New Ferry Schedule, Off-Peak Fares Highlight Fall Sailing Season

Riders should consult new schedule for possible changes to their route.  SEATTLE – Changing foliage and shorter days aren’t the only things Washington State Ferries’ customers can count on every fall. Seasonal service adjustments start Sunday, Sept. 21, and off-peak fares go into effect Wednesday, Oct. 1. Riders on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth run will also soon make the crossing aboard a larger vessel.

As summer turns into autumn, fewer tourists and weekend passengers ride the ferry. Accordingly, WSF routinely adjusts the sailing schedule and removes the peak-season surcharge to accommodate expected ridership.


Call For Applications For Thurston County Salary Commission Openings

The Board of County Commissioners is currently looking for Thurston County citizens who are interested in serving on the Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials. This commission, also known as the Salary Commission, sets the salaries of the Thurston County Commissioners and makes recommendations to them regarding the salaries of the elected Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, Coroner, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer.

The Salary Commission is comprised of ten members—six members who are selected at random by the Thurston County Auditor, and four members who are selected by the county commissioners. There are currently four vacancies for the positions appointed by county commissioners. County commissioners are seeking candidates with personnel management experience in at least one of four sectors of the community—business, legal, professional personnel management, and organized labor.


Public Comment Invited on Thurston County Preliminary Docket For Comp Plan Amendments

The 2014-2015 Preliminary Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments is now available to the public for review and written comment. The preliminary docket is a list of proposed changes to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan. Comments on the preliminary docket must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 2.


Martin Way & College Sewer Main Project

LACEY, WA, September 17, 2014: A sewer main installation project is scheduled to begin this week on Martin Way between College Street and I-5, and in an easement behind the LaQuinta Inn in Lacey. No interruptions to sewer service are anticipated during the estimated five week work period.

The project was awarded to Northwest Cascade Inc. of Puyallup and includes the installation of approximately 565 feet of sewer main across Martin Way. It also includes connections to existing sewer systems, sewer main abandonments, and pavement and lawn restorations.