City Council to Support Public Safety Sales Tax

The Shelton City Council will consider a resolution supporting Mason County’s proposed Public Safety Sales Tax during their meeting at 6 PM Tuesday, July 16. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will broadcast Tuesday’s City Council meeting live.

If approved by voters on August 6, 2019, the Public Safety Sales and Use tax would increase to three-tenths of 1%. A City news release says because Shelton residents approved a ballot measure in 2011 to collect a one-tenth of 1% sales tax dedicated to public safety, approval of the county ballot proposition would raise the tax by two-tenths of a percentage to a total of three-tenths of 1% within Shelton city limits.

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State Highway Construction 7/14 to 7/20

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from July 14, 2019 to July 20, 2019.


US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic  County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: Travelers who use the US 101 Shelton-Matlock interchange will notice orange signs and construction activities beginning Monday, July 15. Crews will begin efforts to remove fish barriers along Coffee Creek and rebuild two ramps at the US 101/Shelton-Matlock Road interchange. While the initial work will have little effect on travelers, drivers are encouraged to watch for trucks entering and exiting the construction zone.  As work progresses, the project later will require a temporary traffic shift on Shelton-Matlock Road west of US 101 near the interchange. This project also will rebuild the southbound US 101 ramps to and from the Shelton-Matlock Road. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each Monday through Thursday.


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PUD Commissions Support Lower Snake River Dams

The Boards of Commissioners for Mason County PUD No. 1 and No. 3 passed resolutions this week to protect the four Lower Snake River Dams from destruction.

The four dams are Ice Harbor, Little Goose, Lower Granite, and Lower Monumental. They are on the Snake River in the southeast corner of Washington state and provide nearly 11 percent of the federally generated hydro power in the Pacific Northwest.

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