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- ra P~Se ^ e M,~e County Journal Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 Looking for a Home City of Shelton Animal Shelter Adoptions cost $75, which Tuesday through Friday. The include vaccine, wormer, spay shelter is closed Saturday / neuter and a $10 city license, through Monday. New dogs are brought in all Dogs available for adoption the time. Call 427-7503 or visit include: the shelter at 902 W. Pine St. Labrador Mik M 1 yrs. Dogs can be viewed at Shelton. petfinder.com. Pit Bull/Lab Mix F 2 yrs. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. gitten 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 'q Tbsite kittenresq net or call us55 or 360- 584-0594. t-A-Pet Labrador Retriever Mix Young Female Large Meet Miss Daisy, she is a beauti- ful young Chocolate Labrador mix. Daisy was given to an elderly person as a gift when she was just a puppy. She soon grew to be too much for this person to handle so we were happy to take this girl in and find her a new forever home. She is young and eager to be part of an active family, where she can learn all the wonderful things about being a family pet. She would like a large place to run and retrieve. tennis balls, she plays well with other dogs her size but don't know about cats. Daisy has so much potential and is eager to please. She will do well with some consistent training. If you would like to meet this beau- tiful girl contact; Adopt-a-Pet Shel- ton, WA e-mail: thedoghouse3091@ hotmail.com (360) 432-3091 Three-year plan to better illuminate Shelton streets By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncoun cam Pedestrians walking in darkness on Shelton's busy First Street aren't illu- minated by the streetlight above Dom- ino's Pizza because the beam is trained on the building instead of the street. No streetlights are aimed at stu- dents walking after the sun drops on Shelton Springs Road near Shelton High School, Oakland Bay Junior High School, Olympic Middle School and Olympic College Shelton. Mason County PUD 3 has introduced a three-year plan to better light those streets and others throughout Shelton. Mason PUD 3 wants to improve the lighting "in some high traffic, low vis- ibility areas in town," Justin Holzgrove, PUD 3 conservation manager, said at the Shelton City Commission's study session Monday. The agency wants to place the right lights in the right places, with the right arm rotation, Holzgrove said. The util- ity also wants to turn lights back on that were turned off by the city to save money, he said. Last year, about 90 high-pressure so- dium (HPS) streetlights were replaced with more efficient light-emitting disc (LED) lights in an interlocal agreement between the city and PUD 3. They can be seen across the street from the li- brary on Olympic Highway South, on the Brockdale Road walking path and along Northcliff Road. As the HPS lights burn out, they will town Shelton; Railroad Avenue; Cota Street; First Street; and a new exten- sion of streetlights on a Shelton Springs Road walking path used by many stu- dents from Shelton High School, Oak- lar/d Bay Junior High School, Olympic Middle School and Olympic College Shelton. During 2015-2016, PUD proposes improving lighting on what it calls col- lector roads and high residential-traf- fic areas. They include the Mountain View area, Capital Hill, Angleside, and downtown Shelton on Fourtl~, Fifth and Grove streets. PUD also is proposing installing streetlights in the alleys between Rail- road Avenue and West Cota Street, which would fulfill a recommendation by the city's poverty task force, Holz- grove said. To help pay for the projects, Holz- grove estimates PUD 3 will increase rates by 3 percent in 2015. He also estimates the rate increase will gen- erate about $70,000 in new utilities taxes for the city during the next two years. In June, PUD 3 posted six items about LED lighting on its Facebook page, Hol- zgrove said. They received 9,577 views, 427 likes and 38 comments. "The cry is, 'That's ~Teat, we want more,' "he said. One customer wrote, "We want them all over town ... the tweaker thieves thrive at night with those orange streetlights." "It would be nice if we had (a) street light on Capital Hill since we pay for them and don't have any on E. Birch Street," wrote another customer. "Very dark at night." Another customer wrote, "I'd love to see some of these up on Turner (Av- be replaced :by L]~D lights, Holzgrove e~ue), at least from Kneeland Park to sai& *~ ~':: ~ ~ "~ ~)0th. Don't know how many times i've "LED is now our Standard," he said. been driving to or from (the) house at The LED lights are more energy ef- night and almost hit dogs that've got- ficient and illuminate the streets them- ten out of yards or people walking. Not selves, Holzgrove said. to mention burglaries in the area, there "The light is not going up, it's not be- are tens of reasons to (have) LED light- ing wasted," he said. ing for most of town." In its three-year lighting plan, Ma- Members of the commission and city son PUD 3 proposes tackling what it staiTlauded the proposals. calls high-traffic areas, major arterials "LED is very efficient lighting," said and safety corridors for the rest of the Greg Clark, the city's public works di- year and the first half of 2015. They in- rector. clude Seventh Street; the intersection The LED lights create better condi- of Brockdale Road, Johns Prairie Road, tions for night viewing, said Commis- 13th Street and Shelton Springs Road; sioner Tracy Moore. Olympic Highway South through down- "We can still see our stars," she said. (360) 426-3052 270 SE Spring Place Shelton, Washington 98584 E-mail: sylvan@hctc.com We have created a low-stress, healthy environment with soft lighting, music, a regular exercise program, and frequent, individualized attention. We treat every pet with affection, respect, and kindness. Don't be a victim/ Take advantage of safe and secure on-site shredding for free! Communit~l Shr, d Saturday, October 18 I Noon nt - 2 p,m, OCCU Mt. View Branch: 2948 Olympic Hwy. N., Shelton There is no cost for this service, so tell your friends! Support your Local Food Bank! Bring a donation of canned, non-perishable food with you to the event and we will deliver to our local food bank, Our Community Credit Union 800-426-5657 ourcu.com