City Discusses Water & Sewer Rates

The Shelton City Commission was presented with an update on the City’s water and sewer rates Monday. The City hired the Redmond-based financial constanat, the FCS Group, to complete a review the City’s rates to see if it is possible to lower those rates with out adversely harming the City financially. FCS Group’s Courtney Black gave two presentations Monday. The first was to the Commission during their 2 PM study session.

The second presentation was done at 5 PM during which questions were taken from the public.

Black’s presentation showed 10 percent increases in water rates each year through 2021 and 3 percent increases for 2022 and 2023. On the sewer side, Black recommends no change in rates due to the City being able to obtain grants to fund Sewer Basin 3. However, Black said the Commission should create a policy and start collecting funds to help offset future maintenance of both systems.

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Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the October 23, 2017 Shelton City Commission meeting. There are two ways to watch live at 2 PM: hcc.net/news, or  MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 3 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Greenbergs to Receive 2017 Flame Award

Harold and Marion Greenberg (center) with their family

Marian and Harold Greenberg, longtime supporters of Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics and the local community, will be honored, posthumously, as the 2017 Flame Award Recipients during MGH Foundation’s Annual Fantasy Forest Gala and Auction event held at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Saturday, November 18, 2017. Each year MGH Foundation awards an outstanding individual(s)  from the community who demonstrates strong support of the Foundation and MGH&FC. Co-sponsor of the 2017 Flame Award is Sierra Pacific Industries & Foundation.

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Three Injured in Highway 3 Head-On

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 3 near Mason Lake Road Sunday evening. According to a State Patrol press memo, a 2007 Nissan Murano was northbound on SR-3 without its headlights on just before 8 PM. At milepost 7, the Nissan crossed into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a southbound 2010 Dodge Caravan. The collision closed State Route 3 for 90 minutes.

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REALTORS Housing Issues Briefing

The Mason County Association of REALTORS held their annual Housing Issues Briefing Friday. Speaking at the luncheon were Mike Luis, Executive Director, The Center for Wooden Boats, James Young, Washington Center for Real Estate Research (Runstad Center) at the University of Washington, and local REALTOR Andy Conklin, Co-Chairman of the Quality of Life committee for the Association who presented local stats for Mason County based on the NWMLS information.

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Police Blotter 10/21/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Thursday, October 19, 2017 and Friday, October 20, 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.

Friday, October 20, 2017

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Road Construction on State Highways 10/22/17 to 10/28/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from October 22, 2017 to October 28, 2017.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 4 to 4.3
Description: Mason County P.U.D. will be installing an underground power line. Drivers can expect to encounter one-way alternating traffic on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16-17, and southbound right-shoulder closures with intermittent one-way alternating traffic through the end of this work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Oct. 31

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REALTORS® Endorse Dorcy for Shelton City Commissioner

The Mason County Association of REALTORS®, one of the county’s largest business organizations, has endorsed Kevin Dorcy for Shelton City Commissioner in this year’s general election.

The endorsement decision follows comprehensive candidate interviews held in early October with the local organization’s candidate interview panel in Shelton. The interview questions posed to the candidates involved issues that impact the real estate industry and home, property and business ownership that help the community thrive.

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