District amending bylaw for illegal use of water from town fire hydrants

Accessing District water through the fire hydrants without first obtaining a permit is illegal

The District of Barriere Parks Bylaw No. 42, Amendment Bylaw No. 114 was formally adopted at the Jul. 14 council meeting.  Also approved were the 2013 Annual Report and the 2013 Annual Water Report.

Executive Assistant, Tasha Buchanan, reported that the Barriere Bandshell commemoration plaque Legacy Project is progressing nicely.  They hope to have it in place in time for the Labour Day long weekend.

Council members passed a motion to approve an expenditure of up to $1000 for additional road and shoulder sweeping.  This motion was necessary because the District had already spent the budgeted amount set aside for sweeping.

There was some discussion regarding commercial water trucks accessing District water without first obtaining the District’s permission.  While the District does have a bylaw for this, the bylaw does not currently include a specific amount that can be ticketed.  It was moved to amend the bylaw to allow for a ticket of $2000 to be issued for the first offence.  This amendment will be drafted and brought to the next meeting for first reading.  In the meantime, the District will issue formal letters to all identified (past) offenders, advising them that accessing District water through the fire hydrants without first obtaining a permit from the District is illegal.

Council members passed a motion to grant the Provincial Winter Fair $500 (to be taken from the District’s advertising account). The next council meeting will be held Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.

 

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