City signs sublease for soccer complex

YORK – City officials have signed off on a sublease for the York Soccer Complex.

The sublease is with the York County Ag Society, which leases the property from the county. Now that city officials have signed off, the matter will go to the ag society for their approval and then final approval with the county commissioners.

The sublease agreement says the city will pay $2,500 a year for the next 10 years. Then the sublease can be revisited in 2033.

The contract says the city will pay for the utilizes and maintain the property.

It also calls for the city to maintain property and liability insurance coverage, which will hold the ag society and the county harmless for any claims arising out of any injury or loss that may occur on the property.

The contract says the city has the permission to make modifications, within reason, to the site, including installation of irrigation, changing up the landscaping, adding field signage, painting the concession stand or other beautification projects.

The agreement can be terminated at any time by mutual consent of all the parties.

Upon signing the agreement, the council was then asked to approve a bid from Tilley Sprinklers & Landscaping for the soccer complex irrigation project, which came in at $101,044. This will be financed with LB 357 revenues.

Cheree Folts, the city’s park and recreation director, reminded the council how $110,000 had been budgeted for this project, so the bid came in under that amount.

“They will start this project in the spring and it shouldn’t take long,” Folts said. “It shouldn’t impact spring soccer.”

The council approved the bid with Tilley, which is contingent upon the ag society and commissioners signing off on the sublease agreement.


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