City Of Shelton Open House Nov. 6

Shelton, Washington - The City of Shelton will hold an Open House to share information about the proposed zoning regulations and boundary amendments to the Downtown (DT) Zoning District, affecting the Shelton Comprehensive Plan. Property owners, residents, business owners and other interested parties are invited to attend and provide feedback. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, November 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
at the Shelton Civic Center, located at 525 West Cota Street.
The purpose of the Open House is to describe the stated vision for the DT Zoning District, to review the current DT Zoning District area and regulations, and to suggest refinements to the DT Zoning District area and regulations that better fit the stated vision with the built environment and market realities. The DT Zoning District includes the “core” downtown area south of Franklin Street and north of Cota Street between First and Seventh Streets, and extends south of Cota Street between Third and Front. There have been discussions recently regarding the uses permitted and conditionally allowed in this district, and whether or not “pedestrian-oriented retail” is appropriate or desired for the First Street/State Route 3 corridor, which a portion of this district presently includes.
The City is considering adopting amendments to the City Comprehensive Plan, and any accompanying amendments to the district boundaries and/or regulations in the months ahead. The public is invited to attend this open house to learn more, ask questions and make suggestions regarding the contemplated refinements.  

For more information, you may contact Steve Goins, at (360) 432-5136, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or
Jason Dose, at (360) 432-5102, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

November 1, 2013/City of Shelton Public Notice

Notice Of Budget Hearing MCPHD 2

Pursuant to law, the proposed 2013 Budget has been filed with the Mason County Public Hospital District 2 (MCPHD 2) Commission. Notice is hereby given that the MCPHD 2 Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2013 Budget at 7 PM on November 13, 2012, at the Harrison Belfair Clinic conference room, located at 21 NE Romance Hill Road, Belfair, WA 98528; at which comments for or against any part of the proposed budget may be given. A copy of the proposed 2013 Budget may be obtained by: calling 360-275-2517, on the district’s website (, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or in person at the preceding address at the time of the budget hearing. Upon conclusion of the budget hearing, and after due deliberation of the public comments thereon, the MCPHD 2 Commission will consider adopting the proposed 2013 Budget by Resolution.

Herb Gerhardt, Commissioner/ Secretary
PO Box 1626
Belfair, WA 98528

2013 State Of The Sound

Shellfish beds, swimming beaches and estuary indicators show some improvement. 2013 State of the Sound describes status of Puget Sound health, recovery effort. The Puget Sound Partnership’s 2013 State of the Sound, released Friday, November 1, 2013, to the Governor’s Office, reports on the status of Puget Sound recovery by measuring the progress of the Puget Sound Vital Signs as well as how regional partners are doing in implementing the 2012 Puget Sound Action Agenda.

The State of the Sound is a required report that provides data and information relevant to decisions about changes needed to programs, policies, and funding efforts that can accelerate the progress to restore Puget Sound. This report reflects work by citizens, governments, tribes, nonprofits, communities, scientists, and businesses throughout the region.

“Puget Sound is a delicate ecosystem that gives us food to eat, supports a healthy economy, provides places to swim and play, and is home to many species of wildlife,” said Martha Kongsgaard, chair of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council. “But it also has many areas that are suffering due to pressures from population growth and increasing development. We need to be proactive and preserve what is there, clean up what is polluted and restore where we can.”


City Of Olympia Comprehensive Plan Update

Imagine Olympia! The Olympia City Council is hosting the last in a series of four Comprehensive Plan Update forums on Thursday, November 7, at the Olympia Center at 7:00 PM. The informational forums are designed to give you the opportunity to learn more about the proposed Comprehensive Plan updates so you’ll feel prepared to share your support or concerns when public hearings are held in early 2014. The public hearings will be your opportunity to talk directly to Councilmembers and submit comments on the Plan.

The Planning Commission has finished their recommendations on the Comprehensive Plan Update, and the City Council is beginning their review process. The latest draft of the Comprehensive Plan is available online at This draft incorporates all of the Commission’s recommendations and is the draft the City Council reviews before determining the final version that is adopted in 2014.

All of the presentation materials and handouts from the forums are also available at

November 1, 2013/ City of Olympia News Release