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Here is the meetings agenda:

Commission Chambers – 9:00 a.m.
411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584
April 7, 2020

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
  4. Correspondence and Organizational Business
    4.1 Correspondence
  5. Open Forum for Citizen Input
    In response to the COVID-19 outbreak we are suspending Citizen Input at this time. We will accept public comment via email –; or mail to Commissioners Office, 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584; or call 360-427-9670 ext. 419. We will revisit this suspension on a weekly basis.
  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 – March 17, 2020 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 pay Jessica Koehn and Dawnell Arndt Lead Pay from March 9, 2020 to May 8, 2020 for performing duties of a higher classification.
    8.2 Approval of Warrants & Treasure Electronic Remittances
    Claims Clearing Fund Warrant #s 8071037-8071307 $ 995,685.39
    Direct Deposit Fund Warrant #s 66858-67246 $ 715,777.35
    Salary Clearing Fund Warrant #s 7005075-7005098 $ 500,027.10
    8.3 Approval to authorize the Deputy Director of Utilities and Waste Management to sign a one-year contract extension, with amendments, for the sludge hauling agreement with AAA Septic Tank Pumping and Portable Restroom Rentals, LLC. There is no cost increase to this extension.
    8.4 Approval of the Mason County Telework Authorized Essential Employees for Community Development, Public Defense, Public Works/Utilities and Waste Management and Support Services for the COVID-19 emergency.
    8.5 Approval of the Mason County Disaster Declaration for COVID-19, which will expire 90 days after adoption with the option to extend per authorization from the Board.
    8.6 Approval to allow the Planning Department to negotiate a contract with BERK Consulting for the preparation of a Planned Action EIS for the Belfair Urban Growth Area.
    8.7 Approval to pay Kell Rowan and Alex Paysse at Salary Range 46, step 0, effective March 16, 2020 for working in a higher class due to the absence of the Director of Community Service because of COVID-19 assignment. This special pay shall be removed when the Director of Community Services is no longer working at Emergency Management. (April 4, 2020)
    8.8 Approval of amendment #2 to contract CL:2019-2021.3 in response to the Washington State COVID-19 Emergency. Total award is $36,235 $49,235 for emergency housing.
    8.9 Approval for Public Health to hire one FTE temporary nurse position in response to the COVID-19 emergency. This position will be a volunteer position.
    8.10 Approval for the Chair to sign a letter of support to the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Columbia River System Operators Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This is at the request of PUD3 and has a due date of April 9, 2020.
  9. Other Business (Department Heads and Elected Officials)
    9.1 Announcement from Public Works regarding a speed reduction on Hulbert Road West due to the WSDOT culvert project.
  10. 9:15 a.m. Public Hearings and Items Set for a Certain Time – In response to the COVID-19 outbreak we will accept public comment via email –; or mail to Commissioners Office, 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584; or call 360-427-9670 ext. 419

10.1 Public Hearing to inform citizens of the availability of funds and eligible uses of the 2020 Public Services Community Development Block Grant (PS-CDBG), and receive comments on the proposed activities, specifically, funding to the Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston counties as well as receiving comments on the 2019 program. Staff: Jennifer Beierle

  1. Board’s Reports and Calendar
  2. Adjournment
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