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Proposed RV park to get second hearing

by JOSH MCDONALD
Staff Reporter | June 3, 2021 11:49 AM

WALLACE –– The Shoshone County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing concerning an application for a Recreational Vehicle Park in the Woodland Park area of Burke Canyon.

The hearing is a continuance of a hearing from May 12, where it began but was put on pause in order to allow the applicant to address various concerns and adjust the plans to fit specific policies.

Lisa Johnston filed for a conditional use permit (CUP) in April of this year, seeking permission to build a multi-space RV Park on property near Burke Road.

Shoshone County Planning and Zoning Administrator Dan Martinsen received an email from Johnston on April 12, where she listed out her desire to create 12 self-contained RV spaces on four different parcels of land, as well as four tent spaces, and the installation of a sump and vault system.

In the email Johnston also mentioned that an existing potable water system was already in place, as well as a 96-gallon refuse container that would be maintained for the sites.

Prior to the May hearing, several agencies responded to requests for comment concerning the creation of the park, including Panhandle Health District, who had some concerns with the site’s current lack of septic and gray water services for the site.

They also pointed out that currently an unpermitted restroom structure on the property that requires removal.

Several local residents had concerns with the potential issuing of the CUP, citing concerns such as snow removal, the proximity of the potential to Burke Road, as well as the lack of septic services.

Martinsen, and the P&Z Commission will hear from Johnston on June 9, to make a determination of her request.

That hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Shoshone County Public Safety Building.