In response to the Geauga Park District’s decision to allow snowmobiling at Observatory Park, I made a public records request to the Park District for all citations issued and complaints made regarding snowmobiles in any of the Geauga County Parks over the last 2 years. John Oros emailed me that there were “no records” pertaining to my request, meaning that the Park District had no record of any citations or complaints made about snowmobiles in the parks.
Imagine my surprise when I then learned that a complaint was made to the rangers last year about a snowmobile in Beartown Lakes Reservation. Why didn’t Mr. Oros provide me with documentation of that complaint?
Editor’s Note: The photographs below were posted on the Protect Geauga Parks Facebook Group on February 3, 2015. The photographs were also submitted to the Geauga Parks Rangers at that time.