Pella — At last night's Pella City Council meeting a resolution was approved for a new ground lease with Warrior Golf Venture, L.L.C. for the Bos Landen Golf Course.
This resolution also cancels Warrior's existing ground lease (which was approved at the previous council meeting). On May 20, 2014, the City Council approved a ground lease assignment from R&R Management, L.L.C. to Warrior Golf Venture, L.L.C. As reported by The Chronicle, on May 22, 2014, the City of Pella acquired the pro-shop, restaurant, conference center, and maintenance buildings which are located on the Bos Landen Golf Course. The intent of the new ground lease is to include building facilities in the new ground lease as well as address other negotiated changes to the ground lease. Listed below is a summary of the key terms of the proposed ground lease:
Significant Ground Lease Terms
Term: The term of the lease is for 99 years commencing on June 3, 2014 and extending thru June 2, 2113. The annual payment for the lease is one dollar per year.
Property Included: The Bos Landen Golf Course and associated building facilities.
Requirements of the Lessee: Warrior Golf is required to operate a public golf course whose seasonal opening and closing dates will be similar to the Des Moines, Iowa Metropolitan Golf Courses. In addition, Warrior Golf will be responsible for the financial risk of loss at the Bos Landen Golf Furthermore, with the exception of the one-time capital improvements made by the City of Pella, Warrior Golf will be responsible for all maintenance and capital expenditures at the Bos Landen Golf Course.
One-time Facility Improvements by the City of Pella: The City of Pella will be responsible for making one-time structural improvements to the restaurant area and the facilities' two decks. The estimated cost to make these repairs is likely in the range of $100,000 to $350,000 and depends on the scope of the project. The repairs are proposed to be made on a mutually agreed time period by Warrior Golf and the City of Pella. It should also be noted, the public's access to the restaurant area and the deck facilities will be blocked until the structural improvements are completed. In addition, the agreement obligates the City to reimburse Warrior Golf up to $75,000 or the actual cost to construct a new cart barn, whichever is less. It is important to note, the cart barn will be considered a leasehold improvement and will be owned by the City of Pella.