Property proprietor refutes ugly premise allegation


A Pineview resident is combating again in opposition to the Fraser-Fort George Regional District’s try to get him to take away greater than 100 automobiles saved on his property.

The FFGRD filed a discover of declare in December in search of a courtroom order to compel him to take away the automobiles or enable the FFGRD to do it for him, saying the gathering violates the regional district’s zoning and ugly premises bylaws.

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However in a response filed January 7 on the Prince George courthouse, a lawyer performing on behalf of the property proprietor maintains the gathering stays inside the boundaries of the regulation.

On whether or not the gathering makes the property ugly, lawyer Dan Marcotte says all the automobiles are contained inside a totally enclosed compound and can’t be seen by anybody standing exterior the property line or the view is so slight it makes no distinction.

On whether or not the zoning bylaw is being violated, Marcotte casts doubt on the bylaw’s readability and maintains the gathering is “according to an incidental to the permitted makes use of” of the property’s rural residential zone.

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The FFGRD claims that as just lately as mid-November, there have been as many as 140 automobiles on the property and that no less than 23 of the automobiles had vital injury, no less than 22 automobiles had been with out legitimate licence plates and that a number of piles of auto elements and different materials had been discovered on the property.

It’s in search of an order that he decrease the depend right down to 10 automobiles, of which not more than two might be derelict, and to take away all the piles of elements and garbage.

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Marcotte says his shopper restores classic Ford pickup vans, rebuilds vehicles to race in “hit to go” and inventory automotive occasions on the Prince George Auto Racing Affiliation Speedway and carries out minor restore work as hobbies on the property.

“Most of the motor automobiles are utilized by the defendant, every now and then and as wanted, for elements within the restoration of his classic automobiles or within the rehabilitation of automobiles in hit to go racing occasions or inventory automotive racing occasions,” Marcotte says.

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The allegations haven’t but been examined in courtroom.

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