Contract extension planned with lodge management firm – News –

LAKEVILLE — Selectmen reviewed a draft contract for the continued management of the town-owned Loon Pond Lodge at the Ted Williams Camp with Middleborough businessman William Fuller at their first meeting in October, then sent a list of potential revisions to the attorneys for both parties to resolve.

 Liability issues, contract termination language, and financial reporting responsibilities were among the issues ironed out in the face-to-face negotiations between the current management firm’s owner and selectmen, who indicated they are pleased with the services provided by Fuller’s company. The board is seeking to hammer out a multi-year agreement for management services.

The Loon Pond Lodge off Precinct Street is advertised online as the perfect spot for an outdoor wedding in the gazebo overlooking the pond, with the catered reception set up inside the adjacent function hall. A maximum of 190 guests can be accommodated in the spacious hall, one wedding planning website suggests.

Another online listing indicates typical costs for a 100-guest wedding and reception packages ranging from $7,259 to $10,638.

The basic terms of the draft contract call for the town to pay the company a $3,000 per month event management fee; the company will remit 20 percent of catering and bar services fees from events to the town treasury every month.

Both parties have agreed to open all ledger information and financial reports to each other, to promote full transparency in the public eye; the management company is also committed to filing a detailed annual report to selectmen.

The general agreement terms propose that the town continue to maintain and repair the building, and to provide snow removal services. The management company is held responsible for any damage done by guests at planned events; routine maintenance requests will be promptly referred to town officials, while the company can provide emergency services and…

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