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Page A-2 - Mason County Journal.- Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 CITY BRIEFS Plaza, parking lot proposed in downtown Shelton The city of Shelton, Mason Transit Authority and Mason Conservation District are proposing to partner to- gether to seek a grant to develop an outdoor plaza and parking lot behind MTA's Transit-Community Center, which is scheduled to open in Febru- ary. Greg Clark, the city's public works director, gave a brief overview on the proposed project at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Sixth Street at the Shelton City Commission's study session Monday. He is scheduled to offer more de- tails at the commission's business meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. Clark handed out a one-page pro- posal that outlines a partnership between the three agencies to seek a grant from this year's Stormwater Fi- nancial Assistance program offered by the state Department of Ecology. Under the proposal, the city's Pub- lic Works Department would submit a proposal by Nov. 7 and act as the grant administrator if the project receives funding. Mason Conserva- tion District and MTA would work as Journal photo by Gordon Weeks Can you picture a farmers market, outdoor concert or summer night movie in this fenced-in parking lot at Sixth Street and Railroad Avenue in downtown Shelton? The city of Shelton, Mason Transit Authority and Mason Conservation District are proposing to partner together to seek a grant to develop an outdoor plaza and parking lot behind MTA's Transit-Community Center. - partners with the city to design and velopment facility." implement the project beginning in The site would be a "green-built" the spring of 2016, and be completed parking lot for MTA custbmers during by June of 2020. the day and a public plaza space for The project would involve de- events in the evening. signing and retrofitting construc- The proposal suggestathe plaza tion of anMTA-0wned gravel could be used for a farmers market, a parking lot into a "state-of-the-art seasonal craft fair, summer evening green stormwater/low-impact de- movies, concerts and other events. )lans to dole out nearly $40K in Four Shelton groups are tentatively slated to receive a total of $39,150 in tourism fUnds from the city of Shelton in 2015. The Shelton City Commission on Monday tentatively awarded the grant money based on the recommendations of its Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Commit- tee. The $39,150, collected from Shelton hotels and motels, can be used only for activities hat will help draw tourists. The figure will be placed in the city's preliminary 2015 budget. The final budget is scheduled to be addressed at the city commission's meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. The city recommends that the Shel- ton Mason County Chamber of Com- merce visitor center receive $15,300, Kristmas Town Kiwanis get $7,000 for its Bluegrass from the Forest festival and Mason County Forest Festival or- ganizers get $6,000. The Mason County Historical So- ciety would receive $850 for its car show and $10,000 for its museum visitor center. Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks i i r !, THE BOX OFFICE OR .CALL FOR SKYBOXE$. MINUTES NORTH OF C Come in and join as for BREAKFAST every SUNDAY morning. A full menu to choose from which includes coffee & juice. Eueryone welcome. 9:00 am to 11:00 am 113 W. Cota, next to Huntington Glass Shelton 426-5060 www.sheltoncinemas.com 24 Hour Movie Info 426-1000 ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY Daily 4:45 & 7:00