Mason County News
Those who self-haul their garbage and are on Mason County-operated water and sewer systems will pay more beginning in 2019. Disposal rate at all County Transfer and Drop Box stations will increase by 3.5 percent and all water rates, sewer rates and fees at the Rustlewood, Beards Cove, and North Bay Case Inlet water and sewer systems will increase by 3.3 percent. Continue reading County Garbage, Water & Sewer Rates Going Up
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the December 4, 2018 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
[VIDEO] The Port of Allyn Commission utilizes the services of MasonWebTV Powered by HCC to record their business meetings. The video of the Port of Allyn Commission’s December 3, 2018 meeting is now available.
During the meeting, Commissioner Scott Cooper was elected Board Chairman for 2019 and Commissioner Ted Jackson was elected Vice Chair. The Commission decided to hire Schafer, Sinnett and Hernandez in Silverdale to appraise property the Port is considering purchasing. And will utilize the legal services of Bill Broughton and Ron Templeton for routine matters.
On Saturday, December 1st, the Police Department partnered with Walmart for the first annual Shop with a Cop event in Shelton. Walmart donated $5,000 to provide a number of local children in need with the opportunity to do some holiday shopping for their families. Approximately 40 children were nominated by local school officials and others in the community to participate in the program. Continue reading Shop with a Cop
[VIDEO] The Mason County Commission approved the County’s budget for next year. Unanimous action came after a public hearing Monday morning during which no one testified.
The 2019 General Fund Budget totals $41.4 Million ($41,404,349) which includes $25.2 Million ($25,228,635) in salaries and benefits. The 2019 Budget for Special funds totals $73,112,307 which includes $30,822,525 for County Roads. Total budget for 2019 is $114,516,656. See details below. Continue reading County Approves 2019 Budget
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the December 3, 2018 Mason County Commission hold a public hearing on the County’s 2019 budget. 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.
Here is the hearing’s agenda: Continue reading Watch Mason County 2019 Budget Hearing
The Shelton wrestling team had one champion and four place at the John Birbeck Tournament Saturday.
Ammon Anderson won the Tournament at 195 pounds.
Cameron McAlevy placed third at 132 pounds
Peace Lee finished third at 138 pounds.
Beau Ward was fifth at 160 pounds.
And Michael Gilman took fifth at 182 pounds.
At the Aberdeen Kick Off Classic Wrestling Tournament, the North Mason wrestling team had three champions.
Juan-Meguel Jesus-Miguel won the tournament at 120 pounds.
Domingo Pedro-Gaspar won 132-pound championship.
Thomas Fancisco-Juan took the championship at 138 pounds.
Cole Tate finished second at 106 pounds.
The North Mason girls’ basketball team improved to 4-and-0 on the season Saturday crushing Crosspoint 63 to 21. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 23 to 7 first quarter lead, led 42 to 17 at the half and only allowed four points in the second half while scoring 21. The girls’ from Belfair open Olympic League play at Olympic High School on Wednesday.
The North Mason boys’ basketball team knocked off Crosspoint 65 to 56 Saturday rebounding from their loss to Shelton the night before. The Bulldogs are now 2-and-2 on the season. The boys from Belfair travel to Chimacum Monday.
When it comes to driving under the influence of both cannabis and alcohol, most Washingtonians do not believe it is safe and do not engage in this behavior. That’s according to a new study of Washington’s traffic safety culture, commissioned by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC). The study explores the values, beliefs and behaviors regarding driving under the influence of alcohol and cannabis (DUICA). Continue reading Study Finds Drivers Intervene to Prevent DUI
The 6th Annual Belfair Christmas Parade was held Sunday.
2018 Belfair Christmas Parade
Posted by MasonWebTV on Sunday, December 2, 2018
This year, the Parade recognized North Mason High School Graduates who are currently serving in the United States Armed Services. Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin read a special poem after the parade.
Washington State Department of Transportation bridge crews have completed a series of consecutive, overnight tests on newly replaced components of the State Route 104 Hood Canal Bridge. The work was completed a day ahead of schedule, and the night closure scheduled to occur on Saturday, Dec. 1, has been cancelled.