This project was a great opportunity for people who work in Mason County, to be able to live in Mason County. This project would have been good for local businesses, it would have helped fund city infrastructures and help stabilize rates.
In the worst economy since the Great Depression, two of Mason County’s Commissioners are considering burdening the county and the Belfair Wastewater system with further irresponsible debt. (Neatherlin is adamantly opposed) This is in spite of the fact that currently, the oversized Belfair sewer plant is financially going backwards by $1.2 million a year and continues to be subsidized annually by county REET funds.
Ever since I was lucky enough to become the Executive Director at the WIAA, I’ve told our staff and membership that we are in the memory-making business. Those memories can be made in any town, large or small, in any sport or activity, at a mid-week practice, a senior night, or a State Championship final.
Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin has betrayed the public trust with his secret push to establish a 66-acre GRUMP Gravel Pit in a residential zone on North Shore Road near Belfair. He told pit opponents that his purpose was to “grease the wheels and get things going” in recommending the GRUMP proposal. Randy repeatedly pressed county staff to support the project, asking them “How do we get to yes?”
When it comes to this year’s selection of County Commissioner, the choice is clear; keep this effective incumbent, Randy Neatherlin! With all due respect to others who have served before, I have NEVER seen a more effective, more dedicated and engaged public servant in the 42 years I’ve lived in Mason County. Randy exemplifies what an elected should be, a constant advocate for his county and all of his constituents.
Commissioner Randy Neatherlin supported by Democrats and Republicans alike stood against the largest tax increase in Mason County history. Cutting the budget during our recent revenue shortfall kept the county solvent.
Randy prioritized public health to fight the COVID 19 pandemic keeping everyone safer. He even hand delivered 1000 masks to a possible Belfair hot spot.