5-year contract covers biker activities at Riverfront Park
|By JOHN BOZZO
August 18, 2005
DAYTONA BEACH -- Plans to continue annual biker festivities downtown
in Riverfront Park during Biketoberfest and Bike Week nearly
Despite objections from some commissioners, they voted 5-2 to give
event producer Tom Cellie a contract to sign up sponsors and manage
"I'm tired of the park being converted into a fairground twice a
year," said Commissioner Darlene Yordon, who voted against the
Another dissenter, Commissioner Gwen Azama-Edwards, said approving
the five-year contract might tie the hands of citizens serving on
two committees working on recommendations for the future of the
"The citizens might have other ideas for this area," she said.
But Commissioner Dwayne Taylor said it's the city's responsibility
to supervise the public park during the popular biker events.
"If we don't manage something in the park, we run the risk of having
someone come in and do something we don't want them to do," he said.