Riverbend RV Park, Montrose, Colo.

Riverbend RV Park, Montrose, Colo.

Through months of negotiation and compromise, an RV park in Montrose  Colo., is one step closer to hooking into the city’s wastewater treatment system, according to the Montrose Daily Press.

The Montrose City Council approved a resolution for annexation and an ordinance for zoning — both on first readings — for the Riverbend RV Park Thursday (Aug. 20) during its regular meeting.

“The failing system is best addressed by annexation,” city’s community development director Kerwin Jensen told council.

The annexation is required to place the 60-site park on the Shady River in western Colorado, owned by Wayne and Peggy King, on an approved sewage system with the city.

The process started after the county health department investigated a complaint on the property.

“They apparently had some old system that was not on file with the county land use that approves this. It’s a requirement that you have an approved system,” County Environmental Health Manager Richard Thompson said.

Since, the park has been using tanks for the waste, and a vault, under a temporary sanitation permit the county board of health has extended several times. The county also required the Kings to pursue annexation, attend monthly meetings with county staff, submit monthly records concerning the amount of discharge pumped from the vault and monitor wastewater collection lines with video technology.