No decisions are made in the meetings and there will not be a set agenda of topics. These meetings are open to the public.
The Commission meetings will still take place in the Commissioners Meeting Room, 100 West Broadway, Suite #1, Montesano, WA 98563
Beginning in September, the meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every Month at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with Workshops being held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.