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Page A-8 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncoun com The city of Shelton on Monday final- ized an agreement to team with Mason Transit Authority (MTA) to seek money to improve the streets around MTA's Transit-Community Center, which is scheduled to open in February. The Shelton City Commission voted 2-0 to pass a memorandum of under- standing with MTA that compels both agencies to seek grants to enhance downtown streets around the center. Mayor Gary Cronce, the third commis- sioner, was absent. The bus traffic at the center is ex- pected to speed up the deterioration of surrounding streets. The commission gave preliminary approval to the agreement at its Oct. 6 Journal photo by Gordon Weeks Increased bus traffic at Mason Transit Authority's Transit-Community Center, which is scheduled to open in February, is expected to speed up the deterioration of Franklin Street and other surrounding streets. meeting. The Mason Transit Authority approved the agreement on Oct. 21. The city is already considering chang- ing two blocks of Franklin Avenue to a Avenue, and preserving by milling three one-way street to improve traffic flow at blocks of Franklin Street between Fourth Safeway and the transit center, which is and First streets. The city estimates the under construction at the former Wash- street projects could total $1 million. ington National Guard Armory building The city's street is considering desig- at 601 Franklin St. nating two lanes of traffic to flow east Under the agreement, some im- on Franklin Street from Fifth Street to provements on Franklin Street will be Seventh Street. The proposed change is deferred for three years while the city designed to improve traffic flow and the seeks to expand improvements. Side- increased pedestrian traffic that is ex- walks and other frontage improvements pected to come with the opening of the are under way. If the city hasn't secured center early next year. a grant within three years, MTA would Under the preliminary proposal, complete the deferred improvements on drivers would be alerted by six signs Franklin Street within one year. that would be added to the intersection The memorandum of understanding of Fifth and Franklin streets, including also obligates MTA to provide a share of signs that say stop, do not enter, no left the grant matching funds, turn, no right turn and one way. Signs The expanded project could include that say one way also would be installed rehabilitating one block of Fourth Street at Fourth and Franklin, and Seventh between Franklin Street and Railroad and Franklin streets. To advertise call I BINGO KARAOKE PARTY ^r. . i ] Fr,. Oct 31, 7-10 PM I! tvo= I Dave, Kathy or Lloyd at ] Cra_zyfun, zonyBi, go&Koraokemashup, Sew Now Bridal Boutique 4 2 6- 4 41 2 o r e m a i l | Halloween Costume Contest !] Designer Wedding Dresses, Dave -- dave@masoncounty.com | 21 &01dereCoshBor*Poy0utisS3Opergome J| Access0rJes& ter 0ns.. I Cost:. 510 per Person per Bingo Pocket for 8 Games 11 ()) 321 S. l st Street, elt0n Kathy -- kathy@masoncounty.com 190W Sentrygrive, Shelt0n ll V/ (360)790-3976 ml J Lloyd- Iloyd@masoncounty.com A fundraiser fJ3t 0e)42n e[ /4v mcsac net I; 5 ! !iiiil m.3pm ICOASTAL PAINTING l Call 427-0858 for DonationsI ]Well--" -- /] Pick-Up information I paint your blues away, ....... 1 ! Specializing in interiors and pressure washin2 | I ' [ I 11 I I CHAZ & DENISE GIBBONS " .! I Thrift fnr, l | CHAZGB69@LIVE COH I ! 859.8 826 W Railroad in Downtown Shelton ] PO BOX 904 Belfelr, WA 9 i ~ ~-Fri 10-6/,Sat 10-5 I ! I ] ~ ~1~Io-689-9389 ~ i . .,,.m .... Do~iomAccep~edDoily]0-5 ~l Your New Roof for as low as s50 per month O,A.C. "We Make House Calls" I,-) 42)"86 i ! 1131W, Kamilche Lane. Just off Highway 101 ASCEND ROOFING COMPANY LLC Residential & Commercial Roofing Spedalists LIC #ASCENRC896MA Vern Gonzales - Cell: 360-515-6065 Dennis James - Cell: 360-515-8733 Office: 360-868-2730536 W. Railroad Ave. Fax: 360-868-2625 ascendroofing@comcast.net Your One-Stop Shop! We like our job -- You will too! Automotive Services' ARCH Mechanical Affordable * Refrigeration * Cooling Heati Food Service Equipment Repair Heating Air Conditioning Refrigeration . 360-229-2139 i ~ Ucensed Bonded Insured EPA, PTCS, Frymaster Certified n[ TURNBOW LAND SURVEYING, LLC JAMES D. TURNBOW, PLS #42679 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (360) 432-2753 House Glass Advance Glass Shelton 2316 Olympic Hwy. N. "Next to Super Kleen Car Wash" FREE ESTIMATES www. turnbow[andsurveyin~.com Boundary surveys, platting, boundary Line adjustments, subdivisions,