LETTER: Coun. Day’s saga with the city not at an end

Re: Colwood councillor to face hearing over Code of Ethics violation concerns

The Days’ story: In 1995, following the neighbour believing blackberries were the cause of a fallen tree in the hedge that she had planted on the boulevard, the city removed the thicket from a steep, six metre high slope creating a safety concern. With no city remediation planned, the Days spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to address the safety concern. With intervention by the mayor, the city didn’t require a permit.

READ ALSO: Colwood Coun. Cynthia Day arrested over ongoing dispute with city

In 2003, the city discovered a stacked rock wall on the boulevard. The Days applied for a highway use permit which included all of the boulevard improvements from 1995. At the request of a city engineer, a mortared rock wall was built in front of the stacked rock wall and back filled to lower the height of the stacked rock wall.

READ ALSO: Colwood mayor responds to councillor’s objections and arrest

In early February 2017, as a result of snow loading, two cedar trees in the neighbour’s overgrown hedge toppled and sheared off large hedge branches causing no damage. The clean-up of trees and branches was done that same month. Although requested, the city hasn’t provided the work order or the invoice for the clean-up.

On March 24, 2017, without any notice to the Days, the city clear cut every resident-planted evergreen tree on the boulevard destroying habitat and green space. The Days’ permitted and protected majestic giant Sequoia and four golden Lalonde trees were cut down.

Now Day is facing censure proceedings on June 6 for having attempted to save their remaining boulevard improvements. I guarantee, you have not heard the last of this story.

Geanine Robey

Victoria

Just Posted

Fireballs fall Friday as brightest meteor shower of the year fills the skies

Geminid meteor shower features colourful, brighter, longer shooting stars

Lagoon Road reduced to single lane traffic due to sewer line work

Crews will be working from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the remainder of the week

Victoria ranked ‘most bikeable’ city in Canada

Real estate brokerage Redfin releases inaugural bike score ratings

China hints at national security trials for 2 Canadians detained for one year

The two Canadians’ detention is largely seen as retaliation for the arrest of a Huawei exec

B.C. seaplane company set to test the first commercial electronic plane

The plane is powered by a 750 horsepower electric motor

First Nations want Big Bar landslide cleared ASAP to allow fish passage

Leadership calling for urgent action and resources to remove obstruction on the Fraser

Assessed value of Lower Mainland homes expected to decrease in 2020

Other areas of province may see modest increases over last year’s values

Chilliwack family’s therapy dog injured in hit and run

Miniature pit bull Fifty’s owner is a single mother facing close to $10,000 in vet bills

Cougar destroyed in Penticton area after mauling dog, killing cat

This is the first reported incident with a cougar this year in the Penticton area

Feds not enforcing standards on Hungarian duck imports, B.C. farmer says

‘You have no way of knowing what’s in the bag’

No reports yet of Canadians affected by New Zealand volcano eruption, feds say

Missing and injured included tourists from the U.S., China, Australia, Britain and Malaysia

Most Read