West Florida Off-Road Park in Florida’s Inglis town presented the Board of Commissioners three specific exceptions for their business on Tuesday, a report said.
The park requested to cut down the EMS and Sheriff’s office hours, who’ve been present on their site throughout the operation. In the future, the park will meet with both partners which times are the most appropriate for them to attend the park.
Levy County Planning and Zoning Director Stacey Hectus explained that the notable exception’s ruling “placed the onus on the Sheriff and the EMS so if the applicant wants to have an event, they have to contact them, and they can set their hours up.”
The park also now has set hours of operation from 8 AM to 8 PM versus opening at 8 AM and closing at sunset, citing the wording was too vague.
The idea of bringing camping into the park was something that the commission was hesitant about, and they resisted this motion until they were able to address some of the concerns raised by neighbors who live near the park.
The chairman of the Commission, John Meeks, says “there were some concerns from the citizens about generator noise and things of that nature. So the board may be looking more for a combination of primitive camping or self-contained camping as well as providing some electricity, so people don’t have to run their generators and create all the noise, pollution that sometimes comes with a camping operation.”
West Florida Off-Road Park will be meeting with commissioners in their next scheduled meeting. They will present an updated proposal and a timetable for when they can have their property fenced.