Traverse City Record-Eagle

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May 18, 2014

Editorial: City must get pier right

Given Traverse City’s experience with Clinch Park and Grand Traverse County’s septage plant fiasco, the firm hired by the city to design a proposed fishing pier better have plenty of experience - and insurance.

Just about everyone by now knows how badly the city’s effort to turn Clinch into a bayside playground went. A splash pad that was to be the centerpiece of that park ended up spewing raw sewage on little kids.

The septage plan literally broke a month after it opened.

Both projects were designed by firms with little or no experience doing the exact jobs they were hired to do. That can’t happen again.

Never. Again.

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