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City aims to stop graffiti

Council also talks about updating sign ordinance


March 17, 2022

Gordon Weeks

The City of Shelton has no separate ordinances involving graffiti, such as is shown here in downtown Shelton recently, and is working on creating one. Shelton City Council members say they see increasing vandalism throughout the town.

Taggers have vandalized Shelton Mayor Eric Onisko's Texaco station with paint three times in the past month.

"The graffiti's gotten pretty crazy lately, all over town," Onisko said during the Shelton City Council's work session March 8.

Other council members agreed.

"I've definitely seen an uptick of this in the community, not just downtown," said Joe Schmit.

"You drive by an alley and 'boom,' and it wasn't there yesterday," said Kathy McDowell. "When did they do it?"

City Manager Jeff Niten told the council the city has no ordinances regarding graffiti. The word "graffiti" appears only onc...

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