Negotiations For Shirley Creek Marina Campers

The question of how long campers can stay at Shirley Creek Marina is getting closer to a compromise.

The marina owners say the marina and the Army Corps of Engineers have agreed to allow residents to be gradually phased out over a period of time. The corps says the campgrounds were not designed for residents to stay permanently.

Despite that, some of the residents have stayed for years. Owners of the marina say they can't sign contracts yet, until a reorganization plan is negotiated that involves the marina filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

They are waiting to renegotiate plans with former marina owners before moving forward.