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Here is the agenda for January 12, 2016:

Commission Chambers – 9:00 a.m.
411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584
TUESDAY, January 12, 2016

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call

4. Correspondence and Organizational Business

4.1 Correspondence
4.2 News Release: Planning Advisory Commission Vacancy. Staff: Barbara Adkins
4.3 News Release: Parks & Trails Advisory Board Vacancies. Staff: Jeff Vrabel
4.4 News Release: Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging. Chair Jeffreys

5. Open Forum for Citizen Input (5 minutes per person, 15 minutes time limit)

If you wish to address the Commission, raise your hand to be recognized by the Chair. When you have been recognized, please step up to the microphone and give your name and address before your comments. The Mason County Commission is committed to maintaining a meeting atmosphere of mutual respect and speakers are encouraged to honor this principle.

6. Adoption of Agenda

Items appearing on the agenda after “Item 9. Public Hearings”, may be acted upon before 9:30 a.m.

7. Approval of Minutes – Approval of the December 14, 2015 Briefing minutes and December 22, 2015 & January 5, 2016 regular meeting minutes.

8. Approval of Action Agenda: All items listed under the “Action Agenda” may be enacted by one motion unless a Commissioner or citizen requests an item be removed from the Action Agenda and considered as a separate item.

8.1 Approval of the Veterans Assistance Fund application for: Necessity Items $150.00 and Utilities $123.15 for a total of $273.15 as recommended by the Veterans Service Office.
8.2 Approval of Warrants : Claims Clearing fund Warrant 8034635-8035100 $2,433,129.06
Claims Clearing YTD total: $37,548,325.27
8.3 Approval for the Board to add and certify the Middle Skokomish School House to the Mason County Historic Registry.
8.4 Approval of the agreement with Perkins Coie LLP to allow Human Resources the ability to consult with a new law firm that specializes in labor and employment practices on extraordinary specialized and technical matters and to authorize the Chair to sign the agreement. 8.5 Approval for the Chair to sign an Interagency Agreement between Mason County and the Washington Department of Commerce for a Growth Management Act Update Grant in the amount of $48,000.00. The term of this agreement expire on June 30, 2016 and there are no matching funds required.
8.6 Approval for the Board to authorize the Public Works Director to sign a time extension letter agreement with Mason County Garbage for the hauling of drop box bins from the Belfair, Hoodsport and Union Drop Box Stations to the Shelton Transfer Station. In addition, this agreement would also address the annual increase of the hauling fees by 90% of the 2015 CPI-U, which is equal to 1.08%. This contract will extend until a contract award is made or June 30, 2016, whichever comes first.
8.7 Approval to reappoint Andrew Kinney to the Mason County Parks & Trails Advisory Board for a 4-year term ending December 31, 2019.
8.8 Approval of the professional services agreement with Westsound Strategic Partners LLC for 2016 in the amount of $2,000.00 for legislative lobbying services. The terms of this service will commence on January 1, 2016 and shall terminate on December 31, 2016.
8.9 Approval to appoint Commissioner Terri Jeffreys to the Thurston Mason Behavioral Health Organization Governance Board for a period to begin January 2016 and end December 31, 2017.

9. 9:30 a.m. Public Hearings and Items Set for a Certain Time- There are no public hearings.

10. Other Business (Department Heads and Elected Officials)

11. Board’s Reports and Calendar

12. Adjournment

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