Yelm Public Safety Building & City Council Chambers
“The City of Yelm has scheduled a Public Hearing to receive public comment on the proposed sewer rate increase for City of Yelm sewer utility customers. The hearing will take place on February 8, 2011 at the Public Safety Building, 206 McKenzie Ave at 7:00 pm as part of the regularly scheduled Yelm City Council meeting,” quoting of the City of Yelm.
The City of Yelm will adopt “Ordinance 933 in support of a sewer rate increase in the amount of 5.4% annually for the years 2011, 2012 & 2013″ Tuesday night after no one will publicly comment prior to this Ordinance being passed.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY FROM YOUR CITY HALL!.
For Mayor Harding’s State of the City talk on Tuesday, let’s tally the taxes, something you will NOT hear in his address:
1. water rate increase of 8.25% from 2011-2015 (a 69% rate increase for the 6-year period 2010-2015, inclusive)
2. 1% property tax increase now imposed annually
3. 50% mandatory water irrigation cutbacks on businesses in summer
AND now a sewer rate increase of 5.4% for three years.
While Mayor Harding says all is well, his city’s fees, rate increases & cutbacks are slow-boiling his own citizens. With more cuts coming from the Federal & State governments, a conservative spending budget is the priority right now — the time for requesting extravagant state grants (public money) for flushing-park-toilets is over!
Are we reaching a point where the pocket-books of local citizens are so affected, they protest on City Hall?