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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-13 STAFF REPORT son is acting as interim police chief, fense Police and a reserve police officer since 2010. news@masoncounLycom The five finalists are Tony Hernan- for the Bremerton Police Department. Weaver, who is from Vacaville, Cali- dez, Charles LeBlanc, Darrin Moody, LeBlanc is a captain with the Wash- fornia, has 29 years of experience in law Everyone is invited to meet the five Kenneth Weaver and Rich Wilkinson. ington State Patrol; he has worked for enforcement. He served with the Vallejo candidates vying to be Shelton's chief Hernandez has been the sheriff ofthe agency since 1989. is the corn- (California) Police Department from 1989 of police at a social event from 6 p.m. to : Jefferson County since 2009. He has mander of the District 1 Field Opera, to 2013. His last position was captain. 8 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Colonial House, served several roles for the county tions Bureau, which covers Pierce and Wilkinson has worked for the city 222 E. Pine St., downtown Shelton. since 2001, including undersheriff and Thurston counties, of Lindsay, California, for almost 15 The five finalists are competing to deputy sheriff. He has worked in law Moody has been with the Fairfieldyears. He is serving dual roles as chief replace,Shelton Police Chief Dave Eck- enforcement for 18 years, and has been Police Department in California for of the police and fire departments since lund, who retired in May. Lt, Les Wat- an officer for the Department of De- 25 years, and has been police captain 2008, and as city manager since 2010. .annlng By NATALIE JOHNSON at 6 p.m. at the Mason County for producers and processors The commission directed natalie@masoncounty.com Commission Chambers at 411 in industrial and agricultural the Planning Advisory Com- N. Fourth Street. It is open to areas. The county's zoning mission to review its zoning The Mason County Plan- the public, code, amended in Novem- codes for producers and pro- ning Advisory Commission On July 1, the Mason ber, allows the businesses in cessors. (PAC) will once again mull County Board of Commis- much of the county, including Specifically, the county:' possible locations of marijua- sioners voted 2-1 to enact a residential parcels 5 acres or commission asked the na producers and processorssix-month moratorium on larger, consider amending por io in the county, marijuana producers and pro- The commission repealed of Chapter 17.17 of county The PAC will have a work- cessors licensed by the state the moratorium three weeks zoning code to increase shop Monday to discuss zon-Liquor Control Board. Com- later, on July 22, with anoth- fers between operations ing regulations for state li- missioner Randy Neatherlin er 2-1 vote. This time, Com- neighboring residential build" censed marijuana companies,cast the dissenting vote. missioner Tim Sheldon votedings from 100 250 feet, to The meeting will take placeThe moratorium allowed no. limit rural residential opera- tions to Tier 1 producer oper- ations and to limit Tier 2 and 3 operations to parcels of 10 acrei canopyspace. t i: he state Li- Tier" 1 than feet of plant are al- square and Tier 10,000 to feet of plant STAFF REPORT : ' news@masoncoun corn The city of Shelton i s, ceepting let- ters of interest from residents who want to volunteer to serve on its Parks and Recreation Citizen:Advisory Corn- mittee. :':i : : ...... : ness within the city limits. The committee, which me s month-:: The committee's tasks inClude offer- ly to help the city administer p rks: d::9 :recommendations on future recreation services, haStwo: open,K/:::: ning and To be eligible, you must Iive: the:;: r ations. city of Shelton or the City's:: Urban Letters of Growth Area, or own or manage a busi ted by mail, or Shel. Law enforcement ton Civic Center, Recreation, 525 W, ~J2' .i ' ' i: '' 5' ~ mformatmn, eaU' Mark P ks and Recreation direc- at 432-5194 or email mziegler@ ci.shelton;Wa.us. board seeks new STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com The Mason County Law Enforcement & Fire Fighters Disability Board (LEOFF) needs a volun- teer to fill a firefighter position on the board. The member will serve a two-year term. Board members are not compensated for their service. Qualified applicants must be a LEOFF Plan 1 or 2 firefighter employed by or retired from an em- ployer within Mason County. The LEOFF board considers claims for dis- ability or sickness made by law enforcement offi- cers or firefighters as outlined in the Washington Law Enforcement Officers' and Firefighters Act in RCW 41.26. The Mason County LEOFF board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m. in the Mason County Commission Chambers at 411 N. Fifth St. in Shelton. To apply, send a letter to Diane Zoren, LEOFF board secretary, at 411 North Fifth Street in Shel- ton, or email dlz@co.mason.wa.us by Aug. 28. Whether you are a construction professional or novice-we need you! Call us today at 360-426-8134 or visit our website at www.habitatmasonwa.org Peeking through the trees The moon shines Saturday over Southeast Phillips Road South of Shelton. Journal photo by Kathy Brooks Don't stress, we've got you covered with our ], Ask our low rate personal loan with flexible and skip-a-i yment* twice a year,