Kagawong campground project will not go ahead

KAGAWONG—The proponents of a plan that was to be considered by Billings Township council to allow for a change in zoning ordinances to permit for a campground and glamping units have now indicated they are not moving forward on the project.

At a Billings Township council meeting this past Monday, a resolution brought forward by councillors Barb Erskine and Sharon Alkenbrack and read by Mayor Austin Hunt (which was passed by council) said in part that council is in receipt of a notice from SH2 Sandi Hurcomb and Susie Harrison that they will not be going forward with the application for the zoning changes.

In the notice sent to council it was explained in part by the proponents, “we are extremely busy with the projects we currently have on the go and feel we need to lessen our load.”

The entrepreneurs had been looking for the zoning changes to allow for a privately operated campground (for up to 10 seasonal campsites) and a permanent year round structure housing two separate glamping units on the property off Highway 540 formerly known as the mini-putt.

Local resident Deborah Moore had been circulating a petition-survey that some other residents in Billings had signed in opposition to the plans.