Have your say about new bylaws
I have been reading the articles on some of the bylaws that are being proposed by the City of Airdrie.
First, the bylaw that forbids you to park recreational vehicles on your property.
The people that are suggesting this bylaw obviously do not understand what the majority of Airdrie residents hold dear to their hearts. The people have gone to the trouble to build a spot on their property to park their RV or have carefully measured to make sure their RV will fit in their driveway so they are not being a problem to their neighbours. A good majority of these people put their recreational vehicles in storage for the winter months.
I believe the people that jump to judgment to push such bylaws through do not realize it would deprive many children from camping with their families as many people cannot afford storage fees. The time the can spend in Alberta parks is priceless and helps get the children off the streets and into healthier environments when they are camping. The affluent residents can afford the luxury of year-round storage. Many people are not aware of the council meetings and it is imperative that their thoughts be known.
This newspaper is one of the ways to find out when this will be happening in early October 2012. You were never told that there would be restrictions on what type of vehicles you can park on your property when you bought it.
The second bylaw is curbside organic waste bins.
First a little information from our first-hand experience at recycling food waste, grass, leaves and other biodegradables. When this waste is kept in this bin you need to know how long it is going to stay at your home before it will be picked up. In warm weather it can create quite a smell. Bugs and little critters like mice will be attracted to it. We have a recycle depot in Airdrie that is very organized and clean. You can recycle grass, leaves, bottle, glass, plastics, flyers, coloured paper, electronics, cans, cardboard, plastic bags and more. All they need for organic waste is a bin with a cover that rolls back to allow you to dispose of this waste easily.
An article was printed on June l5, 2012 by John Mckishnie in this newspaper titled “Waste Management Strategy numbers seem incorrect.”
We sincerely hope the residents of Airdrie will go to these meetings.
Kathleen Barnett, Airdrie