The City of Butler Parks, Recreational Grounds and Facilities Authority has agreed to a contract with a local vendor to provide concession services at Kelly Automotive Park this summer.
At a special meeting Saturday, the Authority approved entering into a management services agreement with Covert Operations, LLC which also operates the Butler Hot Dog Shoppe pending solicitor review. The agreement includes $20,000 in base compensation paid by the authority to the manager as well as additional compensation based on reaching cost and revenue objectives. All revenue generated from concession sales at the park will be deposited into an authority bank account.
All concession stands including alcohol sales will be open for all Butler Blue Sox regular season and playoff games from at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start through at least the start of the 7th inning. At least one concession stand will be open for all collegiate, high school, and tournament games. All private events taking place during baseball games will be required to purchase any food or beverages through Covert Operations.
This agreement is in effect through the end of 2018 but could be extended by mutual written agreement. Last year the Blue Sox handled concession sales through an agreement with the authority.
The City of Butler Parks, Recreational Grounds and Facilities Authority also has agreed to a contract with a new director of facility operations.
Also at the special meeting Saturday, the Authority approved hiring Dean Selfridge Jr on a part-time basis at Kelly Automotive Park pending solicitor review.
This position will not have regularly scheduled work hours or days; instead Selfridge will work about 20 hours per week through the end of August effective immediately. He will be paid $20 per hour through time sheets submitted to the Authority.
The job description for this position includes planning, coordinating, and implementing all maintenance work required at the park as well as supervising staff, third-party vendors, and rentals within the park.
Written by Ryan Saeler