- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - City officials in Sturgis are moving forward with their plans to appeal the Meade County Commission’s decision to accept an incorporation petition for the Buffalo Chip Campground.

The commission’s decision in late February triggers a May 7 election in which the area’s 50 registered voters could choose to make the venue an official town. Proponents say that would lead to economic development.

KBHB radio reports that Sturgis officials approved spending money Monday night for the appeal.

The Buffalo Chip Campground hosts hordes of visitors during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis officials maintain the campground is within the 3-mile jurisdiction of the city. They also question whether some names on the petition were valid.

Several Meade County taxpayers filed a similar appeal earlier.

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Information from: KBHB-AM, https://www.kbhbradio.com

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