Bexley

Capital University's memorandum on stadium is one-sided

To the Editor:

Capital University has submitted another proposal for light and sound at Bernlohr Stadium. Part of its proposal includes a memorandum of understanding. It took them months to come up with a plan that addressed residents' concerns.

Here are some of the items in the "memorandum of understanding," in a nutshell.

We will play only 30 night games, unless we want to play more.

We will play only three night games a week, unless we want to play more.

We will only use the stadium for eight months out of the year, unless we want to use it more.

We will have lights off by 9:30 p.m. unless we need to have them on longer.

We will have the music at 60 decibels at the fence, unless we want to turn it up.

We will use the field only for games, unless we want to use it for something else.

And if you're not happy with how it's going, you can ask us to come and talk to you about it.

So basically we are going to do whatever we please after we get those lights up and there isn't anything you can do about it.

After all, we are Capital University and we are special. We are not just any old business. We are a religious institution and have the tax exempt status to prove it. And we are talking about athletics! Besides, we are having financial problems and we need to make more money or we might have to close our doors forever and that would be such a loss for Bexley. And the only way we can make more money is to build ourselves up by eroding the fabric of South Bexley. You don't have a problem with that, do you?

South Bexley residents, how do you feel about this memorandum of understanding? It seems awfully one-sided. We get nothing but more noise.

If this doesn't sound right to you, come to the next Planning Commission meeting Oct. 28 at the Bexley Public Library auditorium at 6 p.m. or email your concerns to electedofficials@bexley.org.

Nancy Belay

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