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Neighborhood does not want RV park

Residents turn out in large numbers to oppose Mark Varin’s proposal

Residents stood near the property proposed to house an RV park in a residential neighborhood to show their united opposition to the project.

Residents stood near the property proposed to house an RV park in a residential neighborhood to show their united opposition to the project. Photo by Stephen Bartlett.

— “The only thing that will benefit is Mr. Varin’s bank account.”

Malek suggested Varin develop the park near his own lakefront property.

Chris DeLutis said he and other parents are worried about drinking, loud noise and traffic.

Cole was outraged over the proposal to develop an RV park in the middle of his residential neighborhood and thought Murnane’s comment that campers will follow rules was “absurd.”

“They go camping to get away from the rules.”

Cole said Varin doesn’t get it because to him it is simply about making money.

Plattsburgh Town Councilor Tom Wood does not live in the area that would be affected by Varin’s development, but he said the town has a set of regulations and zoning in place that he would like to see enforced.

“If we continue to set variances, we are setting a dangerous precedent of changing the whole character of neighborhoods.”

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