Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the December 20, 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- Announcement of the winter 2016-2017 Mason County Heritage Grant Cycle Staff: Michael MacSems
4.3 News Release- Mason County Civil Service Commission Vacancy Staff: Dawn Twiddy
4.4 News Release-2017 Water and Sewer Utility Rate and Fee Increases Staff: Jerry Hauth
4.5 News Release-Free Christmas Tree Recycling Staff: Melissa McFadden

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 21 and December 12, 2016 briefing meeting minutes; November 22 and December 13, 2016 regular meeting minutes, and December 5, 2016 special 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 cancel the December 27, 2016 Commissioner meeting.

8.2 Approval to set a public hearing on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. to consider the sale of real property located at 111 E Lakeshore Drive E, 22017-53-00039.

8.3 Approval to adopt the updated Mason County Interfund Loan Policy and Procedures.

8.4 Approval of a resolution to adopt the County Held Registered Warrants Policy and Procedures.

8.5 Approval of the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) FY-16 grant contract #E17-067 and approval to have the Emergency Management Manager sign the contract for Mason County to receive funds in the amount of $21,506.

8.6 Approval for the Chair to sign the contract with Bella Casa Cleaning Services to provide janitorial services to Mason County facilities.

8.7 Approval of warrants
Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8044662-8044970 $962,347.14
Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s 36733-37123 $671,027.79
Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s 7002389-7002429 $938,127.66
Approval of Treasurer Electronic Remittances YTD Total $160,037.17
Total $2,731,539.76

8.8 Approval to sign the 2017 part-time Court Commissioner Professional Services Agreement with Robert Sauerlender in the amount of $84,593.70.

8.9 Approval of Veterans Assistance Fund applications: Necessity items $250.00; Utilities $550.00 and Housing $1,650.00 for a total of $1,955.50.

8.10 Approval of Professional Services Contract Amendment #2 with Northwest Resources II, Inc. extending the contract to June 2017.

8.11 Approval of Professional services contract Amendment #4 with Mental Health Professionals, LLC. extending the contract to June 2017.

8.12 Approval to accept the Hazard Mitigation Grant #D16-007 under funding resource agreement #FEMA-4168-DR-WA-2-P and authorize the Emergency Management Manager to sign the contract.

8.13 Approval of the interlocal agreement with the Thurston Mason Behavioral Health Organization. The agreement will provide $275,000 from Sales and Use Tax for chemical dependency or Mental health services.

8.14 Approval of the Mason County Cellular Telephone Policy

8.15 Approval to extend the lease with North Mason Resources for office space for the Veterans Service Officer in Belfair. The lease is extended to March 2017 at $600 per month to be paid from the Veterans Assistance Fund.

8.16 Approval of the Mason County Conflict of Interest Policy

8.17 Approval of the Mason County Purchasing Policy

8.18 Approval of the interlocal agreement with Fire District #12 for equipment or vehicle repairs, maintenance, upfit radio and fueling services.

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 to consider the rezone of parcel 12329-13-90091 from Low Density Residential (R-4) to Rural Residential 5 (RR5). This will amend the Mason County Future Land Use Map and the Belfair Urban Growth Area Zoning Map.
Staff: Dave Windom

10.2 Public hearing to consider an order repealing the moratorium on Medical Cannabis Cooperatives, amending Title 17 to add section 17.09 to the Mason County Code regulating Medical Cannabis Cooperatives and reducing the permitted distance from cooperatives under RCW 69.50.331(8)(b)
Staff: Dave Windom

10.3 Public hearing to consider the annual updates to the 2017-2022 Capital Facilities chapter of the Mason County Comprehensive Plan. Proposed revisions include updates from Facilities and Parks, Public Works, and the Sheriff’s Office.
Staff: Dave Windom

11. Board’s Reports and Calendar

12. Adjournment

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