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Here is the meeting’s agenda:

Commission Chambers – 9:00 a.m.
411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584
March 5, 2019

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
  4. Correspondence and Organizational Business
    4.1 Correspondence
    4.2 News Release- Mason County Board of Equalization Staff: Frank Pinter
  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 – February 18, 2019 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 of the resolution establishing load/lane limits for traffic control on six Mason County Bridges.
    8.2 Approval of Amendment No. 2 to contract W2RLSFWA-1719-MaCoPH-0059 between the Washington State Department of Ecology and Mason County.
    8.3 Approval to set a public hearing on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:15 p.m. to inform citizens of the availability of funds and eligible uses of the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and receive comments on proposed activities, specifically, funding the Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties, as well as receive comments on the 2018 program.
    8.4 Approval of Warrants & Treasure Electronic Remittances
    Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8062579-8062935 $ 1,454,242.71
    Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s 56831-57198 $ 751,201.71
    Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s 7004248-7004274 $ 530,238.89
    8.5 Approval for the Chair to sign an Addendum to the Hold Harmless and Marketing Agreement with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company to offer a voluntary discount insurance program to employees.
    8.6 Approval of the Interlocal Agreement between the City of Shelton and Mason County for affordable housing and homeless services.
    8.7 Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between Mason County, Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Woodworkers Local W 38, I.A.M., corrections and support staff, converting one Community Service Officer to one Commissioned Deputy Sheriff position. There is no increase in full time equivalency for the Sheriff’s Office.
    8.8 Approval to create, post, and fill one Election Technician position in the Auditor’s Office, one judicial Support Specialist I in the Clerk’s Office, and one Combined Sewer & Water Operator in the Public Works-Utilities and Waste Department.
    8.9 Approval to have the Board sign a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Skokomish River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Plan and rights of entry.
    8.10 Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between Mason County and Peninsula Credit Union, supporting the need to increase workforce housing availability and affordability.
  9. Other Business (Department Heads and Elected Officials)
  10. 9:15 a.m. Public Hearings and Items Set for a Certain Time
    10.1 Public Hearing to consider an increase of the speed limit from 45 mph to 50 mph between milepost 0.78 and milepost 7.40 and decrease the speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph between MP 7.40 to MP 11.75 on Belfair Tahuya Road. Staff: Loretta Swanson
  11. Board’s Reports and Calendar
  12. Adjournment