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Camping units and lots question answered by council

By ELLEN SIMMONS • Sep 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM

NEW LONDON — A question about camping units and lots at the Reservoir Park Campground came to a head at Monday’s council meeting.

At the Aug. 27 meeting council voted that anyone who bought a camper since January 2018 must remove it at the end of the year and go on a waiting list for a lot in 2019.

Several campers spoke against this during the public section of the meeting because they had been told just the opposite by village personnel. Member Bill Curtis then said he changed his mind about the matter after talking to several of the people involved.

He suggested the 11 people who purchased campers this year up through Aug. 11 be grandfathered in and allowed to keep the unit on the site it was on when purchased. Stu Cooke agreed, saying, “I think it’s the right thing to do,” and council voted unanimously for the idea. Any units purchased after the August date will have to be moved.

An ordinance came up for third reading concerning boat docks at the reservoir. In the new ordinance docks approved by the village could be installed. Council voted this down, so the old ordinance is in effect and docks are prohibited.

Council approved an ordinance for the use of funds from the CSX Fund to repair the roofs of three mausoleums in the Grove Street Cemetery. The funds will not exceed $24,000 and will be repaid at the rate of at least $1,000 a year.

Park supervisor Joe Thomas presented a written report thanking everyone who helped make the Firelands Festival a success and stating the Country Music Fest is from 3 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Reservoir Park. Nov. 10 gun raffle tickets are on sale at the village office, Gilbert’s Hardware and the Gas Depot for $10 each or six for $50.

Council approved the promotion of Anthony Gagnon and Josh Kerns from reserve to part-time police officers.

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