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RDFFG Looks to Update Unsightly Premises Bylaw

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 3:57 AM

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.



I suggest RDFFG start with the properties owned by the CROWN, that are not only unsightly but an actual safety concern. When you have empty houses caving in mix that with kids and scavengers…..someone is going to get hurt. The Provincial government and the Banks properties first…you know do what you want your people to do.

while they’re at it they can send someone down to have a chat with the owner of that nasty green eyesore at 5th and george

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