District of Sooke

Unsightly property owner forces Sooke’s hand

Work crews will clean up a property at 6543 Sooke Rd. after numerous complaints from neighbours.

  • Wed Jul 13th, 2016 11:00am
  • News

District of Sooke work crews will clean up a property at 6543 Sooke Rd. after numerous complaints from neighbours.

“Neighbours have complained about illegal activity, garbage piled up in the rear and front yards, an overflowing commercial bin of garbage, rodents and tall grass and weeds,” said bylaw enforcement officer Medea Mills in a report to council.

“The RCMP has attended many times due to activities on this property.”

Under the provincial Community Charter, a municipality can impose remedial action against a property owner dealing with nuisances, refuse, garbage or other material that is noxious, offensive or unhealthy.

The initial cost of the clean up is borne by the district. All charges not paid by the property owner will result in the unpaid amount being added to property taxes.