Community Responds to RV Park Plan
Arguments for and against the rezoning of land to accommodate a proposed Kampgrounds of America (KOA) recreational vehicle park in Chino Valley, Ariz., have been strong on both sides, the Chino Valley Review reported.
Town Clerk Jami Lewis said this a referendum against the rezoning request for this project is tentatively scheduled to be on the ballot for Chino Valley voters to cast their votes on May 17. Referendum supporters say they aren’t against the KOA as a business, only the rezoning request in the area where developers have proposed the park, 17 acres on the south side of east Road 3-1/2 North about 400 free east of Highway 89.
The following are a few opinions of some Chino Valley residents.
“I’m on the fence regarding this and looking at both perspectives,” Frank said.
“This is a growing community. We can stay in the past but they just had to make changes, and although it will ruffle feathers and change lives, progress is going to come no matter what anybody says about it.”
“I think the KOA is a good idea” said Vickie.
“Not only is it good for business, but also for our friends and families who come to visit from out of town in their RVs will have a place to stay.”
“I think the KOA is a great idea. Those people will be spending money in Chino Valley and helping our economy,” Joe said.
“I think a KOA is a bad idea and that we’re asking for trouble, because I’ve heard of other KOAs where there was drug problems,” said Daryl.
“I wish they would let it go through,” said Desiree. “Everyone complains that we don’t have new industry and jobs, and with countless businesses closing down along the highway. You would think the town government and residents would want new business.”