The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 20, 2012

City of Clinton moves forward with marina RFPs

Request for proposal document nearly ready for potential operators

By Charlene Bielema
Herald Editor

CLINTON — Clinton's City Services Committee has forwarded to the Clinton City Council a version of a request for proposal that will be used as Clinton seeks a marina operator.

The committee learned Wednesday that the 15-page document will be available for those seeking to operate the marina, recreational vehicle park and storage building.

The proposals will need to be turned back in to the city by Jan. 18, with the council to vote on a contract on Feb. 26. The agreement with the new operator would start April 1.

The council in November decided to send the current operator a notice of termination on the lease. The city then could decide whether to seek a professional manager or hire a city employee to function as manager.

The city also can submit a response to the RFP as a means of having it run by city staff.

The five-year contract with Skipper Bud’s, current operator, expires April 30.