BOARD OF MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS
January 18, 2000
Chairperson John A. Bolender called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Commissioners Mary Jo Cady and Cynthia D. Olsen were in attendance.
Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to approve the December 28 minutes as circulated. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
C O R R E S P O N D E N C E
MASON COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY
The Mason County Transportation Authority requested a letter of support for their application to the Federal Transit Authority.
Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to authorize a letter of support for Mason Transportation Authority and their application to the Federal Transit Authority. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
The Prosecutors office advised the Board he will continue to represent the County on all matters concerning Growth Management before the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board and before the Courts.
FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
A response was received from the Prosecutors office regarding legal advice on the draft Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF MASON COUNTY
Received the fourth quarter report from the Economic Development Council of Mason County.
MASON COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES COUNCIL - RESIGNATION
Elaine Emery Commissioner District #2 Representative
Board directed the Clerk to send a letter thanking Mrs. Emery for serving on the EMS Council.
B U S I N E S S
HEALTH SERVICES POST, ADVERTISE & HIRE
Steve Kutz, Health Services Administrator, requested approval to post, advertise and hire for the Mason Matters Executive Director. The position is being paid out of the Mason Matters budget and is currently being run as an over-hire position out of the Health Services Department. This is a 60% position at approximately Program Manager I level.
Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to authorize Mason Matters through the Health Services Department to post, advertise and hire an Executive Director for Mason Matters. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANT
The Emergency Management Director asked the Board to approve a Hazardous Material Emergency Preparedness Grant (Contract Number EM019147) in the amount of $2,163 which requires a $540 match. The purpose is to provide a joint domestic preparedness training program.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to approve the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness grant contract for the year 2000 in the amount of $2,163 and authorize the chair to sign. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACT - EMERGENCY FOOD SERVICES
Joe Murray, Emergency Management Director, presented the Board with a personal services contract for providing emergency food services. They currently have two similar contracts (Burgermaster & Red Coral). This contract is for Hungry Bear Restaurant. A third contract allows for a broader menu selection working in the emergency operations center.
There was discussion that they initially talked with the restaurants; however, a lot did not want to go through the process of dealing with a meal check and the process that is used.
Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to approve the personal services contract with Hungry Bear Steakhouse authorizing the Department of Emergency Management to contract for emergency food services. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
It was recommended the Board sign a Letter of Understanding with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) for the countys insurance contribution of $425 per employee per month, effective January 1, 2000.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to approve and sign the Letter of Understanding between AFSCME and Mason County providing for a maximum of $425 per employee per month, county contribution toward medical, dental, vision and life insurance which would be effective January 1, 2000. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS SKOKOMISH VALLEY
Gary Yando, Community Development Director, requested the Board approve and authorize signature of documents for purchase of property in the Skokomish Valley: warranty deed, addendum to agreement, mobile home real estate excise tax affidavit and real estate excise tax affidavit. The documents are related to the Bert & Tina Stevens property at 3731 W Skokomish Valley Road. He mentioned that some of the agreements have the previous chairpersons name on the document and he asked that approval be given to the previous chairperson to sign the documents.
Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to approve the Bert & Tina Stevens acquisition documents as presented by the Director of Community Development and authorize signature by the past chairperson and current chairperson. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
1) Rick Cloud VFW 1694 Housing $375.00
2) Epifanio Longoria VFW 1694 Food $200.00
3) James Mustain VFW 1694 Housing $325.00
4) Terry (Kathleen) McFarlane Utilities $150.71; Housing $200.00 = $350.71
The Veterans Assistance Screening Committee is recommending approval on the above listed applications totaling $1,250.71.
Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to approve the veterans applications for Rick Cloud, Housing $375; Epifanio Longoria, Food $200; James Mustain, Housing $325; and Terry (Kathleen) McFarlane Utilities $150.71 and Housing $200.00 as recommended by the Veterans Assistance Screening Committee. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
AGREEMENT MENTALLY ILL OFFENDERS
An agreement was presented for the Boards approval between Thurston/Mason Regional Support Network and Mason County for the Mentally Ill Offender Project. The contract is for the period of January 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001 for reimbursement not to exceed $5,760.
Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to approve the Mentally Ill Offender Project agreement between Mason County and Thurston/Mason Regional Support Network for the period of January 1, 2000 June 30, 2001 for reimbursement not to exceed $5,760. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
FULL-SERVICE ELECTRONIC HOME MONITORING AGREEMENT
Harris Haertel, Probation Services Administrator, requested the Board authorize the chairperson to sign an agreement providing services through the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) Full Service Electronic Home Monitoring program.
The Board questioned how this program is different than the current program being offered.
Harris Haertel, Probation Services Administrator, stated it is different in availability and accountability. The current program they limit the number of individuals who participate on electronic home monitoring because of the capacity of the office to provide supervision. The highest number for one month has been 12 15. With WASPC the number of participants May increase and the supervision would also be provided.
Sheriff Steve Whybark stated one of the issues they are trying to address in going to WASPC for service is consolidation of services. They are enhancing their system with other programming such as weekend jail in different regions throughout the state. The Sheriffs and Chiefs who know what the problems are manage WASPC. The Association is addressing the problems and has a responsible type of approach. The County is also looking for leadership in the area of programming with chain gangs, work release, etc.
This agreement does not require an exchange of money between Mason County and WASPC. This is offender based fees and WASPC will be in charge of establishment and collection of the fees. It is anticipated that Probation Services will oversee the program and WASPC will become the administrator.
It is not clear how many participants will participate. The Association has used figures of 15 30 participants. The offenders would need to qualify for this program as well.
This program is to address those serving time in jail for a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor. The program does not qualify high-risk offenders.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to authorize the chair to sign the interagency agreement with the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs for Full Service Electronic Home Monitoring. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
US WEST & AT & T LIVE SCAN PROGRAM
Sheriff Steve Whybark asked the Board to approve Amendment Four to agreement between US West Communications, Inc. and the AT&T Commission Agreement Renewal Amendment, AT&T Commission Agreement Bonus Addendum, and the Amendment to AT&T Commission Agreement regarding matching funds for the live scan program. They were going to assist the Jail in the ongoing program for the telephone system. The live scan system allows for digital imagery of fingerprints that connect to the state and national system. US West Communications, Inc. and AT&T are going to provide the match of approximately $7,000 for the grant received from the state. They will also provide enough funds to purchase a maintenance program as well.
Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to approve the agreements with US West and AT&T for matching funds for the live scan system for the Sheriffs Department. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
REQUEST FOR QUOTES NEW PATROL OFF ROAD VEHICLE (ORV) MOTORCYCLE
Sheriff Steve Whybark stated the authorization to secure telephone quotes for the purchase of an ORV motorcycle for off-road use is a normal rotation of equipment through Equipment Rental & Revolving. The seed money comes from the ORV money that rolls over each year. It is not an additional or unknown cost.
Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to authorize posting for quotes for replacement of a motorcycle for the Sheriffs Department as requested. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
Bill Bruder, Citizen, encouraged the Board to go along with the Planning Commissions decisions regarding zoning.
He noted when he first moved to the County there was no zoning and a business came out in his area, which there was no control over. He encouraged the Board to address zoning within the County.
The Board responded that the County has met with the City and is working on an agreement to extend zoning outside of the City of Shelton into the remainder of the Urban Growth Area that is in the county. That is a first step in moving toward zoning rules and regulations that could be Countywide. There is a direction underway.
It is the Countys plan to move through the next 12 18 months looking at how zoning might be adopted or at least work in the County.
NORTH MASON SEWER PROJECT
Ray Hanson mentioned that in June 1999 the Sewer Advisory Committee worked on the South Shore, Belfair sewer project. He questioned what has become of the project. The Board stated that after the Advisory Committees work and the publishing of the Sewer Advisory Committees report, there was a study done and economic analysis to determine if there was a sufficient level of development and assets in the community to support a sewer system. That study has just been completed and a draft report has been written just recently. They anticipate a final copy will be available within the next couple of weeks. That is the next step to determine the economics and feasibility of building a sewer in the North Mason area.
The Board recessed at 9:58 am until 10:15 a.m.
ROAD VACATION - LILLIWAUP AVENUE
The Board held a public hearing to consider the petition for road vacation of the northwest 20 of Lilliwaup Avenue.
Bill Bullock, Public Works Department, explained this section of Lilliwaup Avenue is 80 wide. The proposed vacation would leave the County with 60 of right-of-way.
This is the one section of road that has 80 of right-of-way and the rest of the road has 60 of right-of-way. They need the space for parking and stormwater retention.
No public was present to comment on the subject.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to vacate the right-of-way along Lilliwaup Street, County Road No. 48310, abutting Tract 1 of Government Lot 5, Section 19 Township 23 Range 3 W. The vacation shall be subject to any existing easements of record. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; C-aye; O-aye.
5700-5905 (5525 Adjustment)
The regular meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m.
Rebecca S. Rogers
Clerk of the Board
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MASON COUNTY, WASHINGTON
John A. Bolender, Chairperson
Mary Jo Cady, Commissioner
Cynthia D. Olsen ,Commissioner