North Mason Community Voice

Board: Greg Waggett, Lee Swoboda, Jack Kimball, Ken VanBuskirk, Margie Benson, Kaye Massie, Judy Scott, Valerie McLeod, Bonnie Pope

Directors not present: Linnie Griffin, Jim Clark

Audience: 17

The business meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Vice Chair Greg Waggett, with a quorum of the Board present.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Secretary's Report – Lee Swoboda

• A motion was made to add Lee’s addendum to the July 25 minutes, as distributed to the membership via email. It was seconded and passed with no dissenting votes.

• A motion was made to approve the amended minutes. It was seconded and passed with one nay vote.

Treasurer's Report - Jack Kimball

• All bills are paid and there is $1,756.03 in the bank account. Jack has not yet received Linnie’s billing for the August BBQ.

Everyone in attendance introduced themselves.

Public Information Officer (PIO) Report - Ken VanBuskirk

• Busy with the Big Hump fire – a 1,300-acre fire near the Duckabush River.

• Attended a meeting on October 17 – the commissioners plan to move ahead on Phase II of the Belfair sewer project, moving the Old Belfair Hwy phase up to next year.

• Attended a Belfair Water District meeting October 13.

• The Lower Elfendahl Pass Road re-do will be done by the end of October.

Lee received the annual reminder to file the annual report with the Secretary of State.

Mary Swoboda made a motion to lower the annual dues to $5 per member, with a Bylaws change to be approved at the annual meeting next May. The motion was seconded, but failed to pass.

The business meeting adjourned at 7:26 PM.


Guest Speaker was Deputy T. Rankin of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, who discussed crime prevention and the Mason County Neighborhood Watch program. Deputy Rankin has been with MCSO for 21 years.

• All level 2 and 3 sex offenders have regular face-to-face address verifications by MCSO officers.

• There are around 43 Neighborhood Watch groups operating in Mason County. These groups help the sheriff’s office because people are keeping an eye on their neighborhoods and communities.

• If anyone is interested in establishing a Neighborhood Watch program in their area, contact Deputy Rankin at 360-275-4467, ext. 313.

Candidates who attended the meeting had the opportunity to speak and tell a little about themselves:

• Jack Kimball, running for Belfair Water Commissioner Position #2 (2-year unexpired term)

• Lynn Stevenson, running for Belfair Water Commissioner Position #3 (6-year term)

• Jean Farmer, running for Port of Allyn Commissioner District #2 (6-year term)

• Barry Fischer, running for Port of Allyn Commissioner District #2 (6-year term)


Valerie McLeod discussed her thousand dollar water bill and asked if others have had similar experiences.

• Mason County Hospital District #2 meeting September 27

• Port of Allyn meeting October 3

Reminder: The North Mason Community Voice meets on the 4th Monday of the month. The next meeting is Monday, October 24. The guest speaker will be Griff Woodford of Garrison Defensive, who will talk about home security.

Meeting adjourned at 8:39 PM.

Submitted by Lee Swoboda, Secretary. Approved by the NMCV Board 10/24/2011