Mason Port Of Shelton Port Commissioner Position No. 3
4-year term (ports in counties with over 100,000 pop); 4 or 6 year term counties with under 100,000 pop) Salary $42,106 (2013) in King, varies in other port districts. The Port District is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the port facilities within their jurisdiction. The commission sets the general policies of the district, which are implemented by the hired professional Port Director and their professional staff. One of commission's main duties is the adoption of the district's budget and proposal of any Port levies to be placed on the ballot to the people. The commission sets policies and approves all spending via the budget, whether for operations or capital items or public facility maintenance and improvements. The council also sets salaries for district employees.
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Kristy Buck (NP)
Realtor, Business Owner
Why did you decide to run for this position?
What are three major issues facing the port?
Of the three, which one is the most urgent?
What is your primary interest in the operation of the port?
Town where you live
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I'm the current Commissioner for Position 3 for the Port of Shelton, since Jan, 2014.
I have really enjoyed being a Port of Shelton Commissioner - I find it interesting, challenging, and rewarding. The wheels of government move very slowly, and things take a long time to get done. There are exciting things happening in Shelton, and the Port can, and should, be a part of them!
1.) The South dock of the Oakland Bay Marina needs replacing. It is unsafe and poses a liability risk to the Port.
2.) Several of our tenants need more space, so we need to consider building something.
3.) We need to prepare the old fairgrounds site for new tenants.
The South dock repair at Oakland Bay Marina.
Just that we continue to spend taxpayer dollars wisely and frugally to maximize the assets we own. We need to protect the airport from encroachment, maximize the ground use at the John Prairie Industrial area to make it attractive to new companies that can bring in jobs, and protect and enhance Oakland Bay Marina so it can be an asset to the community, as well as complement the working waterfront.
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