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South Dakota City Lifts Campground Restrictions

November 17, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

In a case of closing the barn door after most of the horses have gone, the Sioux Falls, S.D., city council has eliminated a provision in the city’s ordinances that limit people to spending 30 days a year in campgrounds. The council took the action Monday night (Nov. 16).

The issue came to light in October when city officials tried to evict about a half-dozen campers and RVs at the Westwick Motel and Campground, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

Owner David Fritz said some people chose to move out of town anyway.

“I’ve got four people left now,” he said.

City officials are working on a new campground ordinance that could be ready by next month. But because city officials were prepared to evict campers at Westwick on Nov. 23, the council chose to act Monday to eliminate the 30-day rule.

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