The Union Soccer Association and the city of Union have verbally agreed to the terms in a cooperative agreement.

Assistant City Administrator James Schmieder presented the agreement at the personnel, finance and public works committee Monday night.

The agreement was in need of updating since the new fields were added at Veterans Memorial Park, as well as to outline concession stand operation.

The city took over the operation of concession stands this year. The soccer association has a stand that it owns and operates separately from the city at the fields near Dickey Bub Farm and Home, off Highway 50.

City officials began working with the association last month after some confusion concerning sports leagues and city responsibilities and concession stand proceeds.

The city started with reworking the soccer association agreement because its season had not yet started while the baseball and softball seasons have ended.

The soccer agreement is for one year. The city has a new parks director beginning next week, who will be responsible for reworking all youth league contracts, with the help of the city attorney, going forward.

Schmieder told the committee that the soccer association representatives have agreed to the terms in the contract, which outlines duties and obligations with regard to maintaining and using the city’s soccer fields.

Schmieder said the agreement is closely related to the current agreement.

“Most of the major things did not change, we just clarified the language and made it more pertinent to soccer,” he said.

The agreement will go before the board of aldermen for final authorization next week.