Zoning board nixes clothing-optional campground

MARTINSVILLE, IN (AP) - Plans for an adult-only, clothing-optional campground in a rural part of central Indiana has been rejected by county officials.

The Morgan County Board of Zoning Appeals denied the request Monday night during a meeting where many in the crowd of more than 100 people spoke against it.

An attorney for property owner Sandy Partlow told the board that the campground was going to be for members only and that access would be controlled. The plan called for 40 campsites on 20 acres in a wooded area between Martinsville and Franklin.

Board members said they voted against the request because there isn't anything similar in the county and that the campground could lower property values.

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