North Mason Community Voice
February 26, 2018

Board: Lee Swoboda, Bob Harris, Kaye Massie, Judy Scott, Linnie Griffin, Ken VanBuskirk, Joe Morris

Directors not present: Margie Benson, Jenny Rice

Attendees: 19

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

The Pledge of Allegiance was said. Afterward, everyone introduced themselves.

Secretary's Report Margie Benson

* The secretary was not available so Lee asked for approval of the January 22 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 $1,135.26 in the bank account.

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

Other Business

* Reminder to renew membership ($10).

* The 4th Monday meeting in May is on Memorial Day. May 21 has been approved by The HUB for our May meeting.

Linnie moved to change the May meeting date to Monday, May 21. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Business meeting adjourned at 7:07 PM.


Guest speakers: Port of Allyn Commissioner Judy Scott and Executive Director Lary Coppola presented the Port of Allyn comprehensive scheme of harbor improvements and shared results of a recent survey.

* There were 77 responses to the survey. Out of the suggestions for new projects, the top four were:

-- Sports park, which could be built near the Kitsap County line in order to attract both Mason and Kitsap sports organizations.

-- Light industrial business park, which would be centrally located between the Port of Bremerton and Port of Shelton industrial parks. It could jumpstart manufacturing and tech businesses, as well as other businesses, and be situated in close proximity to the Belfair bypass and the sports park to share parking.

-- Develop a Lower Hood Canal Discovery Trail from the Theler trails to Belfair State Park. The Port of Allyn would be the lead agency.

-- Sweetwater Park. In partnership with the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center, it would be a public park in the Belfair downtown area and would eventually tie into the proposed trail system from Allyn to Belfair.

* The work is slowly progressing on the Oyster House restoration project. They are currently applying for grants. Many people have gotten involved, volunteering their time and expertise.

* There were many questions and discussion.

Meeting reports/Upcoming meetings/For the Good of the Order

* Tuesday, February 27: Mason County Hospital District 2 meeting at 6:00 PM.

* Wednesday, March 7: Mason Transit Authority public meeting from 5:30-7:00 PM at NM Timberland Library seeking public input on different options for the intersection of SR3 and Log Yard Road.

* Saturday, April 21: Tahuya Forest Cleanup Day. Volunteers will meet at Camp Oakpatch, just off Elfendahl Pass Road. Lunch will be served.

* Reminder NOT to open attachments or click on links in emails if they look suspicious. It is best to delete questionable emails that raise your suspicions than risk infecting your computer or electronic device.

Next meeting Monday, March 26: TIP-CAP Community Outreach forum.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Submitted by Mary Swoboda for Margie Benson, Secretary. Approved by NMCV Board 3/26/2018.