To the Editor:
There was something wrong in the process of implementation of local bylaw 2521 (Unsightly Premises).
There were no public meetings, only a mail in questionnaire, which has resulted in new taxes and new bureaucracies, both of which we have too many of already.
We pay a multitude of taxes; we do not need another.
It is a bad precedent to set a mail in questionnaire being turned into new taxes.
As a governing body, though, that is good business.
I feel that as a result of this bylaw;
– My freedom to enjoy my property has been violated.
– More herbicides are being applied.
– Nutritional plants high in food value are being categorized as noxious and are now forbidden.
– Opinions of two people, who could live up to 60 kilometres away, can start a process which may result in the forfeiture of your property.
This is not a bylaw, this is a crime.
Section eight is a very bad example of this bylaw.
Paul Bucmer, Hedley