MC Public Hospital District Meeting

Public Hospital District No. 1 of Mason County Board of Commissioners has announced a special meeting to be held on Thursday, October 17th at 3:00 and Friday, October 18th at 8:00 a.m. at 2411 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121 in the Alki Room following the WSHA (Washington State Hospital Association) annual conference. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the finalization of a Strategic Plan

Fairmount Ave Pavement Project - Shelton

Fairmount Avenue between Olympic Highway South (SR3) and Walker Park Road.Monday 10/14/13 thru Friday 10/18/13

The Contractor will be paving Fairmount Avenue between Olympic Highway South (SR3) and Walker Park Road; therefore the street will be closed to traffic.The operation requires the road closure to allow for installation of the pavement. There will be no vehicle access and no on-street parking available along Fairmount Avenue during this entire week. Heavy equipment and trucks will be working on the narrow street, as well as adjacent streets, please park on the adjacent side streets. Please plan accordingly and avoid the area whenever possible from 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m., we highly recommend taking alternative routes.We will keep you notified of any changes, please check the City of Shelton’s web site at for the latest information.The City of Shelton would like to thank everyone for your patience and understanding during this project. You have all helped make the project a success.>We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.>For further information please contact Clinton Leoppard at 360-490-0453, or Robert Tauscher at 360-432-5116

October 14, 2013/City of Shelton Engineering Department News Release

WSDOT Looking For Public Comment

Tell state officials how transportation should move forward.  The Washington State Transportation Commission is releasing a statewide survey this week to find out what Washington state residents’ priorities are for future transportation investments and how they think those investments should be paid for. The survey will be conducted online through the commission’s Voice of Washington State (VOWS) survey program.  

The program is part of an ongoing effort to bring the views and preferences of Washingtonians directly to the Governor and the State Legislature who face tough decisions on how growing transportation needs can be addressed in an environment of insufficient funding.

The VOWS survey program currently has more than 30,000 residents participating from across the state. The survey will be available for about two weeks, so time is limited to sign up and share your views. To join the program and receive the survey via email, sign up at the commission’s survey web site:

The survey seeks input on all things transportation:  highways, mass transit, freight and high-speed rail, ferries, bikes, pedestrians, aviation and more. It also asks for input on what the investment priorities should be and how we should pay for them.

To learn more about the WSTC or the Voice of Washington State (VOWS) survey program, visit:

City of Olympia News

FREE Parking on Columbus Day; Free Leaves Available for Composting; Conversion to LED Streetlights to Lead to Significant Savings

FREE Parking on Columbus Day
Free parking at parking meters on Monday, October 14, 2013. Time limits at meters and expired meters will not be enforced on this day. Columbus Day is not a recognized City of Olympia or state holiday and City offices and services will be operating on normal schedule. Parking Services will be enforcing restricted (safety) parking violations that day as usual.

Free Leaves Available for Composting
It’s that time of year again. Public Works crews have been sweeping up leaves which are now available free of charge. For information or to be put on the delivery schedule, contact Kevin at 360.753.8151 or Randy at 360.753.8210. Please leave a message, including your name, address, phone number and the amount of leaves you would like (5-yard minimum). Local delivery available. Names will be placed on the list on a first-come-first-served basis. Staff will contact you prior to delivery.

Conversion to LED Streetlights to Lead to Significant Savings
On Monday, October 14, 2013, a contractor will begin work to replace 3,200 City-owned streetlights with new Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. Work is expected to be complete by the end of January 2014. This project will cost the City approximately $2.8 million, which will come from a combination of funding sources, including a Department of Commerce Energy Efficiency Grant. We predict it will save approximately $174,000 annually in power costs. The benefits of LED technology include:

  • Increased reliability - extremely low failure rate, which means less outages and reduced maintenance costs
  • Better light quality - colors are more identifiable
  • Light is directed at the ground

The City has contracted with the Light Doctor to perform the work. Watch for them in your neighborhood soon. The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • Westside: October
  • Southeast: November
  • Northeast: December
  • Downtown: January