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Longmire Park’s flushing-toilets facility
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“A formal ribbon cutting is being held at 3 p.m. Wednesday (July 7th) at Longmire Park (Longmire Park)…
Free hot dogs, beverages, and cake will also be provided,” quoting Megan Hansen in the Nisqually Valley News.
Ms. Hansen also reports, “It was somewhat of a costly project because the city had to bring in water and electricity, Harding said.”

Finally, we have the mayor admitting the:
– $400,000 Yelm-requested state grant,
– $65,000 city-taxpayer-financed cost overruns,
– $408,800 for water, sewer and reuse water lines requiring separation down the same street
comprised “somewhat of a costly project. ”

Be sure to stop by to see what your tax-money bought for you — eight flushing toilets & a small concession stand to the tune of $465,000.
Take a stall and have a flush.
Then, check-out the motion sensor hand-driers & water fountains.

Do I think our children deserve sinks to wash their hands & a concession stand?
I absolutely do!
I also think they require a City Hall to provide as much passion and resources for a new library as they did for water flowing in park latrines – and this during the city’s water shortage.

When city officials put as much effort into a library building to support our area’s young minds, our legacy to the future, as they do about having park flush toilets vs. porta-potties, then I will temper criticism.

Posted by Steve on July 7, 2010 at 5:14 am | Permalink

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