UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — The Vice President of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, Jack Clampit, issued a statement on his Facebook page about a miscommunication about the RV Resort project.

Clampit wants to make sure that the public understands the police jury will not be funding the construction of the RV Resort project. The police jury is simply funding the infrastructure project that is needed to construct the park. The police jury’s role in the project is connect the land for the resort to the existing water and sewer lines.

They went on to say that the use of the COVID-19 relief dollars is in accordance with the rules set by the federal government, by investing in infrastructure like water, sewer, and broadband services. During their meeting the police jury discussed how the project, with the use of the relief money, will also upgrade the lift stations in that area.

WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — The Ouachita Parish Police Jury has approved a plan to use COVID-19 relief money to build infrastructure to support an RV park and resort. Vice President of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury Jack Clampit says the company planning the park wants it to serve as a destination vacation. 
Jack Clampit says, “Now, a resort RV park is different than a regular RV park, a regular RV park you are driving down the interstate, you want to spend the night and so you pull over in a park. A resort RV park is a destination in and of itself.” 

Clampit went on to say that the Ouachita Parish Police Jury has decided to invest $1.2 million to build the water and sewer infrastructure to support an RV resort park on Camp Road. Clampit says the park will have activities for all ages. 
“It will have like a lazy river a where you can get in and float around on your inner tube, a fishing pond, a swim up adult bar, it will have some canoes you can rent, it will have meaning, but it is a destination vacation,” says Clampit.
Clampit added that the parish is planning to use Covid relief money to build the park, and that the parish is expected to receive a sixteen percent return on its investment.
”Now, we have Covid relief money, $27 million, that we’ve been spending very wisely in the parish on improvements, so we’re spending it like the federal government tells us we have to spend it, but we have invested in something that everybody can enjoy, and it brings a return on our money,” Clampit said of the park.

Clampit says that he expects the RV park and resort to be completed by the summer of 2023.