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L Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-9 By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncounty, com Five people have been appointed by the Shelton City Commission to serve on a human services committee to ad- vise the city on issues that affect the poor. Toby Kevin, Charles Orthmann, Tamra Ingwaldson and Linda Amar will represent the health care, afford- able housing, social services, business community and education sectors of the community. Marilyn Vogler will serve in a member-at-large position. The five members, who all volun- teered for the new committee, were approved unanimously by the Shelton City Commission at its work session meeting Monday. The commission in March prelimi- narily authorized the formation of a poverty committee to make recommen- dations on issues such as coordinating services, dumpster diving and creating a "one-stop shop" for services. The move was one of three primary recommendations of the city's poverty task force in a report presented to the commission in December. The committee was originally slated to have seven members. Four mem- bers would represent one constituency: health care, affordable housing, social services and business. Two would rep- resent education: one a student, the other representing a public or private school in Shelton. The seventh member would be an at-large Shelton resident. But the commission recently adopt- ed a resolution that modified the mem- bership structure of the committee and allowed for the membership to range from five to seven members. Steve Goins, the city's director of community and economic develop- ment, told the commissioners Monday Journal photo by Gordon Weeks A homeless shelter sits in the woods west of downtown Shelton. The Shelton City Commission will have a public hearing on a proposed ordinance regulating temporary homeless camps hosted by Shelton churches at its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Shelton Civic Center, 525 W. Cota St. the city didn't get as many applicants as it hoped. There is room for two more members on the committee, he said. Kevin is the former director of Sound Learning -- which helps tutor adults -- and is active with the non- profit Community Lifeline, which pro- vides social services in Shelton. Orth- mann has testified on poverty issues and offered proposals at commission meetings. Ingwaldson is executive director of United Way of Mason County, and served on the city's poverty task force. Amar is the former director of family therapy for the St. Vincent Hospital Addition Treatment Program, and re- tired as the director of addition stud- ies program at Seattle University. Vogler is an advocate for affordable housing. The members will not be paid. The committee will meet at least once a month to "discuss issues, formulate strategies, delegate responsibilities Public hearing Monday on T.e state law does not specify any cap on the number of guests in a tem- church homeless camps ,o,,~ camp. The proposed city regulations re- quire the perimeter of the camp to By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncounty, com What rules should govern tempo- rary homeless camps hosted by Shel- ton churches? The Shelton City Commission will have a public hearing on a proposed ordinance regulating the encamp- ments at its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Shelton Civic Center, 525 W. Cota St. The city of Shelton is considering rules for churches that want to host be located at least 20 feet from the neighboring property or public right- of-way. Minors would be not be al- lowed, and a minimum number of on-site parking spaces would be re- quired. A managing agency would be re- quired to provide and enforce a writ- ten code of conduct. During a public comment period at the commission's meeting Mon- day, Shelton resident Marilyn Vogler urged the commissioners to not make the rules prohibitive. She pointed out temporary homeless camps for up to that the city already has laws govern- 90 days. ing noise, open fires and unsightly ac- A state law established in 2010 al- commodations. ready guarantees churches the right "Leave it to the churches how peo- to use their properties for temporary ple behave, because these people are homeless camps, and establishes reg- their guests," she said. rary camps, vices committee to &ddress poverty "t The city's proposed regulations, issues, said the churches shouldn ple in temporary homeless camps for have been sanctuaries,~ she said. allowed. water and toilets, Vogler said. and review progress toward goals." Studying options', and then mak- The committee's duties will include: ing recommendations, on issues that Ranking the recommendations include dumpster diving, grant fund- of the city poverty task force report ing, establishing a "one-stop shop" for and recommend how to implement services similar to North Mason Re- them. sources. Providing a forum for coordinat- At the request of the commission, ing and collaborating with service pro- evaluating and commenting on pend- viders and the community to improve ing city decisions that might hurt peo- communication between the two. ple in need. 11AH - 8PH SEPTEMBER 5-7 2014 IRENE S. 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