October 20, 2008

Meeting called to order at &: 03 P.M. by Lee Swoboda.

Attendees: 46

Pledge of Allegiance to the flag followed.

Self introductions followed.

Board of Directors present: Lee Swoboda, Kaye Massie, Margie Benson, Jim Clark, Ralph Lartz, Jack Kimball, Randy Neatherlin, Judy Scott, Jacquelyn Mastel, Bruce Jackson.

Absent: Ken VanBuskirk


The draft minutes of the September 15, 2008 were read.

A Motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Judy Scott and second by Kaye Massie. The Motion was passed unanimous by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report:

Jim Clark reports we have a balance of $1062.75 after paying the Theler rental bill.

A motion was made to accept the Treasure’s report by Judy Scott and second by Kaye Massie. The Motion passes unanimous by voice vote.

The Business meeting was adjourned at 7:10 P.M.


Project Manager for the Belfair Bypass Bill Elliot, from the Washington State Department of Transportation, gave us updates on Bypass and widening of SR #3.

He presented the current Funding and the time management for these Projects.

The Belfair Highway #3 widening Project has $3 million in it for purchase of right of way. It is an $18.6 Million total budget and has the Scope of the Project has been adjusted to fit the amount of money available.

Sidewalks will be installed as far as the budget will allow.

Gas Tax revenues are falling and this may slow the funding down for this Project.

Ken VanBuskirk sent in a list of questions on this Project. He wanted to know what happened to the planned Truck lane going uphill from the stop light?

Bill Elliot stated that it was never included in the scope of this Project, just discussed.

There will be no blockage of the fish passage under the road.

The storm water collection system has two two possible solutions. The State is working with all groups to resolve this issue in the least expensive and the best manner possible. They are working with the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center too.

Mr. Elliot discussed the Bypass and said the alignment has been determined and survey work is on going.

Much discussion followed on the design of this project and when work may start.

He also said they are considering a possible supplement to the SR #3 Bypass of extending Newkirk Road. This is in the design stage and the County would do the work starting in 2035.

Ken Van Buskirk had another question about the Environmental Study and Mr. Elliot said it would be done by WSDOT.

The Belfair Sewer Project is to start by January 2009 and be completed by late 2010.

Tim Sheldon stated that the Sewer Project is moving along and shall be done.

A discussion followed on changing the funding to do the Bypass first and it was decided we should contact our elected officials to let them know our desires.

Mr. Elliot said we could lose the funding for both projects if we started objecting or wanting to change anything now.

Candidates Present:

Tim Sheldon, Roslynne Reed, Randy Neatherlin and Doug Womack were present and each gave a short presentation on their reason for running for office.

Randy Neatherlin said Florence Crosswhite passed away and left some money for the Theler Center and the Trails.

Frank Kenny of the North Mason Chamber said thanks to North Mason Community Voice for the help putting on the Candidates forum.

Margie Benson and Mary Swoboda presented their idea on Promotional items. They thought that Grocery Bags would be the best value for our money.

A Motion to buy 100 Grocery Bags with the NMCV logo on them and not to exceed $250, was made by Ray Stutz and second by Judy Scott. The Motion passes with 45 yes votes and 1 no vote.

A Motion to Adjourn was made by Randy Neatherlin and second by Ralph Lartz. The Motion passes unanimous by voice vote.

Meeting adjourned at 8:42 P.M.

Submitted by Bruce Jackson. Approved by the NMCV Board 11/17/2008.