City Council Approves Pine Valley Contract
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George City Council approved the awarding of a five year service contract to GNR Property Management Ltd. for the Pine Valley Golf Complex at tonight’s meeting.
Under the terms of the agreement the contractor retains the first $290,000 in annual revenue and pays the City three percent of annual revenues that exceed $290,000.
GNR was the incumbent service provider having successfully complete a previous two year agreement though their proposal did not include an element of capital contribution.
Regardless, Friends of Pine Valley spokesman Don Chamberlain was happy with the outcome.
“I’m pleased that the five year agreement is in. We worked hard to make that happen”, he said. “I wish it could be longer of course, we need some stability to keep the course. Some of the councillors are making noise about a capital plan and I’m pleased about that.”
Chamberlain says a capital investment will be needed at some point to help keep the course viable.
He said that could entail any number of ideas including adding a new driving range or by turning it into a true golf centre.
Tonight’s vote was almost unanimous with only Councillor Albert Koehler opposed.