As Hood to Coast dots i’s and crosses t’s, Chief Operations Officer Dan Floyd went before the City Council to thank Seaside’s police and fire, councilors and the Chamber of Commerce. “It was one of the smoothest years we’ve ever had,” Floyd said. “We want to thank everybody for your support over the years as we get better as an organization.”
The contract specifies the payment of $25,000 to the city in 2018, with increases each year through 2022, at which time Hood to Coast will pay more than $30,000 to the city. The city provides police, fire and public works services for the 199-mile relay, which starts at Timberline Lodge and concludes in Seaside.
But before inking the new five-year deal, the organization requested changes regarding their insurance levels, City Manager Mark Winstanley said. Hood to Coast agrees to provide and pay insurance premiums protecting the city from liability.
The agreement is essentially unchanged from the previous contract, with the exception of liability limits, which the Hood to Coast organization had originally proposed to increase.
The limitations they had proposed were “well above those the city requires,” Winstanley said. “At this point they are asking to lower those to what the city requires.”
Councilors Randy Frank, Seth Morrisey, Tita Montero, Dana Phillips, Steve Wright and Mayor Jay Barber unanimously voted to accept the changes. Councilor Tom Horning was absent.