Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the October 18, 2016 Mason County Commission meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 9 AM:  Hood Canal Communication’s local channel (46),, or Mason County’s website: You can also watch on demand on, or Mason County’s website:  Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

Commission Chambers – 9:00 a.m.
411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584
TUESDAY, October 18, 2016

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call

4. Correspondence and Organizational Business

4.1 Correspondence

4.2 Contract Award Announcement Re: Belfair Waste Water Facility Pump Seal Replacement & Repair. Staff: Jerry Hauth

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 – October 4, 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 to set a public hearing for November 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to consider a rezone request of three parcels on McEwan Prairie Road from Rural Residential 20 to Rural Commercial 2.

8.2 Approval of the settlement agreement and release with Ms. Kirkpatrick as negotiated through mediation services in the amount of $37,500 and for the Chair to sign the agreement. Removed

8.3 Approval of the fiscal year 16 Management Performance Grant contract E17-096 originating from the US Department of Homeland security and the State Military Department.

8.4 Approval to set a public hearing for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to take the necessary action in order to deed certain tidelands on the Squaxin Island to the Squaxin Island Tribe.

8.5 Approval to cancel the November 14, 2016 Commissioner briefings and November 15, 2016 Commissioner meeting due to scheduling conflicts.

8.6 Approval of the resolution amending Resolution 06-13 updating the procedure for county office closure due to weather conditions or natural disaster.

8.7 Approval for the following 2017 contracts for lodging tax as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee: Visitor Information Centers – Shelton Chamber of Commerce (includes Hoodsport locations, $60,000; North Mason Chamber of Commerce (includes Union location) $40,000; Tourism Promotion/Festivals & Small Events – Blue Collar Agency $228,000 with $33,500 dedicated to marketing of festivals and small events.

8.8 Approval of the Veterans Assistance Fund applications for: Necessity Items $450.00 and Utilities $117.00 for a total of $567.00 as recommended by the Veterans Service Office.

8.9 Approval to set a public hearing for November 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to consider a speed limit change on Plantation Way from Milepost 0.20 to Milepost 0.56.

8.10 Approval of Warrants:
Claims Clearing Fund Warrant#s 8043215-8043649 $1,416,869.52
Direct Deposit Fund Warrant#s 35163-35549 $ 610,488.70
Salary Clearing Fund Warrant#s 7002240-7002281 $892,414.90
Administrative Bond Fees (Treasurer) $ 1,200.00
For a total of…………… ………..$2,290,973.12
Claims Clearing YTD Total $26,278,953.34
Direct Deposit YTD Total $10,774,153.00
Salary Clearing YTD Total $11,521,287.62
Admin Bond Fees YTD $1,200.00

8.11 Approval to send a letter to the Mason County Democratic Central Committee requesting they nominate three persons for the County Commissioners to consider for the Mason County Clerk position that is being vacated by Ginger Brooks effective January 1, 2017.

9. 9:30 a.m. Public Hearings and Items Set for a Certain Time –

9.1 Continued from October 11, 2016 – Public Hearing to consider a code amendment for Low Intensity Mixed Use in the Shelton Urban Growth Area. Staff: Barbara Adkins

10. Boards Reports & Calendars

11. Department Heads and Elected Officials

12. Adjournment

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