RVers told to get a move on

There may be fewer RVs in the territory, but illegal parking is still a problem. “I was wondering about the motor homes that seem to be parked…

There may be fewer RVs in the territory, but illegal parking is still a problem.

“I was wondering about the motor homes that seem to be parked in a more or less permanent fashion around the city,” said councillor Doug Graham on Monday, citing the waterfront, Canada Games Centre, and Superstore as a few locations were he had noticed the offence.

“Are we doing anything about that?” he asked city administration.

Bylaw officers would be dispatched that very night to deal with the issue, staff assured Graham.

“In cases of private property, we’re trying to deal with the property owners,” said David Boorse, the city’s acting director of administration.

“On public property, we first need to put up ‘no parking’ signs. They’re ready now and should be up in a day or two.”

Meanwhile, bylaw officers have been politely knocking on camper doors to notify the visitors that overnight parking isn’t allowed.

“Most of the people are from out of town so even if we did issue a ticket we’d never collect.”

The lack of city parking worries councillor Florence Roberts, who monitored Monday’s meeting by telephone.

“Every time I pass by the parking lot in front of the Kanoe People on First Avenue, I see no RVs. Isn’t that where they’re supposed to be allowed to park?”

The city has set up the newly paved lot for short-term RV parking, but at the time of the meeting had yet to put up signs advertising the fact.

The signs have since gone up — blue, with a picture of a motor home and the words ‘day parking.’

For anything longer term, the travellers are going to have to visit an RV park.

Two local parks have had to shut down recently and the numbers of visitors has slipped below the seasonal average.

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