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- Week of June 12th, 2023 - Briefing Meeting Agenda
- Week of June 12th, 2023 - Briefing Meeting Packet
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- 06/06/2023 - News Release - Partial Burn Ban - In accordance with a policy adopted by the Mason County Commissioners to be consistent with the Dept. of Natural Resources and restrict certain burning activities when the National Fire Danger Rating System is at a moderate level, effective 1201 AM on June 6, 2023, land clearing and residential burning shall be prohibited on all Mason County lands not under DNR or Federal jurisdiction. Please note that recreational burning (I.E., cooking fires using charcoal or firewood in a metal, concrete or rock circle no larger than 3 feet in diameter) is still permitted although it is anticipated as warmer weather continues, this activity will be restricted in the near future. Your cooperation in keeping Mason County fire safe is appreciated.
- 5/26/2023 - New RFP - 2025 Comprehensive Plan Update and EIS - Mason County Department of Community Development is requesting proposals from qualified multidisciplinary consultants to assist the County in updating is Comprehensive Plan for the 2025-2045 Periodic Update cycle.
- 5/25/2023 - News Release - Mason County is moving to the CodeRed Emergency Notification System. To receive emergency and important information pertaining to Mason County we encourage all residents and businesses to go to the Emergency Alert Notification Signup and enter your contact information, including additional phone numbers, and text and email addresses, or text “MASONALERT” to 99411 to receive the link directly to your mobile phone and sign up from there.
- 5/24/2023 - News Release - Mason County Board of Equalization Membership - Mason County is seeking applicants to fill a regular member position and an alternate member position on the Board of Equalization. The three-year terms end May 31, 2026 and applicants must reside in Mason County. The Board's responsibility is to ensure that all property valuations are at 100% of market value so an equitable tax assessment can be established. Depending on the number of appeals heard each year, the Board may meet up to three days a week throughout the year. Board members are paid $100 per diem when in session.
- 5/24/2023 - News Release - Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Membership - Mason County is seeking applicants to fill a spending position for the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC). "Spenders" are persons involved in activities that are authorized to be funded by lodging tax revenue. LTAC reviews and makes recommendations to the Commissioners for awarding the lodging tax.
- 5/9/2023 - News Release - Mason County Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Available For Public Review And Comment - In December 2022, a coalition of Mason County cities and special purpose districts embarked on a planning process to prepare for impacts of disasters.
Responding to federal mandates in the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390), the coalition was formed to pool resources and create a uniform hazard mitigation strategy that can be consistently applied to the defined planning area. This planning coalition has now completed that effort. The planning process was led by Mason County Emergency Management with support from Bridgeview Consulting, LLC, the technical consultant. The project was funded by a planning grant from FEMA, and took approximately 10 months to complete.
During this process, citizens were asked to contribute by sharing local knowledge of the region’s vulnerability to hazards based on past occurrences, as well as identify initiatives which could help reduce the level of impact of those hazards. Public involvement was solicited via a multi-media campaign that included: press releases; public council/board presentations and meetings; web-based information; questionnaires, and safety fairs.
That process has now culminated with the development of the Mason County 2023 Draft Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan, (Volumes 1 and 2) which are now available for review The public is highly encouraged to provide input on the draft plan to Tammi Wright, Project Manager, Emergency Management Coordinator of Mason County Division of Emergency Management at the email address listed above. The comment period for review of draft plan will begin May 15, 2023 and end May 30, 2023.
- 5/9/2023 - News Release - Herbicide Maintenance Program Notice - Mason County Public Works has begun the spring application of herbicides for vegetation control along County roads (weather permitting). Property owners adjacent to areas that will be sprayed and do not want spraying to take place can enroll in the "Owner Will Maintain" program by contacting Public Works. Property owners who have already enrolled and designated their property as "No Spray" will not need to contact Public Works. - 2023 Herbicide spraying for vegetation control - Road List
- 5/1/2023 - New RFP - Toonerville Bridge Replacement - This proposal calls for the removal of 2–12-foot corrugated metal pipes and replacing them with a single span bridge. This project will include full PS&E contract documents for culvert removal and construction. This work will include geotechnical, hydraulic design, environmental permitting, hydrology, and structural design. The structure will meet current bridge design standards and is estimated to be 80 foot in length and 30 foot in width.
- 4/21/2023 - New - Do you know your hazard areas? Mason County Emergency Management has completed the Risk Assessment portion of the Hazard Mitigation Plan update. Please take time to review the maps and data. Contact Tammi Wright, Sr. EM Coordinator, at email@example.com or (360) 427-7535 with any questions or comments.
- 4/13/2023 - New - The SBA has approved the Governor’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration request for the December 2022 severe weather and flooding. Below you will find links to the Press Release, Declaration, and Fact Sheets. Businesses affected by the December 2022 storms can apply for an SBA loan by January 12, 2024.
- News Release - English - Spanish
- Disaster Declaration # 17870
- Fact Sheet – Economic Injury Disaster Loans - English - Spanish
- 3/03/2023 - News Release - Planning Advisory Commission Vacancy - Mason County is seeking a motivated and engaged individual to serve as a volunteer member of the Planning Advisory Commission. This Commission plays a crucial role this year and next in updating the County’s Comprehensive Plan, which outlines the vision and goals for the County’s future growth and development. There is one open seat represented as either Commissioner District 2 or 3 (Shelton, Union, Hoodsport, Matlock, Lilliwaup, Kamilche area).
- 3/03/2023 - News Release - Shoreline Master Program User Guide - Community input is needed in developing a Shoreline Master Program (SMP) User Guide to better convey regulatory provisions, mitigation requirements, and development allowances within shoreline jurisdiction. Shoreline jurisdiction roughly includes areas 200 feet landward and in-water marine shorelines, lakes 20 acres or greater, rivers of a certain size and associated wetlands. This guide will be made available as an interactive online website on the County Community Development webpage.
- 3/03/2023 - News Release - Historical Building, Structure, or Place Plaque Program - The Mason County Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce launch of the Historical Building, Structure, or Place Plaque Program to acknowledge the historical value of buildings, structures, or places that should be considered historically important, possess unique architectural or other characteristics, are associated with important events.
- 12/22/2022 - News Releases - Mason County Noxious Weed Control Board Openings The Mason County Noxious Weed Control Board is seeking applicants to fill four positions. This Board consists of five voting members who serve four-year terms. At least three voting members must be engaged in primary production of agricultural products such as livestock, crops, shellfish, timber, or Christmas trees. The vacancies are in District, 1, 3, 4, and 5.
- 12/22/2022 - News Releases - Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council Openings Mason County is seeking applicants to serve on the Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council. This Council is a local governmental agency that provides home and community services for seniors and adults with disabilities to help them remain living in their own homes. Members serve a two-year term and meet the first Wednesday of the month.
- 12/15/2022 - New - Belfair Bypass/Freight Corridor Update - The Department of Transportation (DOT) has been working on the freight corridor project for years that will be a great benefit to Belfair - a new freight corridor through the area intended to ease traffic on the main route through the area. DOT expects construction to begin in 2026, with the road opening in 2028.
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