By: Ralph Smith, Park Inspector

If you have any outstanding permits that you forgot to return, please do so anytime you are in park this fall so we can get them closed out. If you need a permit in the off season, remember you can get it online or call or e-mail me, and I will work with you to stop in and get one. Remember, if you are not sure if you need a permit, get in touch with me and I will let you know. It’s always better to ask than risk getting a fine for not checking to see if you need one.

This is the best time of year to do a walk around your site and see what might need to be done. Here are a few things we all can do to make sure we keep our sites neat: Look for mold, mildew, and dirt on items on your site – leaves, branches laying around and on the roofs of your unit. Make sure you keep a clear path all the way around your unit to make it accessible. Please look on your site for dead trees and if you have any, let’s make plans to have them removed for everyone’s safety. I have been working with a tree contractor to re- move as many dead trees as possible in the green area. If you know of any dead trees in the green areas, please let me know. I am making a list and looking to see which need to come out first. We recently updated the Registered Contractors List and have many skilled workers ready to assist with fall cleanup and winterizations.

Now, the one thing that no one wants to talk about…site clean ups. Remember the date to have it completed is June 10th every year. I will begin inspecting on June 11, so if you don’t have time to get here by the deadline, you may want to hire someone to get it done for you. I will give you a heads up as to where I will be starting. I’m going to begin in Phase 2 then Phase 1, Phase 4, 5, 6 and will end in Phase 3. Please remember that your site must stay neat from June 10 thru Labor Day.

If you have any questions please get in touch with me and I will help you the best as I can. If you need to make contact with me you can call 616-896-7286 or e-mail I hope everyone has a good off season and I look forward to seeing you in the spring.

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