Letters: Sooke bylaws not for all

Unsightly premises irks residents in Dover Street area

I live on the water side of Dover Street in Sooke. For the last two years I, along with my neighbours, have been trying to have Sooke bylaw deal with an unsightly property on the corner of Sooke Road and Dover Street.

All the homeowners that live in this area are proud of their homes and take good care of their property.  The first thing you see when you turn off Sooke Road is this unsightly property.

Sooke bylaw states you may have only one unlicensed vehicle in your yard. This property has three unlicensed vehicles, bags of garbage, old metal in piles.

The bylaw officer has told several neighbours, as well as myself, they have tried to work with the owner to correct the problems. The bylaw officer finally said they cannot deal with this matter as the owner would most likely not pay a fine.

I asked why not take the owner to court and was told council would not do that.

Why have bylaws if they are not followed through?

All we can come up with is Sooke bylaws are only for some people.

Dan Tennant

Sooke

Just Posted

Man who killed Langford teen attended her memorial service, demonstrates little remorse

Parole Board of Canada documents reveal factors in parole decision

UPDATED: Oak Bay father takes stand, denies killing young daughters

Andrew Berry has plead not guilty to the December 2017 deaths of his two daughters

Victoria contractors file civil claims for work on Sooke Tim Hortons, Petro Canada

Contractors file civil suits against Petromaxx, T’Sou-ke First Nation

Relative of man found dead in Saanich says he was missing for years

RCMP and a private detective had been searching for him since 2012

Saanich Police warn of counterfeit money being used

Several fake $100 bills have been reported in Greater Victoria

VIDEO: Title of 25th Bond movie is ‘No Time to Die’

The film is set to be released in April 2020

Sooke’s Old-Fashioned Country Picnic set for Saturday

The free event combines music, kids activities, food and fun

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Rosemount cooked diced chicken linked to listeria case in B.C.

The symptoms of listeria include vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches

B.C. seniors allowed more choice to stay in assisted living

Province doesn’t need to wait for a complaint to investigate care, Adrian Dix says

Retired B.C. fisherman wins record $60M Lotto Max jackpot

Joseph Katalinic won the biggest Lotto Max prize ever awarded

Island manslaughter suspect found not guilty in Supreme Court

Court accepts accused’s argument of self-defence for 2017 incident in Courtenay

Most Read