Texas RV Park Developer Gets OK to Proceed

March 1, 2012 by   - () 1 Comment

Developer Wayne Correll finally has the OK to build his Kingsland Slab RV Park in Kingsland, Texas.

Correll got the green light Monday (Feb. 27)  from the county commissioners, The Llano News reported.

At the last meeting, Correll was requesting variances for a proposed RV park at the Kingsland Slab. Those variances included allowing three RV spaces to be built 7 feet below the floodplain, allowing for 24-foot roadways instead of the required 28-foot roadways, and the allowance of a sewer transfer tank with sewage pump in the 100-year floodplain.

(Editor’s Note: Kingsland is an unincorporated town of about 5,600 people about 65 minutes northwest of Austin and 85 minutes north of San Antonio. “The Slab” is a popular gathering point on the Llano River just upstream from Kingsland.)

After much disagreement at the last meeting, it was decided that the item would be tabled, allowing Correll to meet with Ron Moore, director of environmental and emergency services; Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy Duncan; and his engineer, Brad Shaw, in order to try to come to a compromise.

With the issue once again before the commissioners, Correll presented additional safety precautions that he would take to ensure that in the event of a flood, any campers within the floodplain would be able to be safely removed. According to Ron Moore, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) does not prohibit RV spaces from being in the floodplain, and by adding the precautions to his safety plan, Correll effectively meets FEMA’s minimum requirements.

In addition, Correll agreed to build his unpaved roads at the required 28-foot width, and it was established that the sewer transfer tank was allowed under FEMA rules.


One Response to “Texas RV Park Developer Gets OK to Proceed”

  1. Charlie on March 1st, 2012 1:31 pm

    There are thousands of RV sites in flood plains in the US. It is not like you are putting a double wide or a stick built house there. The small brained buercrats just like to say no. Keep pushing the issue and you will prevail.