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Grays Harbor County seeks nominations for Boundary Review Board position

MONTESANO, Wash. – The Boundary Review Board for Grays Harbor County is soliciting nominations for a member to serve on the Board as provided in RCW 36.93.061. This Governor-appointed position is currently vacant with a term expiring January 31, 2015.

To apply go to the Washington State Governor’s website and select Boards and Commissions.  Follow the links the application section:      (http://www.governor.wa.gov/boards/application/default.aspx)

For more information on the Grays Harbor County Boundary Review Board please call the County Commissioner’s Office at (360) 249-3731.

Mason County Commissioner Terri Jeffreys Speaks at Sheriff’s Breakfast

Commissioner Jeffreys also stated that she would like to examine the possibility of a public safety tax, that would be citizen driven, using the positive examples of Kittitas and Yakima Counties.

She believes that this tax could possibly be a revenue sharing idea so as to not cost the city of Shelton any funding, yet provide needed funding for county public safety in order to “stop the bleeding”.

Commissioner Jeffreys final thought was that in researching many counties within the state, she found one county that conducted a public safety tax which yielded positive returns, and found one county that did not participate in a public safety tax where now both citizens and politicians are wishing that they had.

Commissioner Jeffreys thanked the work that Sheriff Casey Salisbury and Undersheriff Jim Barrett have been doing on behalf of public safety.

Sheriff Salisbury continues to build strong community partnerships in order to offer the best public safety service possible.

County Auditor Vern Spatz diagnosed with cancer

MONTESANO, Wash. – Grays Harbor County’s Auditor Vern Spatz will be taking some time off in the coming months, as he begins his fight with cancer. “So he’s going to go into a treatment program, 7 weeks of Chemo, 7 weeks of radiation,” County Commissioner Frank Gordon gave an update at their regular meeting on Monday.

Gordon said they’d been in a run of bad luck with some of their employees recently, Commissioner Herb Welch was again absent from the meeting yesterday, he’s home now, recovering from heart problems found last month.