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Ripon inks concession deal for Mistlin fields
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The City of Ripon and TPR Baseball entered into an agreement on the operation and maintenance of the new concession stands at the Mistlin Sports Park softball fields.

With the project nearing completion, Recreation Director Kye Stevens said it was time for both parties to move forward with the contract.

“TPR Baseball has been running the concession stands at our field for some time now,” he said at the recent Ripon City Council meeting.

As hoped, the Council approved the agreement, 5-0.

According to the terms, the pact is that of one year, with five one-year options for renewal at the discretion of the City.

No alcoholic beverages will be sold, Stevens said.

The City will receive 25 percent of the gross receipt from TPR Baseball on all concessions each month.

The hours of operation will be at discretion of the concessionaire, keeping in line with the needs of the patrons and the park.

However, no concession activities will be served during special events at Mistlin such as the Almond Blossom Festival, Color the Skies – that’s the hot air balloon and kite festival held close to Labor Day – and the Fourth of July.

As for utilities, the City will fork the cost of trash pickup from the main dumpster. When utilizing water, TPR Baseball must comply with any of Ripon’s water conservation programs.

The purpose for agreement benefits both parties.

TPR Baseball secures the concessions at the park while the City ensures the public of these services.

The new concession stand is located adjacent to the signature Mistlin water tower.