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Town Eyes Stimulus Money for New RV Park

May 29, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

The Lassen County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors heard a proposal on May 19 to seek a portion of the economic stimulus money bound for the state to fund an RV park adjacent to the county fairgrounds. 

Jim Wolcott, manager of the Lassen County Fair, presented information to the board regarding a request for top priority infrastructure funding that could be available as part of the upcoming economic stimulus package, according to the Lassen County News Susanville. 

The supervisors for this northern California community approved the concept of building a $10 million performing arts center at the fairgrounds but Wolcott also suggested a second project: the RV park. 

“We have currently been working with an engineering company to develop a long-range plan to update and modify our facilities,” Wolcott wrote. “This plan includes blueprints for the rebuilding of our North Arena, something that has been a long-range planning project for this fair for a number of years. Part of our long-term goal for the North Arena is to build an RV park adjacent to its location. Not only will the RV park be convenient for events held seasonally at the area, but the park will provide short-term rentals to tourists and those visiting Lassen County year round.” 

Wolcott told the supervisors an RV park would be “a very important revenue generation opportunity for us.”

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