Community Lifeline says it will help with property messes


April 21, 2022

Gordon Weeks

A homeless encampment is shown in March on private property within Shelton city limits, across state Route 3 from the Shelton Yacht Club. Starting on Sunday, the owners of the vandalized property in the city are responsible for the cleanup.

Starting on Sunday, the owners of vandalized property in the City of Shelton are responsible for the cleanup, with the city providing either the paint or the labor for the task.

With the new graffiti ordinance, Community Lifeline in downtown Shelton is offering help as well. The nonprofit that operates a homeless shelter on Third Street is offering to send an outreach team to homeless encampments to urge them to leave private property and then help them clean up any mess they created.

Athena Ayres, executive director of Community Lifeline, said the goal of the proposal is "to be part of a s...

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