A Grays Harbor County Superior Court Judge ruled Friday that the garbage hauling contract between Mason County and Regional Disposal Company was invalid. Official details on the ruling have not yet been released but those involved with the case tell MasonWebTV.com the Judge said the case brought by the Advocates for Responsible Government had standing.
The Mason County Commission has approved the use of sewer holding tanks in the Belfair Urban Growth Area on an interim basis. The Commissioners approved the amended regulations Tuesday as a way for residents to build while waiting for a sewer line to reach within 500 feet of their lot. According to Barbara Adkins, Director of the County’s Department of Community Development, to be allowed to use a holding tank in the UGA a lot must meet all eight new criteria.
Mason County is seeking applicants from Commissioner District #2 for the Mason County Planning Advisory Commission. The PAC is a seven-member citizen board appointed to advise the County Commissioners on police related to amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Shoreline Master Program, and land use regulations.
The Mason County Commission has approved an agreement with the Timberlake Community Club to provide and pay for enhanced law enforcement services in the Timberlakes development. Timberlakes will pay on an hourly basis up to $40,000 a year. This agreement helps the Sheriff’s Office fund a deputy for the general area while also increasing police presents in the neighborhood.
The Mason County Commission has approved an addendum to its garbage hauling contract with Regional Disposal Company. RDC transports the county’s solid waste from the Transfer Station on Eell’s Hill Road in Shelton to Centralia where it is placed on a train and taken to a land fill in Eastern Washington.
The Mason County Commission has extended its moratorium on allowing medical marijuana collective gardens for another six months. The moratorium was first enacted about a year ago to allow planning staff time to draft regulations governing the location and operation of medical cannabis gardens under Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5073.