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February 2013 Meeting

By Tigard Little League, 02/21/13, 7:15AM PST


In February, we had a 2nd meeting between the City of Tigard and TLL/SSC. By this time, members of TLL had read the 1998 agreement and come to believe that the two clubs have an equity position in the land that was purchased and developed. At the same time, city staff explained that they expected TLL/SSC to:

  • Begin paying for field use by the hour
  • Have the same scheduling priority as other Tigard-based non-profit organizations (e.g., Tigard Youth Football, Tigard Lacrosse, etc.) per municipal code

We expressed grave concern over these changes, particularly given the intent of the original agreement. We told city staff that we believed that we should be considered different than other organizations based on the intent of the 1998 agreement and the fact that we had paid more than $500,000 for the purchase and development of the land.

City staff explained that a decision like that had to be made by someone higher than the people in the room so we adjourned and waited for the city to contact us with the decision.

February 21, 2013 Meeting Minutes