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March 13, 2014

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NEWS BRIEFS Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-3 Mason County commends staff Mason County Sheriff Casey Salis- bury recognized several of his em- ployees at the Mason County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday for their years of service to the Sher- iffs Office. Salisbury thanked Mason County Jail Chief Tom Haugen for 30 years of service, jail officer Cindy Breh- meyer for 25 years of service, jail sergeant Randy Newell for 20 years and jail officer Danny Owens for 20 years. Owens was not at the meeting Tuesday. He also thanked Frank Pinter, who was the officers financial manag- er from 2011 to early 2014. Pinter is now Mason County's budget director. The Mason County Commission also presented Green Star Awards to county engineer Melissa McFadden, Allan Eaton, assistant road opera- tions and maintenance manager and sign shop foreman Ken How- ard of Mason County Public Works for their work with the Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia on highway signs. The county also recognized public works employees Larry Forsman, road supervisor, Ron Enger and Gary Corey with green stars for a road re- pair project on Westward Way Green stars are awarded to county staff members who are recognized for their efforts in letters to the county from members of the community. Debbie Riley, environmental health manager at Mason County Public Health, also received a green star in response to a letter from Ma- son County Commissioner Randy OFFICERS MAKE ARREST Journal photo by Shawna Whelan Shelton police officers Thursay arrested Justin Andrew Wilke, 32, on 11th Street and Railroad Avenue on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle and driving with a suspended driver's license in the first degree. Lt. Les Watson said Wilke also had an outstanding warrant. He was booked into Mason County Jail. Neatherlin, recounting positive com- ments he had heard about Riley's work. County to upgrade communications at Allyn plant Mason County Public Works an- nounced Tuesday that it selected S&B Incorporated of Bellevue to up- grade communications and controls systems at the county's North Bay Case Inlet Water Reclamation Plant in Allyn. Tom Moore, deputy director of Public Works and Utilities, said the existing communications and controls system does not allow operators to view plant information remotely. S&B proposed a total cost of $76,906.56 with an additional $10,958 for a system that will allow autonomous operations of the remote pumping stations. County seeks another member for tax committee The Mason County Board of Com- missioners is asking for volunteers to serve on its Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC). The LTAC group consists of at least five members appointed by the commission. It needs at least two rep- resentatives of businesses that collect lodging tax, or generators, such as hotel owners, and two members in- volved in activities funded by lodging tax revenue, or spenders. The number of generators on the committee should equal the num- ber of spenders, according to Mason County. The committee reviews requests for lodging tax funding and makes recommendations to the commis- sion on how to use the tax money. The committee meets during regular business hours not more than once a month. To apply, go to co.mason.wa.us or call 427-9670 ext. 419. Applications are due to the Mason County Com- mission office at 411 N.. Fifth Street by March 20. School board seeks comments on reconfiguration The Shelton School Board is looking for community comments on the possibility of reconfiguring the district, the needed repairs for the Shelton High School pool and the possible replacement of the Oakland Bay Junior High School roof. During its regular meeting March 11, the board scheduled a community meeting for 6:30 p.m. March 18 in the Oakland Bay Junior High School commons. Compiled by reporters Natalie Johnson and Emily Hanson #b Move Your Loan to OCCU and Receive 1% Cash Back 1 and No Payments for 90 Days3! Special n " occaslo s ,  - cal00for,. "" OCCU Our Community Credit Union i' Call 800-426-5657, stop by or visit www.ourcu.com to take advantage of this great offer today! 1.1% cash back applies to any loan balances transferred from another financial institution over to OCCU. 1% cash back will be based on amount advanced at loan closing (example: $200 on a loan of $20,000). Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Loans must be funded before April 30'E Loans paid off within six months of funding will incur cash back reversal, Home Mortgage, Home Equity and Land Loans do not apply. 2. APR=Annual Percentage Rate, Rates are subject to change. 3. Interest begins accruing upon disbursal of loan. 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