‘Something is wrong with Maple Ridge council’

Letter writer says council should put an end to the drug house situation by seizing it, demolishing and selling property.

Editor, The News:

There is something seriously wrong going on with Maple Ridge council.

On one hand, a previous mayor was sued for what a great number of people would consider is something beneficial, namely Heather Hills Golf Course, at a substantial cost to taxpayers.

On the other, another previous mayor who is managing a known drug house that has cost  tens of thousands of dollars in policing costs is being ignored. His inaction to remedy the situation seems to be acceptable.

This paradigm is unacceptable. Council should put an end to the drug house situation by seizing it as it is permitted to do, demolish it and sell the property.

A bylaw should be considered to permit passing on policing costs to property owners who continually ignore bylaw infractions after.

The bylaws department should be reviewed for its apparent inability to stop these types of infractions.

Graham Mowatt

Maple Ridge