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County Elected Officials Hear Budget Issues

Mason County elected officials heard a summary of budget issues Tuesday. Frank Pinter, Director of Support Services, explained the results of a cashflow analysis of the County’s General Fund to Superior Court Judge Toni Sheldon, Assessor Melody Peterson, Clerk Sharon Fogo, Treasurer Lisa Frazier, Sheriff Casey Salisbury, Coroner Wes Stockwell, Auditor Karen Herr and Commissioners Teri Jeffreys, Kevin Shutty and Randy Neatherlin as well as representatives from the Mason County Prosecutor’s office and others.

Staff wanted the electeds to know the limitations in the current budget and the potential issues that could come in 2018. Continue reading County Elected Officials Hear Budget Issues

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the April 25, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 6 PM:  Hood Canal Communication’s local channel, hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.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 Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda: Continue reading Watch Mason County Commission

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Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Proposals Sought

Mason County Public Health is requesting proposals for mental health and chemical dependency sales and use tax. Todd Parker, Housing and Behavioral Health Program Coordinator, made the announcement during Tuesday’s Mason County Commission meeting.

Application materials can be found on the county’s website. For more information, contact Parker at 360-427-9670, 360-275-4467 or 360-482-5269, extension 293. You can also email tparker@co.mason.wa.us.

Exchange Students Speak at County Commission Meeting

Exchange students appeared before the Mason County Commission Tuesday morning. The five students won scholarships from the Youth Exchange Study and the Future Leader Exchange Program.

The students are attending Bremerton, Klahowya, North Kitsap, North Mason, and Tenino high schools and were placed through the Aspect Foundation. Continue reading Exchange Students Speak at County Commission Meeting

Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the April 18, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 9 AM:  Hood Canal Communication’s local channel, hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.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 Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda: Continue reading Watch Mason County Commission

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County Looking at Refinancing Options for Belfair Sewer

The Mason County Commission is looking at several options to refinance the debt for the Belfair Sewer System. During a briefing Monday, Frank Pinter, Director of Support Services for the County, summarized six possible scenarios for restructuring some $32 Million in bonds and loans.

All scenarios would result in additional cost to the County over time but provide savings in the short term making the system more solvent. The scenarios range from a high in savings of $400,000 a year while costing $5 Million to a low in saving of $265,000 a year while costing $2.46 Million. Continue reading County Looking at Refinancing Options for Belfair Sewer

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County Commission Discusses Budget Methodology

Monday morning, the Mason County Commission discussed budget methodology, specifically relating to Resolution 46-16 which regards management of the 2016 budget.
The resolution allows Elected Officials and Department Directors the authority to transfer up to $15,000 annually (except for the Sheriffs Office which can transfer up to $50,000 annually) within their departments between salary and benefits and operations without approval of the Board of Commissioners. Continue reading County Commission Discusses Budget Methodology

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Ribbon Cutting for MCRA’s New Turf Fields

The Mason County Commission, with the help of the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the recent renovations of ball fields 6 & 7 at Mason County Recreation Area (MCRA) Thursday. Commissioners Terri Jeffreys and Randy Neatherlin, were joined by Heidi McCutcheon, the Chamber’s Executive Director, numerous ball players and coaches in cutting a ribbon across home plate of field 7:

Mason County received a $285,000 grant for the renovations from Washington State’s Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program – Local Parks. Continue reading Ribbon Cutting for MCRA’s New Turf Fields

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County Looking at Increasing Revenues/Decreasing Expenses

The Mason County Commission is looking at ways to increase revenue and/or decrease expenses as they deal with lower than expected ending fund balance in this year’s budget. The Commissioners were briefed on this issue Tuesday. The County’s Director of Support Services, Frank Pinter, summarized the problem at the beginning of the briefing saying the County’s cash on hand was down to $170,000 at one point last month before property taxes started to come in.

Pinter went on to summarize the options the County has to increase revenues which includes a levy shift, a property tax lid lift, a criminal Justice levy and a public safety sales tax (all of which would require voter approval) as well as increasing fees and service charges, and implementing a false alarm policy and nuisance program. Continue reading County Looking at Increasing Revenues/Decreasing Expenses

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the April 11, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 9 AM:  Hood Canal Communication’s local channel, hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.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 Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda: Continue reading Watch Mason County Commission

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