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Yelm Council puts park tax burden to the voters

Last night, the Yelm City Council voted unanimously to put a vote on the ballot for almost $6 million in bonds for improvements to Yelm City Park. While commenters were all giving the Council “high-fives,” most do not live within the city limits and will not be having to shoulder the expense.

The City Hall electronic reader board says this town is proud to be a military community, yet last night, the council seemed clueless as to the impact their tax burden will have on military families if the public approves the vote:

The Yelm City Council approved a vote of the people for up to a $.61 tax per $1,000 of valuation ($122 per year on a $200,000 assessed vale home) per year for 25 years when 30% of their population is military on a fixed stipend, sequestration cuts effects to kick-in here by late summer, plus the city has an 8.25% water rate increase annually through 2015 and a 3-5.4% sewer rate increase annually through 2020.

DO YELM VOTERS WANT TO TAX THEIR PROPERTY OWNERS TO FOOT THE BILL OF $100+ ANNUALLY FOR 25 YEARS FOR A YELM CITY PARK BOND?
WE’LL SEE AUGUST 6.

Posted by Steve on May 8, 2013 at 6:08 am | Permalink

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