Public Meetings Scheduled To Discuss Willapa Bay Salmon Management

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has scheduled seven public meetings this fall and winter to discuss and develop a new draft policy for managing salmon fisheries in Willapa Bay.  The policy, along with the previously adopted Columbia River and Grays Harbor policies, will provide regional guidance on hatchery and harvest reform and will align fishery management with conservation and economic objectives. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for WDFW, is scheduled to consider adopting the draft policy in February.


Mason PUD 3 Commission Report – October 14, 2014 Business Meeting

Meeting Highlights

•    Status of the Budget and Treasurer’s Report.
•    Public Power Week Wrap-Up.

Consent Agenda

Mason PUD 3 Commissioners approved payment of $3.27 million in vouchers.

Action Items

Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 1630, A Resolution Declaring Distribution System Items Surplus (PCB and Non-PCB Contaminated). The resolution authorizes the surplusing of material and removing transformers and regulators from service.

Staff Reports


Mason County PUD1 Board Meeting Changes

The November board meeting dates have changed and the commission will also hold budget workshops for electric and water. These will be held at the District board room 21971 N. Hwy 101 in Potlatch.

November 4, 2014:
Water Budget Workshop        10:00 a.m. to Noon
Regular Business Meeting      1:00 p.m.

November 18, 2014:
Electric Budget Workshop      10:00 a.m. to Noon
Regular Business Meeting      1:00 p.m.

October 15, 2014

Water And Power Outage Information For PUD1 Customers

WATER OUTAGE for VIEWCREST BEACH WATER SYSTEM this Friday, October 17th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to relocate a water main. Please have extra drinking water on hand and turn off the breaker to your hot water heater.
POWER OUTAGE for BRINNON AREA overnight from 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 30th to 6:00 a.m. on Friday, October 31st. BPA is replacing a switch that feeds power to PUD 1’s Duckabush Substation.

For more information on this outage and a SECOND OUTAGE to connect the switch that is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 20th from 4:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. click HERE. There is also a map that shows which customers will be impacted.