Friday, March 21, 2014

Yesterday's PRVWSD Board Meeting (Timberlake Expansion)

There is no question Timberlake Campground is a money maker for the PRVWSD.  That fact was made evident last year when the District hinted at an expansion into Lakeshore Park.  After a vociferous reaction from the Reservoir YMCA and area residents, sweeping expansion was halted.  This year, the PRVWSD introduced a more bourgeois plan; this time to add approximately 25 new pads in an undeveloped portion of Timberlake Campground behind BankPlus.  Per the Scope of Services estimate from Neel-Schaffer, Inc.:

The expansion will be constructed in an area adjacent to the southeast corner of the existing camp ground . . . .  [T]he project will include grading, drainage, paved areas, extension of water, sanitary sewer and electrical utility lines and erosion control to support an expansion that will add between 20 -- 30 new RV camp spaces to the existing campground.  A new sanitary sewer lift station may be required.  We further understand that no new buildings or structures other than those required for drainage and lighting are to be included in the project.  Landscaping will be limited to grassing and sodding.

At the meeting, I believe the PRVWSD representative stated it was estimated the new pads would bring in an additional $100,000.00 in revenue per year.  At $300 per pad, per month, that's $3,600.00 a year per pad.  Multiply that by 25 pads and you get $90,000.00.  So, that sounds about right.

7 comments:

msqueenkw97 said...

I can't see the issue with the expansion. While we love the YMCA and use the pool each summer, the park is just a strange experience. Teens littering, geese poop so tremendous that a picnic is impossible and some questionable young men hanging out there made me feel unsafe. I would welcome the expansion as most campers take better care of their surroundings.

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Madison County side gets outdoor events and concerts and we get more trailers.

If there is such a fight for RV space, put them at the Goshen Springs campground. Otherwise, somebody better alert the RCSD that there are non-taxpaying residents on the existing lots at Timberlake.

msqueenkw97 said...

Well, I see your point but if a family is truly homeless they can claim that status and enter any public school system in the U.S. I personally don't think it is a big problem for us.

Anonymous said...

This is a MOBILE HOME PARK not a R V PARK. Compare the difference: RV park, a space is rented by the day, week with park furnishing utilities. Mobile Home park rents space by the month with the tenant going down and putting up a deposit for his utilities and paying same. The PRV park is renting spaces ON THE WATER by the month with the PRV PAYING THE UTILITES. This is a classic example of big government competing with private enterprise, using our lease dollars. If I wanted to put in a mobile home park on PRV land, I would be turned down. They should fix the swing sets at Lakeshore before looking at spending any of our lease money on competing with private enterprise. Also, the lots on the water are given out on the buddy system. There should be a raffle to allocate these prime lots.AND FINALLY, in the business world, if you are 100% full, YOUR RENTS ARE TOO LOW. RAISE THE RENTS BEFORE YOU SPEND MORE MONEY TO EXPAND.

Anonymous said...

please no more trailers, it is and looks like a trailer park. Fix the equipment, swings, etc for the children I have seen the PRV police riding around the park, maybe they should do it more often to get the weirdos out of the park. The rez seems to be going to pot since Jim McDowell died, he stayed on top things and worried John Sigman to death!!!

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you guys about Lakeshore park. It is sad the way they have let it run down. The bathroom facilities are falling apart, my kids can't play on the playground and the "beach" they put in still looks under construction. Last summer I had to yank my kids out of the waters edge because snakes were swimming in and out of the black plastic that is just floating around in the water.

Anonymous said...

I think the Reservoir Overlay Police should file grievances over the condition of the parks. If the neighborhoods have standards, so should the parks. Take the PRVWSD park crews to court with a summons for not maintaining the property!! :)