Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the July 18, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 9 AM:  Hood Canal Communication’s local channel, 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
JULY 18, 2017

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call

4. Correspondence and Organizational Business

4.1 Correspondence

4.2 News Release- Lewis/Mason/Thurston Area Aging on Aging Advisory Council Staff: Cmmr. Drexler

4.3 News Release- Housing Authority vacancies  Staff: Cmmr. Shutty

4.4 Announcement of open house for accessible voting. Staff: Karen Herr

4.5 Staff recognition for Carol Spaulding, Public Health  Staff: Dave Windom

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 – None

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 interlocal agreement with Mason Transit Authority which would authorize the Public Works Department to provide vehicle, road or site maintenance, engineering, survey, GIS, emergency assistance, sign fabrication, fueling and materials supply.

8.2 Approval to authorize Public Works to hire Correct Equipment for installation of the decant valves and actuators for North Bay SBR Basins 1 and 2 in the amount of $6,781.25.

8.3 Approval of Contract Amendment #2 with Blue Collar Agency authorizing an additional $16,850  in Lodging Tax funding for the Wild Side Explore Series “Fall Family Getaway” for Mason County tourism promotion purposes.

8.4 Approval of County Program Agreement-Evidence Based Expansion SFY 18-19 #1763-3770 between Mason County and the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services.

8.5 Approval of County Program Agreement #1763-96306 between Mason County and the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services.

8.6 Approval of a resolution stating that Mason County will not extend the timeframe for property tax refunds for manifest error corrections beyond the three year statute of limitations for administrative refunds.

8.7 Approval of the Ordinance combining the Current Use Timber Land Classification with the Designated Forest Land Program.

8.8 Approval  to promote Pat Lewis from Deputy Public Defender I to Deputy Public Defender II with a salary increase of $21,280. This promotion eliminates the need to take cases into hourly status and allows for the elimination of a contraction position in Superior Court.

8.9 Approval to terminate the felony indigent defense contract with The Law Office of F. McNamara Jardine & Associates, LLC for budgetary reasons. This approval is ONLY recommended in conjunction with the promotion of Pat Lewis into felony defense.

8.10 Approval of Warrants Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8049414-8049852 $     1,137,097.29Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s 42226-42625 $        635,098.69Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s 7002894-7002934 $        927,766.81  Total $     2,699,962.79

8.11 Approval of the field use agreement with Mason County Youth Baseball Association for the Pee Wee Reese 12U World Series event & approval to waive the $1,750 field use fee.

8.12 Approval to transfer $65,000 from Salaries and Benefits to operating expenses in the office of Public Defense for the 2017 budget.

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 budget revisions/reductions to the 2017 Budget as follows: • Current Expense Fund reductions/revisions not to exceed a reduction of ($2,100,000) • Public Health Fund reductions/revisions not to exceed a reduction of ($31,000)• Information Technology reductions/revisions not to exceed a reduction of ($48,900)

10.2 Public Hearing to adopt an ordinance amending Mason County Code, Section 14.22 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. Staff: Paula Reeves

10.3 Public Hearing to approve the ordinance to increase application and transfer fees for Open Space, Timber, Farm & Agriculture, and Designated Forest Land programs to $500 each. Staff: Melody Peterson

10.4 Public Hearing to consider the 2016 Current Use Open Space applications. Staff: Bridgette Endicott

11. Board’s Reports and Calendar

12. Adjournment