YBA proposal to restore historic water tower

Yelm water tower engineer’s sketch
Courtesy: Steve Craig

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“The Yelm City Council discussed for the first time on Tuesday the possibility of adding the Yelm water tower to the Washington list of landmarks and historic sites.

‘It is a great idea,’ Mayor JW Foster said. ‘Many people have great affection for the water tower.’

The proposal started with the Yelm Business Association, YBA Vice President Steve Craig said. If it is added to the register a neutral nonprofit group would be formed to apply for grants to restore and maintain the tower,” by Graham Perednia, Nisqually Valley News.
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