All posts by Dedrick Allan

County Releases Budget Guidelines for 2020

[VIDEO] The Mason County Commission released the budget guidelines for 2020 preliminary budget requests. These guidelines, approved by the Commission last week, also include instructions to enter budget numbers for 2021 as the County begins biennial budgeting. Jennifer Beierle, County Budget Manager, ran through the guidelines during the Commissioners’ Monday morning briefing.

The budget guidelines were sent to County Elected Officials and Department Heads Monday.

Public Safety Sales Tax Topic of Meeting

The Public Safety Sales Tax is the topic of the North Mason Chamber of Commerce Government Affair Committee’s Munch & Meet, 12 PM Wednesday at the Port of Allyn. Mason County Commissioner Kevin Shutty will be the guest speaker and will discuss how the three-tenths of a percent increase in sales tax would generate $1.3 Million for criminal justice programs operated by the Sheriff’s Office and the County Courts. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will broadcast the meeting live.

Watch Tahuya Day Parade

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Tahuya Day Parade. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will be providing a live video stream of the parade in Tahuya which begins at 1 PM.

Please Note: This broadcast relies on mobile/cellular broadband connection as wired or Wi-Fi connections are not available. Failure of connection or slow speeds due to limited or poor cellular signal may cause buffering, interruptions and/or poor picture quality.  We apologize for any inconvenience. If there is a failure, MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will post a complete video as soon as possible.

Full parade video now available.

Closure of Highland Road Angers Residents

[VIDEO] Residents are angry about the scheduled closure of Highland Road for a culvert replacement.

Mason County Public Works is scheduled to close Highland Road about a mile and a half south of Shelton Matlock Road on Monday, July 8th. During the closure, crews will replace the failed culvert at milepost 1.47. The resolution closing the road says the roadway will reopen on September 6th while a flyer on the road closure says the road “will reopen to traffic around August 16th, but may be delayed due to weather conditions or construction delays.”

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Tahuya Day Is Saturday

Saturday, the Tahuya Community Club presents Tahuya Day. This is the first of two events put on by the Community Club to help provide donations to several organizations including:
• Annual $2000 Scholarship Award to North Mason High School
• North Mason Resources
• Boys & Girls Club
• Faith in Action
• North Mason CC Food for Kids Back Pack Program
• Community Food Pantry

Tahuya Day runs from 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday with some 55 vendor booths, a raffle, an auction (which features several items including a floating dock donated by Mitchell’s Lumber in Belfair), and a parade.

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Watch Shelton City Council

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the July 2, 2019 Shelton City Council meeting. There are two ways to watch the council meeting live at 6 PM: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

Click here for the meeting’s agenda.

Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the July 2, 2019 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website (co.mason.wa.us.) You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. 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:

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Watch Port of Allyn Commission

[VIDEO] The Port of Allyn Commission utilizes the services of MasonWebTV Powered by HCC to record their business meetings. The video of the Port of Allyn Commission’s July 1, 2019 meeting is now available.

County Unemployment Rate Drops in May

Mason County’s unemployment rate dropped in May. Preliminary figures from the Washington State Department of Employment Security show the County’s unemployment rate was 6.2 percent. That’s a half percentage point lower than the revised rate for April of 6.7 percent but two-tenths of a percent higher than May 2018’s rate of 6 percent. This is also the third month in a row that the unemployment rate dropped.

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Quality Care Open Celebrates 25 Years

[VIDEO] Mason General Hospital Foundation celebrated the 25th year for their Quality Care Open Friday and MasonWebTV Powered by HCC’s Dedrick Allan was there and provides this recap of the day’s events.

For more information on next year’s Quality Care Open and other fund raising events held by the MGH Foundation, call 360-427-3623 or check out MasonGeneral.com.

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