Town of Oliver appoints bylaw officer

Town of Oliver appoints bylaw officer

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Town hallWEBCouncil has appointed Katie Church as a new bylaw enforcement officer in town.

Church is part of Marshall Enforcement Services that hired her to assist with enforcement issues in Oliver.

In the month of April, officers focused on the following: maintaining safety at school drop-off zones; parking on Main Street; patrolling the bike path for pedestrian safety; and dog control.

There were 16 hours of noise monitoring due to a complaint, which resulted in the issuance of a bylaw offence notice.

Parked vehicles that had exceeded the posted limit were given a “friendly” notice advising of the requirements of the traffic bylaw.

“In addition, with the warm weather that we have been experiencing, we have started to receive an increase in complaints for unmaintained properties,” said officer Pat Marshall.

In April, bylaw officers spent 26 per cent of their time on traffic and patrols, 20 per cent on complaints, 16 per cent on noises, 15 per cent on the bike path, and 10 per cent on property violations.

This month officers began increasing their presence in local parks and throughout the community.

Lyonel Doherty

Oliver Chronicle

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