Courtesy of the City of Williams Lake:
The City of Williams Lake is moving forward with the implementation of the 2011 Secondary Suites Policy, and will begin charging a 20% water and sewer utility surcharge to properties with secondary suites as of Jan. 1, 2014.
Letters were sent this week to property owners who have been identified as having secondary suites, according to BC Assessment data advising them of the surcharge. Included with the letter is an information sheet on the City’s Secondary Suites Policy. This sheet is also included at the end of this release.
The letter also advises residents that they have the opportunity to notify the City that they don’t have a secondary suite, and the City will confirm this through an inspection.
City Council endorsed a Secondary Suite Policy in order to make secondary suites in the city safer, ensure there is a diversity of housing options in Williams Lake, and to more equitably collect water and sewer fees. More information is available from the City’s website at www.williamslake.ca/secondarysuites.html or at Williams Lake City Hall.
For more information, please contact Cindy Walters, Planning Clerk, at 250-392-2311 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org