The Mason County Commission approved several amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan Tuesday but the request from Green Diamond Resource Company to rezone 248.7 acres around Lake Nahwatzel was NOT among them. Green Diamond’s proposal was to change the designation of this land from Long Term Commercial Forest to Rural Residential 5 (RR-5) while also designating the same amount of land along Kennedy Creek as Long Term Commercial Forest.
With the passage of Referendum 74 last month, the Mason County Auditor’s Office will be granting marriage licenses to same sex couples beginning Thursday. According to Auditor Karen Herr, unlike larger counties who are opening their doors a minute after midnight, her office will be open regular business hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Terri Jeffreys was sworn in at Mason County Commissioner District 3 Tuesday evening. terri swearing in After taking the Oath of Office, Jeffreys thanked her family and numerous supporters saying she is humbled and wants to bring pride back to Mason County.
Steve Bloomfield attended his last Mason County Commission meeting as a Commissioner Tuesday. Bloomfield was appointed to the Commissioner District 3 seat October 5, 2011 after the sudden death of Jerry Lingle in August of that year.
The Mason County Commission has extended the moratorium on medical marijuana gardens for another six months. According to Barbara Adkins, Director of the County’s Department of Community Development, staff needs more time to draft regulations governing these types of land uses before bringing a recommendation to the Commissioners and the outcome of Initiative 502 may also have an impact on the issue: