DANVILLE — Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. said a number of people have come to the Danville City Council in recent months about not being able to park their recreational vehicles on their own properties.
In May, the city council heard a resident request the city look at a permit or other options for persons to keep a recreational vehicle in their driveway during the summer months if they don’t have a side or back yard big enough to put it, which is allowed in certain circumstances under city code requirements.
Then in July, a resident inquired about allowing RVs on residential properties and treating RV owners the same as boat owners.
Williams said he thinks that would only be fair to allow residents to park vehicles they own in their own driveways, under some restrictions.
The city council’s Public Services Committee Tuesday night voted 5-1, with one vacancy and Ward 2 Alderman Rick Strebing voting against it, to amend the city’s zoning code to allow RVs, campers and watercraft anywhere on a resident’s driveway as long as it doesn’t reach out in the public’s right-of-way or obstruct their neighbor’s view. Other requirements include, it has to be: properly licensed, in operational order, in good repair (can’t work on it more than three days if needs work), people can’t live or stay overnight in it, and this doesn’t include trailers or off-road vehicles.
The full city council will act on the zoning code change at its Nov. 2 meeting.
Williams said they don’t want rusted trailers or 20 four-wheelers in driveways.
“If it visibly looks good… I don’t see a problem with it,” Williams said.
Aldermen asked about business driveways.
Williams said this pertains to residential driveways.
In other zoning commission news, Danville Grants and Planning Manager Logan Cronk said the zoning commission next week will act on two adult-use