RDFFG Looks to Update Unsightly Premises Bylaw
Prince George, B.C.- The City of Prince George has made major gains on cleaning up unsightly or unsafe properties and the Regional District of Fraser Fort George would like to do the same.The Regional District doesn’t have the same authority as a municipality, so it can be a challenge to recoup clean up costs from owners of non compliant properties. In the case of the City, costs can be recovered by applying the amounts to the annual tax bill.
To start, the Regional District will review and update its Unsightly Premises Bylaw. The current bylaw is 24 years old and doesn’t have a definition or standard of what constitutes an unsightly premise.
Enforcement of the bylaw is complaint driven, but there is a desire for the RDFFG to be more proactive on dealing with unsightly premises.
The review will examine a number of factors, including recovering costs .
An update on the review is expected by in the early spring of 2016.