Agency Begins to Act on 1960 RV Park Plan

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July 13, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

For some 50 years, the Marshall County Commission in northeast Alabama has had a plan for County Park No. 1.

Chairman Doug Fleming thinks the time to act on the plans is now, the Sand Mountain Reporter, Albertville, has reported.

“We have had things laid out since 1960,” said Fleming.

Fleming and the commission are looking into an RV park, welcome center, splash pad and various walking trails as an addition to the current picnic and boat launch areas.

The commission hired Engineering Service Associates to look at the property to determine the environmental nature of the site before proceeding with the project.

Allen Murphry, of Engineering Service Associates, met with the commission to talk about the study, and was optimistic about the project’s viability.

Very few issues arose, but at least two of them could cost the county money.

One involves wetlands that will need to be moved before the RV park can be constructed, or the park could lose some of the proposed 73 lots.

The other is what can be used to cover the parking lot at the splash pad, whether it is asphalt or concrete.

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