Code Violations at Shady Pines Campground

June 28, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

The site map for the Shady Pines Campground near Savoy, Mass., which was ordered closed this week.

A popular town campground in Savoy, Mass., was ordered closed in Pittsfield housing court Wednesday (June 26) for violations of state sanitary and fire codes and lack of a manager.

Roughly two dozen summer residents of Shady Pines Campground attended court to hear Wednesday’s ruling and mourned the result, some reportedly breaking into tears, the North Adams Transcript reported.

They and other campers had in large part run the grounds since ownership of the business changed in May, at which time William H. Daniels assumed ownership from longtime owner and manager Steven Daniels.

With Wednesday’s ruling, everyone had to leave by 7 that evening. The campers are mainly Northern Berkshire homeowners who summer there. They total as many as 60 people, but an exact figure wasn’t available Wednesday. The grounds are located at 547 Loop Road.

In an interview Wednesday, Town Counsel Lance Chavin said the town regretted the ruling, but lack of “someone in charge” at the grounds had resulted in violations that threatened campers’ health and safety.

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