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Rules for homeless camps?

City might vote on changes in July

 

Gordon Weeks

A man sleeps in the doorway of a downtown Shelton business Saturday morning. The City of Shelton is considering amending its codes on camping on private property that could grant community groups permits to accommodate up to 30 people, but with many proposed rules and regulations.

The City of Shelton is considering amending its codes on camping on private property that could grant community groups permits to accommodate up to 30 people - with many proposed rules and regulations.

The proposed requirements would include an around-the-clock host, visual screening from the neighbors, exterior lighting pointed down, and a posted code of conduct. People with police warrants would not be allowed.

The Shelton City Council talked about the proposed code amendment changes at a work session May 24. The council can expect to address a proposed ordinance in early July, said City...



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