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Thursday, July 31,2014 -Mason County Journal- Page A-7 Journal photo by Gordon Weeks The city of Shelton was surprised to discover some of its long-delayed state Route 3 park-and-ride/corridor enhancement project is located on land owned by the Navy and the Simpson Timber Co. at the city's western entryway. By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncoun corn While recently surveying the site for its proposed state Route 3 park-and-ride/ corridor enhancement facility, the city of Shelton was surprised to discover some The Shelton City Commission in April gave final approval to award a contract to KPFF Consulting Engineers of Lacey to complete the project design at the site where Shelton Creek flows under the railroad tracks onto Simpson Lumber Co. property and into Oakland Bay. The :of the pr? ' ctJs located on land owned by project will restore wetlands and speed .... the Siml son mber Co. and used as an up:flood relief next to the future state easement by the Navy. Route 3 park-and-ride bus stop at the Steve Gains, the city's director of cam- downtown's western entry point. munity and economic development, on The project includes a new drainage Monday told the Shelton City commis- system from the park-and-ride parking sioners that much of the proposed park- lot that will allow cleaner stormwater to and-ride bus facility at the city's western enter the wetlands. City staff said recon- entry sits on lands within a Navy rail- necting the wetlands located east of the road easement, with the Simpson Tim- park-and-ride with the western wetlands ber Co. having an underlying ownership, will speed up flood relief and reintroduce City officials believed most of the prop- brackish water into the wetland com- erty was owned by the city, Gains said. plex. Brackish water has more salinity The commissioners authorized Gains than freshwater, but less than saltwater. to negotiate with those two entities to ac- The project goes back to 2005, when quire the land. the city applied for federal enhancement The city is already facing another funding. The city received the grant, and challenge at the site. In April, the city other funding, with the expectation that announced it will be forced to repay the a park-and-ride facility would be de- federal government $280,000 it has al- signed and constructed on the site of the ready spent on the project if it is not cam- former wastewater treatment plant and pleted by the end of 2014. the sweeping pile known as Boot Hill. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY HUGE GARAGE/TOOL sale! Friday Aug 1st, Sat- urday Aug 2nd, Sunday Aug 3rd. 8am-4pm, 8061 W. Shelton-Matlock Rd. Tools, antique bottles, 2 manure spreaders (1 antique, 1 works). Lots of stuff. Must sell. (S 7/31) 1996 FORD power stroke, 1 ton. $5,500 obo. 1992 Scottsdale, 3A ton, new mo- tor, 12,000 pound winch. $4,000 obo. 28' 5th wheel hold items and more. Sat- flatbed trailer, triple axle, urday 8am-3pm. E 1230 everything new, $12,000 Island Lake Drive. (S 7/31) obo. 2014 Kubota tracker, 47hp, with 6 attachments. GARAGE SALE. Antiques $25,000. 360-490-4258. (R and many misc., furniture 7/31 ) and glassware, .30-06 GARAGE SALE. Remodel- semi-automatic with case ing items, medicine cabinet, $600. Friday and Saturday, light fixtures, motorcycle 8am-4pm, 771 E Country gear and helmet, adult, ma- Club Drive, Union-Aider- ternity and infant clothes, brookgolf course.(S 7/31) stroller, cooler, toys, house- SKYLINE DRIVE-IN THEATRE www.skylinedrive-in.com 182 SE Brewer Rd. Shelton 360-426-6598 EVENINGS ANNUAL SWAP MEET AND ART FAIR FIRST SATURDAY IN AUGUST OPEN FROM 9 am to 5 pm with Lots of Free Parking Full Snack Bar Vendors with wares from A to Z New and Used * Handmade Treasures Stop by and browse on Saturday, August 2 Shoppers Admission is Free That Day Looking for a Home City of Shelton Animal Shelter Adoptions cost $75, which The shelter is closed Saturday include vaccine, wormer, spay /through Monday. neuter and a $10 city license. New Dogs availablefor adoption dogs are brought in all the time. include: Call 427-7503 or visit the shelter at Labrador Mix M 3 yrs. 902 W. Pine St. Dogs can be viewed at Shelton.petfinder.com. Lab / Pit Bull MIX M 3 yrs. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 Shepherd Mix F 2yrs. p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Kitten Rescue This time of the year our kitten season has finally arrived. We have a small steady supply of healthy and friendly kittens just waiting for that purrrfect indoor home. For more information go to our website kittenresq.net or call us at 360-426-2455 or 360-584-0594. Yatti Labrador Retriever Mix Senior Female Large This wonderful girl has had a hard life. Her ex-owners moved away and left her to starve. Lucky for her some neighbors saw what had happened and stepped in to help. They gave her food and called us. We were very happy to help this great girl. All she wants now is a good home so she never has to worry again. To meet this great girl con- tact Adopt-a-Pet Shelton WA. E-mail; thedoghouse3091@ hotmail.com 360-432-3091 Because they're part of your family.., you want the best care for your pets. ........... (360) 426-1840