Court order sought to remove hoard of vehicles from property

The Fraser-Fort George Regional District has turned to the court to get a property owner to remove more than 100 vehicles stored on his property.

In a notice of claim filed Monday at the Prince George courthouse, the FFGRD claims that as recently as mid-November, there are as many as 140 vehicles on a Chilcotin Road property south of the city.

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It says at least 23 of the vehicles had significant damage and at least 22 vehicles were without valid licence plates and that several piles of vehicle parts and other material were found on the property during a visit by the FFGRD's bylaw enforcement officer and inspections manager.

The count was up from 134 vehicles found on the land during a previous visit in mid-May when it was also noted that many of the vehicles were "surrounded by tall grass and covered in moss."

The FFGRD alleges the property owner is in violation of the regional district's zoning and unsightly premises bylaws and is seeking an order that he lower the count down to 10 vehicles, of which no more than two can be derelict, and to remove all of the piles of parts and rubbish.

Moreover, should the order be granted and the property owner still fail to comply, the FFGRD is also seeking an order that it be allowed to go in and remove the items at cost to the property owner.

A response to the claim has not yet been filed and the allegations remain to be tested in court.

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