VANDALIA — Patrons at Cassel Hills Swimming Pool will again be treated to concessions by Christy’s Pizza this summer.
The Vandalia City Council approved a two-year contract with Christy’s at Monday’s meeting. The contract also has options for three additional one-year extensions.
“Due to the success of the 2015-16 agreement we are recommending a two-year agreement with the option for three, one-year extensions that could take the agreement through the 2021 pool season,” said Vandalia Parks and Recreation Director Steve Clark in his memorandum recommending the contract.
Christy’s has been providing concessions at the swimming pool since 2015 when the city initiated a Request for Proposal process to out-source concessions.
Under the terms of the contract, Christy’s will pay the city $1,500 for the use of the concession stand and equipment. They also agree to sponsor one youth sports team each year in baseball or softball, soccer, and basketball at a cost of $600.
Menu items and pricing will be mutually agreed upon by both parties, and Christy’s will submit a year-end financial report.
Christy’s is responsible for any failed equipment due to negligence, but the city is responsible for pre-season preparation, normal wear and tear maintenance, and post-season preparation of equipment. The city will also pay the water, sewer, and electrical costs associated with the operation of the concession stand.
Cassell Hills Swimming Pool opens for the 2017 season on Saturday, May 20.
Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.