Mason County News
The Mason County Commission is asking for the public’s input on sending a property tax increase to voters in November. The Commissioners plan to hold the hearing on August 1st as they move forward with placing a property tax levy lid lift on the General Election Ballot.
The Commission discussed their options for increasing revenues again Monday morning and reviewed every line of a draft resolution that places the measure on the ballot.
The Commissioners plan to ask voters to approve adding about 37 cents to the County’s current property tax levy rate of just over $1.40 per thousand of assessed value. Continue reading County to Hold Hearing on Increasing Property Taxes
The Shelton City Commission is meeting at 6 PM Monday, July 24, 2017 instead of 2 PM. This change allows the Commissioners to attend the Love INC golf tournament at Alderbrook resort. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will stream the meeting live at 6 PM. There are three ways to watch live: Hood Canal Communication’s local channel, hcc.net/news, or MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 3 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM.
Here is the meeting’s agenda: Continue reading City Commission Meets at 6 PM Monday
On Sunday Washington’s new distracted driving law went into effect. Drivers will now get a ticket for being on the phone or holding any electronic device behind the wheel.
State troopers say they will hand out warnings for six months but if a trooper decides actions of a driver warrant a ticket they will write one. Other law enforcement agencies say they will give drivers time to adjust but the law is on the books and they will be enforcing it. Continue reading On the Road; Off the Phone
Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell identified the dead diver as Joshua Michael Parke, 36, from The Dalles, Oregon. Continue reading Diver Dies Near Sund Rock
Pastor Joaquin Miguel of the Asamblea de Dios Aqua Viva church (being built on the North Shore Road) will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the North Mason Community Voice which is 7 PM Monday. Pastor Miguel will share stories about the Guatemalan and Hispanic culture and how they came to migrate to the North Mason area, along with the joys and frustrations of integrating into American society. In addition, he will explain how their presence benefits the economy of Mason County and what we can do to be welcoming and supportive. Continue reading North Mason Community Voice Meets Monday
SR 3 – Belfair Area – Widening and Safety Improvements
Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 25.3 to 27
Description: This widening project extended the center turn lane and provided paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3.
Project web page
Work schedule: Drivers may encounter occasional night one-way alternating traffic.
SR 119 (Lake Cushman Road) chip seal Continue reading Road Construction on State Highways 7/23/17 to 7/29/17
The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 and Thursday, July 20, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.
W SKOKOMISH VALLEY RD
Jul 19, 2017
around 10 AM
E JENSEN RD Continue reading Police Blotter 7/21/17
There is an opening on the North Mason School Board. Dinah Griffey recently resigned from her Director District 5 seat. North Mason Superintendent Dana Rosenbach announced Mrs. Griffey’s resignation during Thursday night’s school board meeting.
The seat is up for election this fall and Craig Patti is running unopposed for the position. However, the school board will need to fill the now vacant seat before the election. Continue reading Opening on North Mason School Board
The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce held the 17th Annual Community & Business Expo and Bite of Mason County Thursday. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC talked with the Chamber’s Executive Director, Heidi McCutcheon, about the event as it was held in Downtown Shelton for the second time.
Some people have asked that this event be moved to a weekend. We asked McCutcheon about that suggestion. Continue reading Another Sucessful Expo & Bite of Mason County
Republican lawmakers packed up and headed home from Olympia Thursday, leaving Washington without a bipartisan construction budget for the first time in the state’s history. Dan Frizzell has the story in this audio report produced by the Washington State House Democratic Caucus.