Thursday, September 17, 2020

Social media push from City of Prince Rupert highlights city's derelict vehicle program

Looking to improve on the visuals of the Prince Rupert landscape the City of Prince Rupert, as well as Mayor Lee Brain have taken to their Social Media platforms to remind residents of the city's Derelict Vehicle program, looking to the community to help address one of the more frequent complaints heard by City Council through the year.

The vehicles which can be found on streets, in back lanes or in residential yards often have been in the same location for years, often talked about, seldom moved.

In their communication of September 15th, the City highlights how the program works and calls on the community to call in with their sightings to the City's bylaw office.

The cost of removal is 70 dollars per vehicle, which includes the cost of towing, registered owners will be required to sign over the vehicle to the city to participate.

You can learn more about the program from the Bylaw Office department at 250-624-6852

The Social media push  has been welcomed by those who follow the city's postings, with a number of residents offering up tips as to where the volume of unsightly vehicles can be found; though the city notes that it will require an official notification to the bylaw office for the city to take further action on the sightings list.

For more note on past City Council initiatives see our archive page here.

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