PUD3 Financial Reporting Wins 10th Straight Award

PUD3 FinancialMason PUD 3 has received its tenth consecutive international recognition for the quality and completeness of its financial reporting. PUD 3 was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the International Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

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Animal Control Officer In International Magazine

jackfrAn article written by and about Mason County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer Cindy Brewer and her K-9 “Jack” was in the latest international magazine, “NACA NEWS” Fall 2014 edition. Printed by The National Animal Care and Control Association, the magazine was distributed to over 4,800 government and nonprofit agencies throughout the United States and 8 different countries. Kelley McIntosh also assisted in the writing of the article.

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Legal pot Business Growing in Grays Harbor

maryjanemoneyIn spite of the many hurdles a prospective business owner must overcome to open a business under I-502 Grays Harbor is beginning to get the wrinkles ironed out and expecting a 'Tier 3' growing operation which could span between 10,000 and 30,000 square feet to begin production soon.

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County Approves Use Of Late Comer Agreements

masoncountylogoBrian Matthews, Director of Public Works, presented recommendations for revisions to Mason County Code, Title 13, Utilities (sewer code), and Title 15 ( Development Code), which would allow developers the use of Latecomer Agreements. Latecomer Agreements are a commonly used method to encourage development by allowing developers a process to recoup some of their project's infrastructure cost.

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Mason County 2015 Preliminary Budget

MC logo moneyA revised 2015 county budget is on line for Mason County department heads and managers to review for accuracy. Citizens can and should look at the budget, after all it is your (tax payer's) money, and you should agree that the Mason County Commissioners are making the best use of your money. Link to budget.

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Second Death In 2 Weeks On Olympia Bridge

olybridgefenceOne lane of northbound Interstate 5 was closed Tuesday evening near the Capitol Boulevard bridge in Olympia, after a man reportedly jumped from it. A 20-year-old Tumwater man was confirmed dead on the roadway, according to WSP trooper Guy Gill. This is the second death in the same area in less than two weeks, with the other taking place Nov. 6.

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Outsider's View Of Tourism In Mason County

mc wastateThe Mason County Commission voted 2 to 1 (Commissioner Sheldon against) to proceed with the Lodging Tax (LTAC) Committee's recommendation to employ Blue Collar Interactive, LLC for the "Discovery" period of Tourism Development Services. The contract total is $8,665 and will be effective January1, 2015. The outcome of Blue Collar's "discovery" will be a recommendation of a work plan for Tourism Development. Initial concerns were centered around the selection of an out of county, out of state company being selected to do the job.

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