North Huron By-law Helps Emergency Responders
North Huron adopted two new by-laws this week, including a copy of Wellington North’s anti-fortification by-law.
The by-law deals with anyone deemed to be intentionally impeding the safe entrance of emergency responders to a property or site.
“There is no specific fine attached to the by-law, but based on the severity of the incident and evidence put forth, the Justice of the Peace can impose whatever penalty or fine he sees fit,” says by-law officer Tim Lewis.
Lewis also notes that the fines are typically quite large in sum, but property owners and businesses don’t need to worry about being in violation, so long as there is always a safe entrance to the property for emergency responders.
“As long as the municipality deems that it is safe for emergency responders to safely enter a specific property or site, this by-law wouldn’t apply to citizens or businesses,” he says.
North Huron also adopted Stratford’s Lightweight Construction Identification by-law.