North Mason Community Voice
September 27, 2010
Board: Lee Swoboda, Jack Kimball, Ken VanBuskirk, Judy Scott, Greg Waggett, Randy Neatherlin
Directors not present: Jim Clark, Linnie Griffin, Margie Benson, Ralph Lartz, Kaye Massie
The business meeting was called to order at 7:01 PM by Chair Lee Swoboda.
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.
• In Linnie’s absence, the Chair asked if there were any corrections to the minutes that had been sent to the members. Hearing none, Judy moved to accept the August 23 minutes as presented. It was seconded and passed unanimously.
Treasurer's Report - Jack Kimball
• All bills are paid and there is $1,459.98 in the checking account
Public Information Officer (PIO) Report - Ken VanBuskirk
• To save time, a written report was passed out to the audience. It is also an addendum to these minutes.
Business meeting adjourned at 7:04 PM.
CANDIDATES FORUM AND QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FOR THE FOLLOWING CONTESTED RACES:
Rick Ryan vs Melody Peterson
Pat Swartos vs Debbie Soares
Michael Dorcy vs Monty Cobb
Casey Salisbury (Rich Germeau did not attend)
Linda Gott vs Theresa Jacobson
Other candidates who attended the meeting also had an opportunity to speak:
35TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE, POSITION 2
NEW BUSINESS/FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
Randy Neatherlin said the Port of Allyn is conducting a survey asking what services or stores the community would like to see in North Mason. He passed out surveys and encouraged people to return them. Surveys are available at the Port of Allyn by calling 360-275-2430, and an on-line survey is currently available at www.SurveyMonkey.com/s/PortofAllyn. The Port of Allyn’s prime directive is economic development, Randy said.
The meeting adjourned at 8:35 PM to visit and enjoy refreshments provided by members of the NMCV.
Submitted by Linnie Griffin. Approved by NMCV Board 10/25/2010.
PIO report for September 27, 2010
Since last we met, our NM community had the County Commissioners' fifth Tuesday meeting which focused on the BWD/FD2 issues, hydrant locks. I voiced my continued concern over the timing of the highway 3 widening /bypass timing. Along those lines I attempted to attend a meeting of two of the BWD commissioners, manager, and Pat McCullough at Selah Inn and was not allowed to attend.
I've received several calls from concerned citizens about the road surface of highway 3 and the Old Belfair highway. Gave them the hotline number 801-2482 to vent concerns.
Attended last BWD meeting, they have hired off-duty deputies for the last several meetings. They have changed their meeting hours again to 2 PM and are planning to log on the 40-acre parcel above the Chamber of Commerce office.
The Mason County Transportation Improvement Program Citizen Advisory Program (TIP/CAP) met recently and a majority of the committee suggested to the County Commissioners that they not reopen lower Effendahl Pass road. It's my intention to reapply to the committee next year and I will continue to advocate for Belfair bypass, improvements to the 4-way intersection, the Sandhill and Hwy 300 intersection and extension of Rasor Road to tie into Hwy 3.
The LOWV (League of Women Voters) has launched a new study group which is a logical extension of their "Know Your County" program. They will do an in-depth study of all the County advisory groups and provide education to the citizens and possible recommendations to the Commissioners.
Upcoming meetings that I encourage you to attend.
Port of Allyn-October 4th
Theler dike study-October 6th
Chamber forum-October 7th