RV Park and Campground Briefs
From a news release:
TXAD Internet Services, a division of Texas Advertising, had a very successful time at the 2012 Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) Trade Show in Kerrville, Texas, signing up several new clients for website services including design and hosting plus blogging and much more, according to a news release.
“This is the best show we’ve had in my time at TXAD Internet Services,” said Seth Morris, website director. “We were talking to clients, current and new, the entire time.”
New clients include Palestine Pines in Flint, Texas, and new owner Deborah Davis. Davis has owned the park all of five weeks but instantly recognized the need for a new website design. “I wanted to control the look and feel of my website and really pump up the fact that there is new ownership,” she said. “TXAD Internet Service was highly recommended for the service and costs and they’ve been great to work with.”
TXAD signed up clients from all over the state, including the Austin-area, Texarkana, and the Gulf Coast.
TXAD Internet Services recently combined forces with AGS Internet Services to provide website design and hosting services. TXAD Internet Services, like AGS, is now a division of Texas Advertising which serves 820 RV parks and campgrounds in the US and Canada. For more information please call General Manager Michael Moore at (817) 426-9395 or visit www.TXADInternet.com.
From The Rockport Pilot:
An RV at Rustic Oaks RV Park was destroyed by fire May 9, shortly before 10 p.m., according to a report from the Rockport Volunteer Fire Department.
According to witnesses at the park, two women were passing by on Business Highway 35 when they saw flames coming from the RV. They stopped and knocked on several RV doors, including the one on fire, to alert residents.
The RV owners live out of town and are only in Aransas County on weekends, said neighbors. One male neighbor at the RV park said when he saw the unit on fire, he immediately jumped into action and moved the couple’s boat away from area. Other residents helped out and moved the boat out of the drive area as well so fire units could get in and have access to the blazing RV.
When Rockport and Fulton volunteers arrived, the trailer was fully involved in fire. The first arriving units reported there was a heavy column of smoke with flames into the trees. Under the direction of Rockport Assistant Chief Mike Faglie, firefighters made an exterior attack stopping the spread of fire to any of the nearby RVs. The fire was under control within a few minutes, however firefighters spent an additional 45 minutes completing mop-up and overhaul duties.
A total of five fire apparatus and 30 firefighters responded, according to public information officer Gillian Cox.
From The Westerly Sun:
A high profile proposal is on the planning board’s agenda for its meeting tonight (May 15).
The board is expected to render a recommendation, either positive or negative, to the Zoning Board of Review on plans for Ocean State RV Resort, a proposed 225-unit facility off of McGowan’s Corners in Bradford.
Zoning Enforcement Officer Elizabeth Burdick ruled that the plans essentially call for a mobile home park, a land use that is not allowed in the town but the Zoning Board voted to dismiss Burdick’s ruling, meaning the applicant, Charlestown developer Larry LeBlanc’s Exco LLC, can continue with his application for a special use permit to operate the facility as a campground.
Neighbors of the 59-acre parcel where the facility is planned say it would cause their property values to plummet and that it would present fire and other safety problems.
From the Waterbury Daily Times:
Three years after Ashley McDevitt fractured her ankle at the Lisbon Beach and Campground, she finds herself in state Supreme Court trying to claim damages against the town.
In an opening statement in the jury trial Monday, her attorney, Denis R. Hurley Jr., described a pipe-like object jutting out of the ground as a trap set by the town of Lisbon.
Hurley said it was a dark August night in 2009 and his client was at the campground with her children to view fireworks when she fell.
The town argues that McDevitt should have stayed on the sidewalk instead of taking a shortcut. “The town is not responsible,” said Thomas E. Kelly, representing the town.
Not once has anyone ever been hurt there before, he said.
Hurley said after the accident his client experienced great pain in her foot when attempting daily tasks such as washing dishes.
He told the jury McDevitt incurred high medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
When a dollar figure is put on the damages, Hurley said “that number should be a significant amount.”
Testimony in the case is expected to begin today.