Geothermal Plant Construction Spurs Park Expansion

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September 4, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

Ideal Mobile Home Park in Fallon, Nev., will soon convert 25 home sites into semi-permanent recreational vehicle spaces following the issuance of a special use permit to park owner Doug Bui at Tuesday's (Sept. 1) Fallon City Council meeting.

The mayor and council struggled to reach the decision to grant the permit for fear the mobile home park's overall appearance would degrade. Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. said the 30-year-old park was the city's "shining star" regarding mobile home parks, and he wished it to remain in good condition, according to the Lahontan Valley News.

Bui presented 10 self-imposed conditions regarding allowing RVs to set up in the park, including a minimum lease of 364 days, skirting around the wheels and mandatory hook-up to the sewer and electrical systems.

Tedford said construction of geothermal plants in Churchill County, located east of Lake Tahoe, have increased the demand for long-term RV parking, and Bui said he's been approached about the practice several times in the past five years.

The council unanimously approved the special use permit.

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