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E-M:/ Press on arrests at Jean Klock Park

Enviro-Mich message from LuAnne Kozma <luanne_kozma@yahoo.com>

Yesterday's Herald Palladium did a front page story and the Detroit Free Press also reported on the arrests in Jean Klock Park:

--LuAnne Kozma
Defense of Place

Three Arrested at Klock
Herald Palladium


Park Protesters Arrested in Benton Harbor
Detroit Free Press

Some of the Herald Palladium article, below:

3 arrested at Klock 
Protesters were trying to stop workers from clearing land for Harbor Shores

H-P Business Writer 
BENTON HARBOR — Police arrested three protesters Monday for trying to stop workers from clearing land in Jean Klock Park for the Harbor Shores development. The crews began work Monday on part of a new road and parking area at the foot of the Lake Michigan side of the park’s sand dunes, said Bob McFeeter, director of development for Evergreen Development Co. Crews will also start refurbishing the park’s bathhouse sometime in the next two weeks, McFeeter said.
Benton Harbor City Man ager Richard Marsh said Harbor Shores has every right to begin construction in the park, and all the city commissioners were informed that work in the park would begin Monday.
“Nobody’s going to be ir responsible about that kind of stuff – Harbor Shores wouldn’t, we wouldn’t,” Marsh said.
In June, the Benton Har bor City Commission agreed to lease 22 acres of the 73 acre park to Harbor Shores to build three holes of a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Part of the agree ment is that Harbor Shores will pay for park mainte nance and improvements, including a new beach ac cess road and parking area.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Michigan Depart ment of Natural Resources and National Park Service also have given developers permission to build in the park.
City Commissioner Juani ta Henry said she was only informed that work would begin on the bathhouse, not on the new road and parking area.

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