SPECIAL MEETING OF THE YELM CITY COUNCIL August 5, 2013 –
Community Center and City Park; Voted Bonds
“The City of Yelm has scheduled a special meeting of the City Council on August 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Public Safety Building, 206 McKenzie Ave, to consider the City’s Community Center and City Park, including an ordinance providing for the submission to the voters of the City at the general election to be held November 5, 2013, a proposition authorizing the City to issue its general obligation bonds for the purpose of paying a portion of the cost of expanding and improving the Yelm City Park in an amount of no more than $5,742,000, payable by annual property tax levies in excess of the regular property tax levies.
“The state law governing elections creates overlapping deadlines. For 2013 elections, an ordinance placing a measure on the ballot for the November 5, 2013 general election must be filed with the Auditors Office on or before August 6, 2013. Of course that is the date of the primary election. The City would not know the results of that election before the deadline has passed to place a matter on the general election ballot.”
Interesting that this City Hall waited until the day before the election to do this rather than at one of the regular July Council sessions. Now, extra pay is doled out to Council members & staff!
Are they competent?
Or, does the Thurston County Deputy Auditor (and Yelm mayor) have an inside track to numbers of tabulated votes on the Park Levy to date, prompting this late call for a special council session? hmmmm.