The Mason County Commission is not holding public meetings this week, the fifth week of May. No briefings are scheduled Monday due to Memorial Day. There is an Executive Session on potential litigation scheduled for 8:30 AM Tuesday. However, Executive Session are NOT open to the public. When there is a fifth Tuesday in a month, the County Commission usually meets in Belfair. This month’s Fifth Tuesday meeting has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items and historically, the attendance for the May Fifth Tuesday meeting (following Memorial Day) has been sparse. The Mason County Commission will return to it regular schedule of briefings and business meetings the week of June 5th.
The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Friday, May 26, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.
SR 8 – Middle and East Forks Wildcat Creek – Remove Fish Barriers
Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 4.3 to 7.5
Description: Crews will remove barriers to fish by constructing bridges across the Middle and East Forks of Wildcat Creek.
Project web page
At the Class 2A Girls’ Tennis Singles Championships, North Mason’s Makinna Skjonsby lost to Selah’s Mary-Frances Ballew in the first round, 6-0, 6-1. The Bulldog was then eliminated from the double elimination tournament in the second round by Aileen Nguyen from Foster, 6-0, 6-4.
Shelton’s Julia Goodale qualified for the Class 3A Girls’ Tennis Singles Championships as an alternate but the Highclimbers was not able to compete.
Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound made a presentation Friday during Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury’s Law Enforcement Breakfast. Myrle Carner, Director of Public Relations & Media, and Jim Fuda, Director of Law Enforcement Services explained what Crime Stoppers is and what services they provide. Fuda also talked about their expansion plans overseas to combat human trafficking. Ed Sorger from Crime Stoppers of South Sound was also in attendance and talked about how the Olympia-based organization is trying to expand to Mason County.
More information on Crime Stoppers of South Sound can be found by clicking crimestoppersofsouthsound.org.
Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury presented several awards Friday during his Law Enforcement Breakfast. The Sheriff presented Commendations of Merit award to Deputy Heather Fuchs and Corporal Timothy Ripp and Life Saving Medals to Corrections Deputies Alexander Kruk, Joseph Johnston, Terry Elson, Corporal Rob Decker, Sergeant Joe Ott and Sergeant Randy Newell.
In an effort to streamline the customer experience, the City of Shelton is reorganizing its customer service functions at the Shelton Civic Center. On June 26th, the City is planning to open a new customer service center that will house all utility billing, administrative, public works, and community development services. The construction and reorganization timeline is as follows:
- Starting May 30th, the administrative, public works, and community development customer service counter, currently located on the east side of the second floor, will be temporarily relocated to the west side of the second floor to facilitate the construction of the new customer service center.
- On June 22nd, the new customer service center located on the east side of the second floor will open and all administrative, public works, and community development services will be relocated to that location.
- On June 26th, the customer service counter on the first floor will be closed permanently, and all utility billing services will be incorporated into the new customer service center on the second floor.
Vaccinating school age children against childhood diseases protects all children and unites the community by empowering people in the goal of exceptional health. Mason General Hospital Oakland Bay Pediatrics, in partnership with Shelton School District, will hold an Immunization Clinic on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakland Bay Pediatrics, 247 Professional Way in Shelton.
After the first day of competition at the State Track & Field Championship Meet at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma,
Shelton’s Cody Simon finished 2nd in the state in the men’s Class 3A pole vault with a height of 14 feet, 6 inches.
North Mason’s Lily Campbell was 2nd in the state in the women’s Class 2A discus with a personal record distance of 115 feet, 11 inches.
And the Highclimbers’ Cody Hall was 4th in the state in the men’s Class 3A javelin with a personal record distance of 176 feet, 3 inches.
Competition continues today (Friday) and Saturday.