Two Thurston County Land Use Hearings Oct. 23

Public comment invited on Ken Lake interim regulations, Critical Areas Ordinance amendments.   The Thurston Board of County Commissioners will hold two public hearings on Wednesday, October 23 beginning at 6 p.m. The first hearing will be on the renewal of the interim development regulations for the Ken Lake area, and the second hearing will be on proposed amendments to the county’s Critical Areas Ordinance.


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: