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Here is the meeting’s agenda:

Commission Chambers – 6:00 p.m.
411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584
March 24, 2020

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
  4. Correspondence and Organizational Business
    4.1 Correspondence
    4.2 News Release: County Road Herbicide Notice
  5. Open Forum for Citizen Input
    In response to the COVID-19 and to limit public gathering, we are suspending Citizen Input at this time. We will accept public comment via email – Mdrewry@co.mason.wa.us; or mail to Commissioners Office, 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584; or call 360-427-9670 ext. 419. We will revisit this suspension on a weekly basis.
  6. Adoption of Agenda
    Items appearing on the agenda after “Item 10. Public Hearings”, may be acted upon before 6:15 p.m.
  7. Approval of Minutes – none
  8. 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.
    8.1 Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Shelton School District and Mason County Public Health concerning use of facilities during Public Health disasters/emergencies.
    8.2 Approval to have the Chair sign the Public Works Board loan agreement (#PC20-96103-157) in the amount of $8,000,000 for the Belfair Sewer Extension Project. and approval to implement the following financial controls in 2020 to improve stability:
    a. Increase the Belfair 2020 sewer rate to $108.14 per ERU with a 3% annual increase thereafter.
    b. Ensure CFCs are set aside for future capital rather than debt service or operating expenses.
    c. Maintain reserves in 0.09 and REET funds to minimize economic cyclicality impacts and ability to repay loans.
    d. Produce quarterly financial reports noting any changes to the February 5, 2020 updated Belfair Sewer System Financial Analysis assumptions and include a report on number of new ERUs as compared to target growth of 28 ERUs per year.
    e. Continue Partnership and financial agreement work with City of Bremerton and Port of Bremerton.
    8.3 Approval to execute the Annual Certification for Calendar Year 2019; Certification of Expenditures for Traffic Law Enforcement – 2019; and Certification for Expenditures for Fish Passage Barrier Removal-2019 to be included in the annual submittal to the County Road Administration Board (CRAB) by the Department of Public Works.
    8.4 Approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 2 with Infrastructure Management Services, LLC. To extend the completion date for the Safety Plan Data Collection Project to December 31,2020.
    8.5 Approval of a resolution selecting the Shelton-Mason County Journal as the official county newspaper for publishing certain legal publications.
    8.6 Approval to cancel the public hearing scheduled on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9:15 a.m. to consider approving the franchise agreement applications between Mason County and the following:
    • Aquarius Utilities, LLC • Island Shores Water, LLC
    • Detroit Water Service Association • Oak Park Water Company, LLC
    8.7 Approval of the January 2020- December 2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for Woodworkers Local Lodge W38 IAM representing Mason county Deputy Prosecutors.
    8.8 Approval to allow Mason County Noxious Weed Control Board to enter into a Professional Services Contract Agreement with Hood Canal Coordinating Council’s In-Liew Fee Mitigation Program, and approval to have the Chair sign the agreement.
    8.9 Approval of the Pandemic and Public Health Emergency Response and Recovery for County Employees Policy.
    8.10 Approval for Public Health to hire one temporary Full Time Employee (FTE).
    8.11 Approval to authorize Public Works to go out to bid and purchase a new excavator for the Solid Waste Division.
  9. Other Business (Department Heads and Elected Officials)
    9.1 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) hearing set for April 7, 2020 – comment submittal.
  10. 6:15 p.m. Public Hearings and Items Set for a Certain Time
    10.1 Public Hearing to consider the approval of budget supplemental appropriations and amendments to the 2020 budget. Continued from March 17, 2020. Staff: Jennifer Beierle
  11. Board’s Reports and Calendar
  12. Adjournment