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City of TD Approves Ordinance To Deal With RV Parking

The Dalles City Council approved an ordinance to give local police more tools in dealing with recreational and oversized vehicles parked on public streets.  The ordinance would allow people to get a five-day permit to park such vehicles on a street adjacent to an occupied single-family dwelling at no cost, with an annual limit of six permits per property.  RVs which are found to be parked upon a public street without a permit would be subject to issuance of a citation and impoundment within 24 hours of the issuance of the citation, with similar regulations for trailers.  City officials say in some cases, the RVs are abandoned, and in other cases they are being used for long term residential use.  Police Chief Pat Ashmore says they hope to use education to eliminate the problem rather than resorting to towing the vehicle away.