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File #: 2013-160   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 10/15/2013
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Extend the Current Joint Use Operating Agreement with Alameda Unified School District for the Operation of the District Swimming Pools to a Date to be Determined by City Council. (Recreation and Parks)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Joint Use Operating Agreement for District Swimming Pools between the Alameda Unified School District and the City of Alameda
Title
Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Extend the Current Joint Use Operating Agreement with Alameda Unified School District for the Operation of the District Swimming Pools to a Date to be Determined by City Council. (Recreation and Parks)
Body
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John A. Russo, City Manager

Re: Consider extension of the Joint Use Operating Agreement with AUSD for the District swimming pools to a date to be determined by the City Council

BACKGROUND

The City and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) jointly operate the Emma Hood and Encinal Swim Centers. A joint use agreement currently stipulates a cost sharing for the pools' operation and maintenance with each agency assuming 50% of the costs. Per the agreement, the City is not responsible for any capital improvement or major repair costs. However, as a good partner effort, the City has paid half of most major repairs in the past. The existing agreement was extended for one month, during negotiations of a proposed agreement for Encinal Swim Center renovation. This extension expires October 21, 2013.

Both swim facilities are aging and deteriorated with significant deferred maintenance concerns. Following direction from a joint subcommittee of the City Council and School Board, staff of both agencies focused discussions on options for renovating the Encinal Swim Center. The AUSD consultant, Aquatic Design, developed a renovation cost estimate that was approved by the joint subcommittee and totals $1.9 Million.

DISCUSSION

The AUSD Board of Directors and the City Council continue to negotiate the general framework of an agreement for renovation of the Encinal Swim Center. There are still numerous details to finalize prior to executing a final agreement. Staff is seeking approval on extension of the joint use agreement and City Council direction on the length of time for the extended agreement. This extension will provide ad...

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