RV park on Burton Road denied, without prejudice by county commission

Thursday, Apr. 27, 2023–8:34 a.m.

-David Crowder, WRGA News-

The Floyd County Commission voted Tuesday to deny, without prejudice, a special use permit for a proposed RV park at 150 Burton Road, off Wilshire Road.

Rome-Floyd County Planning Staff recommended denial based on remaining questions regarding wastewater and ingress and egress to the property.

However, the planning commission recommended approval by a 5-2 vote.

There have also been concerns expressed by adjacent property owners about traffic, safety, drainage, and the size of the buffer.

The applicant, Jim Givens addressed those concerns.

“We will comply with whatever regulations are concerning drainage—we have to—we’d be glad to do that,” Givens said. “Additionally, there are concerns about the management of safety. I’ve talked with a Floyd County Police sergeant and he said they have no real issue in RV parks here. It’s about the same as it is anywhere else here. I intend to run a good operation.”  

Commissioner Wright Bagby then made the motion to deny without prejudice, meaning the application can be brought back up without having to wait six months.

“Some of these issues can be dealt with, such as sewer or septic, and how many would be allowed with septic,” Bagby said. “The main issue with egress and access, and fixing that with the curve situation, buffers, and other things like that can be addressed. Maybe make this where it would not be a split vote as we had at the planning commission.

In other action, the commission did vote to approve a special use permit for the Cedar Creek RV & Outdoor Center in Cave Spring that will allow for the addition of 10 to 12 more recreational vehicle sites near its recreation area.

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