Mayor Bjorn Skogquist ( now commissioner candidate) bypassed due process and placed the Chinese garden at his family "non-profit" in an unethical and corrupt manner.
As a County Commissioner, what due process would this individual bypass for his own goals?
Anoka taxpayers, be afraid, be very afraid.
Profusion of prima facie breaches of terms and conditions of Windego Park Society lease:
- Section 6: Use of Premises. "No event shall be conducted on the site unless it has received prior Landlord (City of Anoka) written approval." Such event "shall be considered a breach of this lease."
www.ci.anoka.mn.us links to What's New in Anoka? to Chinese Garden. This refers to an event May 1 and 2. "The public is invited."
In Addition: "The Premises shall not be used for any events until after the completion of all improvements."
- Section 7: Improvements and Alterations. If any alteration, decoration, addition or improvement is made without prior written consent of Landlord, Landlord may correct or remove the same.
In the expired (now denied) site plan there was mention of a future proposed rain garden compatible with the river and flood area. This rain garden would have required approval through the site plan approval process involving the Planning Commission. The Chinese Garden was never approved. And how can WPS ethically continue to raise funds without a site plan? And for what purpose other than political visibility?
- Section 10: Assignment and Subletting. The tenant (WPS) will not assign or permit occupancy or use of the premises without obtaining prior written consent of Landlord.
- Section 11: Tenant will name Landlord as an additional insured on the general liability policy. (Not done as per Councilmember Weaver's request at Council meeting.)
- Section 25: Conflict of Interest. Tenant shall not engage in any political fundraising, expenditures or activities involving City elections. WPS President Erik Skogquist is running for Mayor of Anoka.
- Section 12: Default. If Tenant shall fail to perform any of the conditions, covenants or agreements Landlord may, ten days after written notice, terminate this lease.