One of the more notable highlights from the new agreement is an increase in funding provided to the club. The city has typically given $50,000 per year for the management of the civic center and $25,000 for the management of the golf course. The city upped the total amount to $100,000. The club will now receive $50,000 for the golf course.
The Plainview (Texas) Country Club has reached a new agreement with the city for management of the civic center and golf course, the Plainview Herald reported. The agreement details expectations regarding the club’s operation, management and maintenance of the facilities.
City Manager Jeffrey Snyder said the PCC has had a 30-year ground lease agreement with the city since 1994, the Herald reported. That agreement was just renewed for a second term. The partnership has existed since the 1940s.
“It’s been a successful public/private partnership,” he said.
The new management agreement is meant to lay out expectations and keep the PCC and the City of Plainview accountable for their share in operation duties, the Herald reported.
“A lot of people in the community and members of the country club are unaware that the entire property – facility and all – is owned by the city,” said Mayor Pro Tem Susan Blackerby. “Only a portion of the clubhouse building is part of the private club.”
This agreement ensures they will take care of that facility as well as the private club, the Herald reported.
One of the more notable highlights from the new agreement is an increase in funding provided to the PCC, the Herald reported. The city has typically given $50,000 per year for the management of the civic center and $25,000 for the management of the golf course. The city upped the total amount to $100,000. The club will now receive $50,000 for the golf course.
The agreement also includes a 3% increase (to 18%) in surcharge fees for rentals of the Civic Center, the Herald reported.
Kristi Aday, who spoke to the council as a community member and a member of the Plainview Country Club Board, said the board reviewed the agreement and seemed generally OK with it, the Herald reported.
“It was not unanimous,” she noted. “I don’t believe there was anything in the contract that anybody was too hung up on and wouldn’t agree to now.”
The contract is for a five-year term with the option to renew for another five years, the Herald reported. It also stipulates that the PCC will submit quarterly financial statements and performance measures, will submit to an annual financial audit, and will handle general maintenance. The city will also “assist with major capital outlays” to the facility.
Aday acknowledged there are some big changes in store but, “we’ll work through it,” the Herald reported.
The agreement also notes that Plainview Country Club Board of Directors will also include two city representatives – the mayor or their designee and the city manager or their designee – who will serve as ex officio members, the Herald reported.
Before the council gave its unanimous approval, Mayor Charles Starnes noted that the guidelines will simply “standardize expectations” for the facility’s operations, the Herald reported.