Historically, the direction for development within the Summer Village of Silver Sands has been to provide for stick-built dwellings and modular homes.  The use of Recreation Vehicles and Temporary Living Accommodations was limited to those lots which had been developed with a dwelling.  

In 2015, with the adoption of Land Use Bylaw 256-2015, the use of a single Recreational Vehicle was added as a use upon a vacant lot.  

In 2019, the Summer Village introduced Bylaw 294-2019 which was a bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw as it affects the use of recreational vehicles and temporary living accommodations within the residential districts.  Specifically, the effect of Bylaw 294-2019 would have been to restrict the use of Recreational Vehicles and Temporary Living Accommodations to lots where a permanent Single Detached Dwelling exists; where a lot does not have a permanent Single Detached Dwelling, no Recreational Vehicle or Temporary Living Accommodation may be placed upon it.  A public hearing was held in September of 2019 and what we heard at the public hearing was a resounding majority of those in attendance did not support this bylaw and it was defeated.

Council is now seeking public input in order to get a better understanding of the residents’ desire on how the community should be developed in the future.

SURVEY PURPOSE
The purpose of this survey is to gather feedback from the community with respect to future development within the community.   The specific area of interest is the use of Recreational Vehicles.

The Summer Village of Silver Sands Land Use Bylaw 256-2015, Section 4.18 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND TEMPORARY LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS reads as follows:

(1)         A maximum of one (1) Recreation vehicle, holiday trailer, motor home, camper or tent trailer may be situated and occupied on a residential parcel provided that it:

(a)         is located within a required parking stall or on the site in a manner satisfactory to the Development Officer, and

(b)         is occupied for no longer than 90 days during a calendar year where on-site access to an approved sewage collection system is present; and

(2)         At no time are recreation vehicles to be used as a permanent place of residence.

(3)         Notwithstanding the foregoing, a recreation vehicle may be maintained on a site during periods of dwelling construction for a maximum of one (1) year, where approved by the Development Authority.

(4)         A maximum of one (1) unoccupied recreational vehicle may be kept on a developed parcel for storage purposes where the same is kept in a neat and tidy condition and in a location that respects the privacy and appearance of neighbouring properties.

(5)         At no time may a person store any derelict recreation vehicle on a property. Dereliction may be assessed by inoperability, immobility, excessive rust, decay or damage, fluid leaks, abandonment, lack of registration, or any or all of these.

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* 1. Do you believe that Recreational Vehicles should be allowed as a temporary or permanent place of residence upon a vacant lot?

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* 2. If yes, how many Recreational Vehicles should be allowed to be maintained and occupied upon a vacant lot?

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* 3. If yes, how long should the Recreational Vehicle be allowed to be occupied upon a vacant lot?

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* 4. Do you believe that Recreational Vehicles should be allowed to be placed upon a vacant lot for the purpose of storage of the vehicle?

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* 5. If yes, how many Recreational Vehicles should be allowed to be placed upon a vacant lot for the purpose of storage of the vehicle?

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* 6. If yes, how long should the Recreational Vehicle be allowed to be placed upon the vacant lot for the purpose of storage of the vehicle?

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* 7. Do you believe that additional accessory buildings / uses (in addition to Recreational Vehicles) should be allowed on a temporary or permanent basis upon a vacant lot?

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* 8. If yes, what types of accessory buildings / uses should be allowed
(ie: Screen Room, Deck, Shed, Site Services such as water supply and septic disposal etc.)?

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* 9. Do you believe that Recreational Vehicles should be allowed as a temporary or permanent place of residence upon a developed lot?

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* 10. If yes, how many Recreational Vehicles should be allowed to be maintained and occupied upon a developed lot?

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* 11. If yes, how long should the Recreational Vehicle be allowed to be occupied upon a developed lot?

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* 12. Do you believe that Recreational Vehicles should be allowed to be placed upon a developed lot for the purpose of storage of the vehicle?

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* 13. If yes, how many Recreational Vehicles should be allowed to be placed upon a developed lot for the purpose of storage of the vehicle?

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* 14. If yes, how long should the Recreational Vehicle be allowed to be placed upon the developed lot for the purpose of storage of the vehicle?

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* 15. Do you believe that there should be different rules/regulations for the use and storage of Recreational Vehicles on a vacant lakefront lots as opposed to vacant back lots?

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* 16. General Comments.

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