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Riverbend in Kent to lease new golf carts

The Kent City Council recently approved the leasing of new golf carts at the city-owned Riverbend Golf Complex. - Kent Reporter, file photo
The Kent City Council recently approved the leasing of new golf carts at the city-owned Riverbend Golf Complex.
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New golf carts are on the way to the city-owned Riverbend Golf Complex in Kent.

The Kent City Council approved a $203,795 contract on Oct. 2 to lease 76 carts for four years from Yamaha Motor Corp., USA.

The current lease expires Nov. 1. The new lease will provide 36 electric carts, 36 gas carts, two marshal carts and two utility carts.

The annual cost of the lease is $50,948, which is a savings of about $2,523 annually compared to the extended lease approved last year by the council, according to city documents. The golf complex generates approximately $155,000 in revenue from golf carts each year, which more than covers the monthly lease payments over the 48-month term.

Power cart prices are $8 per person for nine holes and $12 per person for 18 holes.

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