Legal Notices section, printed on page C9 in the 29-May-2009 issue,
Legal No. NVN-7816:
“City of Yelm/Public Hearing/Water Rates Increase
The City of Yelm has scheduled a Public Hearing to receive public comment on the proposed Water Rate Increase to Residential, Commercial and Irrigation accounts. The meeting will take place on June 9, 2009 at the Public Safety Building, 206 McKenzie Ave at 7:00 pm.
For additional information, please contact Janine Schnepf, 360-458-8402.”
CLICK HERE for the City of Yelm Water System Plan and massive proposed rate increases (which will be official after the Council’s vote tomorrow night).
CLICK HERE for the Staff Report on the Water Rate Increase.
Not only will the City Council vote to approve the Water System Plan rate increases tomorrow night covering the next 6 years, more rate increases beyond that are in-store, quoting the city’s Staff Report:
“In the early fall of 2009, staff will be coming forward with the proposal for the remaining rate increases that will cover the next six year planning period, as well as proposed increases to the system development charges allocated to new construction.”
THIS IS CITY OF YELM PROPERTY OWNER’S LAST CHANCE TO MAKE ANY COMMENT ON THE HUGE WATER RATE INCREASES THE CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE IN DIRECTLY AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING!
IF THE PUBLIC DOES NOT SHOW IN-FORCE TO PROTEST THIS, THEN THEY WILL GET WHAT THEY WANT AND DESERVE, MUCH HIGHER WATER RATES!
THE PUBLIC’S SILENCE ON KEY ISSUES HERE, WHILE THE CITY COUNCIL VOTES AWAY THEIR MONEY, SPEAKS VOLUMES!
IN OTHER CITIES, THERE WOULD BE MARCHES AND PROTESTS ABOUT THESE TYPE OF ISSUES.
At some City Council meetings, a Yelm Police Officer is seen in the back of the room standing tall, as if cued to expect some kind of ruckus. When none materializes, the officer leaves prior to the end of the meeting. The only ruckus is the belligerence of some Council members towards the few, handful of citizens that have the courage to speak.
THE CITIZENRY OF THE CITY OF YELM DO NOTHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR GOVERNMENT, AND JUST CONTINUE TO GET KICKED IN THE STOMACH!
ONE DAY SOON, THEY WILL WAKE UP TO TRIPLE OR GREATER WATER RATE INCREASES ON THEIR MONTHLY BILL AND WONDERED WHAT HAPPENED. THEN IS TOO LATE!
“IT HAS TO BE SAID.”