ParkLands Foundation recently opposed construction of a home in Money Creek Township because it would be detrimental to their adjoining property. Since then a director of Parklands Foundation, Todd Bugg, has started construction of his own home on property that adjoins ParkLands.
Parklands Foundation is now offering to donate 2 acres of their parkland to Money Creek Township for construction of a township shed. In return, ParkLands Foundation wants a township road closed and the property given to the foundation. This road happens to border two sides of the director's property, directly benefiting him.
A land donation adjacent to this road could work for the township except this would make the shed next to the director's property. Instead, the shed, along with its accompanying commercial traffic, will be approximately 400 feet from the Mackinaw River and 100 feet from existing homeowner Daryll Bragg's front door.
ParkLands Foundation was instrumental in denying one person the right to build on his property while a director builds on a similar but smaller tract. Then ParkLands wants to donate 2 acres next to an existing homeowner for a township shed in return for property to further improve the director's home
ParkLands Foundation directors need to review their ethical obligations and conflicts of interest. Then the board should justify its actions.
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The writer was joined in this letter by Judy Killian, Ed Kinsella and Chad Ruff.