CITY OF QUESNEL NUISANCE BYLAW NO. 1456 OF 2001* Consolidated: June 1, 2015 CONSOLIDATED FOR CONVENIENCE ONLY CONSOLIDATED FOR CONVENIENCE TO INCLUDE: City of Quesnel Nuisance Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 1553 of 2003 City of Quesnel Nuisance Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 1757 of 2015 *This bylaw is a “consolidated” version and includes amendments up to the date listed in the bylaw heading. It is placed on the Internet for convenience only, is not the official or legal version, and should not be used in place of certified copies which can be obtained through the Deputy Corporate Administrator at City Hall. Plan, pictures, other graphics or text in the legal version may be missing or altered in this electronic version.
THE CITY OF QUESNEL BYLAW NO. 1456
A bylaw to prohibit nuisances and unsightly premises within the City of Quesnel
WHEREAS the Council is authorized to prevent, abate and prohibit nuisances and provide for the recovery of the cost of abatement of such nuisances; WHEREAS the Council is authorized to prohibit persons from causing or permitting unsightliness on real property within the City of Quesnel and provide for the recovery of the cost of abatement of such unsightliness; NOW THEREFORE the Council of the City of Quesnel, in open meeting assembled, enacts as follows:
This bylaw may be cited for all purposes as the “City of Quesnel Nuisance Bylaw No. 1456 of 2001”.
DEFINITIONS In this bylaw: 2.1
CITY means the City of Quesnel.
COUNCIL means the elected Council of the City.
DIRECTOR means the person appointed by Council that is responsible for the administration of this bylaw.
GRAFFITI means an unauthorized inscription, drawing, writing, pictorial representation, message, slogan, symbol or mark made on a wall, fence or other surface by means of paint, chalk, ink, or other substance, or by chisel, hammer, stone or other device.
NUISANCE means any act or omission which obstructs or causes inconvenience to or endangers the public or a segment of the public in its exercise of public rights.
ENFORCEMENT OFFICER means any member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Bylaw Enforcement Officer or any person appointed by Council to enforce this bylaw.
SECOND OFFENCE means an offence under this bylaw committed by the same person at the same real property within 12 months of the committing of an offence under this bylaw by that same person.
SUBSEQUENT OFFENCE means an offence under this bylaw committed by the same person at the same real property within 12 months of the committing of a second offence.
UNSIGHTLY or UNSIGHTLINESS includes but is not limited to: 2.9.1 The accumulation of filth, discarded material, garbage, rubbish of any kind, including but not limited to ashes, dead animals, paper, cardboard, tin cans, leaves, wood, bedding, crockery, glass, bags and appliances;
Bylaw 1767 added Section 2.9.2
2.9.2 The accumulation or excess growth of grasses, bushes, trees, noxious weeds or other plants; (a) Noxious Weeds include those plant species identified as alien invasive species under the “Community Charter Spheres of Concurrent Jurisdiction – Environment and Wildlife Regulation.” 2.9.3 The accumulation of construction material which is located outside of any building or structure except when there is an active and issued building permit for the real property, or the premises is used by a construction supply store which is licensed under the current Business License Bylaw; 2.9.4 The storage, cleaning, repairing, or servicing of vehicles, hauling or construction equipment, except where such activity is taking place entirely within a building designed for such purpose, or on the premises of a business licensed for such purpose under the B