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TRAILER LICENSING BYLAW No. 25-2001

Being a bylaw to license trailers in the Municipality of Whitestone. Whereas the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.45, Section 210 (101) authorizes the Municipal Corporation to pass bylaws for the licensing of trailers in the Municipality. Now therefore the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Whitestone hereby enacts as follows:

1.Definitions

  1. Corporation shall mean the Corporation of the Municipality of Whitestone
  2. Municipality shall mean the lands and premises within the corporate limits of the Municipality of Whitestone
  3. Trailer means any vehicle so constructed that it is suitable for being attached to a motor vehicle for the purpose of being drawn or propelled by the motor vehicle, and capable of being used for living, sleeping or eating accommodation of persons, even if such vehicle is jacked up or that its running gear removed, but for the purpose of this Bylaw, trailer shall not include any trailer when located within the Corporation only for the purpose of sale or storage or when used as an accessory building to a principal residence
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2.Prohibitions

  1. No person shall use, maintain or locate any trailer within the Municipality as a principal use for more than 30 days in any given year, except in a trailer camp operated or licensed by the Corporation, unless the person who is using, maintaining or locating the trailer has first obtained a license under the provisions of the Bylaw
  2. No owner of land shall permit a person to use, maintain or locate any trailer on any land within the Municipality for more than 30 days in any given year, except a trailer camp operated or licensed by the Corporation, unless the person who is using, maintaining or locating the trailer has first obtained a license under the provisions of the Bylaw
  3. All applications for such license shall be made in the prescribed form attached to this Bylaw as Schedule A and the applicant shall pay a license fee of $20.00 per month, for every month or portion of a month that the trailer is to be located in the Municipality in any given year, except the first 30 days it is to be thereof. No license fee shall be charged in respect of a trailer assessed under the Assessment Act
  4. Every license obtained under this paragraph shall expire on the 31st day of December in the year of which it was issued or upon the expiration of the period of time for which it was issued, whichever first occurs
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3.General Provisions

  1. No license shall be issued under this Bylaw if the application for the license or the proposed location of the trailer by the applicant would be in contravention of any other Bylaw of the Corporation or of any Federal or Provincial law or regulation
  2. Applications for licenses shall be made to the Chief Building Official and duly signed by the owner of the property on which the trailer is to be located
  3. Any license issued under this Bylaw is not transferable
  4. The owner to whom a license has been issued shall display the license on the trailer in a place that can be seen easily from the outside of the trailer
  5. The onus is upon the owner to whom the license has been issued to notify the Chief Building Official of the removal of such trailer from the Municipality and to surrender the license, before any refund of the unused portion of the license fee shall be made. Notwithstanding the above, no refund shall be made after expiry of the license
  6. Any license fee owing to the Municipality under the terms of this Bylaw shall constitute a debt owing to the Municipality
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4.Penalty

  1. Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this Bylaw shall be guilty of an offence shall be liable to the fines and penalties prescribed by the Provincial Offences Act, and each day of contravention shall constitute a separate offence

5.Validity

  1. If any provision of this Bylaw is, for any reason, declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the same shall not effect the validity of the Bylaw as a whole, or any part thereof other than the provision so declared to be invalid, and it is hereby declared to be the intention that all the remaining provisions of this Bylaw shall continue to be in full force and effect until repealed, notwithstanding that one or more provisions thereof shall have been declared to be invalid

6.Effective Date

This Bylaw shall be effective January 1, 2001, and was adopted 25th July 2001.

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