Council wants changes to golf course contract

By Jayson Jacoby, The Baker City Herald

Councilors will meet again Friday at noon to consider revised contract

Baker City Councilors have asked for several changes to a proposed three-year contract with a Baker City man who wants to manage the city-owned Quail Ridge Golf Course.

Councilors are tentatively scheduled to meet in a special session at noon on Friday at City Hall, 1655 First St., to consider the revised contract that City Manager Mike Kee negotiated with Bill Tiedemann.

It's not clear, though, whether a quorum (at least four councilors) will be available at noon.

If there's not a quorum the Council will meet anyway, but not be able to vote on any motions.

Councilors asked for the changes during a special meeting Wednesday.

One of the more significant has to do with the city's potential financial responsibilty should Tiedemann's expenses exceed his revenues.

In the original version the city would have to make up any shortfalls above $10,000, with no ceiling set on the city's cost.

In the revised version the city would be liable for a maximum of $20,000.

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