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February 25, 1971

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;r Area :t Annexation Petitions are being circulated in the Agate, Spencer and Phillips Lake, Pickering and Bayshore areas asking for the annexation of the area to Fire District Five at Allyn. A group of persons interested in getting fire protection in the area met at the Pioneer School last Friday night to hear comments from county and fire officials and to discuss whether the best method would be annexation to an existing district or formation of a new district. The feeling of the group that at least some fire protection could be obtained faster and with less problems through annexation to an existing district. Speaking to the group were James Connolly, Mason County Planner; Allan Nevitt, Shelton Fire Chief; Dick Knight, Allyn Fire Chief; Bob Coon and Denny Noonan, Department of Natural Resources, and Ernie Swanson from the Washington Fire Commissioner's Association. Connolly told the group the area under discussion has more development and assessed valuation than any other area in the county which does not have fire protection. Ite stated the comprehensive plan which was recently adopted by the county indicated the need for fire protection in the area and for about three fire stations to serve the area. Nevitt said his department received calls on fires in this area, but, because there is no fire district here there is little his department can do about it. He stated if the district out to the firemen• Upkeep and maintenance of the alarm system costs about $1,500 a year, Knight said. He commented adding the proposed area to the district would not increase this very much. Those in the fire district pay two mills for the fire district operation, Knight said. The present bonded indebtedness of the district takes about .43 mills on the existing area. The proposed area to he annexed would be asked to share in this millage, he said, adding by spreading the amount needed to retire the bonds over the additional area, the amount of millage would be very small. During 1970, Knight said, the aid car answered 50 calls and there were 15 fire calls answered. He stated he had talked to the people at Timberlake, and that there was a fire engine there which needed hose and some other work to make it useable. If that area is included in the annexation, he said, it would be possible for the district to take over the truck and fix it up and station it at or near Timber Lake to serve that area. Knight said the fire district gets assessed valuation only on improved property, not on forest land which is covered by the per acre payment which goes to the Department of Natural Resources. The Department of Natural Resources has the primary duty of protection of forest land, not improved property• It was explained that in order to annex, petitions would have to be circulated in the areas annexed to District Five or interested, and, that if 60 per cent formed its own district, his or more of the registered voters department could then sign a signed the petition, the mutual aid agreement and be able a n n e x a t i o n c o u 1 d b e to offer assistance when asked, accomplished without an election. Coon stated the Department of Natural Resources has no responsibility for fire protection to improved property and is not equipped to fight building fires. tie stated the response by the department is slow, particularly in the winter since the oHice is not manned, and, if a call is received, someone must go to the station at Sanderson Field, get a truck out and go to the location of the fire. By the time they arrive, he said, it is generally too late to do much of anything except keep the surrounding area from getting on fire. Knight outlined the background Of Fire District Five, stating it was started in 1962 and formed in 1965 and now covers about 72 square miles, with the recent annexation of the area around Lake Limerick and the surrounding area. He stated the district has 41 active firemen and four stations, at Allyn, Victor, Mason Lake and Lake Limerick. There is also an aid car stationed at the Allyn Fire Station. Dispatching is done through portable radio receivers in the homes of the firemen and through a siren on each of the fire stations. Calls to the district come into Allyn ttouse Nursing Home which has a nurse on duty 24 hours a day. The alarm is then put Two Are Two North Mason High School seniors have been nominated as competitive alternates for appointment to the Air Force Academy, it was announced by Rep. Julia Butler Hansen this week. Named were Ricky Ray Dixon, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Dixon, Belfair, and Joseph Henry Pedeferri Jr., 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph tt. Pedeferri St., Grapeview. Dixon is student body vice-p:esident at North Mason High School and an honor student MRS. CHARLES RUHL, left, Mt. View area chairman for the Heart-To-Heart drive is presented with more kits to be used by volunteer block workers• Mrs. Gene Huff, right, co-chairman of the drive is presenting the kits. Block workers will be out Thursday through Sunday soliciting contributions door to door. Heart Fund Drive Is Progressing In Area Heart Fund Drive area chairman for the Pioneer and Harstine area, Mrs. Kay Sushak, reports she has mailed heart brochures and contribution envelopes to all residents of these two districts. Mrs. F. O. McDowell, county chairman for the Union- Hoodsport-Lilliwaup-Potlatch and Skokomish Valley areas has also contacted these canal residents by mail. Mrs. McDowell serves as Heart Memorial chairman for her district during the year. Other county chairmen, Mrs. PhiIlip Stoehr, Kamilche, and Mrs. Robert Sutton, Belfair, are leading the fund drive in their respective districts• This weekend is the high point for the Heart Association door-to-door drive and the association urges those not contacted to send in donations using the envelopes left at their residences. ! Group A: ks C ty You Four representatives of the night to ask permission to Thurston-Mason County OLd assemble a youth group in appeared at the Shelton CityEvergreen Square before moving Commission meeting Tuesday to the Multi-Service Center for a New Course City-County Planners (Continued from Page One) students who were interested and could meet at this time. This third test was the California Psychological Inventory. From the third test scores, eight students qualified. This course offers no credit, but a student will be given an in Education with a major in psychology and English• Kim Kay is special advisor and will be available for conference with students seeking further insight into behavioral problems involving Shakespearean characters• evaluation to be sent to his college, should he continue his Benefit Dance schooling. A great part of this program involves subsequent testing which will include student surveys, parent evaluation, teacher evaluation, test for maintained interest through inquiry in several years, and sustained testing program - at the end of the program re-test students to see if intelligence level improved. The program is under the direct supervision of Bruce Jaros, assistant superintendent. Mrs. Charilyn Cardwell and Tim Bjorn are teaching the class. Mrs. Cardwell graduated from C.W.S.C. with a B.A. in Education with a psychology major and an English minor. Bjorn, also a graduate of C.W.S.C. holds a B.A. Too Late to Classify FURNISHEU bfUDIO apartment, available at Lawton Apartments, 723 Pine St. 2/25 tfn OFFICE TYPEWRITER, Royal- used, working condition, $25.00. If less than 60 per cent sign Discuss Building Site 426-4998 Evenings. D2/25tfn the petitions asking for 1968 FLEETWOOD mobile P ' r annexation, an election could be ...... .~ ....... ,__..~.... home. 12 x 60, 2 bed gem, ....... lne cl[y anu ~.uunty piannut~ He expressed the thought, storm windows, furniture. Low nero out, some means of paying 7 .... commissions, in a discussion last which was supported by several equity. Phone 426-4184. mr me elecnon would have to be week of the location of a members of both commissions,K2/25-3/18 made. proposed county-city building in that a property owner should not 1954 FO R D Vz~on pickup~ Knight commented that if an the comprehensive plan compiled be asked to hold a piece of $150.00. Call 426-3270. R2/25 area received a class nine rating for the city, concluded the property for a specific use when 1963 FALCON station wagon. from the Insurance Survey andlocation should not be pinnedthat use is somewhere in theGood condition, $325 call Rating Bureau, and is within five l ' ...... down too close y on somethingfuture if at all. 898-2411. Low mileage, recently miles of a nre station, property which was still some time in the Jemison said it appeared theover-hauled. A2/25 owners would get a reduction of - • -., o. ............ future ff o~ ,,. applicant had miscalculated the about 20 per cent in their fire .,- ................... • rue city ptaumng commission amount of property available, TREE TOPPING and removal. insurance premiums If a class ..n,,n ,~, ..... ., • • members atte,ueu ,,~ ,.uu,~y and, that the city planning Phone 426-2064. A2/25-3/18 eight rating is obtained, and the ...~o°~ ..... ,...... • planning corn ................... ~ ~ commission would have to reject CARD OF APPRECIATION property is within two miles of a discuss the -uestion the proposal and have it The kindness and sympathy • . q - fire station, about a 50 per cent l, ~,~ ,,,, whe,, ~h~ ,.it,, reduction in fire insuran~l~ ~~_ ~ve'~ a~e~e~rfg~" re-submitted ..... at a later date ei.ther OfrecentneighbOrSsorrow andwill.friendsalways remainin our • ., ~- g .... , ,~.,q,~ -- . .~sitta-more archer less ktt'tit~,#~ ~ ~th us 'as a precious memory. premmms would result. ' zoning variance for another use One of those atteli'ding Our sincere thanks and gratitude Presently he stud, the Allyn v , "• which would ha e taken up about e xpressedthe idea that ~ afor all those comforting acts. District has some stations which Mr. & Mrs. Axel Johnson and city-county building or some other new city and county facitites would come when economic conditions warrant and the people can see the need for it. The city and county planning commissions discussed a joint public hearing on the Shelton comprehensive plan, which takes in some of the area surrounding the city. The date was tentatively set for March 17 at 7:30 p.m. with a definite location to be established later. Daughters 40 ACRES, with creek, Arcadia -- Lynch road area. Some timber and Christmas trees, $450 per acre. Low down payment. Investor terms. Mann Real Estate 426-6592. 2/25 LOST -- BROWN leather woman's purse, in downtown area, phone 426-5005. Reward. Papers and money needed. D2/25-3/18 SIX -- ROOM Quaker circulating oil heater with two fans, $40.00. Phone 426-1029. $2/25-3/4 Regularly $159.95 NOW $134.95 half of the area proposed for the city-county building in the comprehensive plan. Purl Jemison, chairman of the city planning commission, stated the city's comprehensive plan had not yet been adopted, and, he was sure there would be some things in it which were unacceptable. The commission, he stated, still has a job to do under the present zoning regulations and that this must go ahead until a decision on the comprehensive plan is adopted. Above is Pretty Model Becky Younglund SAVE Reg. $99.95 NOW $79.95 Reg. $79.95 NOW $64.95 124 N. 2nd Shelton are rated Class Nine and some Class Eight. The rating is up to the Survey and Rating Bureau and is determined on a number of factors. Knight said he would anticipate the need for three fire stations in the area in question, one near the head of Oakland Bay, one in the Phillips-Spencer Lake area and one in the area of Tim be rlake. Most of the group which attended the meeting were in favor of the proposed annexation and many signed up to circulate petitions in their areas. er with a 3.94 grade point average. tte was student body parliamentarian in his junior year, was selected to attend Boys' State and was named the outstanding junior. He served as freshman class treasurer and lettermen's club secretary and has played football, basketball and track. Pedeferri has maintained a 3.2 grade point average, was sophomore class president and later student body vice-president. He played football as a freshman. WEAREVER COOKwARE ~Depostt $t,000,O0 or more in a savings account and Capital will g~ve you--FREE an 8-inch Teflon II fry pan. Deposit $5,000.00 and you may have an 8-inch hy pan plus your choice of any additional piece FREE--from a beaut~tul, colorful 8-p~ece Wearevel cookware set IF YOU DEPOSIT ONLY $5000 you can purchase the entire 8.prate cookware set (a $36 value) for only $1995 (One per household, please.) Our Beautiful Panasonic Radios and Tape Recorders Are On Sale Toot. Set Saturday A benefit dance for Eugene Strozyk, assistant manager of the 20th Centuary Thriftway store has been scheduled for 9 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Dayton Community Hall. Strozyk recently underwent an operation at the University of Washington Kidney Center to donate a kidney to his brother. Tickets to the dance are $2.50 a person and are available at 20th Century Thriftway, Olsen's Barber Shop, the Timber Bowl and Mode O' Day. There will be live music for the dance. Southside Board The Southside School Board will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. today to officially set the date for school bond building levy for the new Shelton High School. meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a youth center in Shelton. • They also asked about the city's attitude on a youth center here. Mayor Frank Travis told the group Evergreen Square was private property, and, any permission to gather there would have to come from the owners. He stated there had been past efforts to form a youth center, and, that the city had more or less stayed out of them because they did not feel this was a city function. Travis recommended they contact some civic organization such as the Jaycees to see if they would be interested in helping. Police Chief Frank Rains told the group if they obtained permission from the property owners to gather in Evergreen Square, his department would have no objection. It was announced the city was planning to enter into an agreement with the State Employment Security Office to have trainees working for the city. They would include some in the street and water departments and one in the library and one in city hall. Fire Chief Allan Nevitt was given permission for firemen to attend several training schools during the rest of the year. He told the commission there was funds in the budget for the training schools, and, that approval of all of them at one time would give him a better opportunity to schedule his men to cover for those who were gone and to get registrations returned right away for some schools Vitamins. 60's Reg. $2.19 IEL~ Ounce Size NOW Regularly 99˘ NOW L'Aimant, Emeraude L'Origan, Impre'vu Reg. $3.50 NOW Reg. 49˘ NOW 60's Reg. $1.98 NOW i $1.85 Value NOW STORE OPEN: 9:30 A.M. - 8:30 P.M. '[! Monday thru Saturday -- Closed Sundays I EVERGREEN SQUARE 426-3456 Page 2- Sheiton-M ...... " C.~)unty Jou. nai- [liurscav, February 25. 1971 which have limi~ The awarding a Stokes-Wilcox installation of room in the.'. where the firm's bid of two received. City told the descriptions for for the Joaquin Ave. in progress should be done1! negotiations property Godat said to obtain equipment to purpose of determine downspouts sanitary sewer The planning request Properties for denied. i¸ j The • Save stall it wher ---a nywher' equate wi and ventinl • Family Washer loads at cate • Dryer for • Perma# in Washer Of Shelton