Mason County News
Tacoma Power will apply a temporary dust control treatment on Forest Road 24 leading to Lake Cushman. Work starts Friday, June 14th. According to an Olympic National Forest Alert, there will be one lane of traffic open Friday and Saturday and both lanes open on Sunday. However, the road will close Monday, until the material is dry enough to drive on.
As part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Harstine Island Bridge, the Harstine Island Community is holding a parade. The Crossing of the Bridge Parade is set for 4:30 PM Friday, June 14th and the bridge will be closed from 4 PM to 6 PM.Continue reading Harstine Island Bridge Parade Friday
The North Mason School Board is meeting at 6:30 PM Monday, June 17, 2019. This is a change from Thursday, June 20th (the School Board usually meets on the third Thursday of each month.) MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will stream the meeting live.
There are several contracts on the meeting’s agenda including ANMSA Bargaining Agreement, Public School Employees Contract, the Superintendent’s Contract, and the Board will hold an executive session to discuss collective bargaining. Click here for the meeting’s agenda.Continue reading North Mason School Board Meeting Monday
[VIDEO] As MasonWebTV Powered by HCC first reported on May 8th, voters in Mason County will be asked to increase sales tax by three-tenths of a percent with the funds dedicated to public safety. The measure will be on the August 6th Primary Ballot and is estimated to generate $1.3 Million for the County and $800,000 for the City of Shelton.
This week, the Shelton City Council and the Mason County Commission discussed the Public Safety Sales Tax during a joint meeting.
The City currently has a one-tenth percent public safety sales tax and the sales tax rate in Shelton is 8.8 percent. The sales tax rate in unincorporated Mason County is currently 8.5 percent.
The County will be releasing a facts sheet on the measure in the near future.
Washington’s average annual wage grew by 5.5 percent in 2018 to $65,301, according to the state Employment Security Department—representing the largest percentage increase year over year since 2006.Continue reading Average Wage Tops $65,000 in 2018
[VIDEO] The Mason County Commission has approved a resolution that will ask Spencer Lake property owners to establish a Lake Management District to fund noxious aquatic plant control.
If Lake Management District No. 3 is established, the owners of the 185 parcels with lakefront access to Spencer Lake would pay 23 cents per thousand of assessed value for 10 years beginning in 2020. This assessment is expected to generate about $14,000 next year.
Prior to unanimous County Commission action Tuesday, a public hearing was held.Continue reading Property Owners to Decide on Spencer Lake Management District
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the June 11, 2019 Shelton City Council/Mason County Commission joint meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 6 PM: 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 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.
Fire crews contained a wildfire near milepost 6 on Bear Creek-Dewatto Road Monday. The fire was first reported in the afternoon and started as five separate blazes. The fire created a column of smoke that could be seen from Lilliwaup to Panther Lake.Continue reading Wildfire on Bear Creek-Dewatto Road
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the June 11, 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:Continue reading Watch Mason County Commission
The Washington State Department of Transportation will be installing new signs at the interchange south of Steamboat Island Road where southbound U.S. Highway 101 merges with State Route 8. These signs will better illustrate the “Zipper Merge” at that interchange. The DOT also produced a video:Continue reading New Signs Coming for Zipper Merge at US 101/SR 8