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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-15 COUNTY BRIEFS Nov. 12 County meeting canceled The Mason County Board of Com- missioners voted Oct. 21 to cancel its Nov. 12 meeting. County Commission meetings typi- cally take place each Tuesday. Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and that day's meet- ing was automatically rescheduled to Nov. 12. The commission canceled the meet- ing due to scheduling conflicts. County finance officer earns award for sixth time Theresia Ehrich, chief administra- tive and financial deputy at the Ma- son County Sheriffs Office, recently received the Washington Professional Finance Officer Award from the Wash- ington Finance Officers Association. Ehrich has received the award for six years, according to a letter to Ma- son County from the organization. Commission OKs about $630,000 in budget transfers The Mason County Board of Com- missioners approved $631,431 in mid- year budget transfers to three county departments Oct. 21. According to the Municipal Re- Hunter Creek Bridge is scheduled The bulk of the money went to the search and Services Center, "Late-to be replaced next year. Mason County Sheriffs Office and the comer agreements, also referred to as All of the lane limits are due to Mason County Jail, which is run by recovery contracts or reimbursement structural issues, said Mason County the Sheriffs Office. agreements, allow a property ownerEngineer Melissa McFadden. Midyear budget transfers are in- who has installed street or utility tended to cover unexpected expenses, improvements to recover a portion of Counh, approves County Commissioner Randy Neath- the costs of those improvements from erlin said. other property owners who later de- L,lr VVV El g contract The county approved $45,000 forvelop property in the vicinity and use the jail from its current expense end- the improvements." ing fund balance, or reserves, to in- with CPA crease nursing staff for the swing shift through the end of 2014. Lane ....llmi*s _nlacea The Mason County Board of Corn- The Sheriffs Office also received missioners approved a $25,000 con- $242,395 from the ending fund bal- tract Tuesday with Clark Nuber, Cer- ance to cover additional costs related on seven Mason tiffed Public Accountants to review the to the new Deputies Guild Collective -,tv idg cou trs 2013 financial statement. Bargaining Agreement for 2013 and COU n br es Mason County Budget Director 2014 and $224,036 from the current Frank Pinter said the contract was at expense/non-departmental fund for Seven bridges in Mason County willthe request of Mason County Auditor additional expenses for the bargaining have lane limits through the end of Karen Herr, who was not present at agreement. 2015. Tuesday's meeting. The Mason County Public Defend- Two bridges -- the Mary M. Knight The review is necessary, Pinter effs Office also received $120,000 from Bridge on Mary M. Knight Road and said, because the Auditor's Office the ending fund balance for additional the Carson Bridge on Beeville Roadhired a new finance director. defense attorney costs. -- are limited to one lane for the first "With a transition in staiTmg, there The Mason County Clerk's Office time. are differences in identifying begin- received $9,375 from the ending fund Five of those bridges --the Hliboki ning balance values," Pinter said. balance to cover extra staff costs. Bridge on Bulb Farm Road, the Gos-"This firm is coming to reconcile the nell Creek Bridge on Bolling Road, two information for the state auditor." bridges on Eich Road and the Hunter County Commission Creek Bridge on Skokomish Valley Compiled by reporter Natalie Road -- have existing lane limits. Johnson sets hearing on agreements The Mason County Board of Com- missioners scheduled a public hear- ing for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 18 to consider amending titles 13 and 15 in Mason County Code. The amendment would allow the use of a Latecomers Agreement. Think no one reads the newspaper anymore? Veterans Celebration & Seminar with Q&A Tuesday, November ! 1 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Presented b), Leon Hu : ins-Richard, MSW, Mental Health Professionals,L/C, Mason Count) eterans Case Mana&er I O0 Hall Lounge at Alpine Wa, I accomm Join VA exert Leon Hu ns-RicMrd this special minar tden , their llles, fd ds and the punic. . -For in Shdton, WA 98584