The Yelm City Council finally voted to authorize a Farmer’s Market in Yelm last night!
Mayor Pro-tem Bob Isom noted how many times this issue has come before the Council during his 12 year tenure and how slow government can be. The Yelm Food Co-op’s organized presentation “is what made the difference” in getting this to fruition, according to Mayor Harding.
Read more from the Yelm Food Co-op’s Farmer’s Market website.
– From the City of Yelm Staff Report that led to the approval last night:
Authorize Mayor Harding to sign a right of way use agreement with the Yelm Cooperative to hold a Farmers Market on 2nd Street between McKenzie and Mosman Street.
Recently City Council adopted Ordinance 950, updating Section 17.70.030 YMC to include farmers markets. The section provides the framework for holding a farmers market within the City. This ordinance allows farmers markets to be located on collector or local access streets in a commercial zone.
Before the Council is the proposed Right of Way Use agreement which provides specific terms for holding a farmers market within the City and for the use of City right-of-way. The agreement is for one season, beginning May 27, 2012, and ending October 28, 2012. The Farmers Market will be held on Sundays only, at the start between the hours of 11:00 AM 4:00 PM. The street will be closed from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM to allow for the market manager to set up the road closure, and parking signs, and to allow vendors set up time.