Options Besides Burning Your Christmas Tree

Wrapping up the holiday season means taking down the tree and decorations. We can't help you with the lights and ornaments, but when it comes time to dispose of your tree, we've got some help for you. Or rather, some good information on how to get rid of the tree cleanly. City and county governments throughout the region have organized a host of resources to help you dispose of your Christmas tree this year. Please consider using one of the services below before burning your tree.

LINK for ORCAA Tree Drop Off Options

Mason Fire District #11 Meeting Dec. 31

Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 10AM. Location: Mason Fire District #11 fire station at 130 E. Island Lake Rd. Meeting is to discuss and possibly adapt a resolution on Social Security Coverage to district employees (RCW 41.48.030) Meeting open to the public.

Joint Meeting Of Elected Officials

A joint meeting of the City of Shelton Commission, the Board of Mason County Commissioners, and the Port of Shelton Commission with Legislative and Congressional representatives will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in the Mason County Public Works Facility, located at 100 Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA.

The purpose of this meeting is to present updates on future City, County, and Port programs, projects, and planned activities, and to convey legislative priorities. At this meeting, Legislative and Congressional representatives will also provide a forecast of the 2014 legislative session and discuss the legislative agenda.

December 28, 2013

Olympia Seeking Public Comment On EPA Grant

The City of Olympia is applying for a $200,000 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield Cleanup Grant for the two city-owned Isthmus properties located at 529 4th Avenue W and at 505 4th Avenue W. The grant will provide funding for asbestos abatement needed prior to demolition of the two abandoned buildings. This action is needed prior to additional soils investigation and remediation.

The City is seeking comments from the public on the grant application and accompanying Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) report. The ABCA summarizes the site and contamination issues, cleanup standards, cleanup alternatives considered, and the proposed method of cleanup. The public comment period will begin on January 1, 2014 and close on January 15, 2014. The draft application, ABCA and information about opportunities to comment will be available on the City’s website at olympiawa.gov/isthmus on January 1.

To learn more about the grant application and cleanup plan, the City will hold a public meeting on January 9, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., at The Olympia Center located at 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia, WA 98501. Call 360.753.8380 for directions or special accommodations.

The City will include comments and responses in the grant application sent to the EPA on January 22, 2014.

December 24, 2013