ENTERPRISE — Once more, hopes for a bicycle pump track on city property in Enterprise have fallen through, as property in the Prairie Creek Floodway has been determined unsuitable, the city council was told during its meeting Monday, June 13.
City Administrator Lacey McQuead and the council apologized to Angela Mart, president of the Wallowa Mountains Bicycle Club, who has been promoting the idea of a pump track. The administrator said the city has no other property that could be used for such a track.
Mart said June 16 that the club is not giving up on the project.
“We think that it’s a plan and a project that’ll benefit kids and families in the upper valley,” she said. “The mayor, the city administrator and the public works director have all been amazing in trying to help us finding an option.”
McQuead told the council she had met with the state Department of Land Conservation and Development and after a review of the Enterprise Municipal Code it was determined the entire parcel is in the floodway. A pump track will not be allowed because of the current fill on the west side of the property and a waterway that runs through its middle draining into Prairie Creek.
McQuead said any other plans for the property previously discussed also will not be allowed and the land is virtually useless to the city.