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Mason County News Releases - 2007

 
  • Mason County Parks and Trails Department offered grants from the Recreation and Conservation Office to improve boating facilities and trails in Mason County. (12/18/2007)
  • HIB Vaccine Recall (12/14/2007)
  • Storm Damage Contact Information - In an effort to assist Mason County residents with the aftermath of the recent storm damage,please contact the following for assistance with your particular issue....(12/12/2007)
  • Property Tax Disaster Relief Information (12/10/2007)
  • Dump Your Storm Damage for Free - In an effort to assist Mason County residents with the aftermath of the recent storm damage, Mason County will be accepting yard debris, building material and food waste that is a result of the recent flooding and wind storm for free...(12/4/2007)
  • Transportation Improvement Program Citizens Advisory Program - Mason County is seeking citizen volunteers to serve on the Transportation ImprovementProgram Citizens Advisory Program (TIP-CAP). The TIP-CAP will review and analyze Mason County’s transportation needs and present their proposed transportation improvement plan to the Board of Mason County Commissioners.(12/4/2007)
  • Fresh Air Housing - Smoking causes an estimated 438,000 deaths, or nearly 1 of every 5 deaths, each yearin the United States. More deaths are caused by tobacco use than by all deaths fromhuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined. (11/27/2007)
  • 2008 - 2013 Six Year Transportation Improvement Program - On the evening of Wednesday, November 14, 2007, the Transportation Improvement Program – Citizens Advisory Panel (TIP-CAP) approved adding three streets located in the community of Allyn to the 2008 – 2013 Six-YearTransportation Improvement Program (TIP). (11/27/2007)
  • Mason County Civil Service Commission Vacancy - The Board of Mason County Commissioners is seeking an individual to fill a position onthe Mason County Civil Service Commission to fill a position that will expire December 31, 2007. This is for a six-year term, ending December 31, 2013.
  • Shoreline Living Workshop: Creating a Sound Landscape - A free workshop will teach Mason and Thurston County shoreline residents how topreserve and replant shorelines to stabilize slopes, protect Puget Sound, and providewildlife habitat. It will be held on Monday, December 3, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. atthe Griffin Fire Hall, 3707 Steamboat Loop Road, just off Hwy. 101.
  • Mason County Parks beneficiary of the Estate of Jonathon P. Henderson - Mason County Parks and Trails Department would like to announce that the departmenthas received a gift in the amount of $72,288.27 from the Estate of Jonathon P.Henderson. The gift was made with the expressed interest that the funds be used for thepurpose of “developing and maintaining Truman Glick Park.” (11/6/2007)
  • GIS DAY 2007 - during National Geography Week - The Mason County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department and other local agencies present: GIS DAY 2007.GIS Day 2007 will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2007, during the National Geographic Society’s Geography Awareness Week, November 11–17, 2007(11/6/2007)
  • Belfair Wastewater System Focus of Upcoming Commissioners’ Meeting in Belfair - Belfair Wastewater and Water Reclamation Facilities informational materials will beavailable for viewing at the Oct. 30, 2007 Commissioners meeting in Belfair (10/23/2007)
  • County Recycling Program to lose two sites - The Mason County Utilities and Waste Management department would like tothank the Port of Allyn and Taylor Town for their years of support for the blue boxrecycling program. Despite the popularity of these sites, both site hosts haverequested the blue boxes be removed by the end of October.(10/23/2007)
  • Webb Hill Biosolids Facility Hydrogeologic Investigation – Open House - The Mason County Commissioners would like to invite interested citizens to anOpen House to discuss the results of the Webb Hill Biosolids FacilityHydrogeologic Investigation – Phase 1 recently completed by Aspect Consultingon behalf of Water Resources Inventory Area 16 (WRIA 16).(10/23/2007)
  • Make Sure Your Septic System is in the Holiday Mood Septic Maintenance Workshop – November 5 PUD3 6-8pm - The approaching holidays are often stressful for people. But how many homeownersrealize that seasonal merriment can also stress their septic systems? Before shopping forthat Thanksgiving turkey and those new bath towels for overnight visitors, savvyresidents will make sure their septic systems are ready for the celebrations. (10/22/2007)
  • Ground Breaking Ceremony - New Public Works Facility - The Board of Mason County Commissioners is pleased to announce there will be a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 11:00am for the new Public Works Facility (10/16/2007)
  • Historic Preservation Commission - The Mason County Commissioners are seeking applicants to fill a position on the MasonCounty Historic Preservation Commission. (10/9/2007)
  • Mason County 100 year Fair Seeks Sponsorships - The Mason County Fair Board is throwing a three-day party and needs help to throw the doors open and let every one infor free.The Centennial Mason County Fair -- July 25-27, 2008 -- celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1908 county fair. (10/2/2007)
  • Mason County Permit Assistance Center Closed - On Monday, October 8, 2007, the Mason County Permit Assistance Center will beclosed during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon due to an all-department staffmeeting. This staff meeting will include both the Building and Planning Divisions of theDepartment of Community Development as well as the Environment Health Division of Public Health Department. (9/25/2007)
  • Fall Cleanup - Fall is here and so are the opportunities for Mason County residents to dispose of their yard debris andrecyclable metal at no charge. From October 1st through October 31, 2007 the Mason County Department of Utilities and Waste Management will accept yard debris at the Shelton and Belfair Solid Waste Facilities.(9/25/2007)
  • Notice of Public Workshop for the Mason County Regional Trails Plan - Mason County Parks and Trails Department in cooperation with Mason County Planningand Community Development would like to inform the public that the Mason CountyRegional Trails Planning Committee will hold THREE public workshops in October. (9/18/2007)
  • Mason County Civil Service Commission Vacancy - The Board of Mason County Commissioners is seeking an individual to fill a position onthe Mason County Civil Service Commission to fill a vacant position that will expire December 31, 2011. (9/18/2007)
  • Commissioner Lynda Ring Erickson Community Meetings - Fall 2007 - Mason County Commissioner, Lynda Ring Erickson, is pleased to announce she hasscheduled several community meetings for the following weeks in an outreach effort tothe citizens in her district. Commissioner District No. 1 includes the Allyn, Grapeview,Harstine Island, Lakeland Village and Lake Limerick areas. (9/4/2007)
  • Mason County Stormwater Advisory Task Force - Mason County Public Works Department and Mason County Community Development Department will be working on developing a countywide stormwater program. (09/04/2007)
  • Burn Ban (7/11/2007)
  • Rendsland Park Dedication
  • Planning Advisory Commission Public Hearing on Draft Stormwater Plansfor Allyn and Belfair - The proposed drafts of the Allyn and Belfair Stormwater Management Planswere presented for public review and comment at a public meeting onWednesday, June 20, 2007 at the Port of Allyn. (6/26/2007)
  • Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Positions - Mason County is seeking individuals to serve on the Mason County Lodging TaxAdvisory Committee.(6/26/2007)
  • Amendment of Mason County Code, Title 14, Building and Construction Code - The Mason County Department of Community Development has proposed amendments to Title 14 of the Mason County Code. Amended sections will include the adoption of the Washington State Building Code as mandated by RCW 19.27. (5/23/2007)
  • Harvey Rendsland Park Dedication - The Mason County Board of Commissioners would like to extend an invitation to thepublic to help Mason County celebrate the dedication of Harvey Rendsland Park, locatedon the Belfair-Tahuya Road near Tahuya (5/15/2007)
  • Oakland Bay Clean Water Initiative - The Mason County Clean Water Initiative will focus on protecting waterways – and the shorelines, wetlands, and forests that surrounds them. The health andcleanliness of these waters fuels our economy, feeds our families, and lifts ourspirits. (5/11/2007)
  • Mason County Board of Equalization Member - The Board of Mason County Commissioners is seeking two individuals to be appointedto the Mason County Board of Equalization; one regular member and one alternate member. (5/8/2007)
  • May Joint Commission Meetings - The Mason County Commissioners will be meeting jointly for the following meetings (5/1/2007)
  • Public Workshop for Final Allyn Zoning Code - On June 30, 2007 the Allyn Interim Zoning Code will expire. The Mason County Department of Community Development has been working with the Allyn Community Association and the Allyn Planning Committee to draft revisions to the proposed final zoning code. A public workshop...(5/1/2007)
  • National Trails Day 2007 in Mason County  - American Hiking Society's National Trails Day® (NTD), observed on the first Saturday of every June, is America's largest celebration of trails and the outdoors. With more than 1,000 events hosted by trail and community groups, public agencies, and businesses from coast to coast, there is something for everyone!(5/1/2007)
  • Trail Usage and Interest Survey - Mason County Parks and Trails Department in conjunction with Mason County Planning Department are currently working on a project to develop a Mason County Trails Plan. A Regional Trails Advisory Committee was recently appointed by the Board...(5/1/2007)
  • Mason County Parks and Trails Advisory Board - Mason County Parks and Trails Department recently established a Parks and Trails AdvisoryBoard. The purpose of the Mason County Parks and Trails Board is to provide guidance, directionand recommendations regarding the planning... (4/24/2007)
  • Volunteers needed for Mason County Fair - The Mason County Fair is seeking individuals to fill the following superintendentpositions for the Mason County Fair: Food Preservation, Herpetology, Literary Arts,Natural Resources and Needle Arts.(4/24/2007)
  • Free Disposal Vouchers - Mason County Utilities and Waste Management is announcing the availability of the Free Disposal Vouchers. Vouchers will be available for pickup at the Mason County Utilities and Waste (4/17/2007)
  • Arbor Day 2007 - Pictures
  • Sandhill Dedication Ceremony Pictures
  • Notice of Public Workshop for Foothills County Park - Mason County Parks and Trails Department and the Port of Hoodsport would like toinform the public that the Mason County Parks and Trails Department and the Port ofHoodsport will be conducting a public workshop on Thursday, April 26th. (4/10/2007)
  • Mason County proclaims April 22, 2007 as Earth Day - On April 3, 2006 the Mason County Board of County Commissioners signed a Proclamation recognizingApril 22, 2007 as Earth Day in Mason County. Earth Day is a special day to reflect on the decisions wemake and how they affect the natural world around us. (4/10/2007)
  • Latimers Landing Boat Launch Project - The Mason County Board of Commissioners would like to announce that Mason County Parks and Trails Department and the Mason County Community Development Department were recently granted a Shoreline Substantial Development permit by the Mason County Hearing Examiner to proceed with the renovation of the boat launch andpier, ramp, and float (PRF) at Latimers Landing (04/03/2007)
  • Spring Cleanup - and recyclable metal at no charge. From April 1st through the 30th, 2007 the Mason County Department of Utilities and Waste Management will accept yard debris at the Shelton and Belfair Solid Waste Facilities. (3/27/2007)
  • Sandhill Park Dedication Ceremony  - The Mason County Board of Commissioners would like to extend an invitation to the public to help Mason County celebrate the re-opening of Sandhill Park, located at NE 1000 Sandhill Road near Belfair. (3/20/2007)
  • City of Shelton UGA meeting - Shelton, Washington - The City has postponed the public hearing for the Draft Shelton Urban Growth Area (UGA) Sub-area Plan scheduled on March 19th to allow for additional public review and comment prior to taking formal action. (3/12/2007)
  • National Association of Counties appointment - Mason County is pleased to announce that Commissioner Lynda Ring Erickson has been appointed to serve on the National Association of Counties, Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. (2/27/2007)
  • Mason County adds Hybrid Vehicle to Car Pool - The Mason County Board of Commissioners announced today that the County has taken delivery of the County’s first hybrid vehicle, a new Toyota Prius. (2/27/2007)
  • Housing Authority of Mason County Board of Commissioners Opening - Mason County is seeking applicants to fill a position that will be vacant after April 30, 2007 on the Housing Authority of Mason County Board of Commissioners. (2/27/2007)
  • Mason County Project Benefits from National Park Service Assistance - The Mason County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce a grant of technical assistance by the National Park Service Rivers & Trails Program for help in developing a Mason County Regional Trails Plan (1/23/2007)
  • Belfair Transportation Partnership Act Projects - In 2005, the Legislature approved funding for many state transportation projects in the Transportation Partnership Act. Several projects are included in the Act to improve portions of the State’s transportation system in Mason County. Of these, the Belfair Bypass and the State Route 3 Improvements in Belfair projects are... (1/30/2007)
  • State of the County Address Invitation (1/26/2007)
  • Commissioner Lynda Ring Erickson Community Meetings - Mason County Commissioner, Lynda Ring Erickson, is pleased to announce she has scheduled several community meetings for the following weeks in an outreach effort to the citizens in her district. Commissioner District No. 1 includes the Allyn, Grapeview, Harstine Island, Lakeland Village and Lake Limerick areas. (1/26/2007)
  • Mason County Project Benefits from National Park Service Assistance - The Mason County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce a grant of technical assistance by the National Park Service Rivers & Trails Program for help in developing a Mason County Regional Trails Plan. (1/23/2007)
  • The City of Shelton will hold a second open house on Thursday, February 1 to share information about the proposed Shelton Urban Growth Area (UGA) Plan update to the Comprehensive Plan. Property owners, residents, business owners and other interested parties are invited to attend and provide feedback. (1/23/2007)
  • City of Shelton Open House - The City of Shelton will hold an open house on Wednesday, January 17 to share information about the proposed Shelton Urban Growth Area (UGA) Plan update to the Comprehensive Plan. Property owners, residents, business owners and other interested parties are invited to attend and provide feedback. (1/3/2007)