Joan Dickerson is asking the Point Roberts, Wash., community to get behind an amendment to county code that would allow a recreational vehicle rental business to operate out of the former location for her business, Brewsters Fine Foods.

“This is a long term business commitment to our community that will provide jobs and revenue,” was the message she took to the boards of local organizations in March. She received unanimous support from the boards of the taxpayers’ association, the voters’ association, the chamber of commerce and the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee.

Ernst Daehler, owner of Las Vegas-based Best Time RV, is proposing to buy the properties at 1379 and 1373 Gulf Road to locate his Vancouver branch satellite office. The catch is that county zoning text specific to Point Roberts prohibits “recreational vehicle service, repair, washing facilities, commercial storage or sale,” along Gulf Road in the Small Town Commercial zone, along with cemeteries, additional RV parks, animal kennels and mini-storage. These prohibitions do not exist in the zone in other locations on the Point and throughout the county.

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