Olympia- Each year the Assessor is required, by law, to inspect one sixth of all properties county-wide. This year properties throughout Yelm and surrounding areas will be physically inspected and some have expressed concern with regard to this process. For instance, the Yelm area is home to many private underground structures which by their nature, require actual entry in order to verify their square footage. The Assessor and staff are committed to performing their duties in the least obtrusive manner possible and to interacting with all residents with the upmost respect. Assessor Steven Drew said "I think this forum is a good opportunity to dialogue with the public about the inspection process and about how property taxes are determined." -30-
The public forum will be held July 9th, 2013 from 5:30 to 6:30pm in the Training Room of the Yelm Public Safety Building, 206 McKenzie St SE.