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A real eyesore
When I moved into one of Parksville’s newer subdivisions some 13 odd years ago, I signed a building development contract to say that I wouldn’t do various things.
One of those things was that I wouldn’t have a recreational vehicle on my lot that extended more than a third, I believe, of its length past the front of my house.
Now it’s alright for all those people living out in the boonies to say: “what’s wrong with having an RV at your home,” etc. Well, they don’t have to live with it.
I have neighbours that I actually like, but I realize they have little respect for my feelings or property values in my area. They have a very nice RV unit which spends all the summer across their front yard.
I hate it, it looks terrible and it does affect property values and how other people look at certain areas, such as this one. Also, it creates others doing the same thing, I’ve noticed that there are quite a few RVs on my street, all out way past the front of the building.
Another factor is getting out of one’s driveway safely — it’s not so bad on my quiet street, but I’ve had a couple of surprises.
I blame the developers first, because as soon as they sell the last lot in any subdivision, they abandon all of the rules, so be wary of moving into any subdivision. The second group I blame is local government, because they couldn’t care less. They aren’t about to make any laws regarding this obvious bone of contention, you are on your own.
I know because I have tried bringing the RV problem to their attention, and my words are falling on deaf ears.