The Ozaukee Ice Association got $300,000 in site improvements, and a 38 year interest free "loan" from Ozaukee county taxpayers to fund their ice arena. Now the association wants to add a second sheet of ice in order to "keep the operation viable." To keep this operation viable, the association is asking for debt forgiveness on the $500,000.
"It's a moral issue" associate vice president Gary Wickert told supervisors. "You're not just saying no to a second sheet of ice... you're saying no to all these children."
I love this response from Ozaukee County Supervisor Joe Dean: "It is a moral issue... You have a moral obligation to pay back to $500,000 the county loaned to you."
We could use a Joe Dean in Racine.