RV Campground Rolls Toward Approval

It’s on to the Jacksonport Board of Adjustment now that the town board has voted to approve a conditional use permit for a 130-site RV campground off Bagnall Road, on the south end of the community. The vote followed a marathon meeting Monday evening attended by several dozen people at the town hall. The town board’s special meeting was scheduled after residents Kathy Navis, Gay Pustaver, and others appealed the decision of the town’s plan commission to grant the conditional use permit to Cary and Cherie Lauritzen of Pulaski. During the public comment portion of the meeting, opponents sounded off on a variety of issues including traffic patterns, environmental concerns, the impact on property values, and doubts that the campground was in keeping with the nature of the community. Supporters said the campground would not be a “trailer park,” as some had stated, and that the developers were working hard to see to it that the facility offers a high quality destination for the traveling public. During the discussion, it was pointed out that recreational vehicles would use close to 100 of the available slots. Supporters also believe that the campground will be an economic benefit to the town. It’s anticipated that the zoning board of adjustment will consider the matter sometime in April or May.

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