North Mason Community Voice

Board: Lee Swoboda, Bob Harris, Kaye Massie, Linnie Griffin, Joe Morris, Jenny Rice

Directors not present: Margie Benson, Judy Scott, Ken VanBuskirk

The business meeting was called to order at 6:30 by Chair, Lee Swoboda, with a quorum of the Board present.

Secretary's Report – Margie Benson

* Approval of July 24 meeting minutes.

Linnie moved to approve the minutes, as distributed via email. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Treasurer's Report – Kaye Massie

* All bills are paid and there is $1,168.56 in the bank account.

Linnie moved to approve the Treasurer's report. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Other Business

* The post office box rent is due.

Bob moved to pay the post office rent in one annual payment. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

* Tara Jackson from Turning Pointe’s Survivor Advocacy Center contacted the NMCV to see if she could be a speaker at an upcoming Voice meeting. (They deal with sexual assault and domestic violence.) If State Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz is unable to speak at the November meeting, Public Information Officer Judy Scott will contact Jackson.

[ADDENDUM: Tara Jackson will be the guest speaker at the November meeting.]

* The October meeting will be a Roundtable discussion of the history of Mason County’s floral and Christmas tree industry with Don Cady, Herm Nelson and Jay Allen.

* Jenny and Linnie offered to put together a proposal for how NMCV can bring in more members by honoring students at NMCV meetings.

* Cat Ross reminded that the annual Belfair Christmas parade is coming up. Should NMCV have a presence in the parade?

Business meeting adjourned at 6:40 PM.


Audience: 75

Lee Swoboda made a few brief comments, then turned the forum over to the guest moderator, Kris Klusman of the North Mason Chamber of Commerce. Klusman introduced Thera Black of SCJ Alliance Consulting Services.

Black provided an overview of Mason County’s transportation system and how it fits into the state plan.

There were many questions and comments from the audience, all documented by MasonWebTV, and by reporters from the Kitsap Sun and Shelton-Mason County Journal.

[ADDENDUM: A project web site is now active - BelfairMobility.org - which will serve as a way to help keep the public informed and engaged throughout the Belfair planning process.]

Next meeting Monday, September 25. Local candidates running for election this November have been invited to speak.

The forum adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Submitted by Mary Swoboda for Margie Benson, Secretary.