My letter in the Jan. 11 Lake Orion Review was about how bad the Jan. 9 Lake Orion Village Council meeting was with no one knowing what they were doing and how to do it.
Apparently, the Lake Orion DDA said, “Hold my beer” and took up the challenge.
The Jan. 17 DDA meeting started with a 45-minute presentation on parking. This was not on the agenda and there was nothing in the meeting information even though parking has been a DDA issue for years. The public had no way of knowing this presentation was going to happen.
Was this not announced because the study showed that even at peak times, only 68 percent of the available parking is used and that those peak times are only for a few hours on Friday and Saturday? It seems there is plenty of unused parking that does nothing to benefit the Village of Lake Orion.
Almost an hour into the meeting, the DDA Executive Director (Molly LaLone) requested that the Lake Orion Lumber Yard be added to the agenda. Don’t ask why the agenda for the meeting is not approved until an hour into the meeting and why the public has no idea what will be discussed or added. That’s just how it is done in Lake Orion.
The DDA executive director says the approval of a $5 million taxpayer funded bond for the purchase of the Lake Orion Lumber Yard will come before the village council at their Feb. 13 meeting. We know that at least four of the seven council members will probably vote for anything the DDA requests and will continue to ignore public opinion and petitions.
There is one thing we can all be sure of; the Village of Lake Orion will provide plenty of things to write letters about, which the council will ignore.
Village of Lake Orion