BOARD OF MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS

 

July 25, 2000

 

The meeting was called to order by Chairperson John A. Bolender at 7:00 p.m. Commissioner Mary Jo Cady was in attendance. Commissioner Cynthia D. Olsen arrived at 7:02 p.m.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to approve the July 5, 2000 minutes as presented. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

Cmmr. Cady/Bolender moved and seconded to approve the July 11, 2000 minutes as presented. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

 

C O R R E S P O N D E N C E

 

PETITION NO PASSING ZONE COLE ROAD

A petition was received with 18 signatures requesting the County impose a no-passing zone for a portion of the Cole Road from approximately one-half mile from the Park & Ride site. Copy referred to Public Works.

B U S I N E S S

 

POST FOR QUOTES - ELEVATOR SERVICE

Mike Rutter, Facilities Manager, requested permission to post for quotes to remove the existing worn elevator guide shoe assemblies and replace with new and add isolation pads on the existing cab stabilizers to reduce cab movement

Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to authorize Facilities & Grounds to post for quotes for remove the existing worn elevator guide shoe assemblies and replace with new and add isolation pads on the existing cab stabilizers to reduce cab movement. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

Mr. Rutter requested permission to post for quotes for the annual hydraulic test as required by the Department of Labor and Industries for the Mason County Jail and Mason County Building #1 elevators.

 

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to authorize Mike Rutter, Facilities & Grounds, to solicit telephone quotations for the annual hydraulic test as required by Department of Labor and Industries for the Mason County Jail and Mason County Building #1 elevators. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

AGREEMENT AMENDMENT - SKILLINGS-CONNOLLY, INC

Jerry Hauth, Public Works Director, requested the Board be authorized to sign amendment no. 3 of agreement no. 99033-2, extending the "time for completion" from 6-30-00 to 8-31-00 with Skillings-Connolly, Inc. This is for the Skokomish River Flood Analysis.

Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to authorize the Chair to execute amendment no. 3 of agreement no. 99033-2 with Skillings-Connolly, Inc., extending the "time for completion" from 6-30-00-to 8-31-00. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

CRP 1686, EELLS HILL ROAD

Mr. Hauth requested the Board approve CRP 1686, Eells Hill Road, to construct a "jersey barrier" concrete wall at the upstream shoulder of the road; repair two damaged 24" culverts; install a 29" x 42" pipe arch culvert, and place a reinforced concrete road surface.

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to execute CRP 1686, Eells Hill Road. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye. Resolution No. 73-00 (Exhibit A)

ROAD CLOSURE - HAVEN WAY

Mr. Hauth stated it is necessary to close Haven Way to through traffic from milepost 1.80 to 1.84 beginning 8:00 a.m. Monday, August 21 through 5 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2000 to facilitate the replacement of an existing culvert in Lake Erdman Creek.

Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to approve Resolution No. 74-00 to close Haven Way at mileposts 1.80 to 1.84 from 8 a.m. Monday, August 21 to 5 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2000. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye. Resolution No. 74-00 (Exhibit B)

ROAD CLOSURE - OLD BELFAIR HIGHWAY

Mr. Hauth requested the Board approve the resolution to close Old Belfair Highway to through traffic from milepost 1.48 to 1.52, 8 a.m. Wednesday, August 9 through 5 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2000. This is in order to replace two existing culverts in Courtney Creek.

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to approve Resolution 75-00 to close Old Belfair Highway at mileposts 1.48 to 1.52 from 8 a.m. Wednesday, August 9 to 5 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2000. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye. Resolution No. 75-00 (Exhibit C)

HEARING - Consider the petition to restrict the use of unmuffled compression brakes on a portion of State Route 3 (from milepost 3.58 to milepost 6.5

Mr. Hauth reported a petition was submitted and signed by citizens along SR3 between Shelton and Bayshore. The petition originally requested the restriction be located from milepost 4.0 to 6.0. The notice to restrict unmuffled compression brakes was posted to encompass a larger area, from the city limits (mp 3.58) to just west of the Johns Prairie Road intersection (mp 6.50). This is necessary to provide the continuity between restricted areas required by statute. If approved, this would restrict unmuffled compression brakes continuously from the Shelton city limits to the intersection of SR 3 and Johns Prairie Road.

Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to execute Resolution No. 76-00 prohibiting the use of unmuffled compression brakes along SR 3 from milepost 3.58 to milepost 6.50. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye. Resolution No. 76-00 (Exhibit D)

REIMBURSABLE AGREEMENT - CITY OF SHELTON

Mr. Hauth stated the City of Shelton has submitted a reimbursable agreement for the Mason County Road Department to place BST surfacing on city streets as requested by the City of Shelton and at the convenience of the Road Department.

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to execute the reimbursable agreement between the Mason County Road Department and City of Shelton for county forces to place BST surfacing upon city streets at a cost of $13,150 per shot per mile. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

PERSONAL CELLULAR PHONE AGREEMENT

Mr. Hauth requested the Board approve the personal cellular phone agreement with Dan Sorley, equipment operator for the Road Department.

Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to execute the personal cellular phone agreement with Dan Sorley, an employee of the Mason County Department of Public Works Road Department. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

PUBLIC WORKS ACCOUNTANT

Mr. Hauth requested permission to advertise, interview and hire a new Public Works Accountant.

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to authorize the Public Works Department to advertise, interview and hire a Public Works Accountant. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

HEALTH SERVICES PERSONNEL

Health Services is requesting permission to post, advertise and hire for two positions that will be vacated. This is for Environmental Health Specialist I, II, III.

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to grant permission to Health Services to post, advertise and hire for Environmental Health Specialist I, II, or III for two positions that will be vacated. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

A request to post, advertise and hire for two intermittent on-call nurses.

Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to grant authorization to post, advertise and hire up to two intermittent on-call nurses. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

Also a request to post, advertise and hire one Community Health Education Specialist. This is a new position that will be funded by the recent ABCD (Access to Baby and Children's Dentistry) grant and the tobacco settlement money.

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to authorize the Department of Health Services to post, advertise and hire for one Community Health Education Specialist. This is a new position that will be funded by the recent ABCD grant and the tobacco settlement. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

COMPETITIVE LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIER AGREEMENT

The Mason County E911 Coordinator has recommended the Board approve the competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) agreement with Global Crossing, Inc. to assure a high level of standard in 911 operations.

Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to enter into the competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) agreement with Global Crossing, Inc. to assure a high level of standard in 911 operations. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

AGREEMENT JACK DAVIS PREMIERE SHOWS

The Fairgrounds Department is requesting the Board enter into an agreement with Jack Davis Premiere Shows for the 2000 Mason County Fair.

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to enter into an agreement with Jack Davis Premier Shows for the 2000 Mason County Fair. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

VETERANS ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS

Ronald Sipe VFW 1694 Food $200.00

Robert VanGundy VFW 1694 Food $50.00

Lynn G. SouthMayd VFW 1694 Utilities $261.64

Terrance Heminger - VFW 1694 - Rent $400

The Veterans Assistance Screening Committee is recommending approval on the above listed applications totaling $911.64

Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to approve the Veterans' Assistance applications as recommended by the screening committee for Ronald Sipe, $200 food; Robert VanGundy, $50 food; Lynn SouthMayd, $261.64 utilities; Terrance Heminger, $400 rent. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

REQUEST TO HIRE DATABASE TECHNICIAN

The Permit Assistance Center Director has requested authorization to hire a replacement for Toni Jenkins at a starting salary of $13.81/hour. This is a Teamsters position.

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to authorize the Permit Assistance Center Director to hire a replacement for Toni Jenkins at a starting salary of $13.81/hour. This is a Teamsters position. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION

1) Special Occasion Huerfanitos Inst.; Date: August 11, 12; Time: 10 pm to 1:30 a.m.; Place: Barn 541 Shelton Valley Road.

2) Special Occasion Huerfanitos International; Date: August 11, 12; Time: 4 pm to 1:30 a.m.; Place: Dayton Nimrod Hall, Shelton.

Special Occasion Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club; Date: August 12 , 13; Time 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Place: Club House, 330 E Country Club Dr, Union.

Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded there are no objections to two special occasion liquor licenses for Huerfanitos, August 11 and 12, 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at a barn 541 Shelton Valley Road; and 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Dayton Nimrod Hall. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded there are no objections to the special occasion liquor license for the Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club on August 12, 13, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Club House, 330 E Country Club Dr., Union. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

SHORELINE SUBSTANTIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT (cont. from 7/18)- Applicant: Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife

Grace Miller, Planning, stated she has talked to Maggie Ogg since the previous hearing. Ms. Ogg did not receive the previous notice of the hearing because staff had the incorrect address.

Maggie Ogg testified that she is upset with Fish & Wildlife because they opened up the public access before taking care of the area. She would like fencing installed for security reasons and "slow" signs posted on the road. It has had a high public usage and they have had problems with people trespassing. She has been in discussions with Fish & Wildlife. She does not believe that barbed wire will be sufficient.

Gene Elms, lives on the easement road, also has had problems with the public trespassing. He is concerned that golf balls from Bayshore Golf Course hitting people. He would also like to make sure it is maintained.

The drawings of the proposal were discussed with Mr. Elms.

Lois Poe, Bayshore Golf Club, expressed concerns with the public trespassing on the golf club property. She too, would like a fence and signs posted.

The Board discussed the drawings of the proposal with the applicant, Glenn Gerth agent for Fish & Wildlife.

Mr. Elms clarified he doesn't want a 5 strand barb wired fence.

Cmmr. Cady stated they are proposing a chain link with slats.

Bernie Scoles, member of Bayshore, asked about fencing around the parking area so it would prevent someone from driving on to the golf course.

The Board showed the drawing to Mr. Scoles and explained where the fencing would be.

RECESS

The Board recessed for 7 minutes.

HEARING CONTINUED

The Board reconvened the hearing for the Substantial Development Permit for the Department of Fish & Wildlife.

Cmmr. Cady asked about regulations stating when the clam beds can be harvested.

Mr. Gerth replied there regulations in the hunting and fishing regulations, the days are regulated, not the time of day and it varies.

Cmmr. Cady stated outhouses need to be installed until the vault toilet is in place. She then read the additional conditions she is proposing.

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to approve the Shoreline Substantial Development Permit #SHR2000-00024, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, for a public access on Oakland Bay, SHR2000-00024, with the conditions proposed by staff and the following additional conditions: 6. Lighting shall be focused to not affect adjacent residential lots; 7. Speed limit signs of 10 mph shall be posted on the easement road; 8. Chain link, slatted fencing shall be installed on both sides of the easement road to block visibility to the Ogg and Elms homes; 9. A gate shall be installed for access to the Elm property from the easement road; 10. Private property signs shall be posted adjacent to the golf course and on the beach side of the Ogg property; 11. Portable toilets shall be installed before 8/2/2000 until the vault toilets are in place.

There was discussion on exactly where the fence is to be installed. It was marked on the site plan as point A, B, C and D.

There was also discussion on condition #10, posting of private property signs on the beach side. Ms. Ogg stated that area has been posted.

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to revise Condition #8, the chain link slatted fence shall be installed on both sides of the easement road, from point A to B on the Elm side, and point C to D on the Ogg side. A rolling chain link gate shall be installed for the Elm's access to their property from the easement road large enough to accommodate their vehicles. #10, delete the beach side of the Ogg property, it shall state "Private property signs shall be posted adjacent to the golf course." Amendment carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

Mr. Gerth asked that the Ogg property be referred to as Fish & Wildlife property since Mrs. Ogg is a renter.

Amended motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

SHORELINE SUBSTANTIAL DEVELOPMENT/CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (Cont. from 6/13) Proposal to replace a failed culvert where Mason Lake Drive West crosses over Schumocher Creek. Applicant: Mason County Public Works

Shandra O'Haleck has received a request from the applicant to continue this hearing to allow time for a hydrology report to be completed. SEPA requires that information submitted by the applicant be reviewed for determination of impact.

Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to continue the Shoreline Substantial Development/Conditional Use permit, Mason County Public Works to 8/22/00 at 7:30 p.m. in Commission Chambers.

Cmmr. Bolender noted this is a public hearing and he needs to allow for any testimony.

Cmmr. Olsen withdrew her motion.

There was not any public testimony.

Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to continue the Shoreline Substantial Development/Conditional Use permit hearing for Mason County Public Works to 8/22/00 at 7:30 p.m. Motion carried unanimously. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

The Board requested staff contact Paradise Estates and Benson-Mason Club of the hearing.

CITIZEN CONCERN - IMPACT FEES

Carla Bechtolt presented information she gathered on housing statistics in Mason County, relating to the number of houses sold through real estate, the number of building permits issued and what she believes are impact costs.

Cmmr. Bolender encouraged her to talk to other taxing districts, schools, etc. about impact fees. If a school district or other taxing district would like impact fees collected, they would need to make a request to the Board. He noted North Mason School District does receive an impact fee.

Ms. Bechtolt expressed concern with rising property taxes.

Cmmr. Cady cautioned Ms. Bechtolt that impact fees can raise property taxes because an impact fee would artificially raise the value of the property.

CITIZEN CONCERN - BELFAIR BYPASS

Walter Bacon asked about the Belfair Bypass. He stated it would go through his house. He stated he doesn't believe the County has enough money to build it.

Cmmr. Bolender stated the intent is to move traffic around Belfair so there is less congestion. He stated the State has budgeted $560,000 for preliminary engineering and design.

Mrs. Bacon asked when the impact study would be done.

Cmmr. Bolender stated the environmental assessment should be completed by the first quarter of 2001.

 

Mrs. Bacon expressed concern with receiving the market value of her home if they are bought out due to the project. She doesn't see that it will lessen traffic in Belfair.

The Board assured her that the County would pay the fair market value.

Mr. Bacon referred to impact fees, he asked what if there aren't any children in a new house to impact the school.

Cmmr. Bolender responded that is what makes impact fees complicated and how to apply them.

BARGAINING AGREEMENT -PERSONAL HEALTH SERVICES

Human Resources is requesting the Board approve and sign the 2000 through 2001 agreement with Teamsters Local #378 for the Personal Health Services bargaining unit and the Chair be authorized to sign the subscription agreement with the Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust for medical insurance.

Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to approve and sign the 2000 through 2001 agreement between Mason County and Teamster Local #378 covering the Personal Health Service bargaining unit and authorize the Chairperson to sign the subscription agreement with the Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust to provide medical insurance. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

BARGAINING AGREEMENT - APPRAISERS

Human Resources is also requesting the Board approve and sign the new agreement with the Appraisers bargaining unit for the period of 1/1/2000 through 12/31/2001 with Teamsters Local #378. Also authorize the Chair to sign the subscription agreements for continuation of insurance and pension coverage through the Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust, the Northern California Teamster Group Legal Trust and the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund.

Cmmr. Cady/Olsen moved and seconded to approve the new 2000 through 2001 agreement with the Appraisers bargaining unit for the period of 1/1/2000 through 12/31/2001 with Teamsters Local #378 and authorize the Chair to sign the subscription agreements with the Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust, the Northern California Teamster Group Legal Trust and the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund. Motion carried unanimously. B-aye; O-aye; C-aye.

PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRM

Mary Duncan, Shelton-Mason County Journal, asked if the Board was aware that a public relations firm, Pacific Rim Resources from Portland, OR, was working on the 101 Connector/Belfair Bypass steering committee meeting. They issued a press release.

The Board responded they are a subcontractor with Skilling-Connolly, Inc.

FREQUENTLY FLOODED AREAS FINDINGS

Ms. Duncan stated she understands the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board has issued their findings on the Frequently Flooded Areas.

The Board stated they were presented with the findings by the Prosecuting Attorney's office just this afternoon.

Cmmr. Cady stated she understands there were six issues, one was determined to be valid because there is now a permanent ordinance, but the other five issues still remain.

WARRANTS APPROVED

FUND NAME

WARRANT NUMBER

AMOUNT

Claims Clearing

12798-12959

12960-12978

12979-13058

13059-13158

110606.89

14,822.63

86,136.60

64,242.77

ADJOURN

The meeting adjourned at 9:12 p.m.

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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Rebecca S. Rogers, Clerk of the Board

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MASON COUNTY, WASHINGTON

 

Absent 8/15/2000

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John A. Bolender, Chairperson

 

 

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Mary Jo Cady, Commissioner

 

 

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Cynthia D. Olsen, Commissioner