Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the November 22, 2016 Mason County Commission meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 6 PM:  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 – 6:00 p.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 – 2017 Solid Waste Rate Increases

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 10. Public Hearings”, may be acted upon before 6:30 p.m.

7. Approval of Minutes – November 7 briefing meeting minutes and November 8 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 resolution establishing the Mason County Audit Committee to fulfill the County’s responsibility regarding internal controls and financial reporting.

8.2 Approval of the Mason County Capital Asset Policy establishing a uniform policy and accounting for the County’s real and personal property.

8.3 Approval of the resolution establishing a policy for Accounts Payable Split Year Invoices.

8.4 Approval of resolution to close Old Belfair Highway at approximately milepost 0.000 to milepost 0.100 on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm for the Belfair Christmas Parade.

8.5 Approval to authorize Public Works to solicit a 2017 Letters of Interest list for Construction Project Inspectors, Contract and Fee Appraisers, Construction Material Testing and Timber Management Services and allow the County Engineer to sign and enter into agreement(s) for these services, as needed, for projects scheduled for the upcoming construction season.

8.6 Approval to execute a two-year contract with Correct Equipment for service of Grinder Pumps at North Bay and Belfair sewer collection systems. The estimated annual value of the contract is $100,000.

8.7 Approval to execute the Interlocal Agreement with Kitsap County to provide residential household hazardous waste collection and disposal to Mason County residents not to exceed $50,000 per year (1,000 customers).

8.8 Approval of the resolution authorizing Public Works/Utilities to purchase refurbished replacement parts for the Grizzly Grapple Crane, used at the Solid Waste Transfer Station, from Grizzly Crane Equipment Manufacturing Corporation, as a sole source purchase, in the approximate amount of $140,000.

8.9 Approval of the Veterans Assistance Fund applications for: Necessity Items $1,000.00, Utilities $1,316.28 and Housing $400.00 for a total of $2,716.28 as recommended by the Veterans Service Office.

8.10 Approval to authorize the Chair sign the Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate as well as all other documents associated with the purchase and transfer of title for the Coulter Creek Property. This property, consisting of 58.25 acres, will be used as a public park and the purchase price is $583,000 with 90% covered through a Recreation and Conservation Office grants. The remaining costs are funded from Real Estate Excise Tax (REET 2).

8.11 Approval of Warrants
Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8043946-8044337 $1,205,794.03
Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s 35941-36335 $720,548.19
Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s 7002310-7002360 $1,018,645.42
Total $2,944,987.64
Claims Clearing YTD Total $28,372,023.15
Direct Deposit YTD Total $12,150,068.30
Salary Clearing YTD Total $13,014,599.64

8.12 Approval to set a public hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. to consider the following 2016 Budget transfer requests:

$543,694 transfer from Current Expense Ending Fund Balance to: Sheriff’s Department (001.205): $125,000 Salaries and Benefits, $200,000 to pay all 2016 Outsourcing invoices, $193,694 Woodworkers new contract rates, $25,000 replacement of fingerprinting machine and Polycom system for the jail.

$20,939 transfer from Current Expense Ending Fund Balance to: Juvenile Probation (001.170): $20,939 new contract rates.

$22,368 transfer from Current Expense Ending Fund Balance to: Juvenile Care & Custody (001-172): $22,368 new contract rates.

$11,000 transfer from Combined Utilities Ending Fund Balance (406) to $3,000 Office Supplies and $8,000 Communications.

$10,000 transfer from Rustlewood Sewer and Water Ending Fund Balance (411) to Repairs and Maintenance.

 $750,000 transfer from Belfair Waster Water Bio-solid Waste Permit (413) to Bond Principle Payments.

9. Other Business (Department Heads and Elected Officials)

10. 6:30 p.m. Public Hearings and Items Set for a Certain Time

10.1 Public hearing to consider speed limit change on Plantation Way. Staff: Melissa McFadden

10.2 Public hearing 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. Staff: Frank Pinter

10.3 Public hearing to consider a rezone request of three parcels on McEwan Prairie from Rural Residential 20 to Rural Commercial 2. Staff: Barbara Adkins

11. Board’s Reports & Calendars

12. Adjournment

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