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North Aurora revisiting RV rules

Published: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

NORTH AURORA – The village is taking a second look at requiring residents to keep recreational vehicles behind a solid 6-foot fence after recent complaints from residents.

The requirement is part of the village’s new zoning code that went into effect in January 2013. Recreational vehicles include boats, campers, motorhomes, snowmobiles and utility trailers.

According to the village ordinance, recreational vehicles and trailers can only be parked on a residential driveway from noon Friday to noon Monday year-round, as well as April 15 through April 30 and Oct. 1 through Oct. 15. All recreational vehicles and trailers can be stored on residential properties only if they are located within a fully-enclosed permanent structure or are screened from view by a solid wood fence or masonry screen wall at least 6 feet in height.

In addition, only one recreational vehicle or trailer can be permanently stored on a residential property and must be parked or stored on a hard surface.

The village stopped enforcement of the rule regarding screening about two weeks ago after receiving numerous complaints from residents, North Aurora Village Administrator Steve Bosco said.

“We are doing research on what other municipalities are doing,” Bosco said.

The issue will be up for discussion at the Village Board’s development committee meeting Feb. 19 at North Aurora Village Hall, 25 E. State St.

“We will let the board decide if it wants to change it,” Bosco said.

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