Columbus settles dispute with former food vendor - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Columbus settles dispute with former food vendor

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus city leaders have settled a dispute.

City manager Isaiah Hugley says the city paid Centerplate $175,000 earlier this month. 

The former Civic Center food vendor also paid the city nearly $39,000 in outstanding rental fees. 

"We had a dispute regarding equipment and inventory," Hugley said in a statement. "We came to an amicable agreement; council voted to approve that agreement. We did a wire transfer and they did a wire transfer to us and the dispute was settled."

The city also paid an additional $2,300 in attorney's fees.

When dealing with concessions, vendors typically install certain equipment, for example, kitchen appliances. The companies invest half a million dollars for the equipment, in some cases.  

Each year the equipment depreciates and at the end of a contract, the value may be $100,000 less than the original cost.  

In the case involving Centerplate, the city and the company owners didn't agree on the actual value of the equipment Centerplate was leaving behind at the Civic Center when vacating the premises.

"This is the first time since 1996, when the Civic Center opened, it does not have a national chain," Hugley stated. "We are now going with local vendors."

Copyright 2015 WTVM. All rights reserved.
  • LocalMore>>

  • Altercation led to deadly shooting on in Columbus on 51st Street

    Altercation led to deadly shooting on in Columbus on 51st Street

    Monday, August 21 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-08-21 19:34:48 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    New details have been released in connection to the deadly shooting on 51st St. Sunday morning. Cody Mathis, 21, was shot and later died at the Medical Center. 

    More >>

    New details have been released in connection to the deadly shooting on 51st St. Sunday morning. Cody Mathis, 21, was shot and later died at the Medical Center. 

    More >>
  • Missing Auburn teens found

    Missing Auburn teens found

    Monday, August 21 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-08-21 19:21:51 GMT
    (Source: Auburn Police Department)(Source: Auburn Police Department)

    The Auburn Police Department has found two runaway teens and they were safelty returned in good health.

    More >>

    The Auburn Police Department has found two runaway teens and they were safelty returned in good health.

    More >>
  • ABC covered the solar eclipse in 1979

    ABC covered the solar eclipse in 1979

    Monday, August 21 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-08-21 19:18:31 GMT
    (Source: YouTube)(Source: YouTube)

    In 1979 ABC aired a special report of the solar eclipse. Feb. 26, 1979 was the last total solar eclipse for North America until Monday, Aug. 21. 

    More >>

    In 1979 ABC aired a special report of the solar eclipse. Feb. 26, 1979 was the last total solar eclipse for North America until Monday, Aug. 21. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly