Resort, ski center plans will be focus of mixer

A Business Mixer/informational session on the upcoming hearings for the Belleayre Resort will be held Thursday, May 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the Hanah Resort, Margaretville.

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the event. The information session is for chamber members, and will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided and a cash bar will be available. 

The session will feature representatives of the Belleayre Resort, Delaware County Economic Development Department, as well as both Chambers of Commerce.  The speakers will provide information about how these projects will have a positive impact on our economy.

The NYSDEC has scheduled two meetings –an Informational meeting on Wednesday, May 22 and the Public Hearing scheduled on the following Wednesday, May 29. Each public meeting is a critical opportunity for our business community to share its knowledge of the state of the economy in our region and describe why we believe the Belleayre Resort project should move forward once and for all.

This project will generate 541 full-time, and 230 part-time jobs once operational and during the build out phase would bring workers to our communities who need services and housing and employ local businesses. Info: belleayreresort.com/

The public hearing will also be about the new expansion of Belleayre Ski Center.  This large expansion will enable Belleayre to literally double the number of skier visits in the future and create many new jobs at the ski center in addition to the resort jobs referred to above.  Info: dec.ny.gov/docs/permits_ej_operations_pdf/belleayrefinalscope.pdf

 Hanah is located at 576 Hubbell Hill Road, Margaretville.