As many of you well know, there are several issues regarding the UTPB Lease Agreement (attached to this email) which involve the Odessa Soccer Association (OSA). The following will discuss the latest info as well as include the critical documents that have been extensively discussed in all forms of local media over the past week or so. I would like to provide each of you this info so you will be aware of the facts, in writing, as they have been discussed by OSA at all times.
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Another item attached to this email is the response from the City Attorney, Natasha Brooks, regarding the CEASE order from the UT Office of General Council which states very clearly that “UTPB cannot impose any of these additional requirements upon the City.” Based on this info, it should be very clear to the City Council the correct action to take regarding the issue of association property at UTPB.
Also, attached to this email is the Lease Agreement between the City of Odessa and UTPB which has been a topic of great discussion. Specifically, please take note of section 3.02 which states “…Lessee shall pay to Lessor ten percent (10%) of all gross proceeds from all commercial activities…” which does not apply to OSA as we are a 501.c.3 non-profit organization. OSA has never charged any team any fee or rental fee for the use of any soccer field. OSA did require that each player using the soccer fields be registered thru OSA for insurance purposes only which is a requirement of the City of Odessa per the Lease Agreement.
Additionally, the Termination Letter from UTPB to the City of Odessa which legally terminates the 25 year Lease Agreement between the City of Odessa and UTPB.
The last item that is attached to this email is the DRAFT MOU (memorandum of understanding) from UTPB that was sent by Tood Dooley, UTPB Athletic Director, to OSA regarding the proposed requirements of a newly proposed Lease Agreement with UTPB which has previously been stated many times has requirements and stipulations that OSA could not and cannot accept for OSA to continue to operate effectively or within the guidelines of NTSSA.
Odessa Soccer needs each of you to contact your City Council representative and the UT Board of Regents about the unjust situation relating to the property of OSA. OSA purchased, fabricated and installed all of the soccer goals and the storage buildings at UTPB so OSA should be allowed to remove the soccer goals and storage buildings to be used for the ongoing OSA soccer programs in Odessa.
Please contact your City Council Member, the Mayor, and the City Manager via phone, text, email and via Social Media per the link below as well as the UT Board of Regents:
PLEASE CONTACT THEM NOW!!!!!
And, YES, I have contacted each of them and voiced my concerns, but they want to hear from YOU, their constituents.