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City looks at stolen shopping carts

Council could require locking wheels

Stores in Shelton lose more than 300 shopping carts a year, which end up in alleys, ravines and homeless encampments. It costs the City of Shelton staff time and money to retrieve them from its parks and when they become a nuisance.

At a study session on June 11, the members of the Shelton City Council and city staff spent an hour discussing ways to mitigate the problem.

Jae Hill, the city's community and economic development director, said he reached out to stores in Shelton about their experiences with thieves walking away with their shopping carts. He also examined how other cities deal wit...

 

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