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Among other things, the municipality is monitoring parking patterns in the day skier lots three times a day, as well as along Blackcomb Way and on the Benchlands. Best practices at other ski resorts like Vail, Aspen, Big White and Sun Peaks are also being reviewed, she said.

Smith's update comes one month after more than 100 angry community members attended a council meeting to let councillors know they are unhappy with the plan to install pay parking at the Telus Conference Centre and the day skier lots.

Illegal suites found in White Gold home

On the outside the house at 7201 Fitzsimmons Road might look like all the others on the block, but on the inside it contains more than four non-conforming bedrooms.

According to Joe Mooney, manager of building services, the municipality entered the house in White Gold in 2007 and discovered the illegal renovations.

Specifically, they found a crawl space being turned into a bedroom, bedrooms built in the attic, a den converted into a bedroom, and a two-bedroom suite divided into two single-bedroom units.

At the time, Assistant Fire Chief Geoff Playfair asked the owner of the house to remove all the illegal upgrades. Several months later, the owner replied in a letter that most of the changes had been made and the house brought back to code, and they believed they were allowed to have two auxiliary suites on the property.

Mooney said the municipality checked their bylaws and found that wasn't actually the case.

In the spring of 2008, Mooney and another inspector entered the property. They found that the crawl space and attics had been developed, but no tenants were living in the spaces.

Mooney added the owner didn't let the two inspectors into the auxiliary suite, saying they didn't have a key and tenants were living there.

During a show cause hearing on Tuesday night, Whistler councillors decided to place a notice on the property. All five councillors present said the owner was clearly in contravention of the municipality's bylaws and expressed concerns about safety.

The owner of the property didn't attend the meeting.

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