Saturday, March 26, 2005

Campground owners want city to outlaw RV parking at Wal-Mart, parks

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Campground owners here want the city to outlaw free overnight camping for recreational vehicles at the Wal-Mart parking lot, city parks and elsewhere.

The Police Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend that the City Council draft an ordinance to regulate RV parking.

Charlie Tanata, owner of a 60-space campground, complained to the committee about the number of RVs parked in the Wal-Mart parking lot each night. He said that hurts business at private campgrounds.

Tanata said the Buffalo Mall prohibits overnight parking. Mall officials outlawed overnight parking after Tanata and another campground owner complained about the practice.

"We asked Wal-Mart to do the same and they laughed at us," Tanata said. Full Story...

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