Trailer parking, chickens and bicycles: public meeting tonight on new South Stormont rules proposed

(Newswatch Group/File)

LONG SAULT – South Stormont will hold a public meeting tonight (Wednesday) on a number of zoning bylaw amendments.

The meeting at 7 p.m. at the municipal office on Mille Roches Road in Long Sault is to get public input on proposed changes to its omnibus 2011 zoning bylaw, which covers a number of activities.

One of the more controversial items is a proposal to prohibit or limit street parking of recreational vehicles (RVs and trailers) or limiting where they can park, based on property lines, size of the RV or trailer and time of the year (no parking April to October).

As for bicycles, the idea is to require commercial developers to include bicycle racks or parking in their plans, based either on a set number or a percentage of vehicle spaces.

The township will also consider allowing people to keep chickens in urban areas, such as settlement areas like Bonville and Lunenburg or urban areas like Long Sault and St. Andrews West.

This will be the only chance for the public to speak about the possible changes. The township will also take in written comments before the bylaw is passed.