City of Port Townsend and East Jefferson Fire Rescue officials have agreed to pursue annexation of the city into the fire district, which provides city fire and emergency services.
If both entities approve the agreement at meetings of their respective boards next week, the measure will be put on the Feb. 19 special election ballot. Mayor Deborah Stinson; City Manager David Timmons; Rich Stapf Jr., chairman of the East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR) and Fire District Oversight Board; and EJFR Chief Jim Walkowski presented details of the proposed annexation details Tuesday night to what Stinson called, “a light crowd.”
Timmons gave a brief overview of the months-long process that led to the decisions. He provided a recap of the three community meetings that were held to give the city input.