Tuesday, 07 August 2007 20:12
The Seven Devils Board of Adjustment has denied a
request for a special use permit to allow expansion at Hawksnest Ski Resort.
Hawknest had intended to relocate its tubing slope and expand its beginner
slope where tubing is now. Controversy has arisen over this particular
expansion because it deals with property that used to be the Seven Devils Golf
Course. Cottom had hoped that by cooperating with the Town’s original plan to
lease the property for a golf course, he would be able to expedite his
expansion. After the lease idea was nixed by the Council, Cottom was not
optimistic that the town would cooperate. Concerns over added traffic to Seven
Devils, as well as safety issues have been discussed- and it looks like opposition
won out over Lenny Cottom’s request. As to the Seven Devils Golf Course? Town
officials say that’s a separate issue that will be discussed in the near
future. It might just take a few more meetings.