Christine Taylor, a Principal Partner at The Towne Law Firm, P.C. in the firm’s Albany, N.Y., office, joined WCM’s Outdoor Hospitality Update on Tuesday (Aug. 9) to talk about current legal topics impacting the outdoor hospitality industry, as well as explore the liability issues park owners face when it comes to active shooter events or other violent incidents.
Taylor started off speaking on ejections and campers who leave equipment behind. She noted that even with statutes in place to help remove campers and left behind campers, some local officials are still hesitant to help owners if they don’t understand the laws. Taylor also highlighted the fact that park owners need to help educate local officials so that they understand their roles and laws, as well as educate campers on the rules and regulations when it comes to staying at a particular park.
Taylor also spoke on active shooter events and other violent events that could impact park owners. How proper preparation is key and why park owners need to recognize the importance of planning and being prepared should such an event happen at their parks.
Other topics discussed included park maintenance, employee issues and more.
WCM’s Outdoor Hospitality Update is hosted by Ben Quiggle, editor of Woodall’s Campground Magazine (WCM), and Mike Gast, former vice president of communications at Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) and a senior writer for RVTravel.com.
The show airs every Tuesday at 3 p.m. EDT.