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May 2013 Communications

By Tigard Little League, 05/02/13, 7:15AM PDT


In early May, TLL contacted city staff to find out if a decision on whether TLL/SSC would be considered different than other organizations due to our agreement and financial investment - we were told that city staff would be presenting the question to City Council at one of their May meetings. When we realized that City Council members would be hearing only from city staff, we asked if representatives from TLL/SSC could attend and present so that there would be a balance of perspective. City staff told us that they would check with the City Manager and see whether that would be possible.

When asked whether city staff felt that TLL/SSC should be viewed as different than other organizations, the response was that they felt we had been "faithful tenants".

  • At this point, TLL/SSC wrote a letter of response to the City of Tigard's notice of termination letter with the following requests:
  • An accounting of the fund that was specificed in the 1998 agreement
  • The City's desired preference on how to compensate TLL/SSC's ownership interest in the event of termination as spelled out in Section 15 of the 1998 Agreement

An accounting of expenses on behalf of the city spent on Cook Park fields since 1998 (to understand annual maintenance costs)

May 2, 2013 Response Letter from TLL/SSC

Later in May, we finally received word that the wrong City Council meeting date had been given to us - city staff would be presenting on this topic at the June 18th City Council Working Session. It was explained that we were welcome to attend, but there would be no opportunity for us to speak/present.