Saturday, February 27, 2010

City seeks more power over zoning bylaws
The City of Fredericton is asking the province to give it more bark and some bite when it comes to zoning and enforcement bylaws. City councillors voted Monday to ask the provincial government to re-write legislation so cities can have more power to create and enforce bylaws under the Community Planning Act. The city wants the right to create offences under zoning and enforcement bylaws and fine violators.

The changes sought would also allow the city to add unpaid tickets and the costs of enforcement to the tax roll, which it could then enforce through a lien on the property.

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