Bylaw No. 269-96
|3 Prohibits fouling or obstructing|
|4 Offence and penalties|
|5 Repeals Bylaw No. 1799|
WHEREAS Council may, by Bylaw, pursuant to Section 587 of the Municipal Act, prohibit any person from fouling, obstructing, or impeding the flow of any stream, creek, waterway, watercourse, waterworks, ditch, drain, or storm sewer within the City of Abbotsford;
NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the City of Abbotsford, in open meeting assembled, ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:
2 In this Bylaw, unless the context otherwise requires:
"Ditch" means a drain open or covered, wholly or in part, and whether in the channel of a natural stream, creek, or watercourse or not, and also all works and materials necessary for bridges, culverts, catchbasins, manholes, and guards in connection therewith;
"Stream" means any natural watercourse or source of water, whether usually containing water or not, and any lake, pond, river, creek, spring, ravine, swamp, and gulch.
3 No person shall foul, obstruct, or impede the flow of any stream, creek, waterway, watercourse, waterworks, ditch, drain, or sewer whether or not it is situate on private property.
(a) a violation of any of the provisions identified in this Bylaw will result in liability for penalties and late payment amounts established in the City's Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw, 2007, and Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw, 2007;
(b) a violation of any of the provisions identified in this Bylaw will be subject to the procedures, restrictions, limits, obligations and rights established in the Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw, 2007, in accordance with the Local Government Bylaw Notice Enforcement Act, SBC 2003, c. 60;
is deemed to have committed an infraction of, or an offence against, this Bylaw; and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00); and
5 District of Matsqui Bylaw No. 1799, cited as "Waterways Protection Bylaw, 1979", is hereby repealed.