Courtenay to collect fines for notorious ‘nuisance property’

“The activities at 1655 20th St. have been a serious concern for the neighbourhood, the city, and the greater community for some time,” said Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells in a statement Thursday.

“(It) affects everyone in our community, regardless of whether you’re in the neighbourhood or not,” he said. “Responding to the issues caused at just this one location has already cost thousands of hours in staff time plus other related costs.”

People who live in the area have often complained about the property. In March, RCMP arrested 19 people at the home on a range of charges.

Bob Wells

Mayor, City of Courtenay