RFP for Penticton's Skaha Lake Marina moving forward

More momentum on marina

Penticton city council has approved a request for proposal for a management operating agreement for the Skaha Lake Marina.

The RFP will now go out to potential applicants, who will submit their plans for periods of up to 25 years. Existing property boundaries must be maintained, and successful applicants will retain a similar dock configuration and building footprint and be subject to performance reviews every three to five years.

“It's a fairly tight scope of work that is it allowed to proceed within this area, and we expect to see submissions that outline in detail how the proposals support the existing uses that the community want to see,” said Anthony Haddad, general manager of community services.

Details of the RFP can be found here. It was created in concert with public engagement and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.

The RFP will close by November 30, selection will be made by mid-January, and full transfer of control to the new operator made by April 1.

The selection committee will be comprised of senior city staff and will include the chair of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee will also receive technical support from a marina consultant with Waters Edge Engineering based in Kelowna.

Once the successful proponent is identified, a draft of the Management Operating Agreement will be reviewed publicly through the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee before it is considered or entered into by council.

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