MINUTES

NORTH MASON COMMUNITY VOICE

February 18, 2008

Meeting called to order at 7:04 P.M. by President Randy Neatherlin.

The pledge of allegiance to the Flag followed.

Board of Directors present: Randy Neatherlin, Jim Clark, Margie Benson, Lee Swoboda, Kay Massie, Judy Scott, Ralph Lartz, Brooke Quigley and Bruce Jackson.

Absent: Bev Wendell and Jacquelyn Mastel.

Attendees: 28

BOARD OF DIRECTORS' ACTIONS

Minutes of January 21, 2008 were read and a motion was made by Ralph Lartz and second by Jim Clark to approve the minutes as read. Motion passes unanimous by voice vote.

Treasurerís Report:

Jim Clark reports that after paying the bills and a $200 donation to the Theler Center, we have $886.00 in the bank. This includes the Dues money we have received so far.

A motion was made by Judy Scott and second by Ralph Lartz to approve the treasurerís report. The Motion passes unanimous by voice vote.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Liz Case reported that the Shelton Mason County Journal has new owners. They are Tom and Anna Mullen and they are in the process of getting new computers and equipment to help improve their business.

They also are installing High Speed Internet service.

Beau Bakken, Fire Chief for District #2, received an Award from Chamber of Commerce for his Leadership during the December Storm.

Collins Lake Community Association is having a meeting on February 24, 2008 at 6:00 P.M. in the Collins Lake Fire Station. Fire District #2 will also be present and the purpose of this meeting is to discuss the permanent staffing of this Fire Station.

The Citizen Advisory Committee to the Fire District #2 meets the second and fourth Monday at 5:00 P.M. in the Belfair Fire Hall.

Hospital District #2 meets Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. in the Belfair Library.

The March meeting will be Tuesday March 25, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. in the North Mason School District Board Room. These meetings will be held the 4th Tuesday of the month in this location until further notice.

Kaye Massie reports the Commissioners are meeting and getting things organized. They should have some operating funds soon.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Charlotte Garrido gave a great presentation on the need for a four-year Baccalaureate College on the Kitsap Peninsula.

She had a Power Point Presentation along with a good handout that explained the need by Businesses for this program.

Mason County Sheriff Salisbury and his Under Sheriff gave us a thank you in supporting and helping to get a Traffic Patrol Unit. They also thanked us for passing the new tax to fund the 911 system.

They will have a new office on Romance Hill here in the North Mason area.

They now need our support to get a new Office in the South end in Shelton. They think the 3rd and Pine Building would be a nice location and for us to please contact our County Commissioners and support this location.

School Superintendent David Peterson updated us on the North Mason Bond Issue being proposed by the Facility Committee.

He said they are not ready to send this to a vote yet and will educate people on the need for these improvements and have a Vote in February of 2009.

He is organizing and upgrading classes to better educate the children.

Much discussion followed on the great organization of the proposed Bond Issue.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Margie Benson reported the December Storm interrupted her planning of any promotional ideas.

Linnie Griffin reported the Shindig is going to be April 12, 2008 at 5:00 P.M. in the Theler Center.

There will be Blue Grass Music, lotsa good Catered food and we will play some games.

The price is $15 each to be paid by April 8, 2008.

Volunteers are needed and please call Ms. Griffin to give her help.

A Motion to adjourn was made by Ralph Lartz and second by Brooke Quigley. Motion passes unanimous by voice vote.

Meeting adjourned at 8:51 P.M.

Submitted by Bruce Jackson. Approved by NMCV Board 3/17/2008.