Lake Murray Lodge a done deal

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

ARDMORE --The deal is done.

The Lake Murray Lodge is now in the hands of the Ardmore Tourism Authority at least for the next 50 years.

Oklahoma tourism commissioners approved a lease agreement with the ADA this afternoon.

In that contract, the tourism authority agrees to pay $50,000 up front and transform the lodge into a first class resort.

The state tourism department will receive one percent of the profit each year and be able to hook up with the City of Ardmore’s wastewater treatment plant.

"Ardmore and Lake Murray will have a facility we can point to with great pride and attract tourists and visitors to the area," said ADA president Wes Stucky

Once the tourism director signs off on the contract, the Ardmore Development Authority has two years to begin construction, but Ardmore officials plan to start before that.

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  • by Dan Location: Durant on Apr 20, 2007 at 12:02 PM
    Charlie, you’re probably right, but the problem is that state employees are rarely compensated based on merit, even though most state employees are highly dedicated individuals. Chances are that private industry operators will reward managers directly based on profit, which should promote positive outcomes for these resorts.
  • by charlie Location: kingston on Apr 19, 2007 at 03:32 PM
    The State of Oklahoma should wake up and get it's act together. Turning the Lodges at Lake Murray and Lake Texoma is as crazy as can be!! With proper management, The State could make serious money, after a make over on these two "GEMS OF OKLAHOMA".
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