That is exactly what it sounds like.
The Breckenridge Town Council will not make an exception for the temporary signs the parade of homes wants to put up since the Summit County Builders Association (who sponsors the event) will only give $1,500 to the Summit Foundation.
The Town Council is demanding a $5,000 "ransom" in order to make the exception.
Makes you wonder, doesn't it. I always thought charity was charity - and no government or charity organization should be able to, or demand, a specified amount for your donation.
The Parade of Homes event, scheduled for September, will not have temporary directional signs for the four Breckenridge-area homes included in the event. . . at least not yet.
The Parade of Homes is put on by the Summit County Builders Association and features 16 open houses showing off home design, interior decoration and other services.
Event chairperson Phylecia Platte has guaranteed $1,500 would be given to The Summit Foundation. But Mayor Ernie blake urged a $5,000 guarantee. Town officials asked for a look at the association's books, but the association declined.
One lone council member, Rob Millisor, urged accommodations for the signs.
"It's good for the community, it brings people to the town. We should support it," he said.
And I agree.