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Grapeview commissioners accept budget for 2016

Shelton-Mason County Journal of Shelton, Washington

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The Port of Grapeview commissioners voted last week to accept the port's budget for 2016 at its monthly meeting.

Overall, the budget leaves Grapeview in the black, with $6,918 in net operating reserves.

The commissioners approved the budget by a vote of 3-0 at the Sept. 15 meeting.

"Our big concern right now is budgeting," said Port Commissioner Glenn Carlson in a phone interview Monday.

The port already has a budget of $12,813, with $2,646 in its operating investment account and $10,167 in a general cash account.

It plans to generate $25,147 in operating revenue through general property taxes, forest excise tax and interest income.

The port's expenses are expected to be salaries and wages, supplies, services and charges, and election costs, totaling $31,042 spent throughout the coming year.


The Port of Grapeview has selected John Anderson as the new District 1 commissioner to represent the area around Mason and Benson lakes.

Anderson has owned property on Mason Lake for 40 years, and is an active volunteer at the Mason Benson Lake Center and North Mason Food Bank. He is also a former member of the Grapeview School Board.

"He seems like a good guy," said Carlson. "He's very energetic. He wants to see things happen."

The position was left vacant after previous commissioner, Bill Vander-Wal, died in August.

Because the position was vacated after the deadline for elections, Anderson will serve through 2017.

He will be sworn in during a special meeting on Oct. 13, with additional details available on the port's website,, at a later date.

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Original Publication Date: September 24, 2015

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