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City adjusts rules for recreational vehicle parking

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Journal Staff

Sarnia has changed the rules to allow recreational vehicle parking in the front yard of homes from May 1 to Oct. 31.

Motor homes, boats, and trailers must continue to be parked in the rear or side yard during the winter months.

The move reverses a decision made in 2015 after residents complained their neighbours’ RVs were unsightly, blocked the view, and created a safety hazard.

The storage of recreational vehicles isn’t a safety concern but it does generate complaints about their visual impact on a neighbourhood, community services director Stacey Forfar said in a staff report.

The new “balanced approach” will be tried for one year.

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