Lt. Gov. Scott Comments on Hotel Issues

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QBurke HotelBURKE - The Vermont Attorney General's office and Governor Peter Shumlin's office will look into the situation at Q Burke, according to Lt. Governor Phil Scott.

PeakCM, the general contractor for the project, sent a letter to Scott and Governor Peter Shumlin on Thursday requesting that they get involved and force the Department of Financial Regulation to approve previous invoices so that the company can be paid.

Scott says he saw the letter and action will be taken to resolve the issue, although he noted that the Attorney General's involvement is not an investigation.  

It was business as usual for workers leaving the job site this afternoon, despite the fact that PeakCM President Jerry Davis vowed to stop the operation if issues with the delayed payments were not resolved by 4 p.m.

Most workers said they didn't have any information about the shutdown and are prepared to return for their next shift. One man said he'll be back on Saturday morning, but if the gate is closed, he'll know what happened. Others noted that they did not receive any unusual instructions at the end of the day on Friday.

Meanwhile, calls to Davis, Bill Stenger, Q Burke Resort's marketing team, and the DFR have gone unanswered.

Despite the issues at Q Burke, Scott says he still supports Vermont's EB-5 program. He added that he sympathizes with PeakCM, as he owns his own construction company.