It's the honor system at Mentor Lagoons Marina
"It cost more to have the attendants than we brought in revenue," Martin said. "We lowered the season pass rates and then used the honor system. Nobody was there to collect money. We had envelopes and a drop box and relied on people to complete the envelope and pay even though no one was there to actually pay."
That method will remain in place for the upcoming boating season for now, he said. However, he said the cost to pay a few attendants amounts to roughly the same as the revenue drop.
"We basically broke even," he said. "Would I like to have boat attendants? Sure. Can I afford them? Not at this time."
-- Betsy Scott, BScott@News-Herald.com