I-502 Public Hearings/Aug. 6-8

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold five public hearings/special meetings across Washington regarding the proposed rules for Initiative 502 implementation. The hearings/meetings are a mandatory part of the rulemaking process and provide an opportunity for stakeholders to provide public testimony on the proposed rules for I-502.

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Road Closure_FS Road 2900

Olympia, WA - Forest Service Road 2900, located east of Forks on the Pacific Ranger District, will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning on August 12. The purpose of this closure will be to install a new pipe culvert at milepost 9.2. The new culvert is larger than the existing one and will meet current flow standards while improving road safety.

New Computer System For Thurston County

The Lacey, Olympia, Tenino, Tumwater, and Yelm Police Departments will all be implementing a new computer system on Tuesday, August 6. The new system will be used for most tasks within the Departments, from writing case reports in the field to managing evidence at the station, as well as managing law enforcement records. The five cities form a consortium that runs one information system. By pooling resources, the five police departments are able to increase information sharing while decreasing costs.

The Police Departments expect that there may be some delays in service during the weeks of August 5 and August 12, 2013 as officers and staff become familiar with the new software. Emergency response will not be affected. However, response to non-emergency calls may take a little longer than usual. Customer service at the police stations and requests for police records may also be impacted.

The Departments appreciate the public’s patience as we make this important software upgrade. The new system will allow the police to serve their communities more effectively and efficiently.

Mason Conservation Meeting 8/5

The Mason Conservation District Board of Supervisors has scheduled a Special Meeting Monday August 5th at 5:00 PM at the District office. An executive session will be held to discuss possible future litigation. Action may be taken following the executive session.