LETHBRIDGE: Lethbridge city council has fast-tracked a new bylaw in the face of complaints. A group of north side neighbours petitioned city hall in September to deal with what they called a "dangerous" empty house near their properties. They asked council to fence the house or demolish it before the end of the year.
"We want action by city hall. We've waited now for four years and the house has reached a situation where it's a danger to the community and it's now time for council to act," Kelly Flynn, a spokesperson for the group, told Country 95 News at that meeting.
Council was already working on a bylaw that would give them power to take stronger action against unsightly property owners. Ald. Joe Mauro suggested Monday they move up the dates to have it finished by the end of October. "I know things take a long time. But I want to make sure we get on this quick," he said. Council agreed with him. The new bylaw will be finished October 31, while a report on the issue will go November 14.
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 at 12/8/2013 4:01:21 PM
Source: Marion Warnica, Country 95 News - photo by Country 95 News: Lethbridge's empty atrium building, sometimes known as the "concrete skeleton," may be one of the properties affected by the new bylaw