Coal Harbour resident takes the local community commission to task

Coal Harbour resident Ann Hory expressed her displeasure with the Coal Harbour Local Community Commission at its monthly meeting Mar. 9. ory's central issue was her home appearing on a typed list of 14 Coal Harbour properties with points noted under each address relating to alleged zoning and utilities violations being committed at each address. She was upset that the list had been discussed at the commission's regular public meeting Feb. 9th meeting.

  • Mar. 17, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Coal Harbour resident Ann Hory expressed her displeasure with the Coal Harbour Local Community Commission at its monthly meeting Mar. 9.

Hory’s central issue was her home appearing on a typed list of 14 Coal Harbour properties with points noted under each address relating to alleged zoning and utilities violations being committed at each address. She was upset that the list had been discussed at the commission’s regular public meeting Feb. 9th meeting.

Hory pointed out that the duties of the commissioners were the same as the duties of the regional directors. She said, “one of the basic duties of a director is to determine the wishes of the people he or she represents.

“The five people sitting at this table cannot determine what constitutes a family. It’s outside of your jurisdiction. Your responsibilities are confined to fire protection, water, sewer and street maintenance. My family is defined as a single family under the Canadian Charter of Rights,” said Hory

“Can I ask a question, Ann? Has anyone said there is a problem with your family?” asked Commissioner Gordon Shore,

“Yes you have a list here that defines me as two families in a single-family dwelling.”

“Well that’s not my understanding,” Shore said. “It’s always been a question of the bed and breakfast and that’s all I’m saying.”

Hory said it appeared the latest issue related to water use at bed and breakfasts. She said the previous community plan had addressed parking at B&Bs and water was not an issue. She invited the commission to begin an update of the community plan using the same accepted process and she would be happy to serve on the new community planning committee.

“I just want people to pay their fair share,” said Shore.

“If they’re paying their water bill right now, the way the law is written, they are paying their share,” said Hory.

She went on to ask the commissioners how the list was compiled and whether the owners listed had been contacted before it was made public.

“This hasn’t been made public as far as I know,” said Shore.

“It was discussed at a public meeting and left on the table at the fire hall,” said Commissioner Andrew Hory, Ann’s son.

Ann Hory concluded her remarks by saying she would be taking the matter further with the Privacy Commissioner, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, and the Ombudsman.

“As far as I know none of you was elected the village policeman,” said Hory.

 

Chair John Hormoth thanked Hory for her submission.

 

 

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