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Hancock residents unhappy about campground

August 01, 2007

More than 50 Hancock-area residents attended the Washington County Commissioners evening meeting Tuesday at Hancock Town Hall. Most of the residents were there to protest a proposed campground on Orchard Ridge Road in Indian Springs near Hancock.

The campground would consist of 89 lots for seasonal or long-term use by trailers, motorcoaches or RVs, according to planning documents. Residents said the campground would be a drain on the town's water and sewer resources and would be a public safety issue.

A public hearing on the proposed campground was held in May. President John F. Barr reminded residents before Tuesday's citizen participation period that the public hearing on the project is closed. But many residents chose to protest the campground anyway, arguing that the public hearing was not well advertised.

"We know this is not going to affect your decision, but we want talk about our dislike for this campground," resident Roy Carbaugh said.

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