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Here is the meeting’s agenda:

Commission Chambers – 9:00 a.m.
411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584
February 19, 2019

  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 Agency on Aging Board vacancy
    4.3 News Release: Substance Abuse Prevention Grant: Staff: Lydia Buchheit
  5. Open Forum for Citizen Input ( 3 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 9:15 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 to set a hearing for March 5, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. to consider a speed limit increase from 45 mph to 50 mph between Milepost (MP) 0.78 and MP 7.40 and decrease the speed limit from 45mph to 35 mph between MP 7.40 and MP 11.75 on Belfair Tahuya Road.
    8.2 Approval to authorize ER&R to declare a list of equipment and vehicles as surplus and allow ER&R to dispose of pursuant to Mason County code and state laws.
    8.3 Approval of Warrants & Treasure Electronic Remittances
    Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8062278-8062578 $ 484,499.80
    Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s 56472-56830 $ 643,426.63
    Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s 7004211-7004247 $ 916,708.25
    Treasure Electronic Remittance for January 2019 $ 127,760.57
    8.4 Approval to set a hearing on February 26, 2019 at 6:15 p.m. to consider the sale of surplus parcel 22213-11-60030.
    8.5 Approval to sign Mason County Park Host contracts for Oakland Bay and Sandhill Parks with a provision for extending additional years with agreement from both parties.
    8.6 Approval to appoint Debra Jamerson to the Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging for a two year term ending February 12, 2021.
    8.7 Approval of out of class pay for Meghan Andrews from January 31, 2019 to February 15, 2019 for working in a higher level of job classification duty due to the absence of the employee who normally holds the position.
    8.8 Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between Mason County, Mason County Community and Family Health, and Teamsters Union Local No. 252 for participation in the Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave program. Premiums will be split as outlined in RCW 50A.04.
    8.9 Approval of the resolution opposing implementation of state Initiative 1639 or the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the lawful rights of its residents to keep and bear arms.
    8.10 Approval of the resolution declaring a local emergency in Mason County caused by a severe winter storm.
  9. Other Business (Department Heads and Elected Officials)
  10. 9:15 a.m. Public Hearings and Items Set for a Certain Time- No hearings scheduled.
  11. Board’s Reports and Calendar