Tahuya River Road Culvert Replacement Extended

The Tahuya River Road closure will be extended through 9/12/13. The culvert replacement project has been delayed due to material procurement, but is making great strides toward completion. The new 70' long by 14' wide aluminum culvert will enable fish passage on a tributary of the Tahuya River and remove a chronic environmental deficiency of the roadway and nearby homestead.


Previous Press Release:
County Forces Project: County Road Project 1856, Tahuya River Road Culvert Replacement Project.

The Mason County Board of Commissioners and Public Works Department would like to inform the public that the culvert replacement project on Tahuya River Road, County Road Project 1856 will be constructed by the use of County Forces.

The project, along with a road closure, will start at 8:00am Monday, August 12, 2013 at milepost 1.23 and is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:30pm. The project requires the removal of an undersized culvert to be replaced with a fish passable aluminum pipe arch. The County Engineer estimates the project to cost approximately $135,000.

A portion of the funding for this project will be from Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) in the approximate amount of $81,000. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Public Works at (360) 427-9670, Ext. 450. BOARD OF MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

August 27, 2013/ Press Release Mason County Department of Public Works

Annual Bicycle And Pedestrian Count Oct. 1 - 3

Call for volunteers: Help tally Washington’s cyclists and walkers this fall
OLYMPIA –Nearly 60,000 bicyclists and pedestrians were counted by volunteers across Washington during a three-day survey in 2012. About 400 volunteers will be needed again this fall to count the number of people who ride bike or walk to their destinations.

“Counting bicyclists and pedestrians helps us more accurately measure demand, gauge the results of our investments and plan for future improvement projects,” said Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson. “We couldn’t document the number of people walking and biking without the help of many volunteers from across the state.”


Public Hospital D1 Meetings

Public Hospital District No. 1 of Mason County Board of Commissioners has announced a special meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Colonial House 222 E Pine St Shelton, WA 98584.

The purpose of the meeting is to attend “Bridge to Prosperity” Mason County Community Learning Institute.

Public Hospital District No. 1 of Mason County Board of Commissioners has announced a special meeting to be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at Alderbrook Resort 7101 Washington 106, Union, WA 98592.

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a Strategic Planning session and discuss care delivery system.


Wastewater Permit Fees Public Hearing Sept. 24

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) invites the public to comment on proposed changes to fees it collects for several categories of wastewater discharge permits. Permits are the state’s primary tool to prevent water pollution. They set limits on how much pollution can be discharged into the environment by businesses, local governments, and other entities. Fees recoup the state’s costs to administer the permits. The proposed fee increase amounts were set by the state Legislature.

Ecology proposes to increase fees only for those permit types that do not cover the state’s administration costs.