Despite early claims that there will be no lodging connected with the golf course slated for the leased portion of Knapp Ranch, Elk River Property Development sent a letter to Curry County in July requesting to buy or lease land for just that purpose. See it here, along with a hand-drawn map of the two parcels in question:
The request was discussed in closed session at the August 5, 2015, regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners. See the meeting agenda and a printed map of the parcels here:
At the end of the month, a formal request to lease the parcels was sent to the county by an attorney for ERPD:
Sources say that placing the issue on the agenda openly, and including the letter and map in the information packet for the commissioners, was unintentional. But this apparent misstep alerted members of the public to what was happening.
The result of this request is at present unknown. Could there be, however, a connection between this housing project and ERPD’s efforts to connect the city to the golf course via the effluent pipeline?