Submissions for the proposed Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw are now closed and hearings are to be held 21 February 2017. This bylaw was developed to replace the existing Nuisance Bylaw 2005 and takes into account public feedback provided as part of informal consultation with the community in August 2016. The Proposed Property Maintenance and Nuisances Bylaw deals primarily with two nuisance issues: the state and use of private property, and the keeping of animals on private property. Our proposed rules mean Council is able to take action if there are situations on private property which lead to health and safety risks for neighbours and the community, and provide some basic rules for the keeping of animals on private property to ensure that these animals aren't a nuisance to others or pose a health risk. The Proposed Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw consultation is closed and hearings will be held on 21 February 2017. Following the hearings of submissions Council will deliberate on the proposed Property Maintenance and Nuisances Bylaw on the 4 April 2017. The final bylaw will be adopted at the 16 May 2017 Council meeting.