Sunday, April 03, 2016

Deep granted time by Finance Committee the night before election to pitch his 40-acre Waubeeka timeshare development in South Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The night before a contested election, the Williamstown Finance Committee is scheduled to hear a pitch from developer Michael Deep at its next meeting for his proposed timeshare hotel development at the 200-acre Waubeeka Golf Links site in South Williamstown.

Deep purchased the 18-hole public golf course two years ago for $1.2 million and is now seeking permission to use 40 acres to build what he terms a New England Country in with "fractional" units under the state's timeshare law.

The Finance Committee posted on Thursday a notice showing the presentation by Deep and his attorney, Stan Parese, at its Monday, May 9, meeting, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall.  That is the night before the town election, in which six people are vying for two open seats on the Planning Board, with which Deep has tussled.

Finance Committee Chairman Michael Sussman, in an email, said Deep had requested the time, and invited other interested parties to present views about the Deep proposal to the Finance Committee.  Deep does not have any specific proposal before the Finance Committee. But he has been running advertisements on local cable television which make assertions about its financial benefits to the town and now he apparently wants a forum to backup his assertions.



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