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03/18/2021 Mason County Civil Service Commission Meeting Minutes March 18 , 2021 The regular meeting was called to order at 5@00 p . m . virtually via the Zoom platform by Chairperson Ickes . Attendance : Susan Ickes , Chair ; William Kendrick , Vice - Chair Absent : Mark Nault , Commissioner Others : Tami Beyer , Sheryl Hilt , Undersheriff Travis Adams , and Becky Rogers . Business . 1 . Approval of Minutes : February 18 , 2021 regular meeting minutes . Cmmr. Kendrick/Ickes moved and seconded to approve the February 28, 2021 milzutes. Motion cars ied unanimously. 2 . Chief Examiner Update 2 . 1 . Position Tracking - There are six vacant funded positions - - Corrections Deputy - 2 ; Deputy Sheriff - 2 ; Support Specialist II - 1 ; and Financial Assistant - 1 3 . Sheriff's Office Update 3 . 1 . Corrections - Chief Beyer reported that Danny Owens retired on March 15 . Two of the corrections deputies are looking to interview and transfer to other agencies . 3 . 2 . Patrol - Chief Beyer noted there is one lateral candidate in background . Three patrol are on modified duty . K9 Jano has retired . The newest K9 member is Jano 's son , Deimos , a two - year old German Shepherd . 3 . 3 . Support Staff - A recent meeting occurred between Chief Beyer and Dawn Twiddy regarding the Support Specialist positions to improve the hiring process . Sheryl Hilt stated one candidate is going through background for the Financial Assistant position . 3 . 4 . Supreme Court Case No . 96873 - 0 En Banc - State v . Blake - February 25 , 2021 https : / / www . courts . wa . gov/ opinions/ pdf/ 968730 . p ff - - Undersheriff Adams gave a brief overview of this case involving the drug possession statute ( RCW 69 . 50 . 4013 ) . He stated the court looked at the statute and ruled it is unconstitutional because it did not have a mens rea attached to it . Every arrest made under the statute for violation of possession of narcotics has been invalidated . The Court ruled it is legal to possess narcotics as long there is no intent to sell the narcotic . 4 . Adjourn - The meeting adjourned at 5 : 21 p . m . Approved 4 ZU Z / Mason County Civil Service Commission Meeting Minutes March 18 , 2021 Page 2 gusan Ickes William Kendrick Marlc Nault Chair Vice- Chair Commissioner Becky Ro ' ers Secretary/Chief Examiner