Shelton City Roads – Have you noticed?
The road conditions in Shelton continue to deteriorate. The pictures shown were taken at 5th street in downtown Shelton. 5th Street runs between the Mason County Commissioner's Offices and the Mason County Court House. This picture is directly in front of the building that houses the County Commissioners.
How bad will the streets get before they are noticed by the local (and state) politicians? When will the streets be “considered for repairs"? Should the county help the city? Or should the state step in? The state recently repaired State Route 3, where it begins at Highway 101, through east of Front Street. Most citizens thought the city had completed the paving and repairs.
Perhaps a Citizen's Advisory Committee could be formed to address the conditio
n of the streets. And while the committee is at it maybe a citizen's group to do the actual repairs could be formed. At the least, citizens addressing the street repair issue would provide some evidence the problem was noticed.
Shelton's street repair problem is not easy to solve. If our governmental leaders do not have a vision or develop a plan to address the potholes, how will the streets improve? This author is making observations, post your answers/suggestions below.
Dec. 1, 2014