Notices from The San Pedro Town Council
Friday, May 15th, 2015
Press Release – San Pedro Town Council – May 13, 2015 – The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) hereby notifies the general public that in accordance with the Town Council’s (Control of Refuse) Bylaws No. 13 of 2005 section 3 – “The occupier of any premises within the limits of any town shall provide on the premises a suitable receptacle with a secured cover for the contamination of garbage.” Moreover, section 10 (e) – “A person within the limits of any town who exposes, on any sidewalk, street, or any place where the content may be scattered onto a public place, a receptacle containing garbage not sufficiently protected so as to effectively prevent content of the receptacle from being exposed or scattered commits a littering offence,” therefore; section 11(1) “Any person who commits an offence may be issued a violation ticket with a fine of $500.00.”
With this in mind, the SPTC is requesting that all business owners to construct proper bins to be placed within their business premises (accessible for the garbage collectors) and to properly cut, fold and tie all boxes and place them inside the garbage bins. This request will help in preventing the garbage from scattering, as we are a tourist destination and the council relies on the business community’s support to keep the garbage from causing an eyesore to “La Isla Bonita”
The San Pedro Town Council thanks you for your full cooperation and understanding in this matter.
Press Release – San Pedro Town Council – May 13, 2015 – The San Pedro Town Council and the San Pedro Transport Department (SPTD) hereby informs the general public that the SPTD will be conducting the removal of TINTED VEHICLE WINDOWS on May 26, 2015 at the Louis Cuz Sylvestre Sports Complex (formerly known as Saca Chispas/Old Football Field) throughout the day, this is in accordance with Section 5 Subsection (2) of the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic (Tinted Windows) Regulations 2011.
After the above-mentioned date, in accordance with Section 5. (3): A person who fails to comply with subsection (2) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $500.00.
The San Pedro Town Council and San Pedro Transport Department thanks you for your full cooperation and understanding in this matter.
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There you go. This is an encouraging sign and good start toward mandating the proper containing of garbage but must be coupled with adequate collection and recycling program. Centrally located recycling units for glass, cardboard and plastic would be ideal. Need to coordinate with recycler in BC for bundling and transport. Would be good to add a mandatory recycling section to this ordinance for resorts over a certain size.
So happy to hear this! Keep up the good work!