Support Shown for Seniors to Lease Old PUD Building

Citizens voiced their support Tuesday of a proposal for the Mason County Senior Activities Association to lease/purchase the former Mason County PUD No. 3 Complex on Cota Street in Downtown Shelton. The Association had an agreement to purchase the complex from the PUD but they were able to secure the grant needed to fund that purchase so the MCSAA is now proposing a long-term lease with the goal of purchasing the complex. Terri Shaw is the Association’s Executive Director:

Some 50 people attended a public hearing before the PUD 3 Board of Commissioners Tuesday with 20 folks speaking in favor of the idea such as Shelton Mayor Gary Cronce and Mason County Commissioner Steve Bloomfield.

Others to voice their support included State Representative Kathy Haigh, Mason County Commissioner Lynda Ring-Erickson, Executive Director of the Economic Development Council of Mason County Matt Matoyoshi, Executive Director of the United Way of Mason County Tamra Ingwaldson, Director of the Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging Dennis Mahar and other partner agencies of the Mason County Senior Activities Association. The PUD 3 Commissioners will be taking action on the lease/purchase proposal in the coming weeks. Commissioner Bruce Jorgensen: