We recently read a letter from Mike Snider
which was in the Sept. 6 Beacon addressing the delay in entering an agreement with JMBM. As owners of a building and a business in Port Clinton, we urge you to look forward to a better future for Port Clinton. As we drive down Madison Street and see the empty shops and buildings, it saddens us as we remember a town differently. We know economic times have hit hard everywhere, but we have a unique little town here on the shores of Lake Erie and we could draw tourists from all over.
We could have a bustling little town just like the towns on Lake Michigan, but we need a focal point in which to draw them. That focal point would be the creation of Waterworks Park. People just want a place to come in their boats with their families. We could be the family place by having a pool and small mini water park for toddlers, playground, mini golf, etc. Our little port could be the overflow from Put-in-Bay.
The tourists love our little town, but wonder what direction we are heading as you look around. It is as though we don’t care and have given up. We all care about this town and want a better place for our children and grandchildren.
We have to have a vision and we need help and advice from experts. I urge you (the mayor and members of council) to move forward with the development of Waterworks Park. That is what the voters requested in the referendum vote.
Let us all work together and get this done for our community. Let’s put the “Port” back in Port Clinton.
Joan Noblitt and Bree Noblitt Brown