The PRRD is informing the public that Building Bylaw No. 2131, 2014 Amendment Bylaw No. 2279, 2017 was read for a first time at the January 12, 2017 Board meeting.
The content of the Building Bylaw will not be changed, only Schedule A which defines the mandatory and voluntary areas for building inspection.
In 2016 the electoral area directors consulted with their residents by various means (including community meetings, telephone calls, and face-to-face discussions) regarding opinions about the mandatory building permit area of Building Bylaw No. 2131, 2014.
Municipalities were also consulted regarding their interests, particularly those municipalities who provide fire protection services.
At the November 2016 Electoral Area Directors Committee (EDAC) meeting directors provided direction to staff for draft changes to the mandatory building permit area. At the December EDAC meeting a revised map for the mandatory building permit area was provided for review and confirmation.
The proposed changes to the Schedule A map for the mandatory building permit area are summarized as follows:
|Electoral Area ‘B’||Reduce to include only that area which is included in the Charlie Lake
Fire Protection area.
|Electoral Area ‘C’||No change to existing mandatory building permit area which includes
the full electoral area.
|Electoral Area ‘D’||Reduced to the Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe and Taylor rural fire
protection areas and to a small area around the Swan Lake subdivision.
|Electoral Area ‘E’||Reduced to the Chetwynd rural fire protection area and the Moberly
Lake fire protection area.
The process for amending the building bylaw is as follows:
January 12, 2017: 1st Reading of Building Bylaw No. 2131, 2014 Amendment Bylaw No. 2279, 2017.
January 13 to February 13, 2017: Conduct a public information campaign regarding the proposed changes to the mandatory building permit area.
February 23, 2017: Regional Board Adopted Building Bylaw No. 2131, 2014 Amendment Bylaw No. 2279, 2017.
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