|Ice Unlimited Inc. operates this ice rink in Rancho Cordova.|
At their regular meeting next Wednesday, the Elk Grove City Council will consider a proposal from the city's economic development director to forgo the regular bidding process and spend $80,000 for a Holiday-themed Old Town Elk Grove ice skating rink.
According to the report from the city's economic development department, the temporary rink would provide a seasonal amenity meant to draw additional shoppers to the Old Town area. The request is seeking to have the normal bid process waived for the project and to award an $80,000 contract to a yet to be named entity owned by Ice Unlimited, Inc.
For the fee, the newly formed entity will operate the rink and a host of other services. The report noted the city will pay an estimated additional $75,000 to cover electricity, water, promotion and trash collection.
The report also noted exclusive of the direct costs covered by the city, it is anticipated that some of the $80,000 cost paid to the operator will recovered through revenue sharing.
Next Wednesday's meeting starts at 6 p.m.