Closing Oak Harbor RV park will lead to loss of revenue

Editor,

It is with great sadness that I read the notice at Staysail RV park, city beach to me, about the permanent closure of the RV park.

This park has been a mainstay for me and my family for 30 years while vacationing in a choice location not too far from home, which is Surrey, British Columbia.

Unfortunately for politicians and taxpayers, they don’t understand that by destroying a park worth more than $1 million and paying for so-called improvements to the park that the loss of more than $1 million of assets plus a loss of future revenue and the cost of improvements is coming out of the taxpayers’ pockets.

This does not include the loss of revenue to the city businesses — gas pumps, restaurants, Walmart, grocery stores, thrift stores, etc — that I spent more than $100 per day every day that I was there, about 40 days per year. Multiply this by the many other RV park patrons year round and the losses are phenomenal. Thanks for your past patronage.

Dan Warlimont and family

Surrey, British Columbia

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