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Here is the meeting’s agenda:

Commission Chambers – 9:00 a.m.
411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584
December 18, 2018

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
  4. Correspondence and Organizational Business
    4.1 Correspondence
    4.2 News Release- Summer 2018 Mason County Heritage Grant Cycle Staff: Michael MacSems
    4.3 Recognition of Judge Meadows
    4.4 Thurston Mason Behavioral Health Organization – Molly McIver
  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 – December 3 and December 10, 2018 Briefing Minutes; November 27, and December 11 Regular Meeting Minutes; December 3, 2018 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 call for a Request for Proposals (RFP) to enhance 2019 Visitor Information Center services up to $19,800, as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC)
    8.2 Approval of amendment #1 to the VIC services contracts extending the VIC services through 2019 with the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce, $57,400, and the North Mason Chamber of Commerce, $33,400, as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.
    8.3 Approval to award $68,000 to the Mason County Economic Development Council from the Rural County Sales & Use Tax Fund (.09) for 2019 for business retention, expansion, recruitment project and economic development planning, as allowed in RCW 82.14.370 and enter into a contract for services.
    8.4 Approval to concur with Lewis County’s re-appointment of Hal Blanton to the Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees for a term ending December 31, 2025.
    8.5 Approval of Warrants & Treasure Electronic Remittances
    Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8060796-8061054 $ 1,702,107.15
    Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s 55019-55386 $ 731,340.92
    Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s 7004079-7004116 $ 972,339.00
    8.6 Approval to authorize Public Works to advertise for Construction Materials Testing Services for the 2019 calendar year and approval to authorize the County Engineer to enter into agreements for these services.
    8.7 Approval to authorize Public Works to utilize the County MRSC Roster to select a consultant to prepare a grant application for the 2019 Federal Highways Bridge Program Grant, and enter into an agreement.
    8.8 Approval to amend Resolution 90-18 to revise the Non-represented Salary Scale Range Alignment by approving the reclassification request for the Permit Assistance Center Manager to a Range 33, and place the incumbent in Step 3, from a Range 32, Step 2, effective January 1, 2019.
    8.9 Approval of contracts for Superior Court and District Court indigent defense services with the Law Office of Sean Taschner. This is a continuation of existing contracts for 2018 into 2019.
    8.10 Approval for funding up to $100,000 to repair and/or replace 12 decks and stairways serving second story apartments in the Fairmount Cove Apartment complex.
    8.11 Approval of an extension of current contracts between the Mason County Law Library and Westlaw for continued service from 2019 to 2024.
    8.12 Approval to authorize the Mason County Sheriff’s Office to transfer up to $140,000 from the Salaries & Benefits budget to the Operating Budget as needed for the purchase of two vehicles.
    8.13 Approval of amendment #1 to grant W2RCLCP-1719-MaCoSO-00032 between the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Department of Ecology. This amendment will add $36,000 to the Litter Pickup and Illegal Dump Clean up grant.
    8.14 Approval of the Amendment #1 for contract NMR-2018.1 with North Mason Resources and Amendment #1 for contract TPSA-2018.2 with Turning Point Survivor Advocacy Center for up to $2,000 each.
    8.15 Approval to set a Public Hearing on January 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. to consider approval of the following budget transfer request to the 2018 budget:
    $825,000 increase to REET 1 Fund 350- Beginning Fund Balance
    $825,000 Increase to REET 1 Fund 350 – Building Loan in order to record and purchase and assume the loan on the Olsen Building.
  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 a resolution certifying to the County Assessor the amount of taxes levied for county purposes and amount of taxes levied for collection in 2019. This is a continuation from November 27, 2018. Staff: Jennifer Beierle.

10.2 Public hearing to consider adopting a Public Benefit Rating System in place of the current Open Space Program. Staff: Kell Rowen

11. Board’s Reports and Calendar

12. Adjournment

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