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[VIDEO] As MasonWebTV Powered by HCC first reported on May 8th, voters in Mason County will be asked to increase sales tax by three-tenths of a percent with the funds dedicated to public safety. The measure will be on the August 6th Primary Ballot and is estimated to generate $1.3 Million for the County and $800,000 for the City of Shelton.
This week, the Shelton City Council and the Mason County Commission discussed the Public Safety Sales Tax during a joint meeting.
The City currently has a one-tenth percent public safety sales tax and the sales tax rate in Shelton is 8.8 percent. The sales tax rate in unincorporated Mason County is currently 8.5 percent.
The County will be releasing a facts sheet on the measure in the near future.