BOARD OF MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS
August 1, 2000
The meeting was called to order at 9:03 a.m. by Acting-Chairperson Mary Jo Cady. Commissioner Cynthia D. Olsen was in attendance, Commissioner John A. Bolender was on an excused absence.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to approve the July 18, 2000 meeting minutes as circulated. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye.
C O R R E S P O N D E N C E
4-H DAY CAMP
Mary M. Knight School District expressed appreciation of the WSU Cooperative Extensions support of the Mary M. Knight 4-H Day Camp program.
CITY OF SHELTON CHIP SEAL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
The City of Shelton thanked the County for cooperation in their chip seal street maintenance program in the city limits.
SKOKOMISH FLOOD CONTROL ZONE DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD - APPLICANT
Martha A. Parsons
B U S I N E S S
CONSULTANT SERVICES AGREEMENT
Dave Salzer, Planning Director, requested the Board approve amendment no. 1 to the agreement with URS/Dames & Moore for geotechnical services to develop modifications to the Geologically Hazardous Areas Ordinance in response to an order from the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board (WWGMHB). The estimated cost is $6,214.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded approve amendment no. 1 to the geotechnical services agreement with URS/Dames & Moore, Inc. The estimated cost is $6,214 and will be covered under a grant from the Washington State Department of Trade & Economic Development. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye.
Mr. Salzer asked the Board to approve amendment no. 4 to the agreement with Applied Environmental Services for services to develop modifications to the Fish & Wildlife Ordinance in response to an order from the WWGMHB. This covers consultant time for meetings; an update on the best available science database to address the WWGMHB concern that Mason County did not use the most current data in applying the BAS contentions; research literature to address marine shoreline buffers and the development of a response brief of amendments to the Resource Ordinance.
Bill Wells, E5961 Highway 3, stated the County May not be serving the best interest of the people. He believes the will of the people is they want local control and planning and spending tax dollars on high priced consultants is not what the people want. He urged the Board to not spend any more money on consultants.
Cmmr. Cady stated this has been discussed before and this group did the original work on the Fish & Wildlife Ordinance and they know it better than anybody else. It is one of the critical area ordinances beyond GMA that all counties are required to do. She is not totally in favor of it, but she believes it is the only path the county can take right now with the deadlines.
Mr. Wells believes the community will stand behind the county and he urged the Board to stand up to the GMA.
Cmmr. Olsen pointed out there are a good amount of county residents who believe the GMA is a good thing and is accepted by many. These protections are a benefit to all of the residents and the environment and they need to be accepted by the Hearings Board so the county can move on. She pointed out the GMA is a state law and the Board has taken an oath of office to uphold the law.
Cmmr. Cady stated she agrees with Mr. Wells philosophy and it is at the legislative level that changes can be made. Three years in a row, it went through the legislature and it was vetoed by the governor. The only way to do it, is to get the law changed.
Allan Pickard stated the GMA was put into place by the legislature at the urging of the federal government. He stated in California, they didn't like the GMA and took it off the books. He stated the people will put something on the ballot and the governor cannot veto it.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to approve amendment no. 4 to the agreement with Applied Environmental Services for services to develop modifications to the Fish & Wildlife Ordinance in response to an order from the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board. The estimated cost for consultant services is $12,000 and will be covered under a grant from CTED. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye.
LILLIWAUP POST OFFICE
Mr. Salzer requested the Board sign a resolution addressing the establishment of a permanent location of a post office in Lilliwaup.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to adopt Resolution No. 77-00 acknowledging the United State Postal Service's determination of the need for a new post office in Lilliwaup, Washington to serve the surrounding rural area and expressing Mason County's intent to support the postal service in constructing a new post office in Lilliwaup. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye. Resolution No. 77-00 (Exhibit )
HEARING SET - EASEMENT ADJUSTMENT
Michael MacSems, Planning, requested the Board set a hearing to consider a revision to the easement size in Lakeland Village No. 11, lot 86 for Harris Watson.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to set a hearing on 9-5-00 at 9:25 a.m. to consider an easement revision in Lakeland Village No. 11, lot 86 for Harris Watson. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye.
SHORELINE SUBSTANTIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT - Gavin Arnold
Shandra O'Haleck, Planning, presented the staff report. The proposal is to construct a 120 foot long rock erosion control bulkhead, a dock and to perform grading to level an area behind the bulkhead for future residential development.
Because this proposal is consistent with the Shoreline Modification Activities: Bulkheads Chapter 7.16.110, Landfill Chapter 7.16.130 and Piers and Docks Chapter 7.16.170 of the Mason County Shoreline Master Program, staff recommends approval of the permit with the following conditions:
1. All upland areas disturbed or newly created by construction activities shall be seeded, vegetated or given an equivalent type of erosion protection (silt fencing or straw matting).
2. The applicant shall obtain a US Army Corps of Engineers permit exemption.
3. The applicant shall comply with the specifications and conditions of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Hydraulic Project Approval issued for this project.
4. Bulkheads on lake shores subject to erosion shall be located within one foot of the toe of the bank, or the line of ordinary high water whichever is furthest landward and shall generally parallel the natural shoreline.
5. The applicant shall implement temporary erosion control measures (silt fencing, matting, and straw bales) during construction.
6. Debris or deleterious material resulting from construction shall be removed from the beach area and project site and shall not be allowed to enter waters of the State.
7. The proposed project must be consistent with all applicable policies and other provisions of the Shoreline Management Act, its rules, and the Mason County Shoreline Master Program.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to conditionally approve the SDP/CU for Arnold Gavin, Lake Cushman, Division 4, lot 118 with the seven conditions recommended by staff and authorize the Chair to sign the findings of fact. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye.
VEHICLE - SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Dave Loser, ER&R, informed the Board ER&R has purchased a used, 1997 Ford Explorer in the amount of $18,437.33 from Scott Hilburn Auto Center for the Sheriff's Department.
Jerry Hauth, Public Works, requested authorization to negotiate a revision to the contract with White Shield, Inc. for GIS services for parcel development.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to authorize the Department of Public Works to negotiate a revision to the contract with White Shield, Inc. for the next phase of the project, parcel development, and authorize the Chairperson to execute said contract. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye.
HEARING - CONSIDER ROAD VACATION NO. 311, GUY FOX, that portion of North Shore Road described as follows: the northerly 15 feet of the southerly 100 feet of the northerly 158.65 feet of Government Lot 3, Section 26, TWN 22N, Range 3 W, W.M. lying to the south of the North Shore Road (County Road No. 70390) right of way.
Bill Bullock, Public Works, requested the hearing be continued to 8/15/00 at 10:15 a.m. to allow additional time to consider whether the county May need to retain this right of way. This property is in a landslide hazard area and repairs to the road in this vicinity are needed on a relatively frequent basis. The county can only exchange land that is equivalent to one another in value and nature.
Guy Fox, petitioner, stated this has been discussed with Jay Harmon, a former Public Works employee, and he indicated this was an acceptable land exchange. He needs the section of land for the conditional use/substantial development permit.
Cmmr. Olsen asked if the land swap isn't possible, could a road vacation be completed.
Mr. Hauth stated Public Works would support a vacation and that would put Mr. Fox in the position of paying fair market value for the piece of right of way that is vacated.
Mr. Fox stated the square footage that was designated for the land swap was actually more land and valued at the same rate.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to continue the hearing to 8/15/00 at 10:15 a.m. to consider Road Vacation No. 311, Guy Fox. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye.
CHAINMAN TECH IV
Mr. Hauth requested permission to post, advertise and hire a Chainman Tech IV.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to authorize the Department of Public Works to concurrently post within the Mason County Engineers Guild and publicly advertise, then interview and hire to fill the position of Chainman Tech IV. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye.
INTER-GOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT - FPD#5
Mr. Hauth requested the Board execute the cooperative inter-governmental with Mason County Fire Protection District No. 5 allowing the fire district to solicit quotes for labor and services from the Mason County Small Works Roster.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to authorize the Chair execute the inter-governmental agreement between Mason County Department of Public Works and Mason County Department of Public Works and Mason County FPD #5. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye.
SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Josh Johnson, Mason County Garbage & Recycling Representative.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to appoint Josh Johnson to the Solid Waste Advisory Council. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye.
Change of Location Application: From: NE 23495 Highway 3, Belfair; New Location: 80 NE Aldercreek Lane, Belfair; Applicants: Fraternal Order of Eagles North Mason #42.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded there are no objections to the change of location for liquor license from NE 23495 Highway 3, Belfair to 80 NE Aldercreek Land, Belfair for Fraternal Order of Eagles North Mason #42. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye.
VETERANS ASSISTANCE APPLICATION
Mrs. (James) W. Camp II VFW 1694 Utilities $247.68
The Veterans Assistance Screening Committee is recommending approval on the above listed application.
Cmmr. Olsen/Cady moved and seconded to approve the Veterans' Assistance application submitted by the screening committee for Mrs. James Camp II for utilities, $247.68. Motion carried unanimously. B-absent; O-aye; C-aye.
The meeting adjourned at 9:58 a.m.
Rebecca S. Rogers, Clerk of the Board
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MASON COUNTY, WASHINGTON
John A. Bolender, Chairperson
Cynthia D. Olsen, Commissioner
Mary Jo Cady, Commissioner