Sunday, November 18, 2012

WDT: Scribe Wants Comment on Non-Issue.....Doesn't Get It

        This was a strange news story.  No one has complained to the City about the terms and conditions of a six year old lease granting use of nine holes of golf to the Watertown Golf Club in Thompson Park.
        The reporter called me insisting I comment on something no one has come to me or the Council to complain about, so I told him 'no comment.'  
        It's a 20 year lease and as long as the terms are met, that's the end of the story.  Sometimes you have to be careful of straw-man news stories where they try to get you to comment on either a non existant controversy or on something someone at the news organization wanted to make into a controversy.
        Been there done that.
Watertown Daily Times | Watertown Golf Club not part of Parks and Recreation review for city reimbursements


Anonymous said...

Here's a good comment for you to make next time.
All major companies lease these types of things out because it is cheaper than running them in house, and the expertise within never exists. We should look at doing it with the entire parks and recreations to save even more money and improve the operations.

Anonymous said...

Why not just sell them the First nine holes seeing how they own the other nine holes, or sell the first nine holes for nice town houses, The agreement is to long almost as long as Maple Courts has been without paying taxes.

Anonymous said...

Although I agree with you that this is a non-story, this seems to be a consistant theme from this scribe and the events that surround Parks and Recs. He has written a few stories now that have fallen under the category of "who cares" and "no big deal." But with that said, what is an important story to someone may not be for others, as you well know by posting things that may be important to you that might not really be big news. I wouldn't let it bother you.