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Supervisor Jason Haas Applauds Parks Committee Decision to Keep Paddleboat Vendor Local

Milwaukee County Supervisor Jason Haas today applauded a move by the County Board Parks, Energy and Environment Committee to extend for one year a contract with a local vendor for paddleboats at Veterans Park.

By - May 14th, 2013 05:55 pm

(MILWAUKEE) – Milwaukee County Supervisor Jason Haas today applauded a move by the County Board Parks, Energy and Environment Committee to extend for one year a contract with a local vendor for paddleboats at Veterans Park.

The move, which passed on a vote of 4-2, means that the committee is recommending that Juneau Park Paddleboat, a Milwaukee-based company, retain the right to operate paddleboat rentals at Veterans Park. The company is the original operator of paddleboat rentals at Veterans Park. The Milwaukee County Parks Department had recommended that a California-based firm be awarded the contract, but the committee denied that recommendation.

“With this move, the committee chose to support a local jobs provider,” said Haas, vice chair of the committee. “We would have lost a treasured gem of the community had the original recommendation gone through. I, for one, am not interested in trading gems for pennies.”

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