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Eugenio Abad Invites you on the journey with his Art from the Future show May 5-7, 2006 from 10am until 7pm at the Prairie Hotel in Yelm. Abad will be signing purchased work all three days. Contact Marilyn Reardon at 360.985.2258 for further information.

April 28th tied the all-time record high temperature ever recorded that day with 79 degrees
as reported offcially at Olympia, WA. Municipal Airport.
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The Yelm Prairie Arts Assn. (YPAA) is pleased to announce their support of the YELM ARTWALK 2006 ~ May 6th through 13th. This is what The Olympian said about last year’s walk.

And the YPAA site.

Rep. Tom Campbell held a Town Hall Meeting in Yelm on April 29th with this writer in the audience hearing him to say that the city council approved Wal-Mart using incorrect traffic numbers and are
permitting every project leading to the creation of major issues for traffic, water and sewage. This man gave a frank assessment about Yelm’s Wal-Mart approval that drew a heated response from Mayor Pro-tem Bob Isom. Rep. Campbell told Mr. Isom this was his meeting, enough of an argument and would give him his due at the end. This did not arise again.
Mr. Campbell clearly stated we must get involved in our local government and tell them what we want – that they are here to serve their constituents, not the other way around. He encouraged us to keep speaking out on issues
of importance to us and learn the processes to enact change and challenge the status quo.

Saturday, May 13 from 8-11am marks the City of Yelm’s annual Spring Clean.
All City of Yelm Residential Garbage Customers are invited to participate by bringing
their Spring Trash free to Yelm City Park for disposal. Permit required. If you did not
receive yours, call Yelm City Hall.458-3244.

COMMENT
Just 5 days after my Yelm Community blog went public it has become the talk of the town, from a full editorial column in the local newspaper by the publisher and managing editor to a public remark by the mayor pro-tem in the Yelm City Council study session of April 27th about a comment recorded on the blog by a reader.

Wonderful that this blog is creating such discourse!

Leave your comment or topic of interest you would like discussed about our community.

Posted by Steve on April 29, 2006 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

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5 comments

  1. I remember Tom Campbell making comments before on the City Council’s blunders with Wal-Mart. But even he has no influence with these guys. Either the CC can’t see what they are doing or, worse still, they don’t care. Either would seem to be grounds for impeachment for incompetence.

    Comment by Tom Dewell on April 29, 2006 at 7:14 pm

  2. Tom stated publicly he has no influence. You’re right.

    He said these are local land use issues the state reps can not get involved in.
    He said in Yelm today we must be proactive as citizens in letting people know they must tell
    their local governments what they as the pubic want; ie. we give orders to the city council and city planners, not the other way around.

    Steve

    Comment by Steve Klein on April 29, 2006 at 7:36 pm

  3. Tom stated publicly he has no influence. You’re right.

    He said these are local land use issues the state reps can not get involved in.
    He said in Yelm today we must be proactive as citizens in letting people know they must tell
    their local governments what they as the pubic want; ie. we give orders to the city council and city planners, not the other way around.

    Steve

    Comment by Steve Klein on April 29, 2006 at 7:39 pm

  4. Steve,
    Thanks for this blog. It opens up information relative to our community, and allows for open discussions. This is a vital link in promoting a more proactive stand on vital issues.

    Comment by nancy breidenthal on April 30, 2006 at 12:00 pm

  5. “Comments” forms submitted at the Thurston Highlands Open House are posted on the city’s website. Here’s a link Thurston Highlands comments There is also supposed to be a place to submit comments and suggestions electronically, but I haven’t seen that yet.

    Steve, I would like to hear more about your reasons for calling this a “slam dunk.” At the “open house” Grant Beck mentioned that this is not a question of “if” but “how” indicating that the City is required by law (Wa State) to permit and facility urban growth and that the density must be at least 4/5(?) family units per acre. He said that because the land for this proposed community is environmentally sensitive and so much of it is unbuildable, the density of the buildable acreage will be much much higher, as in apartment buildings; Perhaps even high rise apartments and/or condos? If the citizens of Yelm have no choice, and the environmental impacts will simply be “mitigated” all over the place:) it would probably be best if the city could require all construction meet high levels of Environmental Sustainability as the State now requires for all new public buildings and schools.

    Comment by Kathy Hazelton on April 30, 2006 at 1:44 pm

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