You said: “Is there such a thing as mandatory yard maintenance? Should be! There are too many fire hazard places around.”
Our answer: The District has both a Good Neighbor Bylaw and Fire Department Bylaw – in order to address issues there is a process whereby citizens can submit a formal written complaint in regards to unsightly properties. If you feel your neighbor’s property poses a safety/fire risk, please fill in the Bylaw complaint form and start the process. For several years now the District has made efforts to educate private property owners about FireSmarting their properties to create a safe zone during a wildfire. There has been little uptake on this initiative. FireSmarting is a way to protect yourself and your property, find more valuable information here.