City Commission Briefed on SAVER Suggestions

The Shelton City Commission was briefed Monday night on five suggestions from SAVER (Shelton Alliance for Viable Economic Revitalization), a subcommittee of the Government Affairs Committee from the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce. In order to help attract new businesses to the downtown area of Shelton, SAVER suggested the City put a moratorium on its sign requirement for 180 days; waive the Business and Occupation (B&O) tax for the first year of operation; waive the Traffic Impact Fee for new businesses locating to existing buildings; create low rent incubator space as an incentive for businesses to locate downtown; and work with the Chamber and the Economic Development Council of Mason County on marketing available spaces.

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CDBG Application for Senior Center Getting Closer

The application for a $1 Million Community Development Block Grant for the Mason County Senior Activities Association is getting closer to completion. Monday night, the Shelton City Commission was briefed on the latest draft of the application the City will be submitting to the State Department of Commerce on behalf of the Association for funds to purchase the Mason County PUD No. 3 complex on Cota Street.

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Port Working with Shelton Hills Investors

The Port of Shelton said Tuesday it is working with Hall Equities on a potential land swap in the Shelton Hills development that will help protect Sanderson Field from encroachment by incompatible use. This statement comes on the heels of last week’s reversal of the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board invalidity order on the City of Shelton’s rezone of 160 acres in the Hall property from Commercial/Industrial to Residential.

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North Mason County Resource Asks for Homeless Funds

Officials from the North Mason County Resource asked the Mason County Commission Tuesday morning for funds to help homeless in the Belfair and surrounding areas. In past years, the Resource Center has received funding from the 2163 Housing Fund for Homeless Prevention and the 2060 Fund for Affordable Housing. This year, however, the Mason County Housing Coalition, which administers the granting of those funds, decided NOT to recommend money go to North Mason County Resource.

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