Bylaw officer provides update to town council

Pictured is Davidson’s town hall.

By Joel van der Veen

DAVIDSON — More than six years after he began working for the Town of Davidson, Ron Klassen said he’s happy to have solid working relationships with local officials and residents.

The bylaw enforcement officer visited town council during their regular meeting on Jan. 16 to provide updates on his recent work here.

He also sought feedback from council, and almost all of what he heard was positive.

“You’ve been doing a great job,” said Mayor Tyler Alexander, acknowledging that

Klassen has faced some backlash from certain residents while enforcing certain bylaws.

Nonetheless, the mayor said, those regulations need to be enforced.

Prior to Klassen’s hiring in August 2011, the enforcement of bylaws was handled by town office staff.

Alexander said hiring an officer to carry out that work has offloaded a significant volume of stress for those employees.

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