Welcome to the Shelton Republican
Town Committee’s Website
Please look through its different pages to become more acquainted with our Town Committee, its activities, and our local and state Republican elected officials.
In November, 2017, Mayor Mark A. Lauretti was elected handily for the 14th time. Under his leadership and Shelton's Republican administration, the city’s Grand List has grown, making it possible for taxes to remain stable for six consecutive years and lowered three separate years without cutting municipal services and programs.
Our City continues to be the site for new companies, retailers and residential space. Bridgeport Avenue, designated as the site for economic development since the 1960’s, has been developed to about 85% of its capacity. A new retail and business office complex is under construction at the corner of Bridgeport Avenue and Commerce Drive. At the corner of Bridgeport Avenue and Nell’s Rock Road, The Market Place, with its major grocery store, restaurants, medical clinic, jewelry, liquor hair cutting and phone stores, is in its final stages of completion. In the downtown area, private investment has created new apartment and retail space with more to come. Construction of two residential complexes on River Road near its intersection with Constitution Blvd. has created beautiful new living spaces.
Shelton’s emergency services and infrastructure needs are also being addressed. Echo Hose and Huntington Fire companies are entertaining proposals for replacing and upgrading each facility, and all firehouses have had new generators installed to use in case of emergencies. Shelton’s Highways and Bridges Department is working diligently throughout the year to resurface and replace roads and to replace and reset drains to keep roads ice free and safer during the winter months. Lighting and electrical upgrades to the Shelton Community Center have also been approved.
Our City also continues to support its public school system beyond approved annual school budget funds, including a new roof at Sunnyside School, school boiler replacements, remodeling of a high school classroom for use as a STEM lab, and $250,000 for technology upgrades and the purchase of chrome book desktop/laptop computers for city schools. At the present time, the city’s Building Committee is reviewing proposals for replacement of the high school football and track field.
Shelton continues to be a destination for raising a family, receiving a quality education, enjoying recreational activities and owning a home in a safe and secure community. Please continue to visit our website for new information, especially during the coming months when we will be supporting Republican candidates for Hartford and Washington during the 2018 elections.
Shelton Republican Town Committee