Administrative error involving Jungle Beach to be corrected

  • Jun. 20, 2011 2:00 p.m.

The regional district is going to take over the tenure at Jungle Beach, directors decided last Friday night (June 17) in Sandspit. The change comes after an error following Queen Charlotte’s incorporation, which left it responsible for the Jungle Beach area.”When we incorporated, we got the property.but it was a mistake, as it’s outside our jurisdiction. It should go back to the regional district,” QC Mayor Carol Kulesha said Friday. “The community has been looking after it, so it hasn’t been costing anything,” said Joan Merrick, Chief Administrative Officer of the regional district, “but in the future, funds will be needed for upkeep.” “I would like to establish a bylaw to see if the residents at Lawn Hill are willing to accept liability for replacing structures,” said Area E Director, Evan Putterill. “We need to do some catch up on this,” said Ms Merrick. “The tenure. is about to expire,” she said, adding that the change needs to be made in the next year. “We are willing to take back the land at Lawn Hill,” said Prince Rupert Mayor Jack Mussallem. He asked to have the staff research whether members of the Lawn Hill community would be willing to participate, as well as creating a bylaw for the area. Ms Kulesha agreed. “We should transfer the property, establish a bylaw and see if the residents will go along with it,” she said. Ms Merrick said she will have a bylaw drafted and presented to the regional district by the end of the year. The province is willing to give the regional district tenure for $1 a year, but will require proof of $2,000,000 insurance coverage, a letter from the HG Natural Resources District said.

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