By Nathan Mayberg
BLOOMINGBURG May 12, 2006 A major development of townhouses, condominiums and a golf course has been proposed for the Village of Bloomingburg. The land currently borders the village boundary in the Town of Mamakating.
Former Town of Mamakating Supervisor Duane Roe, who is also a major builder in the town, is proposing the development. Roe presented his preliminary plans during a joint meeting between the town and village last week.
The details are in the early stages but could include 140 townhouses and condominiums on the property of more than 200 acres at Winterton Road. The development is currently being advertised to include a 9-hole golf course, clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools and restaurant. The gated community would be operated by a homeowners association. The golf course would be open to the public.
Town Supervisor Charles Penna said the project could be a good thing but added that the plans are all in their early stages. He said that he believed the development would be for seasonal homes.
Roes desire to annex to the village is likely due to the villages sewer lines, although Roe could not be contacted as of yesterday. Plans for building water lines in the village have also been discussed. At the joint meeting, Roe reportedly offered to assist in the development of a water line and revitalizing Main Street.
Roe has an option to purchase property owned by E. Tetz and Sons, who operate a sand and gravel mining business adjacent to the proposed development.
Summitville resident Eileen Weil said she and others believed the project could be a benefit to the town but was worried that if Roe bought out property owned by Tetz, it could lead to further mining in Summitville.