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Gas prices may raise city garbage rates

Higher gasoline prices prompted Mason County Garbage to seek approval from the City of Shelton to raise monthly collection bills.

The Shelton City Council in a 6-1 vote gave preliminary approval to the increase at its Feb. 20 meeting. If given final approval Tuesday, residential customers will see a 20-cent increase on their monthly bills, and commercial customers an extra $1.63 through the end of the year.

Council member George Blush cast the dissenting vote. He pointed out that the proposed increase would be enacted at the same time customers will see increases due to the annual Consumer...


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