MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN NPS AND SPMA
This SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT is made and entered into this 26th day of MARCH, 1985 by the Regional Director, Southwest Region, National Park Service, hereinafter referred to as the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, and by the Chairman of the Board, SOUTHWEST PARKS AND MONUMENTS ASSOCIATION, hereinafter referred to as the ASSOCIATION.
This SUPPLEMENT is made in accordance with Section 4, "Supplemental Agreements," of the Agreement between the NATOINAL PARK SERVICE and SOUTHWEST PARKS AND MONUMENTS ASSOCIATION dated the 6th day of January 1978. it establishes guidelines under which the ASSOCIATION will operate Hubbell Trading Post, a feature at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site.
Hubbell Trading Post was established in 1876 by John Lorenzo Hubbell for trade with the Navajo Indians. The trading post was operated continuously by the Hubbell family for over ninety years. In 1965, Hubbell Trading Post was established as a national historic site (PL89-148) with the express purpose of operating a "living trading post," rather than a museum, where park visitors would be able to experience the ongoing traditions of Indian trading.
The National Park Service requested that Southwest Parks and Monuments Association assume the Hubbell Trading Post operations consistent with this mandate. Southwest Parks and Monuments Association assumed the trading post operations in 1967. It is in the joint interests of the ASSOCIATION and the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE for the ASSOCIATION to continue to operate the trading post, and to carry on related operational activities at Hubbell Trading Post.
Now, therefore, it is agreed,
The ASSOCIATION will:
1. Conduct the trading operations at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site throughout the year.
2. Conduct the trading operations based on the historical traditions of Hubbell Trading Post and Indian trading, while allowing for a continuing evolution of its practices and operations, to ensure the perpetuation of an active trading post for interpretation to the public. Consistent with this activity, the ASSOCIATION will buy and sell a range of Indian arts and crafts, operate a general and grocery store, and carry on related trading activities as an integral pert of the interpretive program at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site. The interpretive mission of the trading operation shall take precedence over profit.
All net profits from the trading operation will, directly or indirectly, support the educational, interpretive and scientific research programs of the National Park Service.
3. Ensure that all Indian arts and crafts items are genuine and produced solely by Native Americans.
4. Comply with all applicable Public Health regulations related to its general and grocery store operations.
5. Employ such personnel as are necessary to operate the trading post, including a trader/manager and other supervisory personnel, and sales clerks/interpreters. These employees are essential aid to the interpretive intent of this "living trading post."
Employ a Navajo weaver[s] to demonstrate the art of weaving to the visiting public as an integral aid to the interpretive program.
6. Provide adequate insurance coverage as required by National Park Service regulations and guidelines set forth in NPS-32.
7. Provide the necessary personnel and materials for regular cleaning of the store, rug room, warehouse, jewelry and office room.
Maintain the necessary equipment to operate the general and grocery store and to meet applicable public health standards.
8. Incur the cost of utilities associated with operating the trading post, the Hubbell home, and the visitor center as contribution to the NPS.
9. At its discretion, provide housing for ASSOCIATION personnel within the NPS housing area at the national historic site and ensure that such quarters are maintained according to standards set forth by the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.
The NATIONAL PARK SERVICE will:
1. Maintain, and provide necessary repairs to all buildings, parts of buildings, and associated utility systems that the ASSOCIATION must utilize to conduct its operations.
2. Ensure that the access road, parking area, and grounds of the trading post are maintained.
3. Provide, on a reimbursable basis, trailer space (or other housing) for association housing at rates established for NPS employees, not to exceed six (6) spaces.
4. Provide training to ensure that ASSOCIATION personnel are qualified to provide accurate interpretation and information to park visitors.
5. Submit bills of collection to the ASSOCIATION monthly for all reimbursable services provided.
6. Approve pricing of interpretive and educational items offered for sale to park visitors.
The NATIONAL PARK SERVICE and the ASSOCIATION jointly will:
1. Agree on the hours of operation for the trading post.
2. Conduct periodic reviews to ensure adherence to the above standards and guidelines.
Revenue that the ASSOCIATION receives in excess of expenses will be deposited in the ASSOCIATION's general account and will, directly or indirectly, support the educational, interpretive, and scientific research programs of the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE for the benefit of park visitors.
The effective date of this agreement shall be April 4, 1985 and continue for a period of ten years. This agreement will automatically renew for additional ten year periods. A ninety (90) day notice of cancellation, with cause, maybe given by either party at any time. This SUPPLEMENT may be modified by written consent of both parties.
In witness thereof, this SUPPLEMENT is hereby approved:
Last Updated: 28-Aug-2006