Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the September 19, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: 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.

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Overnight House Move to Slow SR 3 in Mason County

Night owl drivers using State Route 3 in Mason County may want to consider rescheduling or delaying trips as a house will be moved down the highway about a mile late Friday night/early Saturday morning.

The Washington State Department of Transportation has given Nickel Bros USA a permit to move the 35-foot wide, 21 foot tall house from milepost 8.5 to milepost 7.5.

This is approximately between Agate Road and Mason Lake Road. During its journey, this oversized load will occupy both lanes of Highway 3 and travel at just 5 MPH.

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REALTORS® Contribute to Mason County YMCA Project

The Mason County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR), one of the County’s largest business organizations with its more than 100 members, presented $7,500 to South Sound YMCA CEO Kyle Cronk and several members of the South Sound Y Shelton Branch Advisory committee to aid in continued plans for the new area YMCA. The presentation was made at the Association’s General Membership meeting in Shelton on Friday, September 15.

Mason Realtors present check to support the new YMCA project in Mason County. South Sound YMCA CEO Kyle Cronk, second from left. Mason Realtor President Lori Brady-Dolby, far right

The Realtors’ contribution is to assist with Phase Two of the project that was initiated last spring when the South Sound YMCA board voted unanimously to move forward on efforts to bring a Y facility to South Mason County. Phase II is the “Pre-design and Feasibility Study” to be conducted this fall that will specifically define the project scope and size.

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City Commission Holds Special Meeting Monday Morning

The Shelton City Commission has canceled its 6 PM business meeting Monday night and instead held a special meeting that started at 10:30 AM. On the meeting’s agenda was a consent agenda that included vouchers and meeting minutes. No other action was taken. However, the Commission did take public comment during which Marilyn Vogler asked the Commissioners to lower their salaries.

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Update: Power Restored to Over 6,000 Mason PUD 3 Customers

UPDATE: Power restored at 7:29 PM Sunday to Mason PUD 3 customers affected by an outage that cut power to the Pioneer Substation north of Shelton. Linemen found damaged equipment on a high power transmission pole on Hwy 3 near Anthony Road. The pole supports 115,000 volt power lines that feed the substation. 6,231 customers were affected by the outage, which began at 4:00 PM and reported by the PUD’s Grid Monitoring system. The original time for restoration was 9:00 PM.

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MMK Football Picks Up First Win

The Mary M. Knight football team picked up its first win of the season Saturday, 70 to 28 over Evergreen Lutheran, and MasonWebTV Powered by HCC’s Dedrick Allan was there.

Austin Fries once again provided the bulk of MMK’s offense scoring six touchdowns: on runs of 83 yards, 65 yards, 47 yards, 43 yards and 35 yards as well as taking a Zach Thompson pass 85 yards to the end zone. On the second play from scrimmage, Thompson turned a broken play into points scrambling for 89 yards and the Owls’ first TD.

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Road Construction on State Highways 9/17/17 to 9/23/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from September 17, 2017 to September 23, 2017.

Night owl drivers using State Route 3 in Mason County may want to consider rescheduling or delaying trips overnight on Sept. 22th. A slow moving oversized load will travel southbound on SR 3 from milepost 8.5 to milepost 7.5, which is approximately between Agate Road and Mason Lake Road.

During the journey, the oversized load will occupy both lanes and travel at just 5 mph.

If possible, drivers are encouraged to consider delaying or rescheduling trips to help avoid delays. If you must go, allow plenty of extra time or use alternate routes.

Work Schedule: 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29

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Heck Introduces Marijuana Banking Amendments

Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) with Representatives Perlmutter (CO-07), Lee (CA-13), and Titus (NV-01) submitted two amendments to the financial services division to be included in the House appropriations bill. Both of these amendments focus on banking services for legal marijuana-related businesses and would be a temporary fix until the current legislation, the SAFE Banking Act, is passed into law.

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Seattle District Army Corps Assists Hurricane Recovery

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has so far deployed 13 technical experts to support both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

A three-person Infrastructure Assessment Planning and Response Team is deployed to Florida to assist the state with damage assessments of water and waste water treatment facilities. They are also evaluating critical public infrastructure to determine if emergency repairs are necessary.

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