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Page A-8 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, May 8, 2014 pl City approves money l:q) re ace failed, culvert Emergency project on IVorthdiff Road estimated at $363K By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncounty, com The Shelton City Commission on Monday preliminarily approved $363,478 to replace a culvert under Northcliff Road that failed during heavy rains. The project could get final approval as part of the consent agenda at the commission's meeting at 2 p.m. Mon- day in the Shelton Civic Center. During a torrential rainstorm on March 8, the culvert that allows Canton Creek to flow under North- cliff Road failed, said Greg Clark, the city's public works director. The failure created a sinkhole be- hind the sidewalk on the west side of the road that is about 12 feet deep, Clark told the commissioners. The city had already been monitor: ing the deterioration on the culvert, he said. To get the project budgeted, the city staff initiated an "emergency dec- laration" that pays for engineering to get the project moving. "It appears we concur that this thing has to be done," said Mayor Gary Cronce. The other two commissioners, Mike Olsen and Tracy Moore, did not comment on the project. During replacement, the city will close the road for 48 hours, and then reopen it while it is covered in crushed rock, Clark said. The project includes temporarily diverting Canyon Creek. Northcliff Road is an important ar- tery because it one of the new north- south corridors through Shelton, Clark said. Journal photo by Gordon Weeks The failure of this culvert under Northcliff Road during a March 8 rainstorm created a sinkhole behind the sidewalk on the west side of the road that is about 12 feet deep. The Shelton City Commission on Monday preliminarily approved $363,478 to replace the culvert. NONPROFIT BRIEFS Art sale benefits Historical Society Peggie Boiler Lindberg and Robert Chamberlain, local artists and mem- bers of the Mason County Historical Society, are selling their artwork to raise money for the Society from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shelton Civic Center. Lindberg taught art at Shelton Junior High School during the 1940s, and created and sold ceramic pieces at gift shops. She started painting watercolors when she moved to Christmas Village in 1996. S.hQ lives . lleAlpine Way .r - j Retirement Apartments. Chamberlain has painted many of the murals that grace buildings in downtown Shelton. He lives on Wildcat Cove at Ka- milche Point. Groups invited to workshops and environmentally fo- cused events to protect the health and beauty of Hood Canal and Puget Sound. Possible activities include beach cleanups, lectures, trash clean- ups, rain garden installations and invasive weed removal. For more information, call Erica Bates at Washington State University Extension at 427-9670, ext. 682. United Way seeks Day of Caring volunteers "United Way of Mason County will ..... host its sixth annual Day of Caring June 17. Day of Caring is a countywide event that provides the opportunity for busi- ness employees, churches, families and civic groups to volunteer for a day-long project benefitting health and human services. The projects are hosted by,nonprofit join Hood Canal agencieS'government.Schlsand citY and cunty cleanup efforts The Hood Canal ECO Net -- a net- work of people involved in public edu- cation, communication and outreach about Puget Sound issues -- invites local organizations to develop events to "Do Some Good for the Hood" and celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here months in May and June. Residents and visitors are invited to participate in efforts to protect the scenery, wildlife and water qual- ity of Hood Canal and Puget Sound. Community groups are encouraged to develop and stage volunteer events, The volunteer time allows those agencies to spend more of their money furthering their missions. During last year's event, about 260 volunteers worked on 25 projects in Mason County. They included gardening with the Washington State University Master Gardeners, cleaning up at the Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washing- ton, clearing invasive weeds from neighborhood creeks, planting at The Farm at Water's Edge, clearing trails at the Theler Wetlands and cleaning and organizing at the Hood Canal Food Bank. One-page applications for projects @ LUBRICANTS COMPANY wde'i00erH EATING OIL COMPARE OUR LOW PRICES! We carry kerosene. Located at Sanderson Industrial Park 427-8084 can be downloaded from Unitedwayma- son.org and clicking on "Get Involved." The deadline for applications is April 30. Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks Join the fun_ t Your Life/" Saturday @ May 17, 2014 @ 8 a.m. to noon Main (South) Entrance of MGH O Nutritional Services @ Cardiac Health @ Mini-Massages O Diabetes Testing @ Information on HPV tt Healthy Refreshments Sponsored by Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Proqram Savn k Th Earl ecto FREE d.igital mammogram screenings... to the first 50 women who qualify that are uninsured or underinsured. Need health insurance? At MGH&FC we want ,ou to be well-covered for your healthcare. To help you, we will have a team of experts on hand to assist you in finding a health plan that meets your needs. Can't come- but need help? Call Lee Ayers, project supervisor, at (360) 432-7766 or email layers@masongeneral.com AIIwomen invited!  Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics Mason General Hospital 901 Mountain View Drive, PO Box 1668, Shelton, WA 98584. Shelton (360) 426-1611, from Allyn (360) 275-8614, Toll free (855) 880-3201,. www.Maso nGeneral.com Equal Opportunity Provider Translation Services Provided / Se ha bla espafiot