A couple of weeks ago Mayor Penny Lyons says the city and JQH Hammons Hotels and Resorts met to sign off on some documents.
“There were deeds for easements for the second phase of Passover Road, and the CEO,” Lyons said. “Miss Dowdy, I think, is the one that signed off all of those.”
Jacqueline Dowdy, a 30-year employee of Hammons and former chief of finance has taken over as the CEO of JQH Hotels and Resorts. Hammons is in a long term care facility in Springfield.
Mayor Lyons says until the city hears any differently they will go about business as usual.
“As far as we know, we haven’t been told otherwise. Until such time as we learn something different we’re proceeding. I’m sure there are going to be some complications but, we did get the deeds and we are proceeding with phase two of Passover.”
Hammons plans to build an almost $100 million dollar embassy suites on the peninsula next to the Mungenast Marina.