The Jefferson County (W.Va.) Commission will hold a public hearing this evening (Jan. 21) on recommendations from the planning commission related to campground standards, the Journal News of Martinsburg reported.

The planning commission has been working on a draft amendment to the Jefferson County Subdivision and Land Development Regulations.

The planning commission held a public hearing on the draft ordinance in November, and after reviewing public comments and finalizing changes to the document, recommended the county commission hold a public hearing.

In the draft ordinance, campgrounds are “associated with short-term, temporary uses lasting seven days or less.”

Types of campgrounds are defined in the Jefferson County Zoning and Land Development Ordinance.

The document defines a campground as “an area or premises located on a single lot operated as a commercial enterprise, generally providing space in the form of campsite pads for seasonal accommodations for transient occupancy.”

Developed campgrounds are accessible by vehicular traffic and have developed refuse disposal systems, flush toilets and running water, while primitive campgrounds are walk-on facilities that provide no water or shelter for the campers’ convenience.

An RV park is defined as a campground where privately owned recreational vehicles may park overnight or longer in allotted spaces.

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