Starting on Monday, June 3rd, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics will permanently close Mountain View Drive between Govey Drive and Sherwood Lane. The closure of Mountain View Drive will make it possible for Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics to construct the new Mason Clinic, provide increased parking for patients at the South Main Entrance of MGH, decrease vehicle traffic around the hospital, and allow for the reconfiguration of the right of way for future projects.
Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) have introduced the Promoting United Government Efforts To Save Our Sound (PUGET SOS) Act of 2019. The PUGET SOS Act, H.R. 2247, would enhance the federal government’s role and investment in the Puget Sound, the largest estuary in the United States.
[VIDEO] The City of Shelton’s Director of Public Works, Craig Gregory, updated the Shelton City Council on the City’s construction projects including explaining the delays in the Downtown Connector specifically relating to the traffic circle at 1st and Alder where they found an old wood road under the intersection.
The City hopes to have Northcliff reopen by May 31st but completion of the new traffic circle is expected in mid-June at the earliest.
Mason County’s Unemployment rate dropped again in April. According to preliminary numbers from the State’s Employment Security Department, the County’s unemployment rate last month was 6.8 percent. That’s down four-tenths of a percentage point from the revised rate for March of 7.2 percent and a half percent higher than April of 2018’s rate of 6.3 percent. This is the second drop since unemployment hit 8 percent in February.
[VIDEO] Mason County is enacting a burn ban beginning Thursday morning. Jerome Hicks, who acts as the County’s Fire Marshal, announced the ban during Tuesday’s Mason County Commission meeting.
Again, these burn restrictions go into effect at 8 AM Thursday, May 23, 2019. Recreational fires still allowed.
The Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $3.2 million in low-interest loans and $2.67 in grants for public infrastructure projects targeting rural broadband, business growth and job creation for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Public Utility District No. 1 of Kitsap County, Mason County Public Utility District No. 3 and the ports of Bellingham and Sunnyside.
PUD 3 is getting $1 million loan and $1 million grant for the Mason County Rural Broadband Fiber Expansion Phase 2 Project which will bring fiber networks to Panther Lake, Tiger Lake, Mission Lake, Dana Drive and Briscoe Point, Phillips Road, Totten Shores and surrounding areas.
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the May 21, 2019 Shelton City Council meeting. There are two ways to watch the council meeting live at 6 PM: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the May 21, 2019 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website (co.mason.wa.us.) You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.
Here is the meeting’s agenda:
The week of May 19th through May 25th is National Public Works Week and the City of Shelton is honoring those professionals who provide and maintain public facilities and services. And the role public works professionals play in keeping the community safe and functioning smoothly.
The City’s Public Works Department is also holding a fill a public works truck food drive this week.