MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ The Middlefield Board of Selectmen has scheduled a meeting to discuss the future of the closed Powder Ridge ski area.

The board on Monday is expected to take a vote on whether to sell the nearly 250-acre property to Alpine Associates developers who hope to eventually reopen the resort.

If the board approves the sale, the developer and town would have 90 days to finalize the deal.

The ski area needs about $2 million worth of upgrades before it can open again.

The State Bond Commission last month approved a $500,000 grant for utility work.

Powder Ridge closed in 2006 after nearly five decades in business when its owner filed for bankruptcy protection. The town bought the property for $2.55 million in 2008.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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