Cable park in Monroe under consideration

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Re: Cable park in Monroe under consideration

Postby PistolPete » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:54 am

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Amy Nile, Everett Herald Writer, September 18, 2015 wrote:
MONROE — The city is negotiating with a developer who owes $22,566 in overdue rent for space to build a wakeboarding and waterskiing park at Lake Tye. The City Council voted 6 to 1 on Tuesday to allow staff to take a new contract to H3O Development that gives the Sammamish-based company until Dec. 1, 2016 to pay. Councilman Jeff Rasmussen said he voted against it because he wants the rent paid before the deal goes any further. Under the proposed agreement, Monroe residents would get to wakeboard and waterski free of charge for 12 days during first three years the park is open to make up for the delayed payments. H3O would have to open the park by June 8, 2016, or the contract expires. The proposed deal sets the for-profit business' rent at $1,500 a month until Dec. 31, 2016. The charge for use of the city-owned lake goes up to $2,000 a month in 2017. The City Council is expected to discuss the agreement with H3O owners at its meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday. If approved, H3O would be able to start building a dock and installing a moving cable loop on the south end of Lake Tye by Oct. 31. Instead of being pulled by a boat, wakeboarders and waterskiers hold lines that extend down from a moving cable that pulls them along. The company would have until March 2018 to construct a 2,500-square-foot building on the lakeside to house a pro shop, an event space, offices and changing rooms. It also would have to put in more parking spaces and improve the walking paths around the site by that time, or face a fine of $70 a day.

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20150918/NEWS01/150919020
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Re: Cable park in Monroe under consideration

Postby jason » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:02 am

http://www.monroemonitor.com/2016/08/29 ... able-park/

After four years of contract negotiations, agreements, extensions and addendums, H3O’s cable wakeboard facility slated for Monroe’s Lake Tye Park has been put to rest.

The Monroe City Council voted unanimously to deny H3O’s request for an extension to its contract on Tuesday, Aug. 23. According to the concessionaire agreement between H3O and the city, H3O had until Aug. 17 to either provide written notice to the city confirming the cable park facility would be open for use by the public no later than Sept. 4, or to request an extension of the deadline. Propullsion Cablepark would have offered wakeboard activities, including equipment rentals at Lake Tye, based on a public-private partnership between the city and H3O.

During staff reports, Monroe City Administrator Gene Brazel explained to council that he received an email from H3O on Aug. 17, which conveyed that a Florida-based third party called Aktion Parks was interested in potentially owning and operating the park. The email requested an extension of the Sept. 4 deadline and a meeting between H3O, the city and Aktion to discuss the feasibility.

“I have not met with that particular company,” Brazel said. “At this point in time I’ve received no correspondence from Aktion, other than their name is mentioned in an email from H3O.”

Councilmember Kevin Hanford asked for discussion and further action on the matter. He had always been in favor of the park, he said, which could have been a great addition to the city. Unfortunately, he could not support any further extension requests from H3O.

“I still think it’s a great idea,” Hanford said. “Unfortunately, H3O just has not come through.”

He made a motion to deny H3O’s request for an extension, which was seconded by Councilmember Jeff Rasmussen. Rasmussen, long opposed to the idea of a cable park at Lake Tye, said he looked forward to moving on.
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