Photo courtesy of Yelm Community Blog
At the end of the Yelm City Council meeting May 25, 2010, Council member Don Miller asked the status of completion of the Longmire Park $460,000 toilet project.
He was told by staff that as soon as the weather is better & concrete can be poured, the facility can be completed.
Council member Joe Baker then added,
“It’s gonna be a really nice facility.
I can’t believe that far out of town we’re going to have such nice facilities. It’s going to be nice.”
Mayor Harding added, “it’s a class A facility.”
Ed. Note: One would hope this would be a nice facility after asking the state to throw $465,000 to build 8 flush toilets, ADA toilet & concession stand to the city.
What state budget problem?
Council member Baker did bring up a good point — that the facility is too far from town to be used by anyone other than those headed to the ball fields for a particular purpose.
HMMM – over one-half million dollars (when you add maintenance costs, etc.) only for flush toilets that will get used weekends and perhaps some evenings in summer & early fall only!
Where is the new Yelm Library facility?
The new Youth Recreation Center?
Yelm is touting new flush toilets for a ballpark instead.