Barriere Noise bylaw says repeat offenders will face escalating fines

Bylaw Notice Adjudication Bylaw No. 95 at the August 20 District of Barriere council meeting

Council members passed the first three readings of Bylaw Notice Adjudication Bylaw No. 95 at the August 20 District of Barriere council meeting.  This bylaw sets out what the penalties are for violations of the Noise Management Bylaw No 0020, and the Road Right-of-Way Usage No. 0022.

First offenders will be given a $100 ticket, but only have to pay $75 if they pay within the first 14 days.  If they are late paying, it jumps to $200.  If they violate the same bylaw a second time, the second ticket will be $300 ($500 if late); and a third ticket will be $800 ($1000 if late).  For a complete list of the ticketable offenses, go to the District website, or drop by the District office.

Council also accepted the Occupational Health and Safety Policy No. 22, which will be added to their policies and procedures manual.

Chief Administrative Officer, Colleen Hannigan reported that there are only about five properties left that have not yet had their water meter installed.  The sidings, painting and interior repairs and cleaning have all been completed at the Community Park Concession, and now meet Interior Health approval.  The District has received a letter from the School District with a new lease arrangement offer; staff members will look it over and compile recommendations for the September 4, District of Barriere Council meeting.

Council members passed a motion to have the garbage truck parked on the grounds of the Fall Fair during the Fair at no cost to the Association.

Ms. Hannigan reported that there will be a commercial vehicle safety inspection on Connor Road on August 30.   Council members have been invited to be on site to gain a better understanding of the inspection process.

A work bee has been tentatively scheduled for September 20 at the Bandshell, to install pavers and undertake other yard improvements.  The District will provide lunch for the volunteers.  Those wishing to volunteer should contact the District office.

Council members passed a motion to purchase 4 dumpsters, for approximately $3000 each (which includes shipping charges).

The District has received a grant for $5,400 from BC Hydro, for the purchase of trees and shrubs for the parks and cemetery beautification project.

Councillor Paula reported that there are some street lights out on Airfield Road.  Councillor Stamer reported that a telephone pole near the Lions Hall is leaning and one of the wires has been partially pulled from the Hall.  Wim Houben reported that the stop sign at Connor and Station Road is down.  Staff members will arrange for these issues to be dealt with.

The next District of Barriere Council meeting will be on Tuesday, September 4, at 7 p.m.