OP­ER­A­TOR COM­PLAINS ABOUT SEA­SONAL TRAILER PARK BY­LAW

The Lindsay Post - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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