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[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the December 10, 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
December 10, 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 Heritage Grant Cycle Staff: Michael MacSems
    4.3 News Release – Free Christmas Tree Recycling Staff:Richard Dickinson
    4.4 News Release – 2020 Solid Waste Rate Increases Staff: Richard Dickinson
    4.5 News Release – 2020 Water and Sewer System Rate Increases for North Bay, Rustlewood and Beards Cove Staff: Richard Dickinson
    4.6 News Release – 2020 United Way Day of Caring – Free Dump Day Staff: Richard Dickinson
    4.7 Green Star Presentation
  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 – November 18 and December 2, 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 Interlocal Agreement between Mason County and the Mason County Fire Chief Association for fire investigative services.
    8.2 Approval to set a hearing on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 9:15 a.m. to consider approving the franchise agreement applications between Mason County and the following water systems:
    • Emerald Lake Community Club, Inc. • Clifton Beach Tracts Co-Op Water Association. • Lake Christine Community Club • Kamilche Shores Community Association • Lakeland Village Water Company • Paradise Service Assocation • PUD #1 • Tahuya River Valley Water District • Timberlakes Community Club
    8.3 Approval of a resolution establishing load/lane limits for traffic control on the following six Mason County Bridges:
    • Stretch Island Bridge
    • Hliboki Bridge
    • Gosnell Creek Bridge
    • Eich Road (1) Bridge
    • Eich Bridge
    • Carlson Bridge
    8.4 Approval of Warrants & Treasure Electronic Remittances
    Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8068519-8068894 $ 383,934.11
    Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s $
    Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s $
    Treasurer Electronic Remittance for November 2019 $1,171,293.80
    8.5 Approval to enter into a professional Services Lump Sum Consultant Agreement with Puget Environmental, PLLC. For the mitigation of the soil exposure for the selected properties using their cleanup proposal and cost estimate developed for the eight properties whose soil was affected by the Trails End Lake Chip Sealing incident.
    8.6 Approval to have the Board authorize the payback of 2018 traffic diversion dollars in the amount of $102,425.21 to County Road from Non-Departmental for the buyout of two Chevy Tahoe’s (K9 units) and 25% buy-down of two Ford Explorers.
    8.7 Approval of the Resolution adopting the 2019-2020 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) project list as recommended by the Mason County Economic Development Council.
    8.8 Approval to reappoint Andrew Kinney to the Mason County Parks & Recreation Board to represent District 3 for a three-year term ending December 31, 2022.
    8.9 Approval to allow the Information Technology Manager to sign a 5-year Pole Attachment License Agreement with PUD #3.
    8.10 Approval for the Mason County Board of Equalization to hear completed and timely filed appeals for the 2019 assessment year.
    8.11 Approval of the following awards from the Rural County Sales & Use Tax fund (.09): $70,040 to the Mason County Economic Development Council in 2020 for business retention, expansion, recruitment projects and economic development planning as allowed in RCW 82.14.370 and enter into a contract; $450,000 for years 2020 & 2021 for the Belfair Sewer.
  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 certify to the County Assessor the amount of taxes levied for county purposes and the amount of taxes levied for collection in 2019. Continued from November 26, 2019 Staff: Jennifer Beierle
    10.2 Public Hearing to consider approval of the following budget supplemental appropriations and amendments to the 2019 budget:
    Budget Impacts:
    • $120,267 Decrease to Current Expense, Fund 001, Ending Fund Balance
    • $51,125 Decrease to Community Support Services, Fund 117, Ending Fund Balance
    • $250,000 Decrease to Mental Health Tax, Fund 164, Ending Fund Balance
    Total Budget Supplemental Appropriation Requests:
    • General Fund $206,483
    • Other Funds $789,700
    Total Budget Amendment Requests:
    • General Fund $120,267
    • Other Funds $301,125
    Staff: Jennifer Beierle
    10.3 Public hearing to consider updating smoking policies found in Mason County Code Title 2, Chapters 2 and 9 to include vaping free areas. Staff: Dave Windom.
  11. Board’s Reports and Calendar
  12. Adjournment