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Macedon RV park on Erie Canal gets final OK

Created: 01/24/2014 10:14 AM WHEC.com
By: Courtesy Messenger Post News

If Kevin and Barb Heald have their way and realize their dream, RVers nationwide will soon consider their little patch of Macedon as a destination vacation stopover.

The Town Board – including David McEwen, who was in Florida but connected into the meeting room via Skype — voted unanimously last week to authorize an extension from Sewer District No. 1 into what will be the Healds’ 100-acre RV resort, Twilight on the Erie, by the canal, west of Bullis Park and Canandaigua Road, adjacent to the Midlakes Navigation marina.

Board Member Sandy Pagano asked attorney Don Fox, who was representing the Healds as purchasers and developers of the property, if the prospective property buyers had been in contact with the village about the sewer system extension.

“Yes,” said Fox, “they wanted to let us know they may assess a surcharge if our (discharge) solids are too high. That’s a discussion for 2015. We’ve got to break ground first, but we’re on notice. We’ll include the town in any discussion that is held with the village at that time.”

Town Engineer Scott Allen said he expected construction on the site to begin within the month.
RVers will find the built-out Twilight on the Erie to have 25 pull-through sites, flat gravel pads, electric service, group campsites, cabins, a bathhouse, a convenience store, in-ground pool, family-area sites, fishing ponds, an arcade/game room, snack bar, bike and hiking trails.

Board Dave Maul asked what the criteria were to extend an existing sewer district rather than establishing a new district. Town Attorney Anthony Villani explained that the difference was “administrative,” and that the “developer is putting in all the improvements.”

The board took care of one administrative matter, voting unanimously on a negative declaration for the project’s SEQR (state environmental quality review), before granting the approval for the sewer extension. The RV resort will have public sewer and water.



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