Mayor Wants RV Park in His Town
Darrin McCormick, mayor of Williamson, W.Va., is looking for ways to attract more visitors to Mingo County and has asked the Mingo County Commission for its OK to construct a recreational vehicle park in West Williamson.
He approached the Mingo County Commission during a recent meeting about the property, according to the Pikeville, Ky., Medical Leader.
Many residents who lived in the Fairview area of West Williamson were relocated by the Army Corps of Engineers because of flooding, making the land available for use.
McCormick said the site would also include a school for ATV riders, fishing pier and some primitive camping sites.
McCormick explained the revenues generated by the park would go to Williamson’s park board.
“This is all for the benefit of the public,” McCormick told commissioners. “We need to generate some income for the (park) board. The amount they take in has stayed the same for several years, but costs have gone up. We need additional income.”
The town of 3,000 is located on Tug Fork, which is the boundary between West Virginia and Kentucky.