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Kansas RV Park Plan Tabled for Further Study

November 4, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

RV Park developer E. Tom Pyle Jr. took his case for a new RV park back to the county commissioners in McPherson County, Kan., Tuesday (Nov. 2), but the commission opted  to hold the case over until next week for further study, the McPherson Sentinel reported.

Pyle, who had his request to open a RV park denied by the board last month, hoped to still get approval. However, commissioners had many of the same questions that members of the planning board had in relation to the possibility of the city of McPherson annexing the property in question, which is behind development in that area.

Pyle told commissioners that the city has agreed, informally, to a five-year hold on any annexation plans, but until the county approved the RV park, they were unable to talk about the possibility of utility hookups, which would be needed if Pyle cannot get approval for a proposed independent sewer system from the state.

Pyle acknowledged that this RV park would be a foothold for possible further development in the area.

“I need to make some money off this property,” Pyle said. “The RV park is the most logical use.”

Commissioners had the option of sending the matter back to the planning board, but chose to table it for a week so more information can be obtained, and County Planning Administrator Kenneth Cook could draw up a list of potential conditions, should the development move forward.

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