MasonWebTV Powered by HCC sat down with the four candidates running for Shelton City Commissioner of Streets & Public Improvement: Jacob Dreifus, Kevin Dorcy, Tracy Moore and Eric Onisko.We asked each candidate the following questions:
- First, take a moment to introduce yourself, talk about your background, and why you are running.
- If elected, what are your top priorities?
- What are your budget priorities?
- About a year ago, the City lowered permit fees and eliminated some connection charges. The goal was to generate development. Latest information indicates that the lowered fees accomplished just that. However, depending on how you look at the numbers, not without some financial loses to the City. What is your position?
Should the lower fees continue?
- Should the City look at lowering rates for water and sewer?
- Outside an emergency or state mandate or order, is there a situation or project you believe is worth adding to the City’s debt?
- If attracting business to Shelton is a goal, what do you think can be done to make it easier to bring a business to the City? Would you consider reducing or suspending business license fees and/or the B & O tax – such as what was done with permit fees?
- Do you agree with the City now contracting with Mason County Garbage? Explain why or why not.
- What challenges do you see coming and how would you address them?
- Would you like to see the three-member City Commission changed to a seven-member council?
- How about expanding the Commission?
- Do you have an opinion on Railroad Avenue?
- Is there one specific thing the City is doing you would like to stop?
- To close, give us what is known at the 30-second elevator summary of you as the best candidate for Shelton City Commissioner of Streets & Public Improvement.
These video sit downs are unedited and in the order the candidates’ names will appear on the August 1st Primary Election Ballot.
Jacob Dreifus at a family friend’s home on Harstine Island
Kevin Dorcy in front of Urraco Coffee in Shelton
Tracy Moore at her home in Shelton
Eric Onisko at his home in Shelton
Ballots will be mailed to voters July 11th.