Sign showing Phase 1 and 2 of the Paradise Shores RV Resort.

The Stettler Agri-plex meeting room was filled to capacity on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) for the County of Stettler’s Public Hearing on the Paradise Shores RV Resort in Alberta.

Some carried red “OPPOSED” signs as they packed into rows of chairs laid out during the meeting. Others lined the walls to listen as county officials began to read out public feedback on the RV park proposed for the south shore of Buffalo Lake, according to The Stettler Independent.

Thirty-two written submissions were in favour of the project located between Buffalo View Estates and the Summer Village of White Sands. New businesses contributing to the local economy and bringing people to the area were some of the benefits listed. However, no one aside from the developer presented in favour of the project.

County officials then read submissions opposing the project that have been collected since the end of January, 121 were received, that were summarized into 11 pages of bullet points.

Twenty presenters took the stage over the four hour meeting, highlighting over a dozen concerns such as the proposed density of the RV park and it’s classification as a campground instead of a subdivision. Many residents felt it should be considered a subdivision as the developer would be issuing leases over a 35 year term.

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