Public meeting May 11 for ski area grant

by karla pomeroy

Antelope Butte Foundation presented a draft agreement to the county for the county taking ownership of the Antelope Butte Ski Area facilities, which will then be leased to the foundation for operations.

Chairman Jerry Ewen said the agreement has been sent to the county attorney’s office for review. “She’ll bring back some recommendations and we’ll review those and take action at another meeting,” Ewen said.

Board member Barbara Burbridge said the foundation also has a public meeting set for May 11 for the State Loan and Investment Board grant. The hearing notice is published in the legal notices of this newspaper. She said the commissioners need to approve the date because the grant has to be funneled through the county.

The commissioners set the meeting at 7 p.m., May 11 in the commissioners meeting room. There will be a short presentation by the Foundation prior to taking comments and questions from the public.

The foundation will be seeking $1.5 million. Funds will be used for the renovations of the facilities.