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LETTER: Enforce countainer bylaw

I read the Mission City Record story of October 23 with some dismay regarding container ban may end.

City council voted 4-2 to stop bylaw officers for 90 days from enforcing removal of containers from residential properties. One council is quoted as saying “we want to provide equal access opportunities to all residents to expand their storage capacity in the most cost effective way.”

Residents already have the opportunity to build sheds, barns and garages, why would we even consider allowing residents to bring in these ugly, industrial structures to create an eyesore across our community? Safety concerns are reported by the fire department, noting the tragic case of an Enderby Fire Captain who died when a container exploded from a leaking gas can.

Shipping containers belong in industrial sites and are not suitable for residential use for aesthetic and safety reasons. The mayor’s comment that once someone has spent $2,500-$5,000 they are not going to remove it is a lame excuse to not follow through with enforcement.

Ian Mackenzie

Mission

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