Victoria Council to consider toughening RV ordinance
Nov. 13, 2011 at 5:13 a.m.
Updated Nov. 14, 2011 at 5:14 a.m.
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What: Victoria City Council meeting
When: 5 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Council chambers, 107 W. Juan Linn St.
The Victoria City Council will consider getting tough on people who live in their recreational vehicles for more than 48 hours outside of approved RV parks.
During its meeting Tuesday, the council will consider the first reading amending an ordinance declaring such vehicles to be a nuisance and providing a fine of up to $500.
In addition, the RV can be towed to a storage facility and the owner responsible for those costs if the ordinance is amended.
The council will also consider a resolution establishing new maximum rates for members of the tow truck rotation used by the city.
A tow truck company could charge $150 per call if the resolution is approved with additional fees for added services or waiting time.
Council members will also take a look at transferring $130,000 from Convention & Visitor's Bureau fund balance to pay for developing heritage tourism, providing visitor friendly signs and marketing Victoria through a secondary visitor information center at the Inez rest area off U.S. Highway 87.
The funds, if the transfer is approved, would also be used to enhance the city's Internet marketing presence.