DOWNEY - Satsuma Landscape and Maintenance, which has provided landscape maintenance services at the Rio Hondo Golf Course since 1986, had its contract extended an additional 22 months on Tuesday.The contract calls for Satsuma to be paid a monthly rate of $70,287. The recession negatively impacted the golf course starting in 2008 but golf rounds have increased 2 percent in the last year, reflecting a "positive turning point for the golf course," said Arlene Salazar, interim director of Parks and Recreation. "The (golf course) continues to be a local favorite and a regional draw for banquets, regular golf play and hosting of tournaments due to the quality appearance and feel of the grounds," Salazar said. The contract with Satsuma expires April 13, 2014, the same date Downey's catering contract with Mark Shelton and vendor deal with S&S LaBarge Golf expire.
********** Published: June 14, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 09