Letter to the Editor:
In Joan Demirjian’s article titled, “After 90 years, beer could be here,” she wrote that, “Russell Township's long-standing status as a dry community could change.”
Russell Townships’ reputation as a dry community was changed years ago when the Geauga Park District ignored Russell Townships’ ordinances, and promoted and supported the use of alcohol in The West Woods Park. Regardless of whether or not the citizens of Russell Township prefer to be a “dry community” , they really have no say. The Geauga Park District has made the decision for them.
"People coming to the park to picnic can enjoy a glass of wine or beer, as long as they are acting responsibly," Tom Curtin said of the policy in another article written by Ms. Demirjian titled, “Park District Defends Alcohol Policy.”
And while the Geauga Park District promotes and supports the use of alcohol in ALL of their parks, they take no responsibility for drinking guests, once they drive off of the premises.
Judy K. Zamlen-Spotts
This is not surprising. I am not against drinking in moderation, but The Geauga Park District has a widespread reputation for their arrogance, GOD like mentality, and mistreatment of people, not to mention the horrendous amount of peoples money they take from the county plus all the money lost to the county when all of the land they buy is taken off the tax rolls.
Then we have Charles (Chip) Henry, Juvenile/Probate Judge, and I use the term Judge loosley for him, who hides behind the park commissioners,
claiming to have NO say so in their daily business when he is the one who hires them. Now, even the chipmunks in the park are intelligent enough to know that any person having the power to hire and fire someone has GREAT influence over what they do.
All I can say is, that this is par for the course for the Geauga Park District.