Village reports to council on bylaw enforcement, building inspection

Economy of Keremeos showing signs of life as building permits increase in 2014

  • Aug. 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Bylaw enforcement

Bylaw enforcement complaints in the Village of Keremeos are up over last year’s second quarter.

The village received 35 bylaw complaints in the second quarter this year, compared to 29 last year.

This year’s complaints break down as follows:

– six dog complaints

– 20 property maintenance

– two zoning

– one traffic violation

– three noise

– three other

One dog was impounded and one traffic ticket issued.

 

 

 

Building Inspection  semi annual report

New residential house construction is up over last year, with three permits issued compared to none by mid year in 2013.

Five permits for renovations were also issued so far this year, for a total value of $1,142,330.

Budgeted revenues from building activity are also up over last year, with $20,000 budgeted against $12,653.90 in actual revenue.

That compares favourably against last year’s $2,207 revenue against $20,000 budgeted.

Expenditures in building inspection service rose slightly in the village, from $11.591.5 in 2013 to $12,867.25 in 2014.