OPERATOR COMPLAINS ABOUT SEASONAL TRAILER PARK BYLAW
Log Chateau Park owner Mark Lowell convinced council to hold off on a revised seasonal trailer park bylaw, at least for now.
Speaking at the Tuesday, June 11 council meeting, Lowell said if the city was planning to amend its bylaw he thought someone would have contacted him and other operators in the city. Instead, he said he read about it in the paper.
Under by-laws, councillors were being asked to endorse a bylaw to licence, regulate and govern seasonal trailer park businesses in Kawartha Lakes.
Lowell said his family started the Fenelon Falls-area RV campground back in 1967 and he has some knowledge of the industry, having served with Camping Ontario and Ontario Parks.
He said the city spent $34,900 on its first bylaw in 2004 and operators never see bylaw enforcement officers since they are not blights on society.
"We don't know what you're planning next time," he said. "I would like to be consulted. At least give us an opportunity to speak with them (city staff)."
Ward 3 Coun. David Hodgson recommended that the bylaw go back to staff for a report including consultation with stakeholders.