Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the November 8, 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

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 25 and November 1, 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 a letter of support to WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife for Forterra’s proposed conservation of an 816 acre property along Little Skookum Inlet in Mason County.

8.2 Approval for Public Works/Equipment Rental & Revolving to use written and/or telephone solicitations for tire repair and towing services for the 2017 calendar year and execute and award contract(s). Mason County does not guarantee a minimum purchase of these services.

8.3 Approval to approve and execute the resolution setting up a restricted fund balance of $1,680,000 reserved for new road projects beginning with the 2017 adopted budget that will be approved by the Board either by the adoption of the annual budget or in a budget supplemental expense request.

8.4 Approval for Public Works to use written and/or telephone solicitations to establish a 2017 Surfacing Materials unit pricing vendor list and purchase quantities as needed for projects throughout Mason County, on an as needed basis.

8.5 Approval of Veterans Assistance Fund applications for: Necessity Items $400.00, Utilities $1,158.20 and Housing $1,000.00 for a total of $2,558.20. as recommended by the Veterans Service Office.

8.6 Approval of the Release and Hold Harmless Agreement to settle any and all claims, demands, damages, costs and attorney fees, expenses, penalties, liens, actions or cause of action, arising from the client services contract between Mason County Public Defender and FT Law, P.S. Attorneys, dated on or about December 27, 2014 in the amount of $23,764.80 and requests for public records made by Christopher Taylor dated on or about May 7, 2015 to the Mason County Office of Public Defender in the amount of $26,050, for a total of $49,814.80.

8.7 Approval of the amendment #10 between the Department of Health and Mason County Public Health to increase the contract by $129,906 for a total revised contract amount of $1,506,438. This amendment affects the following programs: Emergency Preparedness & Response, Maternal & Child Health Block Grant and the TB Program.

8.8 Approval of Warrants
Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8043914-8043945 $40,347.07
Claims Clearing YTD Total $27,166,229.12
Direct Deposit YTD Total $11,429,520.11
Salary Clearing YTD Total $11,995,954.22

8.9 Approval to award $450,000 from the Rural County Sales & Use Tax Fund (.09) for the years 2017 – 2019 for current obligations of Belfair Sewer Phase 1.

8.10 Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between Mason County and Teamsters Union Local No. 252 representing the Mason County General Services Collective Bargaining Unit to address the recruit and retain issue and the ability to provide necessary and essential public services.

8.11 Approval to Request for Proposals for janitorial service for County facilities. Proposals are due to the County by November 23 and specifications will be available on the county website – .

9. Other Business (Department Heads and Elected Officials)

9.1 Review of Public Defender’s Administrative Leave Status

10. 9:30 a.m. Public Hearings and Items Set for a Certain Time

10.1 Public hearing to consider the following budget supplemental requests and transfers – Frank Pinter:
Supplemental Requests:
Increase Revenues $300,000 and expenses $300,000 for 911 Enhanced Communication to reflect true revenue collection and payments to MACECOM.
Increase Veterans beginning fund balance $210,000 to transfer $50,000 to Mental Health and $50,000 to Community Support Service. Transfer $50,000 from Veterans beginning fund balance to Veterans Homeless Prevention.

Budget Transfers:
Transfer from Equipment Rental & Revolving Ending fund Balance the following:
$27,666 to Public Health
$3,336 to Law Library
$27,989 to Treasurer’s Maintenance & Operations (M&O)
$21,003 to Solid Waste
$15,368 to North Bay/Case Inlet
$3,586 to Rustlewood Sewer and Water
$6,147 to Beard’s Cove
$5,123 to Belfair Sewer

$1,000,000 from Garbage/Solid Waste fee charges to Longhaul Solid Waste Disposal $250,000 and $750,000 to Landfill Ending Fund Balance.

$245,800 from Landfill Ending Fund Balance to miscellaneous Contracted Professional Services $78,000, Inter-fund Professional Services $2,800 and Machinery & Equipment $165,000.

$50,000 from Skokomish Flood Zone Ending Fund Balance to Professional Services.

11. Board’s Reports and Calendar

12. Adjournment

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