RV rules drive Armstrong debate

Armstrong RVers know their machines.

So when city council proposed a bylaw that would call for limiting the length of a recreational vehicle that could be parked on a residential property, the RVing public spoke their mind.

“The current bylaw allows for a 32.8-foot motorhome or trailer or boat to be parked on a residential property and we talked about the maximum length being 35-feet,” said Coun. John Trainor.

“We received considerable amounts of correspondence from Armstrong citizens who are RVers, and they were really helpful in getting information to us to update our thoughts on the RV world. It’s not uncommon for RVs to be 40-feet or longer.”

So, council has now given first two readings to a bylaw amendment that removes any mention of length of RV from a residential property, but said vehicles cannot impede sidewalks or edge out onto roadways if parked.

The bylaw also proposes to increase the maximum weight of a commercial vehicle in residential zones (can’t exceed 7,000-kilogram gross vehicle weight).

A public hearing on the proposed bylaw takes place Monday at 7:15 p.m. at Armstrong city hall.


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