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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Fort St. John council has directed staff to begin work on a bylaw that covers the maintenance of commercial properties.
Staff were told to explore options for the city to “regulate commercial properties with deteriorating parking lots, excessive potholes, lack of snow removal, and safety maintenance concerns.”
The directive was given to staff at council’s latest meeting on February 13th but was initially brought up by councillor Trevor Bolin at a meeting on January 23rd.
Bolin later made a social media post indicating the motion was made due to reports and complaints from residents about commercial properties in the city.
“This came from residents concerned about safety at local commercial shops where the building owners or managers weren’t keeping up with safety and/or repairs,” Bolin wrote in a social media post.
One of the areas commonly complained about is a parking lot on 93rd Avenue, which has received complaints about potholes and a lack of snow clearing.
The outcome of the directive will be presented to council at a future meeting.
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