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Journal photo by Gordon Weeks In its general-fund requests for 2015, the Shelton Police Department has asked for $92,000 to purchase two police cars. The department is also asking for $108,353 to add a police sergeant. Work begins on 5belton's 2015 budget budgetscheduledPUbliCfor Dec.hearingl. is The requests for new By GORDON WEEKS any filters on, so there will employees and items gordon@masoncountycom be more requests," he said. include $108,353 for a The city departments full-time police sergeant, During the recession, requested $10.8 mil- $92,000 for two police the message was "don'tlion in expenditures for vehicles, $21,916 for a ask" when it came time2015, with projected rev- half-time custodian, and for city of Sheltonde- enues of almost $9.9 mil- $80,000 for traffic-signal partment heads to make lion, said Cathy Beierle, boxes at the intersections requests for the city's an- the city's finance direc- of Fourth Street and Rail- nual general-fund bud- tor. That means a veryroad Avenue and Seventh gets, City Administrator preliminary shortfall of Street and Railroad. Dave O'Leary told the $940,308, she said. The $10.8 million in Shelton City Commission "Now we have a lot of requested expenditures on Monday. hard work to do," Beierle does not include the re- But the economy is said. quests by department slowly improving, and A preliminary 2015 heads for the one-time "this year, we didn't put budget will be presented monies below. to the Shelton City Com- Those requests in- mission at its Oct. 27dude $30,000 to paint meeting, the outside of the Shel- The commission is ton Library, $50,000 for hosting public hearings abatements and condem- on the preliminary bud- nations, and $24,200 for get and on revenue sourc- a cargo van for the engi- es on Nov. 3. The final neering department. New dog-park group to meet Monday Make a and go Visit don, Suggested a difference ride of your life! orts Park and make a Js with cancer and go for a :k car. of ken in the US are Goodtimes rovide a no affected by the joys of Camp national Funding was at risk of camp. track you can and Mariners tickets, oinme.org/driveathon to For more oodtimes If you'd like to attend, santo@thegoodtimes is a 501c3 charity, that hosts a no cost ion: $100) and camp is pport will help save 9:30. to ' with cancer and their siblings. STAFF REPORT .Dogs are required to be news@masoncounGcom on leashes in the city. The closest dog park The newly formed is in northeast Thurston group Friends of the County, a 5-acre site that Shelton Dog Park will formerly served as part of meet for the first time to the landfill in the Hawk's talk about establishing Prairie area. an off-leash dog park at 5 At the Sept. 8 meeting p.m. Monday at the Shel- of the Parks and Recre- ton Civic Center, 525 W. ation Advisory Commit- Cota St. tee, Ziegler presented Mark Ziegler, the di- options for parks sites on rector of the Shelten city property, including Parks and Recreation land near Wallace Knee- Department, will talk to land Boulevard and Shel- members and attendees ton Springs Road. Ziegler about potential sites for said he is also looking at an off-leash dog park. land under the Bonnev- For the past year, the ille Power Administra- city of Shelton's Parks tion transmission lines. and Recreation Advisory Attendees of the Sept. Committee has been dis- 8 meeting formed the cussing the development Friends of the Shelton of an off-leash dog park in Dog Park group. At Mon- the Shelton area. Pets are day's meeting, the group not allowed in city parks, might form committees to Owners can walk their address design, fundrais- dogs on leashes on the ing, marketing, rules and city's Huff 'n' Puff Trail maintenance, and other on Shelton Springs Road. matters, Ziegler said. Green Diamond Resource Co. buys 600K acres in Oregon STAFF REPORT timberland assets and news@masoncoun corn out commitment to the fu- ture of the forest products Green Diamond Re- industry. We have been source Co. has purchased careful forest stewards in about 600,000 acres ofthe Pacific Northwest for timberland in South- nearly 125 years, and we central Oregon, President look forward to continu- Douglas Reed announceding our long-term com- Monday. mitment to sustainable The land was previ- forestry in Oregon." ously owned by JWTR Reed also announced LLC. Of Klamath Falls,the appointment of Andy Oregon. Elsbree as vice president Green Diamond now and general manager of owns and manages more Oregon operations. than 1.3 million acres in Elsbree has a forestry Washington, Oregon anddegree from Oregon State California. University and a masters "We are delighted within business administra- this significant growth op- tion from Columbia Uni- portunity for our compa- versity and has worked in ny," Reed said in a news forest management for 30 release. "The acquisition years, according to Green reflects our confidence in Diamond.