According to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR), Division of Parks and Recreation, the “public informational session” pertains “to the leaseholder of the Lease and Operating Agreement for Mount Sunapee State Park ski area.”
In June, statewide newspapers reported on Och-Ziff taking over the ski area lease at Mount Sunapee. The Concord Monitor reported:
After bribery schemes in Africa led the U.S. government to fine the new operator of Mount Sunapee Resort $412 million last year – one of the biggest penalties ever issued under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – the New Hampshire attorney general wants to hold a public information meeting about plans for the resort. – Concord Monitor (June 7, 2017)
At the time, the Union Leader reported that Attorney General Gordon McDonald “said the deal between Och-Ziff [the new operator] and CNL was structured to avoid triggering the state’s right to intervene.”
Earlier in the year, Friends of Mount Sunapee (FOMS) communicated to Commissioner Jeffrey Rose concerns about Och-Ziff taking over the lease. Rose oversees the agency responsible for the management of New Hampshire’s state parks.
“In recognition of the State’s responsibilities in the oversight and management of Mount Sunapee State Park, we urge the State to seek a leaseholder that meets ethical and financial standards that inspire public confidence and trust,” FOMS wrote the commissioner.
Information Session at Mount Sunapee State Park
When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Where: Mount Sunapee Resort’s Sunapee Lodge located at Mount Sunapee State Park in Newbury, NH.
See DNCR notice: Rose Mt Sunapee Public Info Session scheduled for 082217 (pdf 26kb)