Tag Archives: Mason County Commission

Neatherlin Elected Chair

video iconRandy Neatherlin has been elected to serve as chair of the Mason County Commission. Commissioner Terri Jeffreys nominated Neatherlin during the first meeting of 2013 Wednesday morning.

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Sheldon Sworn In

Tim Sheldon was sworn in Wednesday morning to his third term at Mason County Commission District 2.

Mason County Auditor Karen Herr gave Sheldon the Oath of Office before the Commission’s first business meeting of 2013.

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Neatherlin Sworn In

swearing inRandy Neatherlin was sworn in as Mason County Commissioner District 1 Thursday night at the Theler Community Center in Belfair. Mason County District Court Judge Victoria Meadows gave Neatherlin the Oath of Office before standing room only crowd.

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Ring-Erickson Attends Last Meeting

lynda ring ericksonLynda Ring-Erickson attended her last Mason County Commission meeting as a Commissioner Tuesday. Newly elected Commissioner Terri Jeffreys thanked Ring-Erickson for her service as did Commissioner Tim Sheldon.

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Lake Nahwatzel Rezone Not Approved

Lake Nahwatzel zoning mapThe 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.

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Garbage & Sewer Rates Increase Next Year

video iconMason County is raising garbage and sewer rates next year. According to Tom Moore, Deputy Director of Public Works for Utilities, the increase in rates are to cover costs increases for County owned and operated water and sewer systems, and the solid waste transfer station and drop boxes.

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Same Sex Marriage Licenses Available Thursday

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.

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Terri Jeffreys Sworn In

Terri Jeffreys in her Commission seat during her first Mason County Commission meeting

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.

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Bloomfield Attends Last County Commission Meeting

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.

Bloomfield received praise for his time in office from his fellow Commissioners Tim Sheldon and Lynda Ring-Erickson.

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County Extends Pot Garden Moratorium

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:

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