Letter: Deal should be in place before money is committed to project

To the editor:

It is unconscionable that the Hancock County 4-H Agricultural Association dreamed that county commissioners would grant them a virtually free lease on public land and donate $12 million to them on good faith. Such an act would violate public trust and indicate that the commissioners are unfit to hold public office.

A detailed and legally binding agreement spelling out responsibilities and authority of all parties involved should be in place before any taxpayer property or money is committed to the project.

Charles Hershberger