Terrace resident in survey limbo

AN AGAR AVE. resident has been unable to convince city council to help her find her property stakes in a bid to ease a conflict with a neighbour over a fence.

Judith Haydock is convinced her neighbour’s fence is on her property but can’t tell for sure because she can’t find her property line.

And because she pays taxes, Haydock told council Sept. 23 the city should help out.

“I was told at city hall to go down to city works to make some discoveries... and their only response was to look at TerraMaps,” said Haydock of a mapping program available on the city’s website.

According to Haydock, she consulted two TerraMaps that didn’t seem to match, and concluded that TerraMaps “isn’t a good system for dealing with neighbourly disputes.”

City director of development services David Block said that sometimes properties that have been staked a long time ago have had the survey markers removed or covered and that the city will lend out metal detectors to help home owners find them.

Councillor Stacey Tyers said she thought there might be a rule that ensures property owners who wanted to build a fence must have a professional survey conducted first.

Hayock called this a “gap in policy” and councillor Bruce Bidgood wanted staff to look into the feasibility of making a regulation that would allow the city to fund surveys. But Haydock’s estimate of a survey cost of between $1,500 and $2,000 was regarded by city council as being out of its reach.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Tire checks cancelled
MP plugs tanker ban bill
Locals go to World Wakesurfing Championships
Nelson police seek $311,000 budget increase
VIDEO: Port partners looking to a bright future in Prince Rupert
Bootleg Sled Dogs race into third year for Kootenay kids
District of Sparwood receives energy award for Leisure Centre retrofit
City supports new liquor licence for Red Tree Lodge
Operation Popcorn thanks transplant staff

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.