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Mich. Town Eyes Longer Advance Reservations

Lake Linden, Mich., is considering a change in the way it allocates campground space for the Fourth of July weekend after residents asked to be able to make reservations a year in advance, the Daily Mining Gazette reported.

The village council discussed the issue Thursday (March 16) without making a decision. Lake Linden now holds a first-come, first-served sign-up for slots on the first business day of the new year. If there are spots left over, the village will take phone calls or walk-ins.

However, residents have started a petition asking for a change, citing the long lines in cold temperatures.

“Their recommendation is that on the Fourth of July each year, we go to the campground and then they register at that time for the Fourth of July the following year,” said Clerk Bob Poirier.

Council members said if the change does take place, it should be effective for 2018 instead of displacing current signups.

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