Park concession lease renewed

Parksville council will extend its lease for the Community Park concession for the second year of its agreement with the current operators.

Parksville council will extend its lease for the Community Park concession for the second year of its agreement with the current operators.

Barbara and Tamarah Hooper operated the concession through the summer of 2011 and the agreement with the city allowed for a second year renewal, which they asked for and city council approved.

They sent a detailed report to the city on how their first year went, with a long list of successes, such as positive customer feedback, observations about things like the low use of the park when school’s in session, and concerns.

They had 11 recommendations including keeping the washrooms open the same hours as the concession, re-designating one of the handicapped parking spaces for concession staff and asking Telus to install a pay phone in the area.

Chief Administrative Officer Fred Manson said most of the requests could not be changed because it was just a contract renewal. Staff would address the issues they could such as washroom hours and giving the concession a walkie talkie to communicate with park staff.

The lease was renewed unanimously for a rental fee of $7,884 for the 2012 season.

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