Good heavens, it's not like golfers are going to be stumbling around, vomiting all over the place, waving their johnsons at people, and driving into the ponds! Let's give adults a bit of credit, shall we?
Oh NO! No credibility. What shall I do, what shall I do? How will I ever sleep again? ☹️
If you're implying that only "neighbors" have credibility here, I disagree. Stakeholders like club members and other regular players - the majority of whom are Melrose residents - as well as the entire city's taxpayer base contribute to Mt. Hood's success and have a voice.
This isn't "your park" sir, it is "our park."
‘John from Melrose’: Today? Corned Beef, of course!!
Nicely done, Geezer. Hope you enjoyed!
With all due respect, no neighbor anywhere - not just Melrose - ever wants anything to change in their neighborhood. That's the definition of NIMBY, right?
As for somehow morally eroding our youth, that's been Melrose's MO for opposing fun roughly ever since it incorporated.
Not that it's prescient, but I would argue that Melrose youth already drink more alcohol in that park than any golfing crowd ever could!
And, while I'm here, a couple of isolated underage servings during the first Obama administration, years ago, seems like a stretch as far as not allowing a drink cart.
People just want to enjoy a cold beer while they play, it's not an assault upon property rights, morality, human decency, or anything else. Just a beer while we play.
So, you’re a Prohibitionist? That didn’t work out real well last time we tried it!
Your characterization of someone wanting a couple of cold beers on a golf course as a corrupting influence on our youth and a menace to our fair and noble town’s safety is the demagoguery here. On the contrary, I am the voice of reason as it’s hard to see a beverage cart being a challenge to Melrose’s civic well being.
And the city gets some much needed revenue too!
Thank you, John! and Thank you, Myron!
As a public space, citizens should not have to deal with any more drunken fools than it does already here. Mt. Hood is not a private club, and as a public park, basically, selling alcohol absolutely should be forbidden. Perhaps the mayor would like to set up a pot cart while he's at it! Maybe the mayor wants to make another few thou by having an over-the-counter drug cart, along with plenty of Mt. H-emblazoned water bottles that teens could buy to fill with vodka (that they carry with them in school).
This mayor and his craven supporters will quite literally do anything to lubricate his financial wheels, having mastered lesson #1 from his most recent predecessors.
Since I pointed out the absurdities of your corrupting influence and safety menace arguments, it now moves on to the corruption argument.
Can't say I'm a big fan of the Mayor - a little too showy with his suburban progressivism for my tastes - but I don't know how you've extrapolated a beer cart to "satisfy[ing] his special interest groups" or "lubricat[ing] his financial wheels." That's quite the stretch!
The fact is it's a single beverage cart at Mt. Hood. Not a pot cart, or a cocaine cart, or whatever else your puritanical minds can dream up. Not doling out vodka shots to teens, not fueling drunken rampages through the streets. Just a beverage cart, as seen on thousands of golf courses all across America. No, the revenue isn't going to make any real difference. It doesn't matter - it would be fun to have and it would make a little money. That's all.
As H.L. Mencken said "Puritanism Is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
Thank you TBSports. While I disagree with, well, almost everything John and Resident have to say on this issue, he is right that the “No Fun in Melrose” crowd will show up at the hearing.
Therefore, it’s up to the rest of us to email our alder-people and Mayor to express our feelings. Please do so and, who knows, at least they’ll be made aware there is another constituency out there that takes a more non-absolutist view towards relaxing Melrose’s Victorian mindset.
If golfers are already doing BYOB, then the rationale for having a beer cart is weakened, as potential revenues have to be netting against risk-costs of potential liability.