Traffic was a continuing bylaw issue in Vauxhall in August.At their regular meeting on Oct. 6, Vauxhall council received for information a report by Jason Schreiber, municipal bylaw enforcement officer, regarding the town’s bylaw activity for the month of August.
Schreiber indicated there was a single land-use complaint involving the building of an unapproved shed. He has been further monitoring properties within the town to see if any more unapproved developments crop up.
A total of 11 traffic control bylaw complaints were filed in August, up from eight in July. These infractions included:
parking on town or private property;
heavy truck off-route; and
parking infractions involving sidewalk interference.
Schreiber indicated there has been some confusion in discussions regarding where heavy trucks may park in town, as some residents had previously been granted permission to park on town property not zoned for parking.
The issue continues to be researched and discussed, according to Shreiber.
“Recently, I have contacted vehicle operators who are neglectful in parking procedures, including parking across sidewalks and interfering in driveway access, to explain the violations which may be issued for further contraventions,” he indicated.
Six dog complaints were filed in August, including two dog-at-large complaints involving visitors to Vauxhall. Schreiber said the owners of the dogs were looking for their pets at the same time he was out trying to capture them, ensuring prompt recoveries.
Dogs without licenses and noise complaints involving barking dogs rounded out the animal issues in August.
Nuisance and unsightly premises are an ongoing issue, with weed notices being sent out to multiple residences with moderate results. In particular are issues surrounding property outside people’s fences, causing neglect in alleyways.
Schreiber also indicated he had contacted a local business in regards to material belonging to them which is piled in a right-of-way, and the situation was being monitored for compliance.