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The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved revisions to the city’s ordinance governing the parking of RVs on residential property. It has taken a while, but the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a recreational vehicle parking ordinance revision. “This thing has taken a life of its own,” City Administrator Kendal Francis said. “It morphed in several directions. During the Nov. 2 council meeting, Josh Blankenship and Danyon Holden expressed concerns about the ordinance pertaining to parking recreational vehicles on their property. According to the current ordinance, one can legally park a recreational vehicle on their property as long as the recreational vehicle is aligned with the front of the house. If it does not comply, the owner can be fined. Both felt said this infringed on their rights as property owners, and wanted a change. After much discussion, the council set a work session to study the ordinance. At that Nov. 16 session, the council instructed staff to update the current ordinances concerning the definitions of a mobile home and a recreational vehicle, as well as the permitted parking of RVs. Definitions were updated based on the Kansas Department of Revenue’s definitions. The change was on the Dec. 7 agenda, but there were questions about how corner lots would be addressed. So, it was tabled to this week so those guidelines could be clarified. City Administrator Kendal Francis offered three versions. In each, the definitions have been updated utilizing the Kansas Department of Revenues’ definitions for […]