A break for RV owners

Langley Township RV Owners will be allowed more time to park at home. - Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times file photo
Langley Township RV Owners will be allowed more time to park at home.
— image credit: Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times file photo

Recreational vehicle owners in Langley Township will be allowed two more months to park outside their homes.

The change was approved by council at the Monday afternoon (July 14) meeting after a staff report suggested extending the permitted residential parking period.

The allowable dates were between May 15 and Sept. 15, but since most storage lots bill on the first of the month, RV owners were paying for  four weeks of parking that they didn’t need, the report by bylaws manager Bill Storie said.

Storie proposed changing the dates to between May 1 and Sept. 30.

Councillor Kim Richter proposed extending the dates yet another month so that RV owners could park their rigs near their homes beginning April 1.

“[Some] people like to start camping as early as the Easter Long weekend,” Richter said.

The change was quickly approved by a majority of council. The new April 1 to Sept. 30 dates are now in effect.

The Township tightened RV parking rules in 2011, only allowing them in front yards if they are at least 1.6 metres from the property line and only during camping season.

The rest of the time, owners must store their vehicles off their properties, or within the “side or rear confines” of their property as set out in the bylaw.

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