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SEQUIM – The Sequim City Council has approved a three-year, $30,000 per year contract with the Olympic Peninsula YMCA to provide youth-activity services at the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center (SARC). The decision was made at the December 14, 2015 City Council meeting and represents the first local organization to officially commit to supporting the successful, sustainable operations of SARC under the YMCA. The contract is contingent upon SARC receiving approval of their request of $760,500 from the Clallam County Economic Opportunity Fund, and the YMCA and SARC approving an agreement to have the YMCA operate the SARC facility located at 610 N. 5th Avenue.
The Sequim City Council and City staff have been actively working in collaboration with the SARC Board of Directors, the YMCA, the Sequim School District, and Olympic Medical Center to find a solution for the operations of the facility that houses the only indoor public swimming pool in Sequim.
“SARC is very important to our community,” said Mayor Candace Pratt. “By making this small investment the City is supporting the efforts of the coalition that has been working to reopen the facility and the YMCA to operate it for the long-term. At the same time, it provides the youth in Sequim another avenue for positive programs and activities, a service that the City does not have the resources to provide directly. The reopening of SARC is a win for the entire Sequim-Dungeness Valley community.”
The $30,000 will come from the City’s Parks Restricted funds using the fees received from cell tower rental space.
Please contact Assistant to the City Manager/Parks Manager Joe Irvin at 360-582-2457 or email@example.com with questions.