En­force reg­u­la­tions

The Southern Gazette - - Front Page - Colin.far­rell@south­erngazette.ca

Sy­nard feels that the town could see a num­ber of ben­e­fits from em­ploy­ing a mu­nic­i­pal en­force­ment of­fi­cer.

“Snow clear­ing reg­u­la­tion in the win­ter time (for one),” he said. “The re­quire­ment for off­street park­ing is al­ways an on­go­ing is­sue — we do have roads that are prob­lem­atic for snow clear­ing be­cause peo­ple park on the roads.”

He added that anti-lit­ter­ing reg­u­la­tions are an­other area where ad­di­tional en­force­ment is needed.

Sy­nard said a mu­nic­i­pal en­force­ment of­fi­cer would also help en­force the town by-laws.

“We have a noise or­di­nance, we have an an­i­mal con­trol or­di­nance, we have an antinui­sance or­di­nance,” he said. “The mu­nic­i­pal en­force­ment of­fi­cer, he or she, would not be en­forc­ing the Crim­i­nal Code of Canada, or the High­way Traf­fic Act. They would ba­si­cally (be) en­forc­ing all of our own mu­nic­i­pal by­laws.”

Sy­nard added that cur­rently, con­cerns from res­i­dents re­gard­ing the town’s by­laws are looked into by town staff, or even mem­bers of the Marystown De­tach­ment of the RCMP.

“It is not a pri­or­ity for the RCMP, they’re busy of course and most of the de­tach­ments are un­der­staffed these days, so our mu­nic­i­pal by-laws would be low on the food chain when it comes to en­force­ment from a po­lice per­spec­tive, so we would en­force them our­selves,” the mayor noted. .


Marystown Mayor Sam Sy­nard

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