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County Looking At Its Campground Regs

The Washington County, Tenn., Regional Planning Commission is reviewing campground zoning allowances and restrictions following a number of requests to the county’s zoning administration office for more inviting outdoor recreational opportunities, the Johnson City Press reported. Commissioners will look at Sullivan County’s campground rules and regulations. This does not mean Washington County will be employing its neighbors’ campground rules, which include permitting greater density. It is... Read more

Cruise Inn Adds HD Supply To Network

Among the benefits of joining Cruise Inn is the brand’s extensive network of preferred vendors, which cover all areas of operating an RV park, the company said in a written announcement. Cruise Inn announced today (April 16) the latest addition to its group of partners is HD Supply Facilities Maintenance. “An attractive part of Cruise Inn’s innovative membership model is its preferred vendor program. Park owners get to enjoy the resources of dozens of companies to help with everything they... Read more

Indy 500 Offers A New Glamping Option

For the first time this May, race fans get a chance to spend all night inside the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). In fact, they can spend four nights around Indy 500 race weekend at a campsite that closely resembles hotel accommodations, television station WTHR reported. IMS is offering glamping — glamorous camping – for four nights this May. Fans can camp inside the track in tents with a queen bed, two twin beds or four cots. About one hundred to two hundred tents will be set up... Read more

ELS: $111.1m Verdict "Grossly Excessive"

A day after Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS) announced a California jury's ruling of $15.3 million in compensatory damages against the Chicago company, ELS announced Wednesday (April 16) that the same jury slammed them with a huge additional cost in a dispute over a manufactured housing community in San Jose. According to an announcement from ELS, "Yesterday, that same jury entered an additional verdict against our operating partnership of $95.8 million in punitive damages." Marguerite... Read more

Campground Owners Balk At County Plan

Ohio State Senator Joe Uecker and his staff have conducted a survey of Portsmouth-area campground owners on the potential impact of the proposed construction of a campground at Earl Thomas Conley Park in West Portsmouth by the Scioto County Commissioners, the Portsmouth Daily Times reported. In December of 2013 the commissioners submitted a $326,000 capital request to the state of Ohio. The application was made seeking funding to construct a campground in Earl Thomas Conley Park in West Portsmouth.... Read more

Oregon Approves City Campground, Park

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) cleared Creekside Park and campground in Sisters for continued operation, the Nugget Newspaper reported. The status of the park had been in limbo due to questions surrounding restrictions placed on the property by a 1983 deed that granted the property to the city with a series of conditions. City Manager Andrew Gorayeb told the city council, "They have been very kind and generous in one, allowing us to maintain the campground and two, to hold... Read more

Controversial RV Park Closer To Approval

The Shediac, New Brunswick, town council took the second of three steps Monday night (April 14) to allow a controversial 708-site RV park to be built this summer, CBC News reported. It would be the largest campground in the region. Residents had concerns ranging from traffic to environmental impacts. Some were also upset with their legislative representative, Victor Boudreau, a partner in the park. Many told CBC that Boudreau is in a conflict of interest situation since they can not take their concerns... Read more

Ontario Campground Sees Serious Floods

Flooding is something people at Cedar Park Campground on Little Lake in Barrie, Ontario, are prepared for. But this year they were hit hard, and it’s been unusual. “We've been here 20 years and this is only the second time it's happened,” campground resident Iona Brear told CTV News. Barrie resident Mitchell Livingston added, “I've never seen the floods like this, it's crazy.” Trailers parked along the shoreline have water right up to their doorsteps. And if it rains... Read more

Campground Sought At Popular Campsite

It’s one of Squamish, British Columbia’s worst-kept secrets, John Harvey says. For more than 40 years, climbers have pitched their tents on the 10-acre piece of Crown land off Centennial Way. Now, the founder of the Mamquam River Access Society wants to legitimize the illegal camping with the creation of a nonprofit campground, the Squamish Chief reported. “Fifteen years down the road, we would have a revenue stream,” Harvey said, noting that money can in turn be poured into outdoor recreational... Read more

Jury Orders ELS To Pay $15.3m In MH Case

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. said in a written announcement that a California jury ruled against the Chicago-based company in a lawsuit over a manufactured-housing community. "On April 14, 2014, a jury in the California Superior Court for Santa Clara … entered a verdict in the total amount of $15.3 million against our operating partnership in favor of certain plaintiffs who are current or former residents of our California Hawaiian manufactured home property located in San Jose,"... Read more

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