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Yelm Public Works opening: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II

Written on August 22, 2019 at 12:03 am, by

From the City of Yelm Human Resources Dept. Yelm Public Works Department Opportunity (posted May 14, 2019) Editor’s note: This position has been open for over 3 months. Why? The City of Yelm is hiring for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II.  Job description.  This recruitment will remain open until filled.  Next review of applicantsContinue Reading

Yelm government in Groundhog Day – 2 years later Yelm has identical, simultaneous issues: a departed Finance Director and Public Works challenges!

Written on June 11, 2019 at 12:01 am, by

Editor’s note: Just short of two years ago, the Nisqually Valley News (NVN) published a Letter to the Editor I wrote concerning water issues at Public Works coupled with the then-resignation of Yelm’s Finance Director (Noah Crocker). Interesting that the Yelm City Council heard last week (June 4th) of water issues at the city’s CochraneContinue Reading

City of Yelm voter Brian Hess publishes Interim Mayor Foster-approved Q & A –
Foster blames Public Works personnel for council’s $5M well vote,
Denounces DOE on Yelm H2O rights: “arbitrary and obviously inaccurate estimate.”
Foster NOT a leader for Yelm’s future, did no ‘due diligence’ to protect taxpayers.

Written on October 30, 2017 at 12:01 am, by

Story highlights: * Foster reveals his lack of understanding key issues in public online Q & A: * Blames stellar-credentialed former Public Works Dir. in supplying “bad” info, * Blames DOE for Yelm water rights “not based on any particular science…,” * Erroneously says the Community Center was built in-part with a $1M bond theContinue Reading

Yelm’s Economic Summit Part Two is August 15th –
City cannot grow without investments in the Public Works infrastructure –
Without assurances of water, economic development can not be supported

Written on August 14, 2017 at 12:03 am, by

Story Highlights: * City of Yelm government will conduct Part Two of the Economic Summit, * The city wants to get business owners sharing ideas to attract new stores, * Discussions are hoped to lead to changes that enhance Yelm’s economic development. * While this is long overdue, how can businesses feel confident to locateContinue Reading

NVN publishes Yelm Blogger’s Letter to the Editor
Yelm Public Works issues are Interim Mayor Foster’s “elephant in the room”

Written on August 8, 2017 at 8:03 am, by

Published in the print and online editions of the Nisqually Valley News (NVN) Aug. 3 & 4 respectively: – “Yelm Mayor Foster Responsible for Messed-Up Water/Sewer System” Editor, Kudos to Nisqually Valley News reporter Andrew Kollar for taking on the Public Works issue and Publisher/Editor Michael Wagar in allowing Kollar’s in-depth report. [This was inContinue Reading

Catastrophic Antibiotic Threat from Food (and water),
Yelm water issues at Public Works needs to be priority number one!

Written on August 7, 2017 at 12:01 am, by

– Antibiotics in city’s water systems has been covered on this Blog many times. Catastrophic Antibiotic Threat from Food (and water) “The greatly excessive use of antibiotics in food production in recent decades has made many bacteria more resistant to antibiotics. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has estimated that antibiotic use in animalContinue Reading

The NVN takes on the Yelm Public Works crisis

Written on July 28, 2017 at 12:02 am, by

– Kudos to Nisqually Valley News (NVN) reporter Andrew Kollar for taking-on the Public Works issue: “Yelm Water Reclamation Facility Back Running” “Down Six Weeks: Deferred Maintenance to Blame for High Ammonia Levels” “After six weeks of frustration, wading through wastewater and hard work done by the Yelm Water Reclamation Facility staff and public officials,Continue Reading

Yelm Public Works infrastructure reaching critical point –
Millions of dollars needed for water/sewer upgrades

Written on July 17, 2017 at 12:01 am, by

Previous councils sent upgrades and expansion down the drain, resulting in serious issues. City of Yelm leadership needs to come clean with property owners, as Public Works Dept. has reached a crisis with no funding source as yet. Story Highlights * Yelm Public Works infrastructure reaching critical point. * Public Works & city notices ofContinue Reading

These items should never go down your drain –
Tips for your own home and to assist Yelm Public Works

Written on May 21, 2017 at 12:03 am, by

Kitchen Sink Drain Why is this important for Yelm Community Blog readers? To save your own home’s plumbing and for City of Yelm readers, to assist an over-burdened and inadequate Public Works system (more on this to come!). – “10 Things You Should Never Put Down the Drain” WHY? * Most of the plumbing inContinue Reading

Wet Wipes-type disposables wreaking havoc with public sewer systems, environment – Yelm ‘s Public Works also impacted

Written on November 28, 2016 at 6:28 am, by

* Wet Wipes-type disposables wreaking havoc, including here in Yelm * Flushable Does Not Mean Biodegradable * Homes Flooding and Sewers Backing Up * Damage to the Ecosystem * Wipes Filled With Chemicals and Fragrances * Ideal Replacement Is Affordable, Environmentally Friendly and Easy to Install – a Bidet – “Wet Wipes: Biggest Stealth HealthContinue Reading


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