LETTER: Bylaw offences

Penticton residents must wake up or partially lose control of Skaha Park as early as September, 2016.

Penticton residents must wake up or partially lose control of Skaha Park as early as September, 2016.

The City of Penticton is not following their own bylaws. Recently, I met a bylaw officer in front of Skaha Marina as he was checking all three vehicles with boat trailers attached, to see if they complied with city parking bylaws. I pointed out the incorrect building signage and invited him to come with me to view the operations of the “Marina Restaurant” some 100 feet away and he refused.

In 2015 and 2016, I submitted complaints directly to City bylaw supervisor, but to date, they have refused to address this issue. Residents should review the “Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 2012-5037,” where each daily offence could have a penalty of $100. I can see under Appendix 1, 4, 6 and 7, several daily alleged offense penalties. These yearly penalties could be higher than the leasee’s yearly lease however there is a maximum per year offence.

Nelson Meikle

Penticton