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Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
  4. Correspondence and Organizational Business
    4.1 Correspondence
    4.2 Public Notice- Spring application of herbicides for vegetation control along county roads on or after Monday, April 1, 2019. Staff: Jerry Hauth
    4.3 News Release- Park Host needed for Mason County, Mason Lake Park Staff: Ross McDowell
  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 25 and March 4, 2019 briefing minutes; February 19, February 26, March 5, and March 12, 2019 Regular 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 amend Resolution 61-08 setting the salary of the Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at 75% of a Superior Court Judge Salary.
    8.2 Approval of an ordinance describing amendments to Title 17, relating to the Belfair Urban Growth Area (UGA) adopted on December 5, 2017.
    8.3 Approval of Warrants & Treasure Electronic Remittances
    Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8062936-8063078 $ 374,547.20
    Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s $
    Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s $
    8.4 Approval of the following 2019 Mason County Heritage Grants in the amount of $11,521:
    • Pickering Community Club- $4,746 towards the cost of a roof replacement for the Grant School House.
    • Great Bend Center for Music- $4,000 towards the cost of commissioning a new piece of music incorporating Salish and settler musical themes which will premiere at Carnegie Hall in 2019. The music will also be performed locally and will be available for future performances.
    • Mason County Historical Society- $2,775 to purchase a 36” scanner for historic maps.
    8.5 Approval of a resolution designating East MCRA Road with an honorary road sign reading “Schuffenhauer Way” in honor of Kerry Schuffenhauer.
    8.6 Approval to execute the Annual Certification for Calendar Year 2018; Certification of Expenditures for Traffic Law Enforcement-2018; and, Certification for Expenditures for Fish Passage Barrier Removal-2018. The certifications will be included in the annual submittal to the County Road Administration Board by the Department of Public Works.
    8.7 Approval for Mason Conservation District to apply for end of biennia funding in the amount of $38,000 for education and outreach for the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP).
    8.8 Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Mason County Prosecuting Attorney and Woodworkers Local Lodge W38, I.A.M. to reflect the new pay scale, effective April 1, 2019.
    8.9 Approval of the contract amendment to the Visitor Information Center contracts for 2019 enhanced visitor information services. This increases the contracts by the following: Shelton Mason Chamber of Commerce, $12,600 and North Mason Chamber of Commerce, $7,200.
    8.10 Approval to amend Resolution 17-19 to revise the Non-Represented Salary Scale Range Alignment by approving a 1.5% general wage increase and removing the Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney from the Non Represented Salary Scale effective April 1, 2019.
    8.11 Approval of a resolution, effective April 1, 2019, for participants of the PEBB Medical program, which allocates through the pooling method, $937.58 per month County contribution for all employee single enrollments on medical, and $1,376.75 per month for Teamsters General Services and Probation Collective Bargaining Agreements in place, but not ratified on January 1, 2019 with dependent enrollments, and $1,428.75 per month for all Elected Officials, eligible Non Represented, and Collective Bargaining Agreements (Community Family Health, Deputy Prosecutors, & Public Defenders) in place and ratified on January 1, 2019.
  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 the sale of surplus parcel 22213-11-60030 on Bucktail View Road. Continued from February 26, 2019. Staff: Frank Pinter

10.2 Public Hearing to consider the following budget amendments to the 2019 budget:
• $11,379 Increase to Community Services Health Fund 150: Ending Fund Balance & Increase to Community Services Health Fund 150: Revenue
• $11,379 Decrease to Community Support Services Fund 117: Ending Fund Balance & Increase to Operating Expense
• $100,000 from Community Support Services Fund 117: Ending Fund Balance to Housing Authority Expense
• $25,382 from Current Expense Non-Departmental (001.300): WA Paid FMLA to Various Current Expense Departments on file with the County Budget Office: WA Paid FMLA
• $47,925 from Current Expense (001.320): Ending Fund Balance to Auditor’s Elections Department 001.030: Various Salary & Benefit Lines
• $600 from Current Expense (001.310): Transfers Out to Mason County LTGO 2013 Bond Fund 215: Transfers In
Total Budget Amendments: $196,665

11. Board’s Reports and Calendar

12. Adjournment