PORT ANGELES — After agreeing at their Oct. 11 meeting to delay approval of the binding site plan for a proposed 54-site RV park northwest of Port Angeles until Nov. 8, the Clallam County Commissioners agreed at their Tuesday meeting this week to consider the issue as soon as county staff can conduct an onsite inspection.
Developer Randy Simmons of Port Angeles told the commissioners during a public comment session Tuesday that he had emailed photos of the completed wooden fence that had been at issue and he also had planted more than 40 trees that should provide a good screen for neighbors in two years.
Commissioner Randy Johnson said such an inspection was the prerogative of the county Department of Community Development, not the commissioners. After that inspection meets the hearing examiner’s criteria, then they should go ahead and process it, he said.
Neighbors of the proposed RV park at the junction of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 112 had raised numerous objections, perhaps the biggest of which was invasion of privacy.
A hearings examiner conducted a public hearing on May 6 and issued a decision on May 20 that approved the project with 27 conditions, including a 10-foot fence intended to block residents of the RV park from seeing into neighboring homes.
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