June 6, 2012 | LXXII, No. 10

Carts before the course a port issue

Port District 7 commissioners labored over a golf cart issue at their meeting last Thursday.

They eventually agreed that their choice in taking over a former lease on 21 golf carts and two utility carts wasn’t a good one, but they went ahead and agreed to the lease.

The issue on the golf carts was that several of the golf carts and one of the utility carts were not operable.

Commissioners found that the only choice they had was to assume the previous lease with Golf Carts, Inc, a Spokane firm. If the lease wasn’t signed, commissioners were afraid the company would come and get the carts and essentially stop play at the golf course.

The Port District assumed control of the golf course April 1, and has been making financial and administrative decisions since.

Golf officials here had been in contact with the golf cart firm and were told it was their responsibility to keep the carts in good repair.

Commissioners agreed to pay the firm $9,475 to bring the lease up to date.

Golf course staff reported to commissioners that membership at the course was now at 72.

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