Highlights of the January 16 NMSD School Board Meeting

Transportation Department
Superintendent Peterson expressed appreciation for the District's Transportation Department having earned yet another 100% inspection.

Capital Projects
Superintendent Peterson provided an update on capital projects work. Click here to get the latest status updates. The Board approved documents to be included in the next step of the construction process.

Theler Center Budget Presentation
Theler Board President Kendy Myers and Interim Director Stanton explained how the budget was arrived at and how it differed from previous years. Following positive audience and Board discussion, the Board approved the Theler 2014 budget as presented.

Community Linkage
The board values the opinion and input of the community and is very interested in hearing how the community views the district. The board is provided a calendar of current community meetings and events so that they have additional opportunities to interact with the community, in addition to school board meetings.

Letters From the Board
In an effort to efficiently and effectively communicate with community, the school board publishes a letter every month in the North Mason Life. Those letters are now posted on the school district web site. Please click here to read current and past letters.

Upcoming Meetings
The next regular business meeting of the Board of Directors is Thursday, February 20, 2014. We have gone to a paperless system and therefore there will not be any handouts at the meeting. Meeting materials are projected onto a video screen for the audience to see. The agenda and supporting documents are available by clicking here School Board Meeting Material or you may request them at the district office.

Stay Connected
Follow NMSD on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nmschools
Join the discussion about NMSD on our Facebook Group
District web site: www.nmsd.wednet.edu

CMF&EMS and MFD3 Joint Meeting Jan. 20

Central Mason Fire & EMS is hosting a special joint meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Central Mason Fire & EMS (Dist 5) and Mason Fire District 3, the purpose of the meeting is to allow the commissioners to engage in a discussion regarding continuity of service between the districts. The meeting will be at 122 W Franklin St, Shelton WA at 7:00 PM. on January 20, 2014.

The Boards will not be accepting public comments at this meeting but there will be many opportunities to comment to the individual boards during their regular meetings.

Chambers Lake Stormwater Facility Project

The City of Lacey will be holding a public meeting to discuss the upcoming stormwater treatment wetland project at Little Chambers Lake. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE.

The Chambers Lake Stormwater Treatment Facility site, located at 2750 Lakeview Drive SE, will treat stormwater flows from College Street and surrounding neighborhoods. The facility will improve the water quality of Little Chambers Lake, as well as provide the opportunity to enhance its shoreline by providing habitat, open space, and new wetland-specific plantings. A street connection and pedestrian access will also be provided through the city-owned 7-acre site.

This project is partially funded through a $1 million grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology. Construction will begin in August 2014 and is expected to last through June 2015.

For more information about this project, visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us/chambers-lake-project, or contact Cynthia Taylor by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at (360) 438-2687.

January 17, 2014

Artesian Commons Mobile Food Unit Opportunity

Bid Packets Now Available. The City of Olympia is accepting proposals from interested parties for the operations of a Mobile Food Unit at the Artesian Commons. The park is scheduled to open in early May, and vendors will be an important partner in the success of this location. Responsibilities will include operating a mobile food unit, opening and securing the park each day, and providing support for daily functions required to keep the location clean and vibrant. For details and a copy of the packet you can:

  • Visit the Artesian Commons webpage at http://olympiawa.gov/city-services/parks/parks-and-trails/artesian-commons.
  • Visit The Olympia Center at 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98502.
  • Call Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation at 360.753.8506 to have the packet mailed or emailed to you.

Questions may be directed to Scott River, Associate Director for Parks, Arts and Recreation, at 360.753.8506

January 17, 2014