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Crawford council tables RV park issue to Aug. 16

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When the Crawford Town Council met on Aug. 2, a discussion of old business was continued to its scheduled work session on Aug. 16. The town has been working on a resolution to clarify utility service at the Peaches RV Park. The issue is that the facility does not have a sewer dump station, and the town wants to make sure there is no "inappropriate dumping" of waste into the town's sewer system.

Town attorney Jim Brown spent some time at the Aug. 2 meeting explaining the issue and the continuing work to finalize the resolution. He said the matter was first presented to council in 2014, as a resolution granting a variance to allow the owners to operate an overnight RV park. It was not intended to be a long-term park. However, that resolution was never adopted by the town.

The issue came back up this summer, and the town attorney has met with the owners and town staff to work out the details of the resolution. A draft resolution was considered during the July 12 board meeting, and referred back to the attorney with revisions. Brown said he was able to meet with all parties on Aug. 2, but was unable to present a final copy for board approval.

Chris Johnson motioned to suspend "this portion of the meeting" to allow the resolution wording to be finalized and considered for action during the Aug. 16 scheduled work session. It was unanimously approved.

Brown had explained that normally the council does not take action on items during a scheduled work session. However, by formally suspending discussion on an item during a regular meeting, the matter can be continued and allow the council to take action on the resolution at its work session.

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