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City passes '22 budget

1 percent tax increase

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday approved a $41.1 million budget for 2022.

No one spoke during a public hearing, nor did anyone at the first public hearing on Oct. 19. None of the council members commented on the budget.

The city was required to adopt the budget before the end of the year.

The $41,146,160 in expenditure includes $15,097,780 for the general fund, $1,872,280 for the street fund, $2,986,620 for the capital resources fund, $62.900 for the tourism fund, $177,300 for the bond fund, $2,883,800 for the capital improvement fund, $2,666.270 for the water fund, $6,260, 200 for the sewer fund, $1,286,560 for the solid waste fund, $1,420,600 for the storm drainage fund, $2,566,500 for the water capital fund, $2,475,000 for the sewer capital fund, $246,000 for the storm drainage capital fund, $201,000 for the payroll benefits fund, $865,070 for the equipment rental fund, and $102,100 for the firefighters' pension

City Manager Jeff Niten gave the proposed budget to the council members on Oct. 5.

The council also voted unanimously Tuesday to raise property taxes by 1%, the most allowed by law. That increase will collect another $21,562 in taxes to pay for city expenses. No one spoke during the public hearing.

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Gordon Weeks, Reporter

Shelton-Mason County Journal & Belfair Herald


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