City Hall to commence clearing of parapets

first_imgThe Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will soon recommence the clearing of city parapets and persons found breaching the bylaws of Council will be charged.This is according to acting Town Clerk Sharon Harry-Munroe. The issue was discussed at Monday’s statutory meeting held at City Hall, Regent Street, Georgetown.She explained that persons have until this month-end to remove derelicts, including old refrigerators, vehicles and even stones from parapets. Currently, the acting Town Clerk pointed out that residents are being informed of the upcoming campaign to have the items removed. This is being done via radio and television programmes, as well as notices in newspapers, she said.“We are giving residents within Georgetown time that they can know what is to be expected so no one will be able to say that due process was not done,” Harry-Munroe stated.She later told Guyana Times in an interview that this campaign has been conducted in the past. However, this specific one is special, in that, residents are being informed before their materials are removed.The acting Town Clerk admitted, “We would have gone out and just do it but on this occasion we are taking a different approach whereby we are notifying our residents that we will have this campaign and persons a part of the bylaw, they are not supposed to be encumbering the parapet which includes having old vehicles, fridges, some persons like to put up stones and things like that”.Reiterating that the Council has been trying to notify these residents of the campaign, she added that the sensitisation process started a while back to give persons a two months period to remove these items.Recognising that a lot of people who live, work, or just conduct business in the City are unaware of its bylaws, Harry-Munroe said that the Council is looking at ways to sensitise persons to ensure they adhere to these regulations.It was explained that the removal of these items will be done at the expense of residents. Furthermore persons found breaching the laws will be punished by the Council. “Persons will be charged…it’s a breach of the bylaws and once you breach the bylaws then, of course, there is a penalty. We will charge them and they would have a removal fee,” the acting Town Clerk warned.The campaign to remove these items, which will begin by month-end, will be done by Constituency. For example, Constituency One will be cleared before the Council moves into Constituency Two.last_img