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TACO Annual Spring Meeting Has Full Agenda

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April 22, 2014 by   Leave a Comment

                                The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) annual Spring Meeting and Trade Show will take place Sunday through Tuesday (April 27-29) with a powerful lineup of speakers, the association announced.

The three-day event, which takes place at Guadalupe River RV Resort and Inn of the Hills in Kerrville, will include a presentation by Sen. Glenn Hegar, candidate for Texas comptroller, who is scheduled to speak during next Tuesday’s lunch meeting.

“Sen. Hegar needs your support so he can become the next comptroller of Texas and support you,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO.

Current Comptroller Susan Combs has created favorable tax policies including sales tax rebates that have put hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the pockets of TACO members, Schaeffer said.

Other speakers include Kerr County Sheriff W.R. “Rusty” Hierholzer, who will talk about how he enforces RV park legislation that TACO has been instrumental in passing during the past decade. “If you want to know how to work with your local law enforcement to get the laws on the books enforced, you need to be here,” Schaeffer said, adding, “Rusty also needs to know how much we appreciate law enforcement helping TACO parks.”

TACO’s legislative consultant, Ron Hinkle, and the association’s attorney, Casey Erick, will also be in a booth at the TACO trade show to answer questions about legal and legislative issues involving Texas campgrounds.

“We need to know what legislation you would like to have passed or eliminated,” Schaeffer said, noting that TACO’s legislative affairs program is the association’s number-one benefit.

The spring meeting will also include a presentation by Kevin Sullivan of Popp Hutcheson, an Austin-based company that helps clients reduce their property taxes.

“RV parks in Texas have been hit with super-high property-tax bills,” Schaeffer said. “But some of our members have been able to reduce their property taxes and Sullivan will explain how they did it.”

The spring meeting will also include a discussion of the latest Wi-Fi and TV systems, which have become the most important amenity in campgrounds, RV parks and resorts, Schaeffer said.

The three-day event starts Sunday afternoon with a concert by Voice contestant Jared Blake, sponsored by TengoInternet and AGS Guest Area Guides. The concert will be followed by a full-scale casino night at Guadalupe River RV Resort’s River Rock Saloon, courtesy of Rowley Insurance. TACO’s annual auction is scheduled for Monday night with world class auctioneer Dan Kruse. For more information, click here.

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