LETTER: Yacht club good for city

I have owned my own business in Sandusky since 1956. I moved my business into downtown Sandusky when everyone else moved out, employ
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

I have owned my own business in Sandusky since 1956. I moved my business into downtown Sandusky when everyone else moved out, employing up to 35 people until my semi-retirement in 1992. I still own the property and run a small company at 133 E. Market St.

I joined the Sandusky Yacht Club in 1956, was commodore in 1974, trustee for two terms. SYC and the city of Sandusky were always good friends and that's the way it should be.

When the lawsuit was filed, it was a sad day for me and for Sandusky. Cooler heads prevailed as the city and SYC worked things out.

The yacht club has grown into one of the few premier locations on the waterfront, spending millions of dollars on house and grounds and of course our fantastic marina. This has been done with our own funds. We also built the break wall coming off of the Meigs Street Pier with our own funds. This cost the club in the neighborhood of a couple of hundred thousand dollars. This has all been done with our own funds.

The yacht club has grown into becoming one of Sandusky's larger employers. This is great for city income tax.

A club growing as fast as we are always has problems. We need room for parking, boat docking and other projects. This will also include transient dockage for the city,

If you don't help us, you may kill the goose that laid the golden egg for the city. Clubs or companies that can't expand become dormant and go by the wayside or move.

I am confident the Sandusky Yacht Club is not asking for a free lunch. We have always paid our own way and always will. Please listen to the terms of the agreement, not negative reporting. This only sells newspapers.

Don Huntley Sr.

Sandusky