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City Approves School Resource Officer Agreement

The Shelton City Commission unanimously approved the agreement with the Shelton School District for additional School Resource Officer through the end of the school year. The agreement approved Tuesday night has the School District reimbursing the City for overtime for officers covering Olympic Middle School and Mt. View Elementary, and CHOICE, Evergreen and Bordeaux.

Police Chief Darrin Moody told the Shelton City Commission a contract for the next two school years is being negotiated with the cost of those two officers being split between the School District and the City.

That contract is subject to School Board approval later this month and City Council approval in June.

Meanwhile, the Mason County Commission approved a supplemental budget appropriation Tuesday that included $80,000 for a full time School Resource Officer in the North Mason School District. This funding is coming from the North Mason School District and pays for the salary of the School Resource Deputy through June 2019.

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City Now Assessing Light at 1st & Cota

The City of Shelton is requesting an assessment of the traffic light at the intersection of 1st and Cota streets. Two weeks ago, the City briefed the Shelton City Commission on possibly removing the traffic signal but now staff is asking the Washington State Department of Transportation to look at the signal to see if the light is necessary.

The light belongs to the DOT since 1st Street is State Route 3. Tuesday night, the Shelton City Commission authorized the Mayor to sign a letter asking the DOT to assess the traffic signal to see if it is warranted or should be removed.

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City Awards Contracts for Downtown Connector, Turner Ave.

Tuesday night, the Shelton City Commission awarded the construction contract for the Downtown Connector and Turner Avenue projects.

The contract for the Downtown Connector went to Waunch Construction and Trucking, Inc of Olympia. Waunch Construction’s bid of just over $4.3 was the lowest among the six bids received. Craig Gregory is Director of Public Works.

The Downtown Connector project includes resurfacing Olympic Highway North and West Alder Street between East C Street and North 1st Street, the installation of a roundabout at 1st and Alder, elimination of the west bound climbing lane along Olympic Highway North, a new traffic signal at Alder Street and 7th Street, installation of a new bus stop shelter at Alder and 8th, as well as sidewalk and parking improvements.

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Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the May 1, 2018 Shelton City Commission meeting. There are two ways to watch live at 7 PM: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

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Officers in Shelton Schools Through June

[VIDEO| The Shelton Police Department and the Shelton School District have agreed to add additional School Resource Officer (SRO) presence in schools through June of this year. Police Chief Darrin Moody summarized the agreement for the Shelton City Commission Tuesday night.

Two existing officers will be paid overtime to cover other schools in Shelton schools in addition to the officer currently covering Shelton High School and Oakland Bay Junior High. One of the overtime officers’ beat will be Olympic Middle School and Mt. View Elementary. The other will cover CHOICE, Evergreen and Bordeaux. The agreement covers April to June 2018 and has the School District reimbursing the cost of overtime.

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City Wants to Remove Light at 1st & Cota

[VIDEO] The City of Shelton is asking the State Department of Transportation to look at removing the traffic light at First and Cota. Public Works Director, Craig Gregory, told the Shelton City Commission Tuesday night, congestion on First Street has become an issue and the traffic lights at Railroad Avenue and Cota Street appear to be contributing factors.

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Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the April 17, 2018 Shelton City Commission meeting. There are two ways to watch live at 7 PM: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

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Cronce Recall Going to Petition; McDowell Recall Dismissed

The effort to recall Gary Cronce as Mayor and Commissioner of Public Safety for the City of Shelton is going to the petition phase. While the recall of Kathy McDowell as Shelton City Commissioner of Finance has been dismissed.

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese issued his rulings on the recalls on April 6, 2018 after a hearing on the recalls was held Monday, April 2nd.

Judge Lanese dismissed the one allegation against McDowell and two of the three allegations against Cronce saying the petitioner (Mike Olsen) “failed to demonstrate” he (Olsen) had “sufficient knowledge of facts indicating” that Mr. Cronce and Ms. McDowell intended to violate the law.” These allegations had to due with a statement made by Cronce during a City Commission meeting urging residents to vote against the proposition to change to a council form of government, and communication between the two on social media was outside an open public meeting.

However, the Judge reached a different conclusion regarding the allegation that Cronce used a city computer and email address to solicit a campaign contribution.

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City Hiring New Firm for Manager Search

The Shelton City Commission is hiring a new recruitment firm to conduct the search for the City’s next City Manager. In the past, the City has utilized the services of The Prothman Company but Tuesday night decided to go with Slavin Management Consultants.

Prothman helped Shelton fill several key positions in the past including City Administrator (now City Manager) and Police Chief dating back to the hiring of Dave O’Leary. However, the Commission believes they need a fresh perspective.

The City requested recruitment proposals from seven firms and received three. Prothman’s proposal had a cost of $15,000. Slaven’s recruitment is not to exceed $23,347.50. And the third proposal came from Waldron Business Management Consultants at a cost of $26,000.

The Commissioners selected Slaven for their “middle of the road” cost and to get a “new set of eyes” on recruiting.

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Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the April 3, 2018 Shelton City Commission meeting. There are two ways to watch live at 7 PM: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

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