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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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Plan to Place Officers in Shelton Schools

The Shelton Police Department has a plan to place School Resource Officers in Shelton schools. Chief Darrin Moody explained the plan to the Shelton City Commission Tuesday night.

According to the Chief, there is already an officer covering Shelton High School and Oakland Bay Junior High. The plan adds two officers – one for Olympic Middle School and Mt. View Elementary and one for CHOICE, Evergreen and Bordeaux.

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Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the March 20, 2018 Shelton Metropolitan Park District Board and Shelton City Commission meetings. There are two ways to watch live at 6:50 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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City to Pay to Defend Cronce & McDowell

The City of Shelton is hiring an outside attorney to defend Mayor Gary Cronce and City Commissioner Kathy McDowell in a recall hearing set for Monday, March 26, 2018. In a unanimous vote during a special meeting Tuesday, the City Commission authorized the City hire an attorney despite public testimony urging Cronce and McDowell to pay for their own defense or at least have them repay the costs if the recall is successful.

The 1:30 PM  hearing is the next step to see if the recall will go to the petition phase prior to going to a vote of the people.

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Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the Shelton City Commission’s March 13, 2018 special meeting. There are two ways to watch live at 2 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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