Current RV Park and Campground Briefs
From a news release:
LVM Resort said it is proud to be one of only 80 resorts across the country to receive a perfect 10/10/10 score from Good Sam Campground Directory in 2013.
Good Sam’s rating system prides itself on accuracy and grades all RV resorts on the same set of criteria, such as completeness of facilities, cleanliness and physical characteristics of facilities, visual appeal and environmental quality.
Parks are inspected and rated annually according to Good Sam's exclusive Triple Rating System. This rating system continues to provide expanded listings for more than 12,000 RV parks and 900,000 RV sites, while less than 1% of resorts are awarded a 10/10/10 score. LVM Resort’s luxurious four star amenities, diverse recreational facilities and flawless grounds with tropical landscaping and appeal all contributed to the resort’s rating.
“Our entire team and staff at LVM Resort is very honored to be recognized by Good Sam Club for our 10/10/10 rating for the second year in a row. We pride ourselves on our amenities and facilities and always want to provide our guests and owners with the best of the best during their stay with us,” said Paula Cinelli, guests services manager at LVM Resort. “Knowing that many RVers look to Good Sam and other RV directories to choose their destinations makes it very important for us to continue to uphold our resort’s standards and ensure our guests’ stay is as enjoyable as possible.”
From a news release:
Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. previously announced March 29 as the common share record date for its first quarter 2013 dividend. Because the New York Stock Exchange will be closed on that day for a holiday, stockholders will need to be record holders on March 28 to be eligible for the dividend.
From a news release:
Sun Communities Inc. announced on Monday (March 18) that it has closed its previously announced underwritten registered public offering of 5,750,000 shares of common stock at a price of $45.25 per share, which includes 750,000 shares sold to the underwriters pursuant to the full exercise of their option to purchase additional shares.
The company estimates that the net proceeds from the $260 million offering will be approximately $249,530,000 after deducting the underwriting discounts and expenses related to the offering.
The company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay outstanding debt, to fund possible future acquisitions of properties and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
From the Sweetwater Reporter:
While no action was taken during the March 12 city commission meeting, discussion was held on the criteria for a proposed RV park ordinance.
A third rendition of the ordinance draft was discussed, which defines what classifies as an RV park, what an RV is and what amenities must be placed inside an RV park. Various other specifications were also noted, including individual utilities and hook-ups per vehicle.
A park would have 24 spaces, which would cover about half a city block. Should more spaces be implemented, the installation of amenities like laundromats and showers would be required.
A concern raised during the discussion was that, in the instance of a growing RV park, owners should not be subjected to becoming establishers of amenities like a laundromat. However, the city stated that companies with larger parks usually already have these facilities and much more, including recreational centers.
However, as the number of spaces increase, the park could begin to venture into the territory of being classified as a crew camp. By establishing and passing an ordinance with organization, the city would have a set of rules which would need to be followed.
Existing parks would need to be in compliance with the future ordinance as well. And in the instance that the city wanted to begin discussions with the county on extraterrestrial jurisdiction, which allows a government the ability to exercise authority beyond its boundaries, legal counsel would be sought prior to any type of action.
The city has discussed this issue at previous meetings as part of their preparation for the incoming activity from the Cline Shale oil development. Plans are in place to bring a formal ordinance regarding RV parks to the commission at their regular April meeting.
From the Lake County News:
A motorcycle crash on Cobb Mountain late Saturday (March 16) near Cobb, Calif., left one man dead and sent a second to a regional trauma center.
The California Highway Patrol said 28-year-old Nathan Fletcher of Cobb died in the crash, which occurred at about 10:50 p.m. Saturday on Bottle Rock Road east of High Valley Road.
Paul Silva, 28, of Hidden Valley Lake, received moderate injuries in the crash, the CHP said Sunday.
Fletcher was driving a 2003 Victory motorcycle westbound on Bottle Rock Road with Silva riding as his passenger when, for reasons still under investigation, Fletcher lost control of the motorcycle, which overturned on the road, ejecting both men, the CHP said.
The CHP said the two men and the motorcycle continued off the north shoulder of Bottle Rock Road where the motorcycle hit a tree.
Fletcher was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said.
The nearby Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground was used as a landing zone for a REACH air ambulance, which came in to transport Silva to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, according to radio reports.
Neither man was wearing a helmet, and the CHP said alcohol appears to have been a factor in the wreck.
The crash remains under investigation by CHP Officer Matt Norton.
From a news release:
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport announced last week that the staggered spring launch for camping reservations has set a record during the first week.
In 2012, the online reservation system saw 13,500 campsites booked on opening day, with 15,014 in the first week. By creating staggered release dates, the website traffic was spread out through the week, giving more campers the opportunity to book a site. This resulted in 19,436 bookings over the week, which was a 29.5% increase over last year.
“We know people are passionate about camping in Saskatchewan provincial parks,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty said. “We continue to work on improving our service and making our parks available to as many people as possible.”
To ensure this year’s launch was smooth, Saskatchewan Provincial Parks staff returned calls, replied to emails and posted inquiries on Facebook to troubleshoot any difficulties some campers may have experienced. The online reservation system was the most popular option as campers were able to make reservations from their computer or using the mobile site from any smart device, desktop or laptop computer. For those campers who preferred to call to make reservations, they did so through the call center at (855) 737-7275.
From The Missourian, Washington, Mo.:
Darren Lamb, community and economic development director, told the city's planning and zoning commission a proposed city plan plan suggests the city should “explore” developing an RV park because of the requests for one that have been heard over the years.
Mayor Sandy Lucy said from a tourism viewpoint, such a park is needed. Now, people come to town and inquire about where they can park their RVs and they have to be sent to other areas. If the city had a facility to accommodate them, it would serve to boost tourism here, she noted.
Samantha Cerutti Wacker, board member, said an objective of developing an RV park in the future “frightens me from a public safety standpoint.”
She is concerned about people staying long term in an RV park. She suggested adding wording in the plan to make an RV park for tourism purposes only.
The matter has been tabled for further discussion.