Rotary Club offers indoor golf at city's Expo Center

Enumclaw’s Rotary Club has put together a miniature golf course, offering local residents the opportunity to putt-putt their way to a round of family fun.

Now, the philanthropic organization has a place to operate.

Rotary and the city have reached an agreement that will allow the miniature golf course to be set up in the rabbit barn at the Enumclaw Expo Center. In exchange for $1,000, Rotary will be able to use the facility for a 12-month period beginning Friday.

The caveat is that Rotary will have to remove its portable attraction any time the Expo Center has a paying customer wishing to use the rabbit barn.

In reaching the experimental agreement, the city has made it clear it values Rotary’s contributions to the community. According to the resolution unanimously approved June 13 by the City Council, Rotary “involves itself in community activities for the betterment of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Enumclaw.”

Before council members cast their votes, City Administrator Mike Thomas said the arrangement wasn’t about money but, rather, about giving Rotary an opportunity to make money that will be returned to the community.

In other action during their June 13 meeting, council members:

• authorized a preliminary plat request for Elk Meadows, thus giving developers the go-ahead to turn 2.07 acres of land into a dozen single-family lots. Elk Meadows is at the corner of Watson Street and Warner Avenue. Council members acknowledged concerns about some roadways planned for the small development, but admitted they did not violate anything on the city books.

• Declared a variety of items surplus, including a mobile office trailer that is 60 feet long and 14 feet wide and a 1983 Ford cargo van.

• Were told of a “Mountain Mosaics” art display now in City Hall’s Gallery 2011, featuring the work of artist David Jayne, plus a display in the City Hall lobby featuring the work of Enumclaw High students.


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