Clean Up of Two Sites Given Green Light
Prince George, B.C. – Two properties in Prince George have been ordered to clean up.
The first, located at 2444 Mytting Road. There have been numerous complaints to Bylaw services about the abandoned house. The property has been identified as unsafe. The property is “quickly deteriorating” said Bylaw Services Manager Fred Crittenden.
Council has approved declaring the building unsafe and that it be demolished , debris removed and the site leveled by the end of July. This particular property is being looked after by the executor of an estate as the property owner has passed away. Crittenden says the executor would gladly have the City move in and do the work, but needs to go through this process to make it happen.
Crittenden says the actions by Council in cleaning up sites throughout the City over the past couple of years is sending a message to owners of other problem properties,”We are seeing some improvements in response to our requests, because they don’t want this (Council order) to happen to them.”
The second property, located on Spruce Street, has become over run with debris including derelict vehicles, tarps, old appliances and as late as this morning, some transients are being allowed to take shelter in the yard. This is also a case of the owner being deceased. His common law spouse was living in the building with her adult children, but is now ill and will not likely be returning to the house. The adult children have made no recent effort to clear the debris.
“I think we are seeing the benefits of what we are doing in and around the community” said Mayor Lyn Hall “I know there are different hardships in this latter one, and we need to take that into consideration, I think that we do that when we look at action.”
Council has unanimously approved declaring the property to be a nuisance, and take appropriate action to bring the site into compliance. The deadline is July 31st.