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[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the December 17, 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 agenda for the final meeting of 2019:

Commission Chambers – 9:00 a.m.
411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584
December 17, 2019

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
  4. Correspondence and Organizational Business
    4.1 Correspondence
    4.2 Staff Recognition for Kathy Cari
  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 – December 9, 2019 Briefing Minutes; December 2, 2019 Special Meeting Minutes; December 3, and December 10, 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 of the 2020 contracts as follows:
    • $38,500 to Northwest #Event Organizers (NEO) for Concierge Handbook and Wild Side Guides Campaign
    • $87,000 to Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce
    • $15,800 to the Mason County Historical Society Museum for Visitor Information Center services as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.
    8.2 Approval of a resolution authorizing a sole source purchase of a three-dimensional scanner from FARO Technologies for the Sheriff’s Office.
    8.3 Approval to award the 2020 janitorial services contract to Coastal Custodial in an amount up to $134,000. This is an annual contract with an option to renew up to three additional years.
    8.4 Approval of contract Amendment #1 with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Inc., in the amount of $87,759 for updating, rather than amending the Belfair General Sewer Plan.
    8.5 Approval to authorize the Public Works Director to sign the Public Works Board Direct Appropriation Grant Contract in the amount of $2,000,000 for the Belfair Sewer Extension project.
    8.6 Approval of Supplemental Agreement #1 with IMS Infrastructure Management Services, LLC. To extend the completion date for the Safety Plan Data Collection Project to April 30, 2020.
    8.7 Approval to set a hearing on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 9:15 a.m. to consider a code amendment to Mason County Code Chapter 6.72, Section .030 adding Section (I); Solid Waste Flow Control.
    8.8 Approval of six-month extensions with Behavioral Health Resources, Consejo Counseling, Northwest Resources and Peninsula Community Health Services.
    8.9 Approval to set a hearing on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 9:15 a.m. to consider the expansion of the Shelton Urban Growth Area (UGA) expansion and applied zoning.
    8.10 Approval of Warrants & Treasure Electronic Remittances
    Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8068895-8069056 $ 392,929.73
    Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s 64181-64564 $ 762,594.05
    Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s 7004855-7004889 $ 1,003,142.46
    8.11 Approval of the 2020 Court Commissioner Professional Services Agreement with Robert Sauerlender in the amount of $153,587.28.
    8.12 Approval to set a hearing on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 9:15 a.m. to consider the rezone of several adjacent parcels from Village Commercial (VC) to Multifamily Medium Density Residential (R-2) within the Allyn Urban Growth Area.
    8.13 Approval to authorize the Deputy Director /Utilities and Waste Management to execute a contract extension with Parametrix to collect the remaining required gas monitoring data with a scheduled completion sate of no later than June 30, 2020.
  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 December 10, 2019 Staff: Jennifer Beierle
    10.2 Public hearing to consider updating smoking policies found in Mason County Code Title 2, Chapters 2 and 9 to include vaping free areas. Continued from December 10, 2019. Staff: Dave Windom.
    10.3 Public Hearing to consider amendments to Mason County Code Title 17- Zoning, section 17.23.020, Festival Retail District within the Belfair Urban Growth Area. Staff: Kell Rowen
  11. Board’s Reports and Calendar
  12. Adjournment