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Online exclusive - Commissioner Tom Dunlap responds to Bader's comments

Scott Seitz2 • Jan 24, 2013 at 11:17 AM

One could say the pressure has been turned up a notch on the Huron County commissioners.

Bill Bader Jr., president of Summit Motorsports Park, said recently he's tired of playing the waiting game. Bader wants to expand his business and the direction he could be headed is north.

The only obstacle with that concept is "north" means the Huron County Airport property.

Bader added if he can't do business here, he'll find a place he can.

Commissioner Tom Dunlap knows the importance of Summit Motorsports Park to this area.

"We don't want to see him go anywhere because of the economic impact his business has on this county and on Erie County," Dunlap said. 

Dunlap said the commissioners have the chance to end the airport drama with these upcoming appointments to the airport board.

"And then establish a good, working relationship with the raceway," he added. "That will be part of the process when interviewing airport board candidates. I know it will be one of my questions."

"Bill Bader is very important to this county," Commissioner Gary Bauer added. "Really, Bill Bader is very important to two counties and that's the truth. Erie County might even benefit more from the raceway with all of their hotels and restaurants."

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