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Let me correct some of your facts. First, in your email to me you asked me for the invoices covering what we have paid to WHG to date and second you asked for the contracts of the four individuals you mentioned above. My response to you was to fill out a document request form for copies of the invoices you were requesting and since the four individuals listed were WHG employees that we would not have access to their contracts.
Thus, I did not tell you to fill out a document request for the contracts for which both you and I knew SCA did not have. I told you to fill out a document request for the invoices. If you are going to tell a story then get the story correct.
Your challenge to me is a bit odd as why would you challenge me to say that you are incorrect when we both know that the Yorktown Grill is owned by SCA and that yes we pay for WHG to operate the restaurant for us.
You are also correct that the Liquor License has not been issued and will not be issued until we obtain the Certificate of Occupancy. This will be issued after the final fire inspection has been passed. There is nothing unusual here as that is pretty much how the final steps go.
You make a very vague and generalized statement that the “General Restaurant Start-Up Consulting Agreement terms and conditions have not been adhered to.” Without any specifics it is hard to respond to this other than to say “Yes” the Agreement terms and conditions have been followed.
As to the charge of lack of financial transparency, all of the expenses have been reported. You can find what has been charged to operating, the reserves and AEF. Paul Perlstein is no longer on the Board and does not have any oversight responsibilities for the restaurant. Board Treasurer, Greg Swenson has been appointed as chair of a workgroup that will monitor and report on restaurant performance once it opens. This will be done openly and available to all.
In the end, I am puzzled by the purpose of your post other than to continue to trumpet “YORKTOWN GRILL – A TOTAL LACK OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY”. All I can say is that you must not be looking at all of the financial information that has been provided to date with no intent to hide anything. Of course I know that it may not be presented in the way to your liking or to the liking of others who toss out general negative statements without any substance to back up those charges. Just because data is not presented to your liking does not mean that the data is wrong or hiding something.
All the members of the Board and especially our Treasurer are all committed to very transparent financial accountability for the performance of the Yorktown Grill. To do any less would be ignoring our duties to the Association.
Mr. Orth, come join me sometime during Happy Hour at the Yorktown Grill and I will be happy to buy you a drink and we can talk about all of the above.