Village of Pemberton Council preview for Tuesday, Oct. 22 

First look: RCMP Strategic Plan, aggressive/dangerous dog policy amendment, culvert upgrades grant application and electric car charging station

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Here's a quick look at what you can expect at the Tuesday, Oct. 22 Village of Pemberton (VOP) regular council meeting.

The meeting kicks off 9:00 a.m. at Council Chambers (7400 Prospect Street).

If it piques your interest, you can read the full agenda package here.

RCMP Strategic Plan

Kara Triance, officer in charge of the Sea to Sky RCMP Detachment, will present to council during Tuesday's meeting. Triance will update council on the RCMP Strategic Plan for the area.

Aggressive/dangerous dog policy amendment

VOP staff is recommending that council approve amendment to its policy around dogs that are given an "aggressive dog" designation by the municipality.

The changes include a new definition for a dog that is deemed to be an "aggressive dog" and lays out steps that a dog owner must follow if their dog is given such a designation.

According to the VOP staff report, the current animal control bylaw allows for restrictions to be "imposed at the discretion of the Bylaw Enforcement officer."

This, it goes on to say, can lead to "inconsistencies in an aggressive dog designation and could be challenged."

The new "aggressive dog" definition follows: "Aggressive Dog means a dog that, being over 4 months, and on one or more occasions: (a) has without justifiable provocation displayed aggressive behaviour towards a person or domestic animal; and (b) has without justifiable provocation caused a minor injury to a person or domestic animal."

The bylaw goes on to define aggressive behaviour as action that "unduly intimidates a person or animal and includes snarling, growling, or pursuing a person or animal in a threatening manger."

Other changes include a new clause that will allow the VOP to cost recover all impound fees should they be incurred by a dangerous dangerous dog that is subject to a destruction order.

To see a full list of the changes you can view the agenda package here.

Culvert upgrades grant application and charging station

VOP staff will also seek council's approval to apply for a grant, of up to $750,000, to complete culvert upgrades to the Ayers Dyke, Miller-Lillooet Dyke and Arn Canal Culvert.

In addition, staff will present a verbal report on an eclectic car charging station at the Pemberton & District Community Centre.

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