The Ellis County (Kan.) Joint Planning Commission recommended a conditional-use permit for the C2T Ranch campground and event venue at its meeting Wednesday (April 28) night, according to the Hays Post.
Two people spoke against the project, and Nathan Leiker, the planning commissioner, abstained in the vote, saying he did not feel he could support or reject the proposal without further information.
Chad and Cynthia Tuttle own C2T Ranch, which is 14 miles north of Hays at 1202 Saline River Road.
The proposed campground would consist of up to 36 campsites along a loop of the Saline River. Each campsite will have river access and will be accessible by vehicles and RVs. The couple is planning 12 primitive campsites, 12 RV sites with 50-amp power and water, six yurt sites, and six full-service RV sites with power and water hookups.
The couple is also planning an outdoor event venue. Periodic flooding along the river will prevent the developers from building a permanent structure, but the couple plans to build a large deck that can be used to mount a 40-by-80-foot tent.
This can be used for outdoor events or weddings, Tuttle said. Capacity would be up to 300 people.