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[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the December 4, 2018 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: or Mason County’s website ( You can also watch on demand on or Mason County’s website: Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ 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
December 4, 2018

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call

4. Correspondence and Organizational Business

4.1 Correspondence

4.2 News Release: 2019 Solid Waste Rate Increases Staff: Bart Stepp

4.3 News Release: 2019 Water and Sewer Rate and Fee Increases for North Bay, Rustlewood and Beards Cove Staff: Bart Stepp

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 5th and November 26, 2018 Briefing 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 authorize Public Works to utilize the County MRSC Roster to select Construction Project Inspectors and enter into agreements.

8.2 Approval to have the Board sign a letter to Governor Inslee requesting Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) budget appropriation to support Skokomish river basin restoration efforts.

8.3 Approval of a three year subscriber agreement with Public Safety Testing for entry-level Law Enforcement and Corrections Officer testing. The annual rate for Law Enforcement Officer testing in 2019 is $2,160; in 2020- $2,224; in 2021-$2,288 and the annual rate for Corrections Officer testing in 2019 is $1,080; 2020- $1,112; in 2021- $1,144. The total annual rate for 2019 is $3,240; for 2020- $3,366; for 2021-$3,432.

8.4 Approval to have the Chair sign the Hold Harmless and Marketing Agreement with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company to offer a voluntary discount insurance program to employees.

8.5 Approval to appoint Beau Bakken (Commissioner District 1) to the Mason County Housing and Behavioral Health Advisory Board for a four-year term ending December 31, 2022.

8.6 Approval of Warrants & Treasure Electronic Remittances
Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8060527-8060709 $ 1,342,709.70
Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s $
Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s $

8.7    Approval of the resolution appointing Diane Sheesley as the County Engineer effective December 10, 2018

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 2018 Open Space applications and consider an amendment to a 2017 Current Use application from Kim & John Oliver. Staff: Diane Zoren

10.2 Public hearing to consider amendments to Title 15- Development Code: Section 15.13, reinstating Hearing Examiner procedures for Code Enforcement Cases. Staff: Kell Rowen

10.3 Public hearing to consider code amendments to Title 17- Zoning: Section 17.12, adding “Duplex”, “Triplex” and “Residential” as permitted uses in the Village Commercial (VC) District in the Allyn Urban Growth Area (UGA) Staff: Kell Rowen

10.4 Two public hearings to consider the following:
1. Close out the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the Microenterprise Assistance Program of $269,210 which ended September 30, 2018; and
2. To reapply for up to an additional $200,000 to extend the program.
These hearings are to inform citizens of the grants past performance and availability of funds and eligible uses of the state CDBG and receive comments on proposed activities, specifically a Local Microenterprise Assistance Program. Staff: Justin Smith

11. Board’s Reports and Calendar

12. Adjournment

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