Anyone with a trailer on vacant land in Highlands East could be forced to pay a permit fee soon.

Council is considering a bylaw that would charge residents who are living in travel trailers on empty lots.

Bylaw Enforcement Officer Wayne Galloway referred to the reporting of all the incidents as a never ending task. In his report, Galloway said having a bylaw in place would allow council to collect revenues from residents who have not built a home yet. It would also give specific rules on where the trailer can be on the lot, including how far from the road and shoreline for example.

At January’s council meeting, a permit fee between 800 to a thousand dollars was mentioned.

A draft bylaw could be in front of politicians at next month’s meeting.

(Written by Kenny Trenton)