Camp Rainbow Gold 'disappointed' with decision made by Blaine County Planning and Zoning

Posted at 10:19 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 00:19:14-04

Officials at Camp Rainbow Gold say they are extremely disappointed with a decision to deny them a conditional use permit.

The permit would have provided a permanent home for the summer camp which serves kids and families dealing with cancer.

The camp sought the permit despite opposition from neighbors who complained that expanding the camp would increase traffic problems in their area.

The application was eventually turned down in a 4-3 vote by Blaine County Planning and Zoning, which said the organization did not meet the standards for the permit.

The non-profit said they've looked at Dozens of plots of land to purchase but nothing matched what this particular 260-acres has to offer. 

They said they feel they can work with Planning and Zoning to come up with an amicable solution. 

"This process has been challenging on the whole community. There are very strong opinions on both sides and I think that we are all just trying to be respectful of the other side and try to do what's best for the community," said Whitney Slade with Camp Rainbow Gold.

The board is planning on meeting on Wednesday to determine their next steps.