Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the December 6, 2016 Mason County Commission business 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, December 6, 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

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 9:30 a.m.

7. Approval of Minutes – October 31 and November 7 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 renew the contract with for live streaming services of regular Commission meetings and Board of Health meetings for 2017 with an option to renew for an additional two years. The rate per meeting is $50 for up to 4 hours. The rate for each additional hour is $25.

8.2 Approval to reappoint Steven Rose and appoint David Willard to new three-year terms of office on the Mason County Historic Commission. The terms end November 2019.

8.3 Approval of agreement #IAC17396 for 2017 Public Defense Improvement Funds. The awarded grant is $77,493

8.4 Approval to appoint Barry Fisher to the Noxious Weed Control Board. The term ends December 6, 2020.

8.5 Approval to set a public hearing on December 20, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. to consider an ordinance repealing the Moratorium on Medical Cannabis Cooperatives and reducing the permitted distance from cooperatives under RCW 69.50.331(8)(b).

8.6 Approval to set a public hearing on December 20, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. to consider the annual updates to the 2017-2022 Capital Facilities chapter of the Mason County Comprehensive Plan.

8.7 Approval of warrants
Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8044338-8044661 $962,347.14
Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s 36336-3632 $678,685.46
Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s 7002361-7002388 $486,683.45
Total $2,127,716.05
Claims Clearing YTD Total $29,334,370.29
Direct Deposit YTD Total $12,828,753.76
Salary Clearing YTD Total $13,501,283.09

8.8 Approval of Veterans Assistance Fund applications: Necessity items: $709.22; Utilities $1,014.79 and Housing $1,558.00 for a total of $3,282.01.

8.9 Approval to authorize Public Works/Equipment Rental & Revolving (ER&R) to advertise set bid opening, award, sign contract, if needed, and allow Chair to sign all pertinent documents for the call for bids to furnish Mason County with culvert pipe and linings. Contract award(s) will be announced at a scheduled meeting of the Board of Mason County Commissioners.

8.10 Approval to execute the Interlocal Agreement with City of Shelton allowing the County to deliver sludge produced by the County Wastewater Treatment Facilities to the City of Shelton’s Wastewater Treatment Plant for further treatment.

8.11 Approval of a resolution renaming fund 205.000000.000.000, “Mason County Public Works Facility Bond ‘07” to “Mason County Public Works Facility Bond Fund”. This fund is setup to receive resources and to pay the costs of the State of Washington. Certificates of Participation, Series 2016A, Public Works Facility Lease No. 0144-2-1.

8.12 Approval to authorize Public Works, Utilities & Wastewater (U&W) Management Division to advertise a request for proposals for the hauling of biosolids between the
County owned and operated Wastewater Treatment Facilities.

8.13 Approval to authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 2 for the agreement with MDG Wastewater & Water Treatment for an additional $15,000, to continue water
and wastewater management services and include PERS retirement payment contributions to Washington State Department of Retirement Systems.

8.14 Approval of the resolution authorizing the County Road Load/Speed restrictions and Emergency Closing Orders for the 2017 calendar year.

8.15 Approval to terminate the Sand Hill County Park Attendant Contractual Employment Agreement executed on May 10, 2016 between Mason County, Beau White and
Amber Beach and to approve the Release and Hold Harmless Agreement to release and forever discharge Mason County and its officers, agents, employees, agencies and departments from any and all existing and future claims, damages and causes of action of any nature whatsoever arising out of the termination of the Contractual Agreement, dated November 30, 2016 and to pay the sum of $5,000 as agreed.

8.16 Approval to enter into a 60 month copier lease with Ricoh for the Public Defense Office in the amount of $89.15 per month for a MP2554SP Copy/Scan/Fax and authorize the Chair to sign the contract.

8.17 Approval to authorize the Grants and Contracts Analyst to submit the grant application and have the Chair sign any required forms, certifications and other grant documents as required for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA’s) Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts program.

8.18 Approval to set a public hearing on December 20, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. to consider the rezone of parcel 12329-13-90091 from Low Density Residential (R-4) to Rural Residential 5 (RR 5).

9. Other Business (Department Heads & Elected Officials)

9.1 Selection of Mason County Clerk

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

10.1 Public hearing continued from November 22 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. The Road property tax levy for 2017 will also be recertified. Staff: Frank Pinter

10.2 Continued from October 25, 2016. Public Hearing to consider a resolution to repeal and replace the Mason County Shoreline Master Program.  Staff: Barbara Adkins

11. Board’s Reports and Calendar

12. Adjournment