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Reader Opinion: Say what Chip? Part 3

The recent letter from Marsha Ferris is somewhat factual but it necessitates full disclosure. The Riverfront Steering Committee only held six formal meetings until final and arbitrary dismissal by Mark Ostgarden. There was never a formal meeting ...

The recent letter from Marsha Ferris is somewhat factual but it necessitates full disclosure. The Riverfront Steering Committee only held six formal meetings until final and arbitrary dismissal by Mark Ostgarden. There was never a formal meeting of the steering committee to see if they wanted be disbanded in the first place. From last October until termination on June 17 there were no meetings. That begs the question: How could Marsha be a member of a committee until July? Some extra weeks were slipped in under the radar. Most of what needs to be done on the riverfront has already been done or is in the works. In talking with John Forrest from the Rotary they are looking into buying additional acreage east of the present park.

I requested four "stripes off" meetings at city hall to point out things that were not quite cricket. In attendance at most of the meetings were Mark Ostgarden, Don Gorham, Chip Borkenhagen and Patrick Wussow. My main concern was that there was no official tape recordings or at the very least old fashioned steno notes of the meetings. In other words, no record. If you doubt me folks, just go to city hall and under the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and request copies of tapes or notes. They simply do not exist. I do not own a tape recorder but hindsight tells me I should of had one at those meetings so it would not be a case of I said, they said. I will have to finish this and add other information on the real truth next week.

Howard J. Brewer

Brainerd

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