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Olympia City Services Closures For Thanksgiving Holiday

All City offices including City Hall, Olympia Municipal Court, Olympia Probation Services, and The Olympia Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2015, in observance of Thanksgiving and the day after.

City Services Provided

  • Fire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services.
  • Free Parking: Customers shopping downtown are reminded that they do not need to pay the meter on City-recognized holidays.
  • Parks Open: All forty Olympia Parks will be open from dawn to dusk.
  • Public Works Emergencies: Citizens with a Public Works emergency (drinking water, wastewater, STEP alarms, or transportation) can call emergency dispatch at 360.753.8333.
  • Regular Waste Collection Schedules In Effect: Residential and commercial garbage, recycling or organics WILL be collected, based on your regular schedule. Crews may arrive earlier than normal on holidays, so set your cart out by 6:00 a.m. to ensure collection.

Intercity Transit

Intercity Transit will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, and will operate regular schedules on the day after. For more information please visit or call 360.786.1881

November 23, 2015

PUD #1 Office Closures For Thanksgiving Week

PUD 1's office & operations will be closed this Thursday and Friday (11/26 & 27) for the Thanksgiving holiday. Here's hoping that the weather cooperates and we all get to enjoy dinner and football with no interruptions! We are on-call for emergencies, as usual.

Board Meeting Changes-

The November 24th and December 22nd regular board meetings have been cancelled due to their proximity to the holidays. The last meeting of the year will be December 8th. An electric rate hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on the 8th prior to the beginning of the business meeting.

Interested in Community Solar?

The PUD is evaluating if we should develop a community solar project on PUD property next year. Community Solar is where the PUD installs and maintains a large solar array and electric customers can purchase shares of the project (around $85/share) and receive incentive rebates and energy credits based on the number of shares they buy and the amount of energy it produces. If there is enough interest, we will likely begin construction of the project in early 2016 to take advantage of the state tax incentives that will help pay the project off in a few years.  Please take our survey for more information and to tell us if you're interested or not!

November 23, 2015

Nov. 25 - Shelton School Board Meeting

Special Shelton School Board Meeting will take place November 25, 2015 at 10AM. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at CHOICE High School, 807 W. Pine Street, Shelton, WA.

The purpose of the meeting is

1) Swearing in of newly elected board members Sally Brownfield, Keri Davidson, Ginger Seslar, and Sandy Tarzwell.

2) Annual re-organization of the board.

November 20, 2015

Nov. 23 & 24 - Mason County Commission Briefing And Regular Meetings

UPDATED:  Agenda for Regular Meeting on Nov. 24 -  Item 8.7 has been added. 




411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584

Week of November 23, 2015

Commission Chambers


 9:00 A.M.            Closed Session – RCW 42.30.140 (4) Labor Discussion

 9:30 A.M.            Support Services - Bill Kenny

10:00 A.M.           Public Works - Brian Matthews & Melissa McFadden

                        Utilities & Waste Management - Brian Matthews/Erika Schwender

10:30 A.M.           BREAK

10:40 A.M.           Department of Community Development – Barbara Adkins

11:00 A.M.           Department Merger Recommendation – Bill Kenny

                              Community Development/Public Health

 11:30 A.M.            Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Salisbury

                              Commissioner Discussion – as needed


2:45 P.M.             Prosecuting Attorney - Michael Dorcy

                              Impact of Therapeutic Courts

 3:00 P.M.          2016 Budget Workshop

                              Commissioner Discussion – as needed

Tuesday,  November 24, 2015

Commission Chambers

10:00 A.M.           2016 Budget Workshop

  3:30 P.M.           Board of Health

  6:00 P.M.           Commission Meeting




Commission Chambers – 6:30 p.m.

411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584

TUESDAY, November 24, 2015


1. Call to Order

2.  Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call

4. Correspondence and Organizational Business

4.1     Correspondence

4.2     News Release:  New rates for the Solid Waste Facility & Drop Box station.  Staff:  Erika Schwender

5. Open Forum for Citizen Input (5 minutes per person, 15 minutes time limit) If you wish to address the Commission, raise your hand to be recognized by the Chair.  When you have been recognized, please step up to the microphone and give your name and address before your comments. The Mason County Commission is committed to maintaining a meeting atmosphere of mutual respect and speakers are encouraged to honor this principle.

6. Adoption of Agenda - Items appearing on the agenda after “Item 9. Public Hearings”, may be acted upon before 6:30 p.m.

7. Approval of Minutes – There are no minutes to approve.

8. Approval of Action Agenda: All items listed under the “Action Agenda” may be enacted  by one motion unless a Commissioner or citizen requests an item be removed from the Action Agenda and considered as a separate item.

  1.  Approval for the Mason County Board of Equalization to hear timely filed appeals for the 2015 assessment year.
  2. Approval to enter into a contract with Blue Collar Agency for marketing services to promote events and festivals held in Mason County that will draw attendees from outside the County.  The one-year contract will commence January 2016, shall not exceed $65,000.00 and will be paid from lodging tax.
  3. Approval of the Settlement Agreement with Lawrence & Jill Seymour, the Port of Allyn and Mason County.  The County agrees to give up any claim to Eberhart Street as shown on the Plat of Allyn.
  4. Approval of the Veterans Assistance Fund applications for:  Food $300.00; Utilities $547.90 and Housing $600.00 for a total of $1447.90 as recommended by the Veterans Service Office.
  5. Approval of the contract with the WA State Conservation Commission for the Voluntary Stewardship Program Workplan Development (VSP) and acknowledgement of receipt of funds as required in RCW 36.70A.715 (1) to implement the program.
  6. Approval to contract with Mason Conservation District to administer and implement the requirements of the Voluntary Stewardship Program and RCW 36.70A.700-760.
  7. Approval to set a budget hearing on Tuesday, December 15 at 9:30 a.m. to consider budget transfers to the 2015 budget as follows:       
    1. $10,000.00 transfer from Current Expense Ending Fund Balance for the Litter   Cleanup Program.
    2. $378,920.00 transfer from Current Expense Ending Fund Balance for     outsourcing of jail inmates.                                                        

9.  6:30 p.m. Public Hearings and Items Set for a Certain Time

1   Public Hearing to take comments on the certification to the County Assessor on the amount of tax levies for 2016.  Staff:  Frank Pinter

10.  Other Business (Department Heads and Elected Officials)

11.  Board’s Reports and Calendar

12.  Adjournment