Northwest Digest

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Posted: Monday, December 27, 2004

Mat-Su takes closer look at RV living

WASILLA - The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is paying closer attention to a code that could force people who live in their recreational vehicles full-time to look out-of-state.

The code defines an RV park as a place where travel trailers are permitted for temporary occupancy of less than 30 days. The borough has gone so far as to send out compliance notices to the owners of more than two dozen RV parks in the valley, alerting them to a $300 dollar a day fine for each camper that stays longer than 29 days.

Buried in the Mat-Su Borough code on mobile home parks is a definition of RV parks as "camper parks in which travel trailers are permitted for temporary occupancy of less than 30 days."

Over the past two years, Mat-Su Borough chief code compliance officer Ken Hudson has reminded RV park owners about the 29-day limit.



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