The Columbia Borough Council assembled in the borough hall conference room to receive proposals from three aspirants who responded to a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a independent contractor to assume the role of market house manager. All the councillors were in attendance but Fran Fitzgerald who is on vacation. This special meeting was convened at 5:00 pm and convened shortly after 6:00 pm.
Above, top to bottom and left to right, borough councillors, the borough manager and the finance manager. One of the RFP respondents, Beth Troxell, looks to meeting attendees as several of the market house stand holders look on. Chris Vera uses the borough’s new digital screen to introduce his proposal. Renee Sears delivers here presentation.
Here’s the RFP that appeared at the Borough Website and at Lancaster Online
Accepting Requests for Proposal for Consultant Market House Manager
Renee Sears, a former market house manager who served as an independent contractor – not an employee – delivered an oral presentation.
Beth Troxell, also a former market house manager who served as an independent contractor – not an employee – delivered an oral presentation. She referred to her proposal which was submitted to the Borough on August 28, 2016.
Elizabeth Ryan Troxell’s proposal (click on the graphic below or here to download the two-page proposal as a .pdf.]
Chris Vera is the president of the Columbia Historic Preservation Society.
Chris Vera’s proposal as shown at tonight’s meeting was posted at Columbia Spy a few days ago.
The councillors will consider the RFP responses and will announce their decision at a future meeting date that will be announced. Council may accept one of the proposals or none. In none are accepted, the RFP will be reissued.
The market house stand holders agreed when a spokesperson asked for “consistency” from whomever the borough councillors select.