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Sandusky Bay Pavilion, BG partnership great idea

Register • Jul 2, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Save Our Shoreline Parks was invited and attended the meeting at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion with Commissioner Cole and BGSU on May 1.

Our function at the meeting was to provide a history of the site from beginning (1980) to the present and made it perfectly clear the site is a federally protected public access area and should continue to be so under BGSU’s plan.

Indications from BGSU are their facility would be secure and would not interfere with the Maritime Museum and Wightman/ Wieber Foundation’s continued use of the property for special events beyond 2016 and general public access to the site. Their “footprint” at the property would be small — perhaps the pool area.

It’s no secret one City Commissioner in particular continues to push the sale of this property. BGSU’s presence at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion will ensure the property stays out of the hands of private land grabbers and in the hands of a university willing to develop environmental educational services while protecting public access.

Kudos to Commissioner Cole and BGSU for thinking outside the box to protect one of Sandusky’s most valuable resources.

Tim Schwanger

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