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Meeting on Dunedin RV parking rules is tonight



A citizen advisory group tonight will decide whether to recommend that the Dunedin City Commission approve new regulations for parking recreational vehicles in neighborhoods.

The proposal stems from complaints in the Golf View Estates neighborhood about discrepancies in city code. Current rules let RVs with a "rated length of 35 feet" park on the back or sides of homes. However, the length rule has led to confusion about whether vehicle additions, such as trailers and storage tanks, should count as part of the vehicle's overall length.

The city wants to tweak the rules to allow any RV "with no more than two axles." Requirements that RVs be screened on the back or side of homes by fencing or landscaping would remain.

The proposed rules, city staffers say, would make enforcement easier for code inspectors who can’t step onto private property unless invited to physically assess RVs with a tape measure.

Dunedin's local planning agency, a volunteer board that reviews all matters affecting the land development code, will meet at City Hall, 542 Main St., at 6:30 tonight. The City Commission is expected to hold public hearings April 18 and May 2.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:27am]


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