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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Bedford, Pennsylvania Bedford 3 by Sharyn Maust Gazette associate editor showers run development co has been formed specifically for the Bedford Springs hotel proper and the principals in the new firm said they came across the Springs by Accident during the old developers search for run became aware of the Springs in according to Mark Langdale of Texas his Judith Kessler of indicated that someone she knew in the develop ment business was a Contact Between herself and Marcus president of the embattled Springs development it happened almost by Acci Kessler said about the con Tom chairman of the Bedford county redevelop ment said the showers run partners were represented at the 23 meeting with judge Daniel the the county the state office of budget and the held As a pretrial procedure in the corporations lawsuit against the resulted in an attempt to Settle the lawsuit and negotiate a new the judge put a gag order on the participants during the Neotia the order was lifted Langdale said Friday that he was excited with the Opportunity to bring their dream to he said that a National historic landmark was a new area to but weve work on architecturally important Langdale is president of posadas Usa the United states subsidiary of Gruppo a Mexico City company involved with con management and Gruppo posadas has More than rooms in opera Tion in the United states in came together by Accident and Venezuela and is the largest Kenn Metal in Bedford in the said Friday that he had contract w some key provisions of the new redevelopment contract for Bedford Springs hotel that was signed showers run development has submitted the Fol lowing schedule for its proposed with a starting Date of March which is the proposed closing of the submission of phase 1 hotel restoration plans for review and approval 3 these plans will be reviewed and approved by the state office of budget and available to the Bedford county redevelopment according to the the sole criteria for plan review and approval shall be the determination As to whether such submitted plans Are in compliance with the redevelopment area the redevelopment proposal and the master the redevelopment plan and proposal were documents drawn up in 1994 to bring the Springs under Urban redevelop ment Law and set limitations on what can be done with the Springs executed construction loan commitment 5 phase one construction which was defined As completing the permitting and beginning environmental remediation and Interior demolition fulfilment of the states 16 special conditions on the Mil lion Grant and begin draw Down of Grant construction which is obtaining a certificate of occupancy and hotel open for service 43 months october future phases will be dependent on economic and Market conditions and on practical feasibility of construction of the the county redevelopment authority will have oversight on these other details in the contract the Developer will take title to the proper Tyson March 31 at a Cost of development of bottling Plant and a Light Industrial Busi Ness Park in phase ii and the remaining commercial or residential property shall be done in a manner to be determined by the Developer in accordance with the master a festival facility area set aside in the master plan shall be deleted if the authority Doest Start development of the facility within 10 the Developer will pay More than in Pas due obligations of either the authority or the with the contract signing Bills paid included due to Stroup for work prior to August 1996 to the Bedford Borough municipal authority for past due sewer ser vice and for 199596 school the school taxes could not be paid according to the because the county tax claims Bureau could Only accept Cash or a certified the situation was to be Recti fied next at the time of the closing and the delivery of the the Developer will reimburse to the county for previously paid property and liability insurance premiums and assume fur ther premiums to the americas Industrial heritage program for Money advanced to prepare the Springs redevelopment project in 1993 and 94 to Robert Kimball and associates for 1996s environmental remediation Survey and Between and to authority attorney Robert roses firm for Legal fees after commissioners hire Goldhaber As solicitor by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer a Philadelphia native practising Law in Everett has been hired As the new attorney for two county Douglas was hired tuesday at a rate of an hour As solicitor for the Bedford county commissioners and the Bedford county Bureau of elections and voter following undergraduate work in communications and political Goldhaber completed his Law degree in 1993 from Widener school of Law in he replaces Bedford attorney Gordon who resigned As solicitor at the end of Goldhaber has been practising in Bedford county since opening office for general Law cases in and Venezuela and is the largest hotel management company in latin according to Lang Dales on his he is managing Gen eral partner for partnerships own ing and developing hotels and recreational the activities in the past few years involve acquisition of a hotel and Condo minium project in South padre which was a million investment and Acquini renovation and repositioning of Sun spree resort and an Adja cent site for a resort Texas George Bush last year appointed Langdale As chair Man of the newly formed Texas department of economic develop Langdale said he want sure about coming so far from his Home state to carry out a but his father had Good things to say about Langdale said his fathers firm did business with december of 3 working for the Pennsylvania department of Rev Enue Board of Appeal will give him background for working with rules and codes and dealing with different he a lot of research and writing was required in that that gives me a Good base of work for this he attended Addington High school near he and his the former Aimee have one child and in the commissioners have budgeted for the solicitors position this year for the solicitors salary and for other county departments con tract hire their own huge Philadelphia development planned Philadelphia a a Tion of the Developer has reached agreement formal approval from state with City officials to undertake the and Federal agencies could take largest single development project another six since Northeast Philadelphia and the Oxborough neighbourhoods went up after world War toll Brothers announced Kenn Metal in Bedford in the the showers run partnership has hired Rokl architects of to conduct a feasibility study of the and a design conference is set for next Kessler described her role in projects As the person who puts things she is founder and president of Nas develop ment a real estate develop ment and consulting firm whose work includes consulting for Man Hattan developers and no for profit she previously was project director for Tishman Urban development and project director for the Penn station redevelop ment which was a million inter modal transportation project in new York she also has been vice president of residential and hotel asset management and sales for Citicorp real estate the third partner in the Springs Effort is Lawrence Fiedler of new v who has been a partner of five Sheraton and Doubletree hotels in Arizona and new according to his he is a managing general partner in a historic rehabilitation building in in the National Western life building in Texas and the grand Island mall shopping Center in grand Hes also a director and consultant to Ameri can spectrum which his resume described As a Mil lion real estate holding the three Are the controlling partners of the Bedford Springs which is the managing member of showers run develop ment a Delaware limited liability attorney Robert special counsel to the redevelopment said Friday that he had checked references for the new he read some excerpts 1 from unnamed firms or i Dividu which described one or More the principals As being having integrity and As solid operators whose project Loans were either paid or Rose said there were no Adverse and Loans for projects amounts were fully James chief counsel for the state office of said he had not checked financial references but had checked Industry references beyond the names that showers run one authority member noted that although the showers run principals came to the Springs via tarnished Developer Marcus that was the Only Way it could we could not seek a new Developer with the existing con tract and plans thursday to build More than townhouse and apart ment units in the Grays ferry Sec the expected to take about 10 would build on the 20acre site of the historic naval the first veterans facility and briefly the Home of the naval new Start for Bedford Springs from Page 1 ing to the new redevelopment in one of the More unusual aspects of the new the authority gave the office of Bud get and its consulting engineers supervisory responsibilities of phase 1 the hotel restoration of the James budget office chief said this was something we dont normally but we agreed in an Effort to make the project a the state Grant must be spent by december the county is still liable for the million spent from the Grant so far if the project int compleat Neilson As part of the new the budget office took title to the property Friday under a special warrant deed and will hold it in escrow until the March 31 the new Developer also will take Over the environmental remediation of the which was formerly the Obliga Tion of the redevelopment author the authority do that work because it had no and the state release Grant Money because it did not feel the old Developer had the funding to Complete the pro fridays contract signing Doest erase the old corporation the new development company apparently includes for Mer Developer Marcus Fields As a minority and showers run reportedly made some Mone tary accommodation to Fields to break the old contract and get the lawsuit under a private signed agree ment with the showers run com Fields turned Over his with its three phase arrangements that includes a water bottling Plant and housing development in later the contract is being filed in the county Register recorders office and will be available for Public review a controversial Issue in the previous contract takes Dauphin by from Page 1 million toward the million that the corporation had to commit in order to secure a million state in Dauphin entered the Deal because deadlines to finalize the Grant and the county Pur Chase of the Springs were fast and the designated corporate Developer didst have the full the state office of budget was willing to accept dauphins funds As part of the Pri vate match but would not spend Grant Money on the Golf whet the hate project revised contract Between the Dauphin group and the Bedford county redevelopment the Golf course changed hands for and provisions were changed on the amount of Money Dauphin would if the hotel was not reopened and the state Grant not dauphins obligation was Mil lion to renovate the course As a Public municipal if the hotel Dauphin was committed to the million to make a resort the revised contract set As the deadline for the authority to begin to receive the full Grant or Dauphin want obligated beyond no Money from the been received beyond the million Purchase Money in May the Dauphin authority last september proposed spending million on a five year improvement plan on the the redevelopment authority accepted dauphins master the new redevelopment contract signed Between the Bedford county authority and showers run development on Friday states that it is essential to the Tion and redevelopment of hotel that the Developer and the Dauphin prior to the closing proposed for March enter into a modification of the Golf course redevelopment contract1 or a replacement agreement allows the Developer to acquired and renovate the Golf course prop sausage recalled Washington a a new Jersey company will recall pounds of sausage that risked premature spoilage because it was not properly Ideal sausage of South Hackensack is voluntarily ing the following dry fermented sausage brands Ideal sausage Piedmont pro vision Savona and All packages with these Brand names that do not contain a code Date of 6 or later Are being they can be identified by the 7543 that appears inside the us a inspection Seal on the the recalled product should be returned to the place of Pur Robert Fowler of Public finance consultants which is the Dauphin authority financial said he did not know that this provision was in the proposed new hotel contract and did not know if the new development group had been negotiating with anyone else in the Dauphin Fowler said pfc had forwarded to Judith Kessler one of the showers run principals copies of various contracts Dauphin had regarding water easements and ment contracts some of the con tract were with the redevelop ment authority and others were with Marcus the original Springs we had a general idea that the Bedford officials were making an attempt to Settle the lawsuit with Fields and were talking with new investors or but we didst expect a Developer Fowler we were Happy to cooperate with the information but weve been proceeding toward reopening the course june he they the showers run group raised the possibility of buying the but we we rent inclined at the time to want 6 change our r Fowler said that without further discussions with Bedford and showers run he could not speak for his i dont think wed want to stand in Way of the if it became apparent the Only Way for the hotel to go Forward was to have new Guys own i suppose we would consider bowing he that would depend on new con tracts and a method to repay the Bonds that Dauphin issued for the he fridays new hotel redevelop ment contract indicates that the closing on the hotel property is set for March but that depends a new Deal with Dauphin being reach dry Extension of the dead line is to the combined final notification and finding of no significant environmental Impact the United states department of Rural development us a has received an application for financial assistance sponsored by Allegheny electric of to the Bedford county development the specific elements of this proposed action is the phase i development of a 143 acre multipurpose business Park in Bedford us a will provide a Grant to Allegheny electric to establish a revolving loan fund to be distributed initially to Bedford county development association to finance a portion of the project us a has assessed the potential environmental impacts of this proposed action and determined that the location of the business Park May Impact wetlands and important it has been determined that there is no practicable alternative to the basis of this determination is summarized As follows there is approximately one and on half acres of delineated wetlands in this project site of 143 no construction will occur in the wetland the applicant has agreed to place a deed restriction on the property to prohibit future Impact to the existing Bedford county development association had identified six general areas within Bedford within these nine 9 specific Sites had been tentatively identified with existing proposed the selected site was determined Best suited for the facility based on surrounding land uses and available Buffer natural site features and transportation Access and other site aspects affecting compatibility with developing a business us a has further determined that this proposed action will not significantly affect the Quality of the human us a will not prepare an environmental Impact statement for this proposed any written comments regarding this determination should be provided within fifteen 15 Days of this publication to Rural business cooperative service Box 27f a 18801 us a will make no further decisions regarding this proposed action during this fifteen Day requests to receive a copy or to review the us a environmental assessment upon which this determination is should be directed to Rural business cooperative a general location map of the proposed action is shown

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