State Budget Allots Area Capital Projects Over $4 Million


The Washington State Legislature finalized and passed its 2021 supplemental capital budget, which included an aggregate $4.1 million that will go toward capital projects in Yelm, Tenino and Roy.

A common trend in the budget were allotments for repairs and renovations to standing buildings. For instance, the Yelm Senior Center received $36,000 for repairs to its building; the Yelm Lions Club received $207,000 for the renovation of its cabin; and the city of Tenino received $515,000 for the renovation of its city hall.

Support for aging water towers was also common, with Yelm’s water tower being allotted $303,000 and Roy’s given $26,000. 

The budget also prioritized organizations that help drive the local economy. To that end, the Yelm Business Incubator, which serves Thurston and Pierce counties, was granted $200,000 and Tenino’s Southwest Washington Regional Agriculture and Invocation Park was allotted $1.5 million.

Other area budget items included $850,000 for Yelm’s class A biosolids dryer and $515,000 for the Lake Lawrence Fire Station.

To access the entire 2021 supplemental capital budget go online to


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