MEADVILLE – Another week has come and gone, and there are still no answers to the lingering question of how Conneaut Lake Park is going to pay back an enormous tax debt to Crawford County. It was widely expected that a plan to repay over 850-thousand dollars worth of back taxes would be on the table when the Crawford County Commissioners met on Thursday. But representatives of the park were a no-show at yesterday’s meeting.
“They need to put their heads together, come up with a plan, advance it, have it reasonable — something that we can collectively hang out hats on — and that hasn’t been done,” says Commissioner Jack Lynch.
When the Commissioners met on April 18th, County Solicitor Ted Watts said he would have "something on the table" from the park by the next meeting.
Greg Sutterlin, who leases the Beach Club and Hotel, tells Forever Broadcasting he is willing to take on the tax debt himself, and has presented a plan of his own to the park’s Board of Trustees, but so far there’s no indication that they will accept his proposal.
If a plan is not submitted to the County Commissioners by September, we’re told the park could go to a public tax sale.