Eddie O’Brien: Yacht Club hasn’t planned for parking
April 22, 2009
The Delaney letter (April 19) concerning parking issues that affect the Lower Yacht Club has serious errors.
The bike path is being built on town right-of-way. It has always been town right-of-way. The town is not “taking.”
The bike paths located throughout the county were built with tax dollars and private donations. Expenditures on bike paths have never been seen as a waste of tax dollars.
It is true that the bike path will pass by the homes of the mayor and a council woman. It will pass by every other property owner along its way into town. The Delaneys innuendoes of impropriety by the mayor and council women are uncalled for. Our town council is a group of dedicated members of our community.
The Delaneys are on the HOA Board at the Yacht Club.
There are boards in Dillon that have taken their duties seriously by improving and modernizing their properties. They have had to make tough monetary decisions. When the Yacht Club was built, the norm was a single car per family. Why over the past 45 years has the Yacht Club Board not made the necessary decisions to build more parking on their land as family mores changed?
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The HOA should make sure the owners have the proper numbers of vehicles. Give each unit the appropriate parking permit cleans up the issue.
The Delaneys’ criticism of the town process to re-develop the town center is offensive. If the Delaneys did their research, joined the community in this process, they would realize that the last six years have been dedicated to study and planning that will bring popular change to the Town.
The Yacht Club Association has decided to sue the Town of Dillon. Will the court really want to hear this?