Stillwater News Press

September 5, 2013

Stillwater reaches agreement with sports association

By Chris Day
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — Recreational and competitive youth sports will have a new guiding force in Stillwater.

Thursday night, city councilors approved a public-private partnership operations agreement with the Stillwater Area Sports Association. The organization will start operating the city’s youth and adult sports leagues and maintain the city’s athletic facilities Monday, Director of External Services John McClenny told a downsized City Council. Councilors Cody Scott and Joe Weaver were absent.

Stillwater will initially pay the association $75,000 a quarter to run the leagues. McClenny said eventually the city’s subsidy will decrease to zero.

The $75,000 a quarter is less than the city is spending on youth and adult sports, McClenny said.

“It’s not a significant cost savings, yet,” McClenny said. “As this progresses, it will ...”