If the city decides to sell the pool at some point in the future, it agrees to offer it to a qualified tax-exempt organization. If there are no organizations wishing to purchase, then it would be offered by written offer and/or right of first refusal to the Van Buren Recreation Area, Inc., at fair market value.
The Community Foundation of Van Buren County, Iowa, and the Van Buren Foundation, Inc., each have offered, upon submission of appropriate grant application, to make “substantial contributions” to the establishment of a permanent outdoor swimming facility.
Richard Nichols, representing the Van Buren Recreation Area, Inc., presented the council with the proposed community public pool agreement.
The city agreed to consider annually its budgetary ability to contribute toward the maintenance and operation of the pool, but it did not commit to set any amount of annual budgeted sums for operation and maintenance. In the event of non-appropriation, the city has the right to terminate this agreement in whole, not not in part, at the end of any fiscal year of the city.
A separate concession and management agreement between the city and the club shall be prepared and in place prior to the dedication of the completed pool facility. The city and the club agreed to have representatives of the parties, consisting of three representatives of the club and three of the city, including the mayor and two council members who shall meet every two weeks to discuss grant applications, to review progress, delegate duties, outline fund-raising responsibilities and timelines and generally oversee the project.