After reading an article in our local paper we
feel compelled to address a few of the issues that
It would seem that Alderman Boom believes the
owner of the owner of the team that calls our local
stadium home is out to take over LeClaire park. We
honestly don’t see how that merits print space.
Alderman Boom stated in the article that the team
owner wanted to expand the children’s play area
into LeClaire park, had put a set of stairs on the
park side of the ferris wheel, and was turning
the riverfront in to a carnival.
Our Mayor may believe that Alderman was at the
meeting as he continually referred to Alderman Edmond
as Alderman Boom, even after being corrected by
Alderman Edmond. But we did not see Alderman Boom
At said meeting Dave Heller was adamant that no
stairs, entrance, exit, or egress be built on the
park side of the ferris wheel. He wanted to allow
access only through the stadium.
Had Alderman Boom attended the meeting he would
have known Mr. Heller also talked of installing a
midway between left field and the ferris wheel
complete with games of chance.
To us, a 110 foot tall ferris wheel with thousands
of colored LED lights seemed like a carnival at
the time. And unless we are mistaken, isn’t the
children’s play area on the right field side
of the stadium?
That would mean if anything was added there it
would cut into the sidewalk on the Centennial Park
side. The ferris wheel is up and running so why
beat a dead horse?
Comments are always welcome.