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that the fire was not suspicious in nature. Since then the pile of debris remains sitting in the middle of the walls that are still standing. The township has begun the legal process required to deal with the si- tuation. “We’ve issued an order,” he said, citing the property standards bylaw. The township has posted a sign at the property site declaring the wreckage as dangerous and requiring demolition under the bylaw. Daigneault said that under law the owner is deemed to have been served notice. The owner has 21 days from the date of issue of the order to either comply or file a complaint to the township’s property stan- dards committee, demanding a review of the matter. The deadline for him to do one or the other expired after the May long weekend. If the owner fails to obey the order, then the township can choose to do the demolition and cleanup work itself and add the cost to the owner’s next property tax bill. dents of graffiti vandalism within the municipality. Anyone caught “tagging” in the city will pay for the cost to erase their impromptu artistic efforts. The new bylaw also takes aim at the parents of younger graffiti vandals caught making their mark on municipal property. They will also be held responsible under Ontario’s Parental Responsibilities Act for the cost to clean up their children’s spray- paint vandalism.
The burned-out shell of a house still sits surrounded by yellow warning tape at the corner of Du Quai Street and Principale Street in Wendover. So far the owner of the empty hulk has shown no inclination to have it torn down and has avoided all official attempts at contact about the ruin. Marc Daigneault, chief administrative officer for Alfred-Plantagenet Township, reported that efforts so far to get in touch with the owner of the property have failed. The municipality has a postal address for the owner but it is a simple mailbox drop- off, not a street address. Several letters have been sent without any reply. “When he sees it’s a letter from the municipality, he doesn’t pick it up, even if it’s registered,” Daigneault said. “The mail comes back to us undelivered.” Fire destroyed the house severalmonths ago. Fireofficialshave closedtheir casebook on the incident after having determined
Parents will pay for graffiti vandals firstname.lastname@example.org Clarence-Rockland
Tagging local buildings and other objects with graffiti may be fun for vandals but it will soon become an expensive problem for either them or their parents when they get caught doing it within the City of Clarence-Rockland. Council approved a new anti-graffiti bylaw during its May 14 regular session. The bylaw is a response to rise during the past six months in the number of inci-
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