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  • 291 The Council may provide
  • Establishing streets
  • (a) for establishing, laying out, opening, maintaining, and improving streets, and for determining the width and boundaries of streets;
  • Stopping up
  • (b) for stopping up any street, or part thereof, and, subject to section 190, for disposing of any street, or part thereof, so stopped up;
  • Diverting
  • (c) for widening, altering, or diverting a street or part thereof;
  • Prohibiting obstructions
  • (d) for the prohibition and removal of any unauthorized encroachment or obstruction under, upon, or over a street, or any part thereof;
  • Grades
  • (e) for establishing a grade or level for any street, or any part thereof, and for making a charge for providing particulars of such grade or level;
  • Bench-marks
  • (f) for establishing and maintaining survey monuments and bench-marks;
  • (g) for regulating
  • Access to and from streets
    • (i) the means of access to and from the street of any parcel abutting thereon and providing for the use of so much of the street as may be designated for the purpose of such access;
  • Encroachments on streets
    • (ii) encroachments for a stipulated length of time upon, under, or over a street, upon such terms as to rental, indemnity, or otherwise as may be prescribed, and, where it is deemed necessary, upon condition that the city shall have a registered charge upon the parcel to which such access or encroachment is appurtenant for the due performance of any term so prescribed and for the payment of any sums of money due the city for rental or otherwise, and for providing that any such sums may be inserted in the real-property tax roll as a charge imposed with respect to such parcel. Any provision in an agreement with the city purporting to create a charge against any parcel aforesaid, for the due performance of any terms prescribed as aforesaid, or for the payment of any sums of money aforesaid, may be registered as a charge against the interest in such parcel of the person making the agreement;
  • Snow and ice removal from roofs
  • (h) for requiring the owner or occupier of any real property to remove snow and ice from the roof or other part of a building or structure on the property;
  • Snow and ice removal from sidewalks
  • (i) for requiring the owner or occupier of real property designated by by-law to remove snow and ice from the sidewalk adjacent to the property;
  • (i.1) if an owner or occupier fails to perform the removal required under paragraph (i),
    • (i) for removal of the snow and ice by another person at the expense of the owner or occupier, and
    • (ii) for recovering the expense of removal from the owner or occupier;
  • Cleanliness of streets
  • (j) for prohibiting persons from depositing upon a street or on any other land without the approval of the owner any rubbish, sweepings, paper, hand-bills, refuse, or other discarded materials or things;
  • Ornamental trees
  • (k) for regulating the planting and care of shade or ornamental trees upon a street, and for prohibiting the injury or destruction of such trees;
  • Their trimming
  • (l) for causing any tree upon a street to be trimmed or removed when deemed necessary in the public interest;
  • Watercourses not to be obstructed
  • (m) for prohibiting any person from obstructing or impeding the flow of any stream, creek, watercourse, drain, or sewer;
  • Maps may be used
  • (n) for the use of maps of real property, approved by the City Engineer, in a by-law in place of, or in addition to, a detailed description of such real property.

1953-55-291; 1955-114-9; 1966-69-10; 1972-67-25; 1973-93-11; 1993-74-6.

FORMS

To file an application to establish or stop up a street, on the electronic Application to Deposit Plan at Land Title Office, select Nature of Interest, Bylaw or Road Closing, and append the City of Vancouver resolution that establishes or stops up the street. The resolution is appended with an electronic declaration form.

For resolutions that establish streets: Where the lands established as street are already owned by the City of Vancouver, on the electronic Form 17 Fee Simple, select the Nature of Interest, Application for Title to Road to raise title in the name of the City of Vancouver. A Property Transfer Tax form is not required for this application. Where the lands established as street are not already owned by the City of Vancouver, an electronic Form A transfer from the owner of the lands established as street to the City of Vancouver is required.

For resolutions that stop up streets: On the electronic Form 17 Fee Simple, select the Nature of Interest, Title to Closed Road to raise title in the name of the City of Vancouver. A Property Transfer Tax form is not required for this application.

PRACTICE

Legal description of street parcel

For clarification of the director’s requirements for standardized legal descriptions, see s. 120 of the Land Title Act in this Manual.

Legal Notation

The title for an established road is endorsed with the following legal notation:

ESTABLISHED AS ROAD, SEE (quote application number that includes the resolution)