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File #: 20-0450R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/15/2020 In control: Recreation, Libraries and Authorities
On agenda: 6/22/2020 Final action: 6/22/2020
Title: RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ENGER PARK AND LESTER PARK MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND ANTARES GOLF, LLC, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BILLY CASPER GOLF, LLC
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A
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RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ENGER PARK AND LESTER PARK MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND ANTARES GOLF, LLC, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BILLY CASPER GOLF, LLC

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CITY PROPOSAL:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into a second amendment to the five-year management agreement with Antares Golf, LLC, formerly known as Billy Casper Golf, LLC, a Virginia limited liability company, for the operation, maintenance and improvement of the Lester Park and Enger Park golf courses, substantially in the form of that attached hereto as attachment B, allowing for revision to the Base Management Fee and Extension of the duration of the contract.

Statement of Purpose
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes city officials to amend the management agreement with Antares (formerly Billy Casper Golf) for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of Lester Park Golf Course and Enger Park Golf Course. The amendment includes four significant changes:

1. Reduction in scope of service and management fees in 2020. For 2020, Antares will only operate Enger Park Golf Course for public use. Lester Park Golf Course will not be open to the public in 2020 but Antares will maintain Lester to preserve the possibility that it may be reopened in a future year. In association with the decreased scope of service, Antares will decrease its management fees for the period May 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 by 50%, from $11,041 per month to $5520 per month.

2. Extension of the agreement through the 2021 season. The City posted a Request for Information in 2019 from firms interested in bidding on a new multi-year management agreement for the City of Duluth's public golf program. An interview panel comprised of staff and golfers concluded that firms would not be able to submit strong proposals until it is clear how many holes of golf the City intends to retain in operation and how the City intends to reinvest in golf infrastructure. Plans for ...

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