N.H. Campground Gets Seasonal Extension
Winnisquam Beach Campground in New Hampshire has received approval from the Belmont Planning Board to operate 11 months of the year after showing that concerns about the roads had been addressed, according to the Laconia Citizen.
In July, the 149-unit association presented the board with a proposal to extend its season from nine months to 11 months. At that time, the board tabled the request until a survey of the roads could be completed, with access on certain roads in the campground being questioned.
Catherine Broderick of the law firm Wescott, Millham and Dyer told the board that a survey indicated that most of the roads could support emergency vehicles and there were only a few roads that were inaccessible; but plans call for them to be plowed in the future for better access.
Broderick also addressed the board's desire to speak to town counsel about reducing the 90-day closure to 30 days, limiting anything within that time to overnight stays. She addressed the list of recommendations given to the board to read over and said that they currently are being addressed.
Campground owner and President Bob Slater said that issues regarding putting proper 911 numbers on the units were also being addressed. He also said that a meeting with the fire chief as well as the assistance from the town planner have helped him out in determining the proper procedures to make sure that the conditions are met.