The municipality of Bluewater have began to develop a 3P agreement with Bayfield Facilities Initiative Team for the operation of the Bayfield Arena.
A Public-private partnership, or 3P agreement, is a cooperative arrangement between two or more public and private sectors.
Bluewater Deputy Mayor Jim Fergusson shared his concerns during the meeting about the lack of experience the municpality and BFIT have with 3P agreements.
Fergusson says that’s the sole reason he raised his concerns, and he is confident with BFIT as their body of work speaks for themselves.
He suggested bringing in a third party would ensure maximum success, but was turned aside.
Fergusson says the next step is a staff report about the agreement and a work plan moving forward.