Shelbyville Daily Union

Local News

March 11, 2014

IDNR sends BMDD 10-day notice about Eagle Creek

(Continued)

"We are at a bad point in our relationship with IDNR," Ballinger said. "We have stopped work, and the next step depends on the IDNR."

In a statement released by the IDNR:

"Since 2010, the current lease-holders have known that the objective of their lease and the priority of the community and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources was to reopen the lodge portion of Eagle Creek Resort. BMDD agreed in writing to invest the funds and make the repairs necessary but has failed to follow through on the agreement despite several extensions.

"Improvements on the property were to be limited to what was necessary, and the resort has always needed to come first. BMDD’s claim that IDNR purposefully withheld information on the condition of sewers is blatantly false. BMDD had access to the facilities before entering into the lease, agreed to be responsible for plumbing and sanitation and compliance with waste and pollution laws, and agreed to repair mechanical systems. IDNR will take the necessary measures to ensure that the interests of the taxpayers of Illinois, and the Shelbyville community, are protected."

Last week the IDNR gave BMDD a 10-day notice of intent to terminate. The letter gives the developer 10 days to show intent to comply or the state has the right to take over the property again.

State Senator Chapin Rose has been working on behalf of Shelby County to make progress on the work at Eagle Creek.

"I am grateful that Director (Marc) Miller has, at my request, intervened personally in this important issue to my constituents and all of central Illinois," Rose said. "I am encouraged by DNR’s strong action in issuing this '10 day' letter – the effect of which will be to either spur the developer to get the hotel up and running or allow us to move on and put this chapter behind us. Bringing finality to the Eagle Creek issue, one way or the other, is an economic imperative for the region. Again, I thank Director Miller for taking the time to personally get involved in this issue after I asked him to do so."

Text Only
Local News
  • Correction

    In the story "Eagle Scout rebuilds Illini Trail bridge" (July 18), the carpenter who helped on the project was Doug Martin, not Doug Hall.

    July 21, 2014

  • Findlay Walleye Festival begins Friday A variety of entertainment for the whole family beckons visitors to the annual Findlay Walleye Festival this weekend.The Festival begins at 4 p.m. Friday evening with music by Jim Allen and Country Classics with Kelsey Beard and Curt Wooters, followe

    July 21, 2014

  • Art Show to feature young artists Emerging young artists from Millikin and the immediate Shelbyville area will open their show of work at Flourishes Gallery and Studios in downtown Shelbyville on Saturday afternoon, July 26 from 1-4 p.m. The public is invited to view and visit with

    July 21, 2014

  • School Board approves engineering, bonds resolutions for HVAC system With $3.205 million in bonds sold, the Shelbyville Board of Education approved and signed the resolution providing for the issuance of the bonds to begin work toward the new HVAC system at the High School building.David Pistorius of First Midstate In

    July 21, 2014

  • 071814 Bernson eagle scout project pic 1 Eagle Scout rebuilds Illini Trail bridge Work on the Chief Illini Trail has gotten more help from a local Eagle Scout.Josh Bernson, 15, of Shelbyville spent three days rebuilding a bridge on the trail, approximately a one-half to three-quarter mile in from Lone Point recreational area.“We u

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Keselowski completes New Hampshire Sweep Brad Keselowski was the man to beat all weekend in New Hampshire. Keselowski pulled off a near perfect run to win the race in New Hampshire on Sunday.The Team Penske driver, who also won the Nationwide race Saturday at the 1.058-mile oval, led a race

    July 17, 2014

  • Animal Control presents municipal agreement plan Shelby County communities will be paying for animal control services according to a proposed agreement between the municipalities and the county.County animal control officer Brad Hudson presented the plan to the County Board for approval. The plan w

    July 17, 2014

  • BCCH Baseball Meeting The Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick Jr. High and High School Baseball Teams will have an organizational meeting Tuesday/ July 22 at the Beecher City Grade School. Jr. High meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. High School meeting will be at 6:00 p.m.

    July 17, 2014

  • Beecher City Corn Fest set for July 26 Fresh roasted sweet corn, from Schottman’s of Effingham, will be just one of the highlights of Beecher City Corn Fest, slated Saturday, July 26 at Community Park. This is the second annual event and much more is planned this year. The day kicks off w

    July 17, 2014

  • 071514 pageant pic Strowmatt crowned Shelby Co. Fair Queen In the first pageant in 15 years, a new Shelby County Fair Queen was crowned Sunday night at the Shelby Christian Church.Kassandra Strowmatt of Windsor was crowned as the first queen in the revival of the contest.Also competing for the title were Car

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 U.N. School in Gaza Hit by Israeli Strike Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Officials Warn of Avoidable Death in Hot Cars Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record
Poll

Should the minimum wage for workers be raised in Illinois?

Yes
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium