County Holds Hearing on Solid Waste Facilities

The Mason County Commission took public comment Tuesday night on whether the County should consider amending the land use zoning to expand where solid waste and/or recycling facilities could be located. This hearing was prompted after Wilson Recycling closed because the company was unable to expand its operations and start collecting garbage. Here is the whole hearing which runs just short of an hour.

As noted several times during the hearing, the County did not shut down Wilson Recycling. The Company decided to close after the County told them to stop accepting garbage. Wilson Recycling could have continued operating as a recycling center. The facility is currently for sale for $800,000.

Hearing on Exempting Structures from Building Permits Continued

The Mason County Commission continued the public hearing on proposed new language to the County Code that would exempt certain types of structures from requiring a building permit. These structures are basically described as storage buildings. Barbara Adkins, Director of the County’s Department of Community Development, further defines storage buildings and other proposed requirements to be exempt from a building permit:

During the hearing, there was a lot of talk about how this would apply to agriculture buildings. Continue reading Hearing on Exempting Structures from Building Permits Continued

WDFW takes steps to reduce effects of drought at fish hatcheries

fish & wildlife logoState fishery managers are working to minimize the effects of drought on fish at hatcheries across Washington state.

More than a dozen of the 83 fish hatcheries operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are experiencing low water levels or high water temperatures as a result of this year’s drought. Those conditions increase the likelihood of disease and can be fatal for fish. Continue reading WDFW takes steps to reduce effects of drought at fish hatcheries

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF MASON COUNTY PARTNERS WITH MACY’S

shop for causeMacy’s helps local charity raise funds and awareness for important cause through the national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event

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Macy’s will partner with Habitat for Humanity of Mason County to invite customers to participate in Macy’s 10th annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 29, 2015. Customers can purchase shopping passes from either the Shelton or Belfair Habitat Store locations now.  Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities across the country.

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Sheriff Seeks Help Finding Teen

destiny Anna HermanThe Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating 17-year-old Destiny Anna Hermann who was reported as a runaway by her mother: Leela Stoner.  Destiny was last seen in the evening of May 15, 2015, walking away from her residence within the 500 block of SE Fireweed Road, Shelton, WA. Destiny is a white female, 5-foot 8-inches tall, 170 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair which sometimes is dyed purple. If you see Destiny, know of her whereabouts, or have any information, please contact the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, 360-427-7761, case # 15-06564.

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