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These three events happening today will affect the future of our area for decades:
1. Yelm Community Schools Levy ballot due today
– “Vote today on school issues”
“Ballots are due today: Mailed ballots require first-class postage. Postage isnt required if you use a drop box by 8 p.m”

“Yelm Community Schools is asking voters to approve a four-year M&O levy for $9.3 million in 2013, $9.7 million in 2014, $10.1 million in 2015 and $10.7 million in 2016,” quoting The Olympian.

– “Replacement Levy for Educational Programs, Maintenance & Operations”
Read more from Yelm Community Schools

2. Yelm’s City Council accepts Timberland Regional Library (TRL) agreement tonight
The Yelm City Council will vote tonight to unanimously approve the following from the Staff Report:
– TRL provides $37,000 per year to the City of Yelm through year 2031(coincides with the payoff of the 2012 General Obligation Bond). For 2012, the payment is pro-rated for a 10 month period. Payment shall be by September 30th of each year.
– The City of Yelm is the lead agency providing operations and maintenance to the facility, with the authority to direct and control performance of its building O & M.
– Identifies responsibilities of the City of Yelm including janitorial services, building O & M for the library space, utility fees, pest control, security monitoring and building O & M.
The “ball is now in Yelm’s court” on finalizing a library purchase agreement. They can no longer place the delay at anyone else’s doorstep.

3. Yelm Mayor Ron Harding’s State of the City Address today

will be delivered not to his own citizens, rather to members of the Yelm Chamber of Commerce, many of them with businesses and residing outside of Yelm city limits, non-residents whom are the very people city officials have marginalized in the past.
He will propose another bond to purchase a building for a community center, placing more debt burden on the backs of his people, when Yelm already has an excellent center at Yelm Community Services.


Posted by Steve on February 14, 2012 at 7:44 am | Permalink

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