The city council in Gentry, Ark., at its regular meeting held Sept. 13, adopted an ordinance allowing and regulating campgrounds and RV parks within the city, according to the Eagle Observer.
Passed on three readings with a single vote was an ordinance that establishes rules and regulations for temporary campgrounds and RV sites within the city. The ordinance does not permit permanent residence in the parks or campgrounds, with the exception of the park manager.
The ordinance specifies the zones in which an RV park or campground may be located — A-1, R-4, C-1, C-2, I or SP — where the principal characteristic or activity of the location is agricultural or open space, commercial use, industrial use, or manufactured home placement.
The park size is a minimum of two acres, with a minimum lot frontage of 100 feet. The campsite density is limited to 30 units per acre.
Rules also require a buffer along any property lines in which residential use is in place or on land zoned for residential use.
The ordinance takes effect 30 days from the date of its passage.