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[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the January 8, 2019 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
January 8, 2019

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
  4. Correspondence and Organizational Business
    4.1 Correspondence
    4.2 Selection of Chair and Vice-Chair
    4.3 Recognition of staff: Ross McDowell
    4.3 News Release: Park Host, Mason Lake Park Staff: Ross McDowell
  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 4 and December 18, 2018
  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 set a hearing for Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to receive public comment on establishing an Honorary Road Sign Program allowing the County and community the opportunity to honor individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the County.
    8.2 Approval to accept a resignation from James Pharris effective June 26, 2018 and to approve the Release and Hold Harmless Agreement to release and forever discharge Mason County, its officers, agents, employees, agencies, and departments from any and all existing and future claims, damages and causes of action foreseen and unforeseen of any nature whatsoever arising out of Pharris’ employment with Mason County and to pay the sum of $40,000 as agreed.
    8.3 Approval of Warrants & Treasure Electronic Remittances
    Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8061055-8061864 $2,032,974.75
    Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s 55387-55751 $674,831.63
    Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s 7004117-7004143 $465,677.27 8.4 Approval of voicing no objections to the special occasion liquor license application for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Olympia Chapter Big Game Banquet on January 19, 2019 at Little Creek Casino 91 W. State Route 108, Shelton WA 98584, and approval to authorize the Chair to sign the letter of no objection to the WA State Liquor Control Board.
  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 approval of the following budget supplemental appropriation to the 2018 Budget:
    Budget Transfer
    $825,000 increase to REET 1 Fund 350- Other Long-Term Debt Issued
    $825,000 Increase to REET 1 Fund 350-Building
    In order to record the purchase and assume the loan on the Olsen Building
  11. Board’s Reports and Calendar
  12. Adjournment