EMS measure likely to be on ballot


April 14, 2022

Gordon Weeks

Mason County Fire District 5 EMS building on Franklin and First streets seen on Tuesday in Shelton.

The Shelton City Council will vote Tuesday on placing an emergency medical services replacement levy on the Aug. 9 ballot.

The council unanimously gave preliminary approval at its April 5 meeting.

If passed, the replacement levy would collect 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value

No one from the public spoke about the proposal at the April 5 meeting.

Shelton voters approved similar levies for EMS in 1998, 2004, 2010 and 2016, City Manager Jeff Niten told the council members.

The levy generates about $350,000 per year. Without the levy money, the city will have to pay for emergency...

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