Tisdale to start enforcing RV parking bylaw

TISDALE — By the end of the summer, the Town of Tisdale will begin enforcing a two decade old bylaw that states campers, trailers and vehicles are not allowed to be parked on town property.

These include Mount Tisdale as well as vacant town land behind one’s property.

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Brad Hvidston, Tisdale’s administrator, said that while the policy has existed for quite some time, traditionally the town has allowed, and in some instances even gave verbal confirmation to allow residents to use some of their spaces.

“A number of councilors have heard concerns from some of the residents in areas where some of the trailers and vehicles are parked,” Hvidston said. “There’s a thought that it’s unsightly on town property, in particular in areas where we’re trying to develop parks and walking trails and extend into residential areas.”

Hvidston said before enacting the bylaw, the town first intends to inform the residents and engage with parked vehicle owners who they are aware of.

“We don’t want to come down with a heavy hand on this one, we want to make sure we’re working with people and help them understand why we’re doing it,” he said.

 “We’re sort of going to let people play it out through the summer, but by the end of the summer all of those will have to be gone and found a new location or a new home to be stored.”

Other methods the town is using to inform residents include putting a post on the town’s website, the Town of Tisdale newsletter, and communicating to the media.

“If people have campers and are taking them out to the lake or whatever for summer we’d just like them not to return back to these locations.”

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