The Olympian published this letter on an issued covered here many times over the last 6 years:
water rate hikes in Yelm are designed through 2015 to fund a new water system supporting the bankrupt Thurston Highlands & portions of Tahoma Terra developments.
Read what Patsy Purvis wrote in The Olympian, in her own words:
“I am taxed $95 per year to supply my three grandchildren and two other families water from my well I had drilled for my five mobiles and have excellent water. The county tests it every year and USGS has been here also, quite a few years ago.
Then I have to pay $30 for stormwater fees and I am up high on a hill. Everybody in Yelm hates this. I am not the only one.”
Mrs. Purvis and others having this issue would be wise to go before the Yelm City Council during the Public Comment session at each meeting and let the mayor & council members know of their frustration, on the record. This is the ONLY way to get the attention of City Hall, for several city leaders care-not about this as an issue – it’s all grow, grow, grow and tax the residents under the guise of raising revenues to provide services to support growth.
This concept is such an outdated economic model and demonstrates the out-of-touch attitude with reality that SOME city leaders have in their lack of educational training.