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N.Y.’s Timberland Camplands shut down

(May 6, 2013) -- Health officials have refused to issue Timberland Camplands in Wurtsboro an operating permit for the season. Electricity and water are now off, and all but a few defiant site owners have left, writes the Times Herald-Record.

WURTSBORO, N.Y. — Health officials have refused to issue Timberland Camplands in Wurtsboro an operating permit for the season. Electricity and water are now off, and all but a few defiant site owners have left, writes the Times Herald-Record.

Electrical wiring and full-sized porches and living areas were installed without required approvals and permits, and a succession of Mamakating officials have warned the campground for decades about code violations and the use of the seasonal campground for year-round use, says the Times Herald-Record.

Mary Criss Schweizer resigned as the campground’s president in March, citing concerns about her health and safety in trying to resolve violations and keep the camp running, reports the Times Herald-Record. She began coming to Timberland 27 years ago. She recalls a “nice community” with friendly neighbors. “That’s not the community that’s up there today,” Schweizer said.

For the complete story from the Times Herald-Record, click here.

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