Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Michigan Messenger: Benton Harbor Emergency Manager restricts park access

BENTON HARBOR, MICH. -- Locals are no longer allowed to take early morning walks in the park under an order issued by Benton Harbor’s Emergency Manager Joe Harris.

Jean Klock Park, the city’s public waterfront which has already been partially privatized as a Jack Nicklaus golf course, will only be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. between May 1 and Sept. 30, according to a May 4 order from Harris.

Residents claim that the order conflicts with the city’s charter, the deed that granted the park to the city and other legal agreements. ... Read more of this article by Eartha Jane Melzer, posted June 28, 2011, on the Michigan Messenger.

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