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February 11, 2010

Sewer project to proposed development near Honey Creek Resort postponed

The developer has concerns whether the state is going to stand behind and promote the resort park or just settle for what they have.

Phase II of a three phase sanitary sewer project in northern Appanoose County appears to have been placed on indefinite hold after a Feb. 10 public hearing was cancelled.

The second phase is notable because it was intended to provide sanitary sewer service to a development proposed last April by Tom Bentley with Bentley Management Group out of Wisconsin. The projected $70-$90 million development was to be located south of Highway J18 and just north of Honey Creek Resort State Park and was to include an assortment of commercial, retail and entertainment outlets.

Bentley Thursday morning said the development he proposed is only postponed until he can confer with state officials to get additional information.

"The reason I slowed up just a bit is I want some more definition from the state as to what things they can or might do to continue to promote employment and tax base to come from outside the park," Bentley said. "So I'm waiting basically for more signals from the state."

Bentley said he hoped a meeting with state and county officials could be held in April to discuss where a project that would benefit the state and county is heading.

"I think that's what should happen," Bentley said. "Probably about six or eight people ought to sit in a room and say, 'OK, where's it at? What does it take to push it further from here?' And I think we all need to sit in a room for a couple of hours and say, 'Hey, I can do this, I can do this. I'll help if you do this.'"

And the project is going to require all the entities involved to work together to entice businesses to want to locate here, he said.

"ADLM can't do this by themselves. Appanoose County can't do this by themselves. The state can't do it by themselves," Bentley said. "This is a team thing. It's got to be all of us doing this together. Believing in it. Promoting it. It's got to be the state, the DNR, Tom Bentley, Appanoose County, ADLM. No one of those entities can do this on their own by just being enthusiastic."

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