Second study encouraged for Mosquito resort
WARREN – Trumbull 100 is seeking $20,000 from the county commissioners to continue planning for a proposed $35 million lodge and water park at Mosquito Lake.
Atty. William Letson of Trumbull 100, a community group that works to help revitalize Trumbull County, told the commissioners Tuesday that it needs $50,000 for the second phase of the effort.
After the commissioners’ Tuesday work session, Commissioners Paul Heltzel said the board will contribute to the effort, but he doesn’t know to what amount.
Heltzel said he was glad to hear that the county won’t be financially responsible for borrowing any money for the project.
So far, Cortland and the Trumbull County Building Trades Council have contributed $5,000 each to develop the proposal.
Letson added that he is seeking county participation to show it backing the project. “We think that’s important,” Letson said.
The $50,000 is needed to pay Gateway Consultants Group Inc. of Cleveland to hire legal counsel, an architect, put together a finance model and seek proposals from water park developers and lodge management companies.
Gateway has been paid $85,000 to determine if a lodge was a viable project. It found that a water park was needed to support the lodge.