SARTELL -- Sartell has approved a contract with an outside firm to operate its new community center for the first two years.

ProField, LLC of St. Cloud will handle staffing duties, management and look to secure rental contracts for the facility. Sartell currently contracts with ProFields to handle much of their parks operations and maintenance.

Sartell City Administrator Mary Degiovanni says the city will handle maintenance and duties outside of the day-to-day operations. She says Sartell is new to the community center business and wanted an experienced company to run it in the short-term.

It's estimated that staffing costs in the first year will run approximately $161,000.

The contract with ProFields will run through 2019.