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Council to consider outsourcing golf course maintenance

By CHUCK BALLARO - | Oct 15, 2020

The Cape Coral City Council will hold its regular meeting Monday at 4:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd.

Among the items it will consider is the outsourcing of maintenance at the Coral Oaks Golf Course to International Golf Maintenance (IGM) out of Lakeland.

IGM, which won the top consideration spot through a request for proposal with six other companies, would be responsible for all maintenance, supplies, equipment and staff needed to maintain quality playing conditions to include maintenance of the grounds and bodies of water in and around the golf course and clubhouse.

The contract will be for five years, with two two-year options, at a cost of $4,290,285, including $828,614 for the first year.

According to the presentation from city staff, outsourcing to IGM will save the city more than $2.2 million over the next five years as opposed to the city performing the work (at a cost of $6.5 million), which will require less money from the general fund being used to subsidize operational costs for the city course, including none for FY2021.

The city council also is expected to vote to have Ajax Paving Industries resurface the parking lot at Coral Oaks at a cost of $148,017. The job will include milling, resurfacing, restriping asphalt repairs and other improvements to make it ADA compliant.

In related action, the city will recognize PGA professional Allen Manguson for being named the South Florida PGA Patriot Award. Manguson is being honored for his work with the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program and the Honor Flight Charity Fundraiser Golf Tournament.

The Award recognizes a PGA member who personifies patriotism through the game of golf

In other business, the city will consider new representation in its fight to remove the Chiquita Lock.

Lewis, Longman & Walker is under consideration to perform those services, replacing Manson Bolves Donaldson Varn, which the city had voted to retain in a resolution on Aug. 10 and who had worked with the city the first time it sought to have the lock removed and failed.

As a consent item, the resolution will pass unless pulled by council and rejected.