Building violators get a break

Showing up or at least making a case about why a notice should not be filed in the Land Titles office appeared to pay off

Clearwater council dealt with six building infractions last Tuesday.

Showing up or at least making a case about why a notice should not be filed in the Land Titles office appeared to pay off for the majority of landowners involved.

One got a six-month extension, another three months, and one got two weeks.

One case turned out to be a zoning problem, rather than a building inspection violation.

Another was postponed before the council meeting.

Only one of the six ended up getting a notice filed.

Mayor John Harwood noted that the property owners could apply to have the notice removed, once the building infraction has been corrected. A small fee would be involved.

Having a notice filed against their title could affect their property’s value if they try to sell, he said.

 

Prior to incorporation, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board dealt with building inspection violations.