UPDATE: Application to circulate a petition for annexation requested of council postponed
[Ed. note: This issue was covered here extensively on Monday.]
This Yelm City Council Agenda item was postponed at the request of the property owner this evening. Glen Schorno told the council he wants to do no harm to the city’s water rights application.
Therefore, the council voted to postpone consideration of the Application to circulate a petition for annexation until the WA. Dept. of Ecology (DOE) approves additional water rights for Yelm or approves the annexation without harming the current water rights application in conjunction with the city’s Comprehensive Plan.
Community Development Director Grant Beck provided the council a water rights overview, saying he expects an update by the end of this summer from DOE on the amount of water Yelm will be granted. He said the city requested 942 acre feet of water lasting for 20 years, which is more than doubling the current water rights.