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County Has Threatened Shellfish Area

Mason County has a “threatened” shellfish growing area and five areas where the water quality is “of concern.” According to Debbie Riley, Environmental Health Manager of Mason County Public Health and Human Services, every year the State Department of Health evaluates shellfish growing areas to make sure they still meet their classification status, by analyzing water sample data collected in the previous year and assessing potential sources of pollution.

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Another Notice of Fairmount Ave. Closure

Here’s another notice on the scheduled closure of Fairmount Avenue near the City of Shelton’s Wastewater Treatment Plant next week. This one is from Mason County’s Acting Public Works Director, Brian Matthews:

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Interim Manager Now Permanent at Belfair Water District

Thomas Peadon is now the permanent manager for the Belfair Water District. Last month, the District’s Board of Commissioner hired Peadon as interim manager after placing David Tipton on administrative leave and later firing him.

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Mason County Unemployment Up Slightly

Mason County’s unemployment rate increased slightly in March. The State Employment Security Department says the County’s unemployment rate last month was 11.6%. That’s up one-tenth of a percent from the revised rate for February but still more than a half percent less than March 2011’s 12.2% unemployment.

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Police Blotter 4/24/12

The following is police activity in Mason County reported on Monday, April 23, 2012.

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Belfair Water District Gets $1.9 Million Loan

The Belfair Water District has been awarded a $1.9 Million loan from the Public Works Trust Fund to complete its Highway 3 Water Main Project. The Water District was one of 58 public infrastructure construction projects around the State to receive funding.

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City’s Sewer System Upgrades Wins State Award

The City of Shelton’s Wastewater Improvement Program has won a category in the American Public Works Association Washington Chapter’s 2012 Project of the Year Award. The upgrades to the City’s sewer system won the Environment $25 – $75 Million category.

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Paving to Close Fairmount Road

Paving near the City of Shelton’s Wastewater Treatment Plant will close Fairmount Road next week for a couple of days, weather permitting. According to City Engineer Mike Michael, this paving is part of the upgrades to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant which are nearing completion.

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