Love Creek RV park criticism unwarranted

April 26, 2013

Ho hum. Another day, another letter with unfounded criticism of the Love Creek RV campground. I have noticed that all the letters have the same tone of hypocrisy and/or bigotry. These same people who worry about increased traffic and the environment are the same ones who bought homes in developments built next to Love Creek and have contributed to the growing traffic congestion.

Where was their concern for the environment when their homes were built next to Love Creek? This is a resort area. It is a tourist destination. Tourism drives our local economy. If you don't like tourist traffic, you should not have moved here. And don't forget, these are tourists that probably would not visit here otherwise.

As for your financial arguments, you ignored the fact that permanent residents consume costly government services like schools, healthcare and other social services. My calculations show a net benefit from tourists and a net loss from permanent residents. And we already have a glut of approved housing developments that won't be built for many years.

If you look around, you will see we have about a dozen RV campgrounds in our area. And yet no one has ever had a complaint about them. If the Love Creek RV campground was already here, no one would notice. As for big rigs on our local roads, you hardly ever see one and they do not cause any traffic concerns. Every time I have driven on Cedar Grove Road, I have seen zero traffic. A few extra vehicles will not make any significant difference.

I live about 200 yards from Love Creek, less than a half mile downstream from the proposed RV campground. I have no concerns. I would not even know it was there except for all the negative letters. Since the RV park haters do not have any valid concerns, I can only assume that it is bigotry toward the RV lifestyle that motivates them.

Larry Sullivan

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