City Council Candidate Salaries Set

The Shelton City Commission set the salaries for the incoming City Council members Monday as the City transitions from a three-member commission to a seven-member council. The Commissioners set the monthly salary at $500 ($6,000 annually). The current commissioners, who will become council members once the council is seated, will earn $1300 a month ($15,600 annually) until the next election for their seats.

Last week, the City Commission submitted a resolution to the Mason County Auditor’s Office asking for a special election to elect four new council members. The primary election will be held February 13th and the general election April 24th. As Auditor Karen Herr explained, filing period for the four council positions begins Monday, December 18th and runs through Wednesday, December 20th.

The filing fee for these position will be $60.