To The Daily Sun.
This letter is written in response to a Letter to the Editor written by Rick Ball, printed in the June 6 edition of The Daily Sun.
We live in a country where we have free speech, but my dear sir, your letter has lots of misinformation, so please allow me a moment to correct you please.
Lakeport Landing is not trying to change the terms of the original contract, they are trying to purchase the property from the city. They did not make a bad business decision and they did not low-ball the price. There was no price set at the time the lease was nearing its end. Lakeport Landing, sir, should have the right to have first right of refusal for the price that the city of Laconia feels appropriate.
Lakeport Landing is not asking the City of Laconia to, as you state, bail them out! OMG Mr. Ball, they are trying to appease the city councilors' requirement for the purchase of this property, not unlike any other business in our great city, no more, no less.
It appears that you work in Belmont. Great. Worry about Belmont, Mr. Ball. The folks at Lakeport Square work very hard in making that part of Laconia extraordinary for the citizens of Laconia. I say, well done folks, well done for all you have done to promote your section of the city.
However, I doubt that the city will allow that property to come off of the tax base and give it to the hard working folks of the Lakeport Community Association, and I doubt that those folks would want to take that property on either.
Mr. Ball, you have the right to voice your opinion, but if you choose to do so, be accurate in your facts. Do not libel Lakeport Landing in their endeavors to expand their business. And, by the way Mr. Ball, Lakeport Landing is a solid business that operates in Lakeport. Just saying. Have a great day, sir. Thank you for your comments.
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