Save Parksville from further deterioration

Hurrah, hurrah. Finally, Parksville is adding to the bylaw enforcement staff.

Hurrah, hurrah. Finally, Parksville is adding to the bylaw enforcement staff.

Might this mean that the officers will get out of their offices on a regular basis and look at their city, look for obvious and blatant violations of the city bylaws, instead of only responding to written complaints?

It is a touchy issue to complain about a neighbour’s actions and getting into arguments and accusations with them. Better that the city identify and deal with them.

Our city is full of bylaw violations and these would be easily identified and dealt with if the enforcement staff did regular drive-arounds.

RV, boat and trailer parking, messy yards, properties overgrown with weeds and the list goes on.

Parksville was a very nice place when we first moved here, but deterioration is setting in and it can only be slowed with bylaw enforcement.

If residents aren’t taken to task for their actions, the response is “it must be OK” and it will continue and get worse.

It is probably also time for a review of bylaws that address these issues, as well as the policies around enforcement.

Complaints about the same residence on Pym for more than 10 years with nothing effective done by the city, finally partially solved by fire is an example of what is wrong with our bylaws and the enforcement of them.

Please, Parksville, take some action. Save our city from further deterioration.

Bob LarsonParksville

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