FEBRUARY 16, 2009

Meeting called to order at 7:03 P.M. by Lee Swoboda.

Attendees: 24

The pledge of Allegiance to the Flag followed.

Self introductions were next.

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

Absent: Ken Van Buskirk and Jim Clark


The Draft Minutes of the January 19, 2009 meeting were read.

A Motion was made by Judy Scott and second by Kaye Massie to approve the minutes as read. The Motion passes unanimous by Voice Vote.

Treasurerís Report:

Jim Clark was absent and Lee Swoboda reported we have $983.85 in the checking account.

We also have 39 members who are paid up for 2009.

IRS form 990-N was submitted.

PIO Report:

Ralph Lartz said we will have David Baker, the Mason County Recycling Co-ordinator, as the speaker at the March 16, 2009 meeting.

Business meeting adjourned at 7:14 P.M.


Judy Scott reports that the County will have a proposal for the Belfair Roads Advisory Committee in May on the location for the proposed new roads in the Belfair UGA area.

We need everyone to attend this meeting if possible.

Randy Neatherlin was also at this meeting and said the D.O.T. is proposing 5 holding ponds along the Belfair widening project.

The D.O.T also stated the Belfair By-Pass and Belfair road widening may disappear due to budget constraints for the State.

The D.O.T. plans to have an open house in Belfair to present the new Roads Plan for the UGA.

We need this plan so we can get money allocated for the local roads.

The Hood Canal Bridge will be closed on May 1, 2009 at 12:01 A.M. for 6 weeks to replace the Eastern part of the Bridge. The Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulic parts to the draw span will be replaced to make them more reliable.

Recycling day is March 7, 2009 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. There will be a truck at Belfair and Allyn to show what can be recycled.

Ray Stutz reported that Fire District #8 has contracted District #2 for Emergency Paramedic Response service. District #8 does not want District #2 to respond with just EMTís. They will handle their own EMT calls but cannot handle the Paramedic calls. Much discussion followed on this news.

There will be a North Mason County School District on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 P.M. in the Administration Building. They are discussing a new Levy and how much they need.

Hannelore Stuart of the Affordable Housing for Mason County, said they are looking at future planning for low income housing and will hold a buyers education seminar.

Herb Gerhardt gave an update on the new Clinic. He stated that the power has been connected and the sheetrock is up in the Harrison side of the building. The Grand opening is tentatively scheduled for April 17, 2009. The clinic will open for service on April 20, 2009. These are tentative dates subject to change.

Mr. Gerhardt said he attended a meeting in the Skokomish Valley last week where the SKOKE SWAT team and the Forest Service addressed the flooding projects for the South Fork of the Skokomish River.

The Cascade Land Conservancy will have a meeting tomorrow at the Theler Center to review the 100 year plan for the area.

Judy Scott said there is a Bill #1885 in the State House to prevent people from feeding wild animals.

The NMCV meeting on March 16, 2009 will be in the Masonic Hall, lower level. They will charge us $35 a month for the use of the Hall and $50 if we want to use the kitchen too.

Mary Swoboda we can get 18 inch by 24 inch signs made for $312.50 plus tax.

Herb Gerhardt got a bid from a sign shop in Spokane for $149 for 25 signs.

A Motion was made by Randy Neatherlin and second by Margie Benson to buy 25 signs from the Spokane Sign shop. The Motion passes unanimous by Voice Vote.

Future speakers were suggested for April and they are Susan Mc Gill from the National Park Service and a representative from the Northwest Salmon Center.

The 5th Tuesday in March the County Commissioners will be at the Theler Center.

We discussed putting on a Dinner and the proceeds going to Charity. This will be pursued at the next meeting.

A Motion was made by Judy Scott and second by Ralph Lartz to adjourn. Motion passes unanimous by Voice Vote.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 P.M.

Submitted by Bruce Jackson. Approved by NMCV Board 3/16/2009.