Sail Honeymoon Agreement: What Dunedin's Saying
Sail Honeymoon is fast approaching the end of its concessionaire license agreement with the city, and some residents and elected officials want to amend the contract so the business can stay. Here's what Dunedin's saying about it.
Commissioner Julie Scales, along with the Dunedin Beach Civic Association, is supporting a last-minute amendment to a concessionaire contract for the iconic kayak and sailboat rental business as it is about to expire. Although owner Glen Stienke is allowed to re-bid, the city is required to open it to other bidders as well.
The story attracted several insightful comments on Patch, and below are just a few of them.
What's your take? What do you think of the last-minute effort to amend a city contract? Is it fair to other concessionaires in Dunedin to make an allowance for one? Post your comment below.
Melody Urso: Sail Honeymoon simply must stay! As an icon on the Dunedin Causeway, as well as an example of a very successful business, it would be abominable to see this business taken away due to City bureaucracy. Go through the process, if you must, then change the law.
Bill Storck: If legal and not subject to any future lawsuits from third party plaintiff's, then I don't have a problem as a law abiding tax paying citizen. My emphasis is future lawsuits, how do we guarantee this???
Michael J. Kovac: It sems like a gross violation of ethics to forgo the bidding process. Sounds like the city commissioners need to take an ethics course at SPJ. What is the annual revenue brought in by the Sail Honeymoon business ?That's supposed to be public information...
Ashley King: Glen is an important community member and helps keep the causeway safe and clean. His business is so awesome and everyone loves it there. It would be a real shame if we lost him... Dunedin Causeway would not be the same and the community would suffer as well.