Bylaw Services Manager Geoff Gaucher (left) and Bylaws staff outside their new location in the parkade on 33rd Street
The City of Vernon’s Bylaw department has a new home.
The staff has moved from the City Hall complex to what the city calls a more visible location on the ground floor of the parkade at 3005 33rd Street, Vernon.
Bylaw Services Manager Geoff Gaucher says the new site will make it easier for people to come in to pay their parking tickets and other invoices payable to the City.
“Ultimately, we want people to feel welcome to stop by and chat with staff about any concerns they may have.”
The front counter will be open to the public Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 daily.
Bylaw officers will patrol the streets from 7 am to 11 pm (7 a.m. to midnight in summer months, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in winter months).
“I am pleased to see that our Bylaw officers, who work very hard to help keep our streets safe, will be even more accessible to the public,” says Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund. “The parkade is centrally located, which will be very convenient for residents. And the presence of Bylaw officers downtown will provide additional peace of mind for many people.”