Louisiana's New Cajun RVera Opening Today
Cajun RVera is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. today (March 28), opening the site to campers, said Acadiana Fairgrounds Commission Chairman Karl Vincent, the Daily Iberian of New Iberia, La., reported.
The only incomplete item in the park is the asphalt surfacing, David Moore of Freyou, Moore and Associates said, but the construction company will be working on the unfinished areas.
Moore said the asphalt roads probably won’t be finished by the ribbon cutting, but the roads still are available to be used.
Councilman Bernard Broussard said the roads not covered yet with asphalt were hard limestone, not loose gravel, and Moore said he drove the entire park in his car without any issues.
Vincent said the grand opening will be April 11 through 13 for the Cajun Hot Sauce Festival.
Mildred Broussard, manager of KOC Campgrounds, addressed the council with concerns about Cajun RVera accepting extended stays.
Broussard said she looked at the website and it had a monthly rate of $450. After calling several council members, she checked the site again, and the website had been changed to say monthly rates available on request.
“Other RV parks thrive on long-term (campers) and are worried how it will affect their business,” Broussard said. “I think we would all agree that we have had enough in this country of the government saying one thing and doing another against the private sector.”
Vincent said the rate was a mistake, and he “couldn’t tell you how it happened.”
Long-term rentals are for two weeks, and monthly rates for snowbirds will be more than $600, he said.
“We don’t want (the) long-term transient labor market. That’s not why we built the resort and spent the money on it,” he said. “No councilman said one word to me about the long-term rates … I didn’t spend all the years and all this work to hurt other people.”
Vincent told Broussard he would be happy to send campers to other RV parks if Cajun RVera had too many bookings.
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