Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the March 7, 2017 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 Timberland Regional Library Report – Cheryl Heywood

4.3 News Release- Lewis-Mason-Thurston area agency on aging advisory council Staff: Terri Jeffreys

4.4 Public Works bid award information 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 – February 13, 2017 Briefing minutes; February 21, 2017 & February 28, 2017 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 contract ID2016-2017MM between Mason County and Mason Matters

8.2 Approval of Warrants
Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8046578-8046824 $1,060,998.94
Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s 38676-39061 $671,941.79
Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s 7002577-7002607 $487,611.93
Total $ 2,220,552.66

8.3 Approval of the letter of support to South Sound YMCA regarding the feasibility of a South Mason County YMCA facility.

8.4 Approval of two Winter 2017 Heritage Grant applications for the North Bay Historical Society and the Pickering Community Club totaling $6,000.

8.5 Approval to schedule a hearing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. to inform the public and receive comment about the availability of funds and eligible uses of the 2017 Public Services Community Development Block Grant.

8.6 Approval to concur with Thurston County’s appointment of Joseph Wheeler to the Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees for a term ending December 31, 2023.

8.7 Approval to have the chair sign 8 permits which allow the City of Shelton access to County owned sites in order to make improvements for the Public Works Basin 3 Inflow and Infiltration project.

8.8 Approval of $5,000.00 from Trial Court Improvement funds to use on additional equipment alongside the new Superior Court Case Management System.

8.9 Approval of contract between the Mason County Sheriff’s office and Health Delivery Inc. This contract will be an annual increase of $160,000. The additional funds will be shifted from within the allotted 2017 Sheriff’s office budget with no impact to the General Fund.

8.10 Approval of Veterans Assistance Fund application(s) for: Necessity Items $150.00; Utilities $1,563.76; and Housing $2,600.00 for a total of $4,313.76.

8.11 Approval of Amendment No. 1 with Correct Equipment INC. adding potential grinder pump equipment costs to the contract for maintenance services of grinder pumps used at the North Bay and Belfair Sewer Systems.

8.12 Approval to have the Chair sign the Commerce and Industry Insurance Company storage tank third party liability Third Party Liability Tank Guard Renewal Warranty Acknowledgement Form to bind coverage effective April 21, 2017-April 21, 2018. This policy provides coverage for the county’s fuel storage tank systems.

8.13 Approval of the amended State Homeland Security Program FY-15 grant, contract #E16-221 A and approval to allow the Emergency Management Manager to sign the contract for Mason County to extend the closing day and purchase items for projects 3 and 4.

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 receive public comment on the Private Line Occupancy Permit for the transport line under and along property located at 8041 North Shore Rd., Parcel No. 22217-21-00050.
Staff: Melissa McFadden/Loretta Swanson

10.2 Public Hearing to receive public comment on the Private Line Occupancy Permit for the 3 abandoned power poles and the underground conduit along Cove Drive that abuts Parcel No. 22021-50-00040, 351 E. Benson Loop Road.
Staff: Melissa McFadden/Loretta Swanson

10.3 Public Hearing to amend Mason County Code 17.70 Master Development Plans (MDP). The amendments will eliminate potentially confusing and conflicting code language related to treatment of open space and density bonuses. The requested changes will also clarify appropriate uses within MDP developments including the potential for attached residential units and for commercial uses that serve the MDP and nearby areas.
Staff: David Windom

11. Board’s Reports and Calendar

12. Adjournment