Voice concerns over bylaw at Monday meeting

"City Hall’s heavy handed approach to amending the bylaw by adding a $500 fine has gone through first, second and third readings..."

Your neighbour may not like the way you part your hair.

On Monday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at City Hall you will have the opportunity to voice your opposition to a neighbour driven complaint process determining if your recreational vehicle (ie: self propelled motorhome, travel trailer, pleasure boat, or utility trailer) can be parked in your front yard.

This bylaw was only enforced if a complaint was phoned into City Hall or if a vehicle was deemed to be a safety hazard, visibility issue, etc.

But the meat behind this was neighbour driven complaints. City Hall’s heavy handed approach to amending the bylaw by adding a $500 fine has gone through first, second and third readings in one sitting which is not normal.

This amendment still requires adoption.

It’s good to know two councilors Kevin Jolly and Sean Mackinlay are believers in private property rights and have voted against these new penalties and want to make this a better bylaw.

To the 62 residents who received notices among the hundreds of RV owners in Trail who also park in their front yards who did not, “Does your neighbour like the way you part your hair?”

Please show up at 6 p.m. to voice your concerns it will be your last chance.

For the councilors who are backing this just remember the young future homebuyers of Trail have way more RV toys than the last generation and their civic votes will count too.

Gene DeeringTrail