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May 13, 2024Local Government Awareness Week – Post #1

About Local Government Awareness Week

Local Government Awareness Week is an initiative of the Union of BC Municipalities designed to generate awareness and educate the public about the roles and responsibilities of local government, and encourage public participation in local government processes. Throughout this week – May 13 to 17 – the District of Vanderhoof will explore the work of our own departments, some of the legislation we are bound by, and the role of Council and the election process.

Today, we will take a look at the work done by the Building Inspection and Bylaw Enforcement department, and Corporate Services.

Building Inspection and Bylaw Enforcement

The Building Inspector is responsible for issuing building permits for new construction and renovations for buildings with a focus on compliance with the BC Building Code and ensuring a safe and healthy environment for residents.  The Bylaw Compliance Officer investigates bylaw concerns that are submitted via our Report a Concern button, such as zoning, animal or unsightly premises complaints.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Building inspections
  • Land, zoning, and development inquiries
  • Land acquisitions and usage
  • Project management and coordination

Corporate Services

Corporate Services provides legislative and administrative support to Mayor and Council, and other District departments, manages District records, processes Freedom of Information requests, and is responsible for monitoring bylaws, policies and protocols. The powers, duties and functions of the Corporate Officer are outlined in section 148 of the Community Charter.  The Corporate Officer is also responsible for land files, legal matters, leases and agreements.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Coordination of Community-to-Community meetings with Saik’uz First Nation
  • Corporate communications and brand management
  • Event coordination
  • External communications and marketing
  • General local elections and referenda
  • Legislative and parliamentary procedure management
  • Liaison for the Office of the Ombudsperson

Please come back tomorrow for more information about your local government!

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