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Posted on September 27, 2019 at 4:26 PM by Jan Molinaro
Autumn is fully upon our community and with that comes a great time of year. Beside the temperatures getting cooler and the leaves turning colors and falling from our trees, school has been in full swing for a month. After school activities are also keeping kids and families busy with practices and time commitment. If you have not found something to keep yourself or kids occupied this fall the Parks & Recreation Family Activity Guide – Fall 2019 has a wide range of activities that can still become part of your fun for the remainder of 2019. Access to the guide is at this link; https://www.cityofenumclaw.net/DocumentCenter/View/3910/2019-Fall-Family-Activity-Guide
Starting on Monday, October 7 at 6 PM, City Council will be reviewing and discussing the 2020 budget for the city. Any member of the public is invited to attend and learn more about the process and what next year could entail for our community when it comes to planned projects, events and other items related to city business. The other Budget Workshop dates besides the 7th will be October 14 (also City Council meeting), 21st and 28th (City Council meeting) each meeting date will begin at 6 PM. On those workshop dates with a combined workshop/council meeting the council meeting will be first stating at 6 pm followed by the workshop.
Posted on August 29, 2019 at 3:14 PM by Jan Molinaro
Back to School
The start of September begins the back-to-school process for many Enumclaw families. With the kids getting back into the routine of classes and studying, I wish to emphasize to all drivers to PLEASE be mindful of students walking to schools. It is imperative that we slowdown in school zones, keep to the speed limits and be watchful of the possibility of kids darting out into the street unexpectedly. Allow a few extra minutes this school year when leaving for work so as not to rush when driving. Patience is the one word that comes to mind so our community can avoid any mishaps or worse.
The City Council will begin Budget Workshops on each of the four Mondays in October. These will be October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. On October 14th and 28th a City Council meeting will precede the Budget Workshop. Each of these Monday meetings start time will be 6 PM. The budget is officially released on October 7th.
Every year city staff begins the process of formulating their department’s financial needs at the beginning of July and completing the process by the middle of September. After which city administration reviews and adjusts the budget to its proposed appearance that is published on October 7th. Much thought and calculation is done to make sure that the citizens receive the service needed at the most efficient cost. Not every dollar asked is provided, though some increases to a department are warranted.
Plan to attend one or all of the scheduled Budget Workshops and listen to what 2020 is shaping up to be in terms of your city.
Posted on August 12, 2019 at 10:54 AM by Jan Molinaro
Mayor’s Message for August 2019
This month is the usual end of summer and with that in mind there is still time to participate in many activities. To begin the Enumclaw Aquatic Center has many items to take advantage. Swim lessons for the younger age group, exercise classes or just come on out and enjoy the water with the family. There are the many parks around town to enjoy an outing for a picnic and play time. Our Parks & Rec Department still has camps for the kids in August with activities to keep them occupied. Check out the city web site www.cityofenumclaw.net for specific information.
The Enumclaw Senior Center has some exciting events planned for this month. If you have visited the center recently or are new to the city, come on down with a friend for some of these events. Bunco and Bingo are fun and easy to learn and enjoy. Meals are always a part of the Center with the Enumclaw Rotary Club hosting their annual picnic for area seniors on August 21. The Senior Center also has many Health and Wellness classes that provide important information on a variety of topics. To stay fit the Center hosts plenty of opportunities to stay active with dancing, Zumba, Pilates to name a few.
This is just a few ideas to utilize in the last month before school starts up in September. Other areas to explore are the many State Parks that are an easy drive from Enumclaw. Hurry the sunshine will be around for a few more weeks.