Realizing that we would not have an opportunity to present to City Council at their working session meeting on June 18th, we sent a request to all TLL/SSC members asking them to join us at City Hall for the City Council Business Meeting on June 11th - here is the notice that went out:
TLL and Southside Soccer Need Your Support
Could you spare 20 minutes to be at City Hall this coming Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.?
Many years ago, Cook Park was home to a dairy. Today it contains the showcase fields for both Tigard Little League and Southside Soccer.
How did that happen?
It happened through an unique partnership between the City of Tigard and Tigard Little League/Southside Soccer where TLL/Southside agreed to pay almost $500,000 over 15 years to purchase the land to the left of the road that leads into Cook Park and develop soccer and baseball/softball fields, parking lots and concessions/bathroom buildings. Our financial outlay was balanced with the city giving TLL/Southside priority rights for the fields that they had helped to acquire/build.
Having spoken with individuals involved in the original 1998 agreement, the intent was for TLL/Southside to have access to these fields for the foreseeable future; unfortunately, with the payments schedule for our agreement coming to a close this October, the City of Tigard has notified us of their decision to terminate the agreement. They now plan to view us like any other organization wanting to rent fields.
We are asking members of TLL and Southside to come to a City Council meeting to show your support for our clubs and our desire to continue our partnership with the city:
This Tuesday, June 11th
13125 SW Hall Boulevard
You would only need to stay for 15-20 minutes but it would show City Council members how many members of the Tigard public are interested in the resolution of this situation. Add your name to the list if you can be there:
Respond to this email or contact Kim Kelleher.
Thank you very much for your support!!
Tag(s): Cook Park Agreement