Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the December 13, 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 Announcement of High Impact Community Grant Award: Stacey Anderson, Program Manager for Youth and Specialized Populations, Pacific Mountain Workforce

4.3 Proclamation of Hydropower Appreciation Day

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 – November 14, 2016 budget workshop 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 purchase Laserfiche software, hardware and licensing for a total cost of $84,902.54.

8.2 Approval to purchase the EMC Unity 300F Flash Array SAN with 17 TB capacity and newer technology from the Washington State Master Contract and approved vendor, Xiologix for $68,045.

8.3 Approval to have the Public Defender 2016 Client Service Contract amendments signed by the Chair extending the contracts to March 31, 2017. The contracts are with Jeanete Boothe, Justus Kandoll, Kristen Bishopp, Taschner Law, PLLC and Law Office of McNamara-Jardine.

8.4 Approval for the Mason County Board of Equalization to hear timely filed appeals for the 2016 assessment year.

8.5 Approval of Veterans Assistance Fund applications for: Necessity items $1,396.00; Utilities $1,819.44 and Housing $1,280.00 for a total of $4,495.44 as recommended by the Veterans Service Office.

8.6 Approval of a resolution establishing the salaries of the Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, Coroner, and Treasurer’s salary at 95% of the highest paid County Commissioner and establish the Sheriff at 22% above the elected official’s salary commencing January 1, 2017.

8.7 Approval of the Washington Early Learning Fund d/b/a Thrive Washington Independent Contractor Agreement for the Nurse Family Partnership Program.

8.8 Approval to have the Chair sign the Joint Funding Agreement No. 17WNWA03400 with the US Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, for the period of October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.

8.9 Approval of the revised resolution for the restricted balance in the Road Fund reserved for new road projects beginning with the 2017 adopted budget. This resolution will replace Resolution No. 76-16.

8.10 Approval of the resolution to establish lane limits for traffic control on seven Mason County bridges for the 2017 calendar year: Rossmaier Bridge, Stretch Island Bridge, Hliboki Bridge, Gosnell Creek Bridge, Eich Rd. 1 Bridge, Eich Bridge and Carlson Bridge.

9. Other Business (Department Heads and Elected Officials)

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

10.1 Public hearing continued from November 22 and December 6 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 Public hearing to consider the following transfers to the 2016 budget:
Sheriff’s Department (001.205): $200,000 to pay all 2016 Outsourcing invoices, $193,000 Woodworkers new contract rates, $25,000 replacement of fingerprinting machine and Polycom system for the jail.
Juvenile Probation (001.170): $20,939 new contract rates.
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 Waste Water Bio-solid Waste Permit (413) to Bond Principle Payments.

11. Board’s Reports and Calendar

12. Other Business (Department Heads and Elected Officials)

13. Adjournment

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