Northern Rockies planning changes to Property Maintenance Bylaw

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FORT NELSON, B.C. — The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is planning to update its Property Maintenance Bylaw, requiring all property owners to maintain the appearance of boulevards adjacent to their properties.

The Municipality says that currently, homeowners are not required to maintain boulevard areas that fall outside of an owner’s property lines, though many homeowners do. The municipality adds that the maintenance of some boulevards is currently taken care of by municipal employees at public expense.

The regional council decided to have staff amend the bylaw requiring all property owners to maintain the boulevards as the most equitable way to address the issue. The Municipality added that in most other communities, property owners are responsible for boulevard maintenance. The proposed amendment does include a clause allowing property owners to apply for an exemption from the maintenance requirement in instances where it would be unreasonable for a property owner to maintain specific boulevards due to its configuration.

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Residents with questions or comments are encouraged to contact the Municipality, prior to the February 13th Regional Council meeting, where the amendment will be presented for consideration. Questions can be directed to the Municipality’s Planner Richard Roy at 250.774.2541 Ext. 2042, or via email: [email protected].

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