The Legislature finds that:
(a) West Virginia's resorts and other recreational areas have an important role in the economy of the local areas surrounding their locations.
(b) West Virginia's resorts and other recreational areas are often located in unincorporated areas and, as a consequence, such areas have less funding available to provide infrastructure and essential services within such areas.
(c) West Virginia's resorts and other recreational areas derive the major portion of their economic well-being from businesses catering to the recreational and personal needs of persons traveling to or through the area.
(d) Better infrastructure and provision of essential services to West Virginia's resorts and other recreational areas are likely to increase visits to such areas, which will result in greater economic development and job creation in such areas.
(e) The state and the public will benefit from granting West Virginia's resorts and recreational areas the ability to have a governing body to provide for the infrastructure and essential services within common areas; which common areas are separate from the profit-making operations of the resorts or recreational areas.
(f) This article is necessary for the public health, safety
and welfare and economic development of West Virginia's resorts and
other recreational areas.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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