Rapid City Common Council amends parking rules for recreational vehicles

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City is moving a step closer toward relaxing the parking rules for recreation vehicles.

The Common Council had its first reading of an amendment to an ordinance related to parking and storing certain vehicles on Monday night.

The amendment would relax certain provisions to allow parking of an RV or boat trailer in a front yard setback such as a driveway, a graveled pad, or a hard surfaced pad. The parking of these vehicles will still not be permitted on residential streets.

“You’ve got to remember that’s a right of way, that’s a public right of way,” said Darrell Shoemaker, the Rapid City Communications Coordinator. “It creates traffic flow issues, traffic hazards, liability issues and so forth,” So basically we’re relaxing it for that front setback area and not applying it to the street.”

The amended ordinance goes before the council for a second reading and vote on August 17. If approved, the new provisions would go into effect as early as September 11.

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