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Pittsford town board proposal targets RV

Pittsford, N.Y. - The Town of Pittsford may soon crack down on where homeowners can park their RV's and more.

"We don't need any more laws, that's the problem," said Tom Silco who lives on Jordan Road. "We've had a camper here since 1965."

He also has a boat on a trailer.

For 58 years the Silco various campers and RV's were the Silco family's passport to see the United State.

But now, if someone in his neighborhood looks out their front window and doesn't like what they see?

"It would mean we'd have to move the camper back and the boat back and if we had to put a fence up or a hedgerow- it would look worse than this," he said.

The proposed new law would ban parking recreation vehicles of any sort in the driveway. Included are boats, snowmobiles, four wheelers, and transport trailers. The items would be allowed in the side yard only if they could be obscured from public view with a fence or evergreen plantings.

Matt O'Connor is a member of the Pittsford Town Board who is looking into the proposal said the proposed law could balance the needs for homeowners and RV owners as well:

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It also included large commercial vans such as those used by contractors and even pick-up trucks with snow plows. Commercial vehicles over 10,500 pounds must be enclosed in a garage.

A similar law first proposed in Perinton in 1990 drew hundreds of protesters to meetings before eventually being adopted. The Pittsford law is similar.

A committee that included residents has been meeting for months to draft the legislation. It will be the subject of a public hearing Tuesday, December 10 at 7 p.m. at the Thornell Road Elementary School.

Silco will be at the meeting.

"The majority of people aren't even worried about (RV's). We've got a few people complaining about their neighbors," he said.

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