In 2017, Dawson Creek City Council was made aware of several encroachments located on the City owned property known as “Chamberlain Park” in the Willowbrook area. After numerous consultations with affected property owners, Council is investigating options available to address these trespasses. Many of these options involve the removal of the park designation of the affected portion of the park. As this land has been dedicated as park, Council must first seek the approval of the electors to remove the park dedication designation. If the park dedication is removed from this portion of Chamberlain Park, City staff will then use the new Trespass/Encroachment Policy to work with each affected property owner in order to seek compliance.
City Council is now seeking the approval of the electors in order to remove the park dedication from the 12.72 acres of land within Chamberlain Park as shown in bold and hatched on the map below.
In order to remove the park dedication on this portion of land, Council needs to adopt Dawson Creek Park Dedication Amendment Bylaw No. 4399, 2018. If any eligible elector wishes to prevent Council from proceeding until a referendum is held, they will need to complete an Elector Response Form and submit it to the City on or before the deadline of 4:30 pm on January 14, 2019. If by the deadline, less than 762 eligible electors submit Elector Response Forms, then Council may consider adoption of the bylaw.
A copy of the staff report outlining the changes in further detail can be found on the City’s website or can be seen between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, at City Hall, 10105 – 12A Street, Dawson Creek, BC. Questions or comments regarding the bylaw may be directed to Brenda Ginter, Corporate Officer at 250-784-3614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.