Boundary Creek Times editorial – Aug. 1: Time for action

In July the City of Greenwood sent a letter to the owner of dogs that have been the cause of frequent complaint by their neighbours.

In July the City of Greenwood sent a letter to the owner of dogs that have been the cause of frequent complaint by their neighbours.

Quoting from the letter, the mayor said, “We would like to know if you are now in compliance with the city’s zoning bylaw 6873. If you are not, what are your intentions?”

The city currently pays for animal control through the regional district but the service has been without an animal control officer since June 1, 2013. So the city may have a valid reason for inaction since June, but as the mayor himself said at last week’s council meeting this recent letter was a follow-up to a letter they had sent last November.

That there was six months of inaction should be a bit of an embarrassment, though. After all, taxes were paid and services not delivered. A statement of contrition and pledge to try harder might be in order.

Mayor Kettle said that the only way to deal with such complaints right now is by sending letters and he suggested that future letters should set a deadline for coming into compliance or action would be taken.

At the same meeting the city voted to send a letter to owners of the Dombrosky property where an uninhabitable fire-damaged building has been a blight on the community for the past 10 years.

This isn’t the first time this property has come before council. Looking back through council minutes, a previous council sent letters to the owners and insurers of the Dombrosky property telling them that legal action would be taken if City Hall had not heard from them as soon as possible.

The minutes were from January 9, 2006.

Just Posted

Boundary comes out to celebrate Greenwood

Founders Day celebrates Greenwood’s 122nd birthday

BCSS grads come home to celebrate 50 years

*Hairstyles and outfits may have changed since graduation

Boundary District Arts Council folds amid financial questions

The last board took over in November and could not find receipts for $8,000 in spending

Residents push Grand Forks council to support with flood buyouts

Staff estimate a $6.6 million difference between pre and post-flood value for Grand Forks buyouts

MP warns of scam after catching Facebook Messenger imposter account

Wayne Stetski issues warning about an imposter messenger account that is using his profile photo

VIDEO: Missing teens named as suspects in three northern B.C. killings

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are wanted in the deaths of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, unknown man

Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit

Information and Privacy Commissioner asked to review redactions

Southern resident killer whale died of blunt trauma, likely from ship

J34 was found more than two years ago near Sechelt, but the necropsy findings have now been released

B.C. rail crossing death highlights risks for people in wheelchairs: watchdog

Transportation Safety Board points to ‘persistent risks faced by persons using assistive devices’

B.C. teens wanted in double homicide, suspicious death spotted in Manitoba

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky were thought to have been seen in the Gillam area

Nelson’s net-zero ready house is a glimpse into B.C.’s future

One local builder set out to construct the province’s ideal energy efficient home

Memorial bench painted by Vancouver woman to stay in park for now

Park board to look at options for artistic enhancements on commemorative benches

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Most Read