Friday, September 25, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Air Quality Unhealthy for Everyone Right Now!

Everyone should limit time spent outdoors. Everyone should avoid exercising outdoors (including sports teams) and choose non-strenuous indoor activities.  People with asthma, respiratory infection, diabetes, lung or heart disease, or have had a stroke should stay indoors.  Infants, children, pregnant women, and adults over age 65 should also stay indoors.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Aug 4 Board Of Mason County Commissioners Meeting

Aug 4 Board Of Mason County Commissioners Meeting

Commission Chambers – 9:00 a.m. 411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584, Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Draft meeting agenda
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Correspondence and Organizational Business
4.1    Correspondence
4.2    News Release re: Mason County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee generator position.    Commissioner Jeffreys
Open Forum for Citizen Input (5 minutes per person, 15 minutes time limit) 
       If you wish to address the Commission, raise your hand to be recognized by the Chair.  When you have been recognized, please step up to the microphone and give your name and address before  your comments. The Mason County Commission is committed to maintaining a meeting atmosphere of mutual respect and speakers are encouraged to honor this principle.
Adoption of Agenda
         Items appearing on the agenda after “Item 9. Public Hearings”, may be acted upon before 9:30 a.m.
Approval of Minutes – July 6 & 13, 2015 briefing minutes.
Approval of Action Agenda: All items listed under the “Action Agenda” may be enacted  by one motion unless a Commissioner or citizen requests an item be removed from the Action Agenda and considered as a separate item.
  1. 1      Approval to extend the Professional Services Agreement with Richard Beckman Realty Group to September 30, 2016.
  2. 2      Approval to renew the Nurse Family partnership agreement for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  The revenue and workload requirement of this agreement were budgeted in the 2015 budget and there are no match requirements.
  3. 3      Approval of the Veterans Assistance Fund applications for:  Necessity Items $350.00; Utilities $1332.76 and Housing $1170.00 for a total of $2852.76 as recommended by the Veterans Service Office.
  4. 4      Approval for the Board to formally accept the Belfair Water Reclamation System, Water Reclamation Facility Project and authorize the Public Works Director to take the necessary steps to close out the project and complete the necessary paper work required by law prior to the release of the project retainage to the contractor.
  5. 5      Approval for the Deputy Director/County Engineer to execute Supplemental Agreement #2 to local agency standard consultant agreement with Integrity Structural Engineers for construction engineering support for CRP 1975, Evers Bridge project.
  6. 6      Approval for the Board to execute the reimbursable agreement for Mason County Public Works Department to provide maintenance services (equipment, labor and materials) for the abatement of environmental hazards requested by the Washington State Department of Ecology.
  7. 7      Approval of two summer 2015 Heritage Grant applications for 1.  Mason County Cemetery District #1 and 2.  Mason County Historical Society, for a total of $6,600.00.  These applications were reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission and found to be good projects qualifying for County support under the Heritage Grant program. 
9:30 a.m. Public Hearings and Items Set for a Certain Time- There are no public hearings.
Other Business (Department Heads and Elected Officials)
Board’s Reports and Calendar

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Air Quality Downtown Affected by Deckerville Fire Smoke.

Smoke is coming into downtown Shelton from the Deckerville fire.  Monitor the ORCAA page embedded here to see how it affects our air quality. Click on the gauge to see a bar graph showing air quality over the last day or so.

At 8pm the air quality is starting to improve.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Deckerville on fire

The Matlock Community Church on Matlock Brady Road is open for evacuees.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Have you considered sending a check to support the Pool?

Have you considered sending a check to support the Pool? If you do it by June 15th your donation will be matched by a very generous anonymous family. Send donations to MGH Foundation c/o SPLASH PO Box 1982 Shelton, WA 98584
Thank you for your support and please ask your contacts to donate too!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Simpson to shut down Shelton operations

Simpson to shut down Shelton operations

Over the next 60 days, Simpson Lumber mill operations in the Shelton area will wind down and close altogether. Up to 270 people will lose their jobs.

Sierra Pacific Industries, which completed a deal to acquire Simpson's remaining assets in downtown Shelton, the nearby Johns Prairie Complex and Dayton, announced that it will not continue operating the sawmills. Instead, it will construct at least one new, state-of-the-art sawmill and lumber planing operation on the Shelton waterfront site. That should be operational sometime in 2017.
"I deeply appreciate our employees. They are hardworking, driven and dedicated to the success of this company, as they have been for our nearly 100 years of sawmill operations in Shelton," said Colin Moseley, Simpson chairman. "The decision to sell was extremely difficult because Shelton has always been the heart of our lumber manufacturing business and we have enjoyed great support from the Shelton community."

All employees in good standing will be eligible for severance benefits, according to a letter sent out to employees on April 27, and company leaders at Simpson will be working to secure government economic aid or retraining support for displaced employees.