Mason County is seeking applicants who are veterans and a resident of Mason County to fill two vacancies on the Mason County Veterans Advisory Board for a member-at-large position.
The misclassification of workers as independent contractors — or failure to classify them at all — is a problem in Washington and across the country. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) awarded federal funds to Washington’s Employment Security Department (ESD) this week to hire two new employees who will audit employers who fail to report wages paid to workers and avoid paying unemployment taxes.
Work on the improvements to Lake Boulevard and Pioneer Way begin in October. This project will require the closure of Pioneer Way from Harvard Avenue to University Avenue. The following is a news release from the City of Shelton Engineering Department:
The City of Shelton’s Contractor, Tapani Inc., will close Pioneer Way from University Avenue to Harvard Avenue. Pioneer Way will be closed from Monday October 5th through the end of January 2016 – The Contractor will be installing water, storm, sewer utilities, and rebuilding the road.
Saturday come to one of the almost 5,000 collection sites around the nation to return all unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe and anonymous disposal. This is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in the past five years. All states and some territories will be participating Saturday. Mason County has two locations: in front of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office at 322 N 3rd Street in Shelton, and at Mason County Fire District #2 at 460 NE Old Belfair Highway in Belfair. These secure tamper resistant collection boxes are 24-hours a day.
Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, was named legislator of the year by District 3 members of the Washington Association of Agricultural Educators. The Washington Association of Agricultural Educators is an association of Career and Technical Education Teachers who teach agricultural and natural resource classes and work as advisors to Future Farmers of America groups.
The North Mason Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee is partnering with the North Mason Community Voice, MasonWebTV.com and Hood Canal Communications to present a Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, September 24, 6:00 p.m., at the NEW North Mason High School in Belfair. The evening’s moderator will be Port of Allyn Executive Director Lary Coppola. If you are unable to attend, you can watch the forum live on MasonWebTV.com or hcc.net.
Saturday, September 26 will be a special day at Olympic National Park, with free entry and special free activities throughout the day to help people find, enjoy and be active in their park!