In 2015, shortly after the Executive Director and the then (competent) Board of Commissioners were forced out and replaced by Grendell lackeys, the Geauga Park District initiated a campaign to erect playground equipment and other structures that were not in keeping with the Park District’s primary mission. The installations were built in several parks, including one in Bass Lake Preserve that was later removed under order from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Here’s how those installations look today.
Each playground cost the taxpayers of Geauga County at least $50,000 plus an additional unknown amount for the removal of the facility from Bass Lake. While no one could have predicted the disruptions we are currently experiencing because of the COVID-19 crisis, it is certainly ironic that all of the costly and narrowly targeted “activity” installations within the parks are currently unavailable for public use, while all the trails, forests, lakes and meadows are not only open and available, but are seen as an important and welcome outlet for all of us currently under severe social restrictions because of the pandemic. It makes one wonder what could have been had the parks administration followed the founding mission of the Park District rather than use the parks to dole out favors to narrow constituencies and political contributors.
Protect Geauga Parks endorses and supports Matt Rambo for Geauga County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge in the March 17 Republican Primary election.
Please request a Republican Party ballot and vote for Matt Rambo.
Note that the primary election is now open for absentee voting ONLY. Request an absentee ballot from the Geauga County Board of Elections. Ballots must be mailed back to the Board of Elections by April 27, 2020.
Geauga County Board of Elections
470 Center Street, Building #6-A
Chardon, Ohio 44024
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