Thursday, May 2, 2013

Proposed Expansion of Timberlake Campground


The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District is presently considering expansion of the Timberlake Campground.  Currently, the District is looking to add 100 new pads to the fields to the right of Lakeshore Park Drive before you reach the guardhouse/loop.  At $300 to $350 per month, per pad, you can understand why this is being considered.  At one time, the District also considered expanding to the left of Lakeshore Park Drive (in the field between Northshore Parkway and the Reservoir Y); however, this is apparently not on the table anymore.  

Whether you are for, against, or want more information before you make up your mind, I imagine the upcoming, May 13, PRV town meeting will be the place to be.  

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where and what time will the meeting take place?

Troy Odom said...

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. at the NW Rankin Middle School Cafeteria. See http://www.thereznews.com/2013/04/prvwsd-master-plan-information.html
for more details.

Anonymous said...

Sneaky. Really really sneaky.

Lakeshore Park is still right across from the Y. That's still too close to those kids.

Can anyone tell me why they don't try this mess in Madison County?

Anonymous said...

Totally opposed to this. The properties across Northshore parkway will be of no value at all.
Keep the existing RV park if you must, and restrict the time and area occupied in it, to maintain turnover of pads,and to stop permanent blocking by a single user.

Anonymous said...

NO, NO, NO, are they crazy? Way to close to the YMCA and all those children Who knows who would be coming and going and taking children with them Homes opposite will drop in value. We need to hang onto as much green space as possible before the parks no longer exsist. About time the Madison side of the Rez had a few water view campsites. Disgusted with this ridiculous idea!!!

Anonymous said...

Plenty of space for RV parking where the Valencia was pushed, on the other side of the dam.
It's never going to happen and the RV's can go along the west side of that development that has no other prospect of coming to fruition.

Anonymous said...

Madison County side is much more suited for RV parks. They have the bars.

We have the Y.

Who is the genius that thought up this plan? RV parks and young children do not mix. Ever.

Anonymous said...

PRV governance has officially lost their minds.

Wood Brown has to be behind all this… somehow.

First the PRV helps us by setting fees for park usage. Just because a fight breaks out in Ridgeland, kinda late at night. Where was law enforcement? Shouldn’t that be what is reviewed and improved? No… let’s jump at the chance for more fees. And who uses the Disc Golf course? Kids. Young teens for the most part. Are those cars to be charged a use fee?

What about the “keep your grass cut or else” overlay ordnance that recently passed. Any power here to stop this RV park from “reducing Rez property values”? STEP UP fathers of this pile of paper. Make it work.

This is yet another slam against families of the Rez. That YMCA is a blessing to the area, with all the children friendly offerings, day care, and summer programs. And a pool!!!

How about this…
If PRV needs money, how about appointing a few operations / finance / law enforcement savvy Rez citizens to a panel to review the PRV finances. I would bet they could find a way to reduce operating expenses and improve service.

Anonymous said...

PRV governance has officially lost their minds.

Wood Brown has to be behind all this… somehow.

First the PRV pushes setting fees for park usage. That’s because a fight breaks out in Ridgeland, kind of late at night. Where was law enforcement? Shouldn’t that be what is reviewed and improved? No… let’s jump at the chance for more fees. And who uses the Disc Golf course? Kids. Young teens for the most part. Are those cars to be charged a use fee?

What about the “keep your grass cut or else” overlay ordnance that recently passed. Any power here to stop this RV park from “reducing Rez property values”? STEP UP fathers of this pile of paper. Make it work.

This is yet another slam against families of the Rez. That YMCA is a blessing to the area, with all the children friendly offerings, day care, and summer programs. And a pool!!!

How about this…
If PRV needs money, how about appointing a few operations / finance / law enforcement savvy Rez citizens to a panel to review the PRV finances. I would bet they could find a way to reduce operating expenses and improve service.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know Governor Bryant? Is he going to help the community he came from? You can't tell me he doesn't have the power to do something.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! According to some of these comments, the only people who use R.V. parks are sex perverts and child molesters.

Anonymous said...

There are some absolutely wonderful "RV" folks, but by virtue of the fact that they are living in a travel trailer, that makes them "transients." Parks for Rv's are great but for them to be located adjacent to a center where children play and also take away their playground is not a good mix. You would have to live under a rock not to understand what having that kind of park adjacent to your subdivision does to your property values. The Prv is focused totally on increasing their revenues and will do anything regardless of how it affects anyone to enhance their coffers.

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm not going to get into this one way or the other. But I have always considered a "transient" as someone who shuffles from one soup kitchen to the other, not someone who can afford to live in a 35-50 thousand dollar camper trailer, or 200-800 thousand dollar motor home.
And another thing, if the person who is running that R.V. park is who I think it is, there is no riff raff going on.

Anonymous said...

10:06,

Why don't you go look those kids in the eyes and promise them that no harm will ever, ever come to them. That some unnamed person would never allow that happen.

Ever.

Anonymous said...

May 4, 2013 at 12:13 PM
NOT A PROBLEM.....
If you can look society in the eyes and promise that NO drunk driver will ever, ever be responsible for another crash that injures or kills an innocent victim.

Ever.

DEAL??

Anonymous said...

Wow! Perhaps the person who is "all for a new campground" near the Y and adjacent subdivisions has a camper of his own, probably parked in his yard. The bottom line, is that whether the people are good or bad, have money or don't, they take away from the property values that surround them and when ever you bring people into a neighborhood who don't pay taxes, they tend not to take pride in the area and trash it. Additionally you deprive the kids from a safe play area. Anyone who has experience having "renters" in their neighborhood understand what transient means and how they take no pride in the area.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there some kind of code as to what can share the same property as a child care center? Putting a property to house transient people right beside the Y camp for young kids sounds like nothing but trouble. Also, that is the field the Y uses for the kids. Are they to sit inside and watch movies all day?