Way paved for Camping World PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 09:47
Camping World is headed toward a spot next to Bass Pro. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
ROSSFORD — City Council Monday passed three ordinances aimed at paving the way for a major recreational vehicle retailer to come to town.
Camping World is headed toward a spot next to Bass Pro, a good mix said Rex Huffman, the attorney representing Bass Pro.
Huffman said that Camping World is to recreational vehicles what Bass Pro is to fishing.
The city’s planning board has approved plans for Camping World, and on Monday night council did its part. It approved the final subdivision plat for Bass Pro, which will allow that retailer to sell the 11 acres Camping World is going to build on.
The council also voted to have the city accept the streets in the Bass Pro subdivision, also necessary to allow the new project to go forward.
Click image for enlarged view of future location of Camping World. Property is highlighted in yellow. (From Wood County Auditor's website)
Finally council approved an estoppel agreement. That agreement, Law Director Kevin Heban explained, makes fees related to the development of the project the responsibility of Bass Pro, not Siren Rossford, the firm developing the Camping World project. 
City Administrator Ed Ciecka said that Bass Pro’s agreement from 2007 maintains that if lights are needed at the entrance of Bass Pro it would be the company’s responsibility to pay for them.
Mayor Neil MacKinnon said that he expects Camping World to employ about 50 people.
The company will sell, repair and service recreational vehicles.
Ciecka said that the closing on the property is expected by the end of this month. He said they are in the process of contracting with a firm to build the project.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 16:01

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