MINUTES

NORTH MASON COMMUNITY VOICE

March 17, 2008

Meeting called to order at 7:03 P.M. by Randy Neatherlin

The pledge of allegiance to the Flag followed.

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

Absent: Jim Clark and Bev Wendell

Attendees: 23

BOARD OF DIRECTORS' ACTIONS

Minutes of February 18, 2008 were read and a motion was made by Judy Scott and second by Ralph Lartz to accept the minutes as read. The motion carries unanimous by voice vote.

Treasurer's Report:

Jim Clark was absent and sent in a note saying we have $1131.50 in the bank.

Lee Swoboda volunteered to fill out the IRS FORM 990.

Volunteers for the Nominating Committee are Randy Neatherlin, Ralph Lartz and Judy Scott.

We need Officers to replace Randy Neatherlin, Jim Clark, Jacquelyn Mastel, Brooke Quigley and Bev Wendell.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ray Stutz will be given the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the American Legion.

Linnie Griffin reported the Shindig will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 5:00 P.M. in the Theler Center.

There will be lotsa good food and a Blue Grass band. Ms. Griffin has a bunch of games to play by us all too. She needs volunteers for the set up, clean up and staging the games.

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

Please send your checks to P.O. Box 1056 in Belfair. Mary Swoboda is collecting the money for this event.

A motion was made to set the family price at $40. Motion was made by Ralph Lartz and second by Ray Stutz and it passed unanimous by voice vote.

Herb Gerhardt reported that Hospital District #2 has signed a contract for Health Services with Harrison Medical. They hope to have the new building up and operating early next year.

The main Sheriffís office has moved to a building on Romance Hill Road. There will be volunteers at the desk in the North Mason Chamber of Commerce from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Beau Bakken reported that the Renaissance Fair is going to be on the Bear Creek Dewatto road area this summer. They expect up to 80,000 people.

Frank Kenny reported on the Belfair Sewer Project and said construction will start in October of this year. All new Construction Projects will be stopped until the Sewer is complete.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Beau Bakken gave us a flyer with the explanation of the upcoming Levy Proposal for Fire District #2.

He said if this Levy passes we will get 5 more Fire Fighters for the District and allow the Collins Lake Fire Station #27 to be manned with two fire fighters all the time.

This will cut the response time in half to the outlying areas on North Mason County.

Judy Scott gave a short talk on the Port of Allynís activity and its support of the ongoing Transportation Survey for the whole area.

Hannelore Stewart reported on the Mason Thurston Community Land Trust and their need for input through a Forum to set up information for low income housing needs.

After much discussion it was decided we need a brochure on this subject to better understand the need for this area.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Margie Benson reported on the Promotion Committee and the need for input on ideas to promote the NMCV. She brought some ideas, such as a letter opener with our logo on it, that we could hand out to let people know we are here. They would cost $.95 each for an order of 300.

NEW BUSINESS

A Motion to have a joint Election Forum with the North Mason Chamber of Commerce and the North Mason Community Voice this Fall was made by Lee Swoboda and second by Ralph Lartz. The motion passed unanimous by voice vote.

The speaker at the April 21, 2008 meeting will be Ronald Cleveland of the Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire.

The Publisher of the Shelton Journal will be the speaker at the next May 19, 2008 meeting.

The Belfair Bypass was mentioned and the funding has been reinstated for this year. It may not be complete till the year 2023.

A Motion to adjourn was made by Ralph Lartz and second by Judy Scott. The Motion passes unanimous by voice vote.

Meeting adjourned at 8:44 P.M.

Submitted by Bruce Jackson. Approved by NMCV Board 4/21/2008.