Belfair Sewer System – 20 Year Payoff Plan

Neatherlin RandyCommission Neatherlin proposes a solution to pay off the notorious Belfair Sewer System, a system estimated to go broke by 2017 under the current financing assumptions. At Tuesday's briefing session, Commissioner Neatherlin with the aid of Budget Director Frank Pinter presented a recommended solution utilizing REET 1 & 2 Funds, .09 Money*, growth factors and a $2M settlement.

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Man, 80, Fatally Shoots Younger Man

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UPDATE - 80-year-old Charles Lewis Anderson appeared in court Wednesday. His attorney states Anderson was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot 51-year-old Scott Tracey Jeffries, a long-time friend. Anderson claims he 'had no choice' and 'shot because he was being assaulted'. As the claims are investigated it remains unclear what, if any, charges will be pressed against Anderson.

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Senior Food Drive

mealswheelsThe 2014 Senior Food Drive brought in more than 1000 pounds of food to support Meals On Wheels and low-income Seniors in Mason and Thurston County. The donations will provide two days worth of emergency food rations for over 225 home-bound Meals On Wheels clients and an additional 102 low-income seniors. Over four vans full of non-perishable food items were sent out for distribution.

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More Need For Abatement?

derelictbuildingSeveral citizens spoke out against Community Development Engineer Steve Goins proposed provisions to the current Shelton Municipal Code (SMC Chapter 8.70), relating to public nuisances adopted in 2013. The current code is part of an "Abatement Strategy" of the City of Shelton to address derelict properties, blight, and other public nuisances in Shelton. The Ordinance established new regulations allowing the city to cite property owners with large accumulations of junk and trash in yards, and for other public nuisances, as a means to achieve compliance. Goins is proposing expansion of the current provisions for enforcement and abatement to include unpermitted building activity that results in dangerous and/or unfit structures not in compliance with the International Building Code (IBC).

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Calling All Citizens!

The City of Shelton requests your participation in the Growth Management Act (GMA) mandated Comprehensive Plan update. During the 2014 Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) audit, a noted audit requirement was that the city commission adopt a Public Participation Plan pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 36.70A.035. Community Development Director Steve Goins presented to the commission, a Washington State planning document created to gather public input for comprehensive planning and updates. This document is meant to aid in updating the City's Comprehensive Plan. Review the planning document.

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City of Shelton's 2015 Budget

sheltoncom2014City of Shelton Commissioners Adopt Ordinance #1862-1214. The Final Budget for the year ending December 31, 2015:

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Shelton Considers Solid Waste Rate Increase

wastetruck sheltonCity Engineers Mike Michaels and Greg Clark presented their case for increasing the rates for solid waste/ city garbage service. The Solid Waste Utility has not had a rate increase since 2011, which was the end of a four-year series of increases identified in the now outdated utility comprehensive plan. Since 2011 the utility has been running well, but has been using previously collected cash reserves as operational costs have increased.

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