County Commission Refine 2018 Budget

The Mason County Commission has reach a consensus on the County’s budget for next year. During a budget workshop on the 2018 budget Monday, the Commissioners determined the revenues for 2018 are $36,526,203 by increasing the traffic diversion by $500,000 but decided against a levy shift.

Another budget workshop will be held at 10 AM Tuesday, December 12th. The County Commission is scheduled to adopt the 2018 budget during their December 19th meeting.

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City Council Candidate Salaries Set

The Shelton City Commission set the salaries for the incoming City Council members Monday as the City transitions from a three-member commission to a seven-member council. The Commissioners set the monthly salary at $500 ($6,000 annually). The current commissioners, who will become council members once the council is seated, will earn $1300 a month ($15,600 annually) until the next election for their seats.

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Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the December 11, 2017 Shrlton Metropolitan Patk District Board and Shelton City Commission meeting. There are two ways to watch live at 2 PM:, or You can also watch on demand on or Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 3 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM

Click here for the meeting’s agenda.

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Health Plan Open Enrollment Workshops Offered

For those who still need to register for a health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder before the Monday, January 15, 2018 deadline, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering two Saturday enrollment workshops in January.  Anyone who needs to get signed up is invited to attend either of the enrollment workshops on January 6 or January 13, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ellinor Meeting Room at MGH.

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SADD Club Taking Over Domino’s

The Shelton High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club is holding a “Dough Rising Night” Tuesday at the Shelton Domino’s. From 4 PM to 7 PM, the Domino’s at 134 N. 1st Street in Shelton will donate 30% of your pizza purchase price to the SADD Club. The SADD Club is raising money to buy Christmas gifts for needy children, support relay for life and take students to a national conference in Chicago next July.

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Port of Allyn Meets Wednesday

The Port of Allyn Board of Commissioners set a Special Meeting for Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 6 PM at the Port of Allyn Administrative Building to discuss updating the port’s comprehensive scheme of harbor improvements and, if time permits, discuss tabled items from the Regular Port Meeting on December 4th (possibly taking action on a management agreement tabled due to chairman Scott Cooper being absent) and to hear an update from Pat McCullough who is working on a trail plan.

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Stay Fire-Safe as Winter Weather Returns

As colder weather begins to settle in, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents that this is a dangerous time of year for home fires.  Factors such as home heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candle usage all contribute to a greater risk of home fires.

Keep your home fire-safe this winter, and minimize the risk of fire by practicing these fire safety tips:

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State Highway Road Construction 12/10 to 12/16

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from December 10, 2017 to December 16, 2017.


US 101 – Hoodsport Vicinity – Slide Debris Fence Repair
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s)331.4
Description: Crews will repair a debris fence.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday through December, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic. 

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