The purpose of this article is to stem the tide of some untruths that have been circulating around about Dayton Towers, one of which was the article published “Dayton Towers Horror for Some.” This article contains untruths supported by a group of shareholders and a member of our own Board of Directors. This board member continues to hide behind a cloak of anonymity, to play both sides of the fence as it were. The group I refer to goes by the name of “Friends of Dayton Towers,” who have hired legal counsel to gain access to the private information of all shareholders at Dayton Towers. I ask all shareholders: “Does a friend do this?” I ask all shareholders not to allow your right to privacy to be taken from you. It’s The Law!!
Secondly, I refer to two quotes from the article I am referring to made in the aforementioned article I’ve referred to, such as “…most occupants have low incomes…” and also “…the board members and their children drive fancy expensive cars. We are curious on how those board members can afford such cars….” This seems to be two attempts at making assumptions of shareholders’ financial status motivated by curiosity. The fact is that many shareholders acquired new cars as a result of the storm.
Thirdly, I refer to another quote contained in the article aforementioned “…the Management and Board of Directors disappeared providing no leadership.” This couldn’t be further from the truth! The truth is that Mr. Richard Nardo, our manager was onsite the day after the storm to form a plan to get us up and running again. A few days later, Arco Wentworth sent Mr. Jonathan Klein to help. These two gentlemen have been and continue to be a huge asset to our home, to all shareholders of Dayton Towers Corp., and are saving us millions in repairs.
Finally, I would like to address the portion of the article which deals with the asbestos abatement. The article states that the highly toxic asbestos that becomes airborne is what is being dealt with from our façade work (the ‘friable’ kind). The truth is that the non-friable type of asbestos is being removed which is the non-toxic kind meaning it does not become airborne nor causes lung cancer.
In conclusion, I would ask that the group behind the article, “Dayton Towers Horror for Some” would present the evidence that they claim to have to the Management Office for the viewing of ALL shareholders, especially that which gives them the right to access all shareholders’ private information. The best way to stop the outpouring of untruths is for ALL shareholders to come out and vote when the time for elections of board members arrives and not voting for the “I’s” and “me’s” but the “us” and “we” together.
CLIFFORD QUINTON (Editor’s note: both sides are urged to work out their differences. The letters section of The Wave will no longer be available as a platform for a backand forth dialogue).