Mason County Public Works will be closing Pickering Road Wednesday, September 24 for a paving project. The closure is from approximately Milepost 0.00 to Milepost 0.248 and starts at 6 AM, weather permitting. A detour using Spencer Lake Road will be in place and the road should be reopened by 6 PM. The Pickering Road Park & Ride will still be open but motorists will need to use the Spencer Lake Road detour route to access it.
Mason County PUD No. 3 took seven awards in its utility class in the recently announced Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) Excellence in Communication awards. The class includes utilities with 25,000 – 49,999 customers and this year, NWPPA received 192 entries from 45 different utility and association members. Continue reading
Port of Shelton officials are crediting a Mason County Public Works employee for helping stop the spread of last Thursday’s brush fire that started east of U.S. Highway 101 at the intersection of Shelton Springs Road. The fire started in the bush just west of Hidden Haven Mobile Home Park and was pushed across 101 by the wind. The blaze then spread onto Port property just outside the Port’s Administration offices. Continue reading
A log truck rolled over on Bear Creek Dewatto Road Wednesday afternoon. Specific details on what led to the crash have not been released but there were no injuries.
Mary M. Knight Elementary School is one of 39 schools in Washington receiving grants for new kitchen equipment to help ensure students are well fed and ready to learn. Schools submitted grant proposals to Child Nutrition Services at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Continue reading
Washington’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.6 percent in August 2014. According to preliminary, seasonally adjusted estimates released by state Employment Security Department, that is half a percent lower than the rest of the country and 1.4 percent lower than in August 2013. Continue reading
The Port of Shelton released its proposed budgets for 2015. The Port’s 2015 Capital Budget totals nearly $3.6 Million but includes the possible construction of a 22,000 square foot warehouse and office complex at Sanderson Field for $2.75 Million and possible renovations to 410 Business Park Loop for $220,000. The Capital Budget Narrative explains that funding these projects may involve using some cash reserves and/or issuing municipal bonds. Continue reading
The Port of Shelton has cleared a recent audit by the Washington State Auditor’s Office without any findings. This was a three-year audit and was more in-depth than past audits as the Port’s Deputy Director Wendy Smith explains.
Auditors did an accountability audit which looked at tenant and lease agreements, cash and credit card receipting, and the Port’s assets. Continue reading
Mason County has openings on its Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) and on the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. The County is also requesting proposals for a historic survey of the Matlock area and for funds to help with low income housing. Continue reading