The City of Shelton thanks and expresses our appreciation for the work of our state legislative delegation—Senator Tim Sheldon, Representative Drew MacEwen, and Representative Dan Griffey—for their work to include some of Shelton’s top priorities in the 2021-2023 biennial capital budget. We would also like to express thanks to the Governor’s staff for their work with City representatives on language addressing the latecomer’s agreement with Washington State Patrol.
The proposed state budget includes $2.05 million for the rehabilitation of Well 1, including the conversion of the water transmission main. The proposed budget also includes an additional $2.05 million for the design and construction of a 750,000-gallon reclaimed water storage tank at the satellite wastewater treatment plant. Both of these projects will ensure that we can continue to provide safe, high-quality drinking water to our residents; and will complete some needed infrastructure upgrades. Also, $900,000 in grants to support clean-up efforts at the C Street landfill was included in the capital budget.
Additionally, the proposed 2021 – 2023 biennial transportation budget reimburses the state's motor vehicle account $2.2 million for the outstanding balance remaining on the latecomer agreement between the City and the WSP, paving the way for the city and the WSP to meet over the summer and declare the terms of the agreement satisfied. Addressing the latecomer’s agreement will assist with recruiting future economic activity to northwest Shelton, and will make it easier for properties to connect to the existing water line infrastructure in this area. Addressing the latecomer’s agreement has been a top priority for the City for many years, and we’re looking forward to seeing future economic growth in this area.
Both the 2021-23 capital and 2021-23 transportation budgets are awaiting Governor Inslee's signature.