Commissioners Deny New RV Park Regs
County commissioners have denied approval of new development regulations relating to recreational vehicle parks in Mason County, Wash.
The proposal was to revise the “Short Term Rental Program for RV Parks” to allow recreational vehicles or recreational park trailers to be placed within an RV park for an indefinite time period so that it may be rented as a short-term rental to enhance tourism, according to the Mason County Daily News.
Although the proposed regulations would impact all of Mason County, located west of Tacoma, Wash., testimony during the Sept. 2 public hearing centered on Robin Hood Village. The owner wants to locate and rent recreational park trailers, also known as park models, on his property. However, a dozen people testified with most opposed to the regulations citing environmental and density concerns.
Others were concerned about how the new regulations would impact those who are currently living in RVs at established parks. After over 1 ½ hours of testimony, the commissioners voted 2 to 1 to deny the regulations. The dissenting commissioner said more discussion is needed to resolve the issue.