Disc golf club should pay feesPublished 9:42am Monday, September 10, 2012
I would like to say I wholeheartedly agree with Deanne Winegar’s assessment of the City Council’s back-room decisions and the conflict of interest and lack of correct information provided by the local newspaper.
Isn’t it interesting that if you own a dock and use public shoreline, there is a city ordinance governing this land use.
First, you must pay $100 or more for the use of a piece of public land which is 50 feet long by 10 to 15 feet wide. How much does the disc golf organization pay for the use of the public land of Bancroft Bay Park?
Second, in order to get a dock site, you must provide proof of insurance of at least $100,000 of liability coverage. How much insurance coverage has the disc golf organization provided the city to use the Bancroft Bay Park area?
Third, a dock site is to be maintained by the dock owner. Bancroft Bay Park was purchased to create a low maintenance park to give us a glimpse of the way the Minnesota prairie used to be. How much is it going to be changed from its intended use?
Forth, on a dock site, any activity that disturbs the neighborhood, or fails to keep the area clean are prohibited, and most importantly you are not allowed to operate a business on this public land. Yet it seems like the keys to the public land of Bancroft Bay Park have been handed over to TeeBoxx LLC and the Flying Lea Disc Golf Club.