Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the November 1, 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

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call

4. Correspondence and Organizational Business

4.1 Correspondence

4.2 News Release – Squaxin Island Tidelands. Staff: Frank Pinter

4.3 News Release – 2017-2018 Transportation Improvement Program Citizens Advisory Panel. 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 – September 13, 20, 27, and October 11, 2016 regular meeting minutes. October 17 and October 24, 2016 briefing 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 on November 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to certify to the County Assessor the amount of taxes levied for county purposes and the amount of taxes levied for each taxing district for 2017. An increase to the Current Expense and Road property tax levies for 2017 may be considered.

8.2 Approval to set a public hearing on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9 a.m. to consider adoption of the 2017 budget for Mason County. Copies of the 2017 preliminary budget will be available to the public on November 21st .

8.3 Approval of the resolution for participants of the PEBB Medical program which allocates $838.88 per month County contribution for single enrollments on medical, $1,318.13 per month for dependent enrollments, and $1,154 as applicable and required by the Collective Bargaining Agreements; also approves a .88% COLA for Non-Represented employees and as applicable and required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement as well as a 2% General Wage Increase for Non-Represented employees.

8.4 Approval of Veterans Assistance Fund applications for Necessity Items $150.00 and Utilities $380.12 for a total of $530.12 as recommended by the Veterans Service Office.

8.5 Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Probation Services employees Bargaining Unit of the Teamsters Local No. 252, which provides for the transition to the Public Employee Benefit Board (PEBB) for Health Insurance.

8.6 Approval of the Resolution submitting a Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) Boating Facilities Program project application for Jacoby Park Boat Ramp Improvements – Application #16-2518 and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification of Applicant Match form. If awarded, the grant would provide $60,000 and the County’s match would be $20,000 from the Real Estate Excise Tax 2 (REET 2) Fund.

8.7 Approval to authorize Public Works to select and the County Engineer to sign the agreements for Structural, Geotechnical, Hydraulic, and Archaeological services, as needed for 2017-2018 calendar years from the County MRSC Consultant Roster. The maximum pay-out for Geotechnical service agreement is not to exceed $200,000 and each of the other agreements is not to exceed $50,000. Public Works will announce each consultant selection during a regular scheduled Commission meeting.

8.8 Approval of Warrants
Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8043650-8043913 $846,928.71
Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s 35550-35940 $655,367.11
Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s 7002282-7002309 $474,666.60
Total  $1,976,962.42
Claims Clearing YTD Total $27,125,882.05
Direct Deposit YTD Total $11,429,520.11
Salary Clearing YTD Total $11,995,954.22

9. Other Business (Department Heads and Elected Officials)

10. 9:30 a.m. Public Hearings and Items Set for a Certain Time
There are no public hearings scheduled.

11. Board’s Reports and Calendar

12. Adjournment

Digiprove sealCopyright protected by Digiprove © 2016 Dedrick Allan