The Alberta government has ordered Clint Rombs and the Dunvegan River Rat Society to remove unauthorized structures from an island in the Peace River.
- In March 2014, a public notice was affixed to unauthorized structures and property on an island in the Peace River requiring their removal within 60 days.
- On May 6, 2014, Clint Rombs claimed ownership of the unauthorized structures and property on behalf of the Dunvegan River Rat Society.
- Rombs and the Dunvegan River Rat Society requested and received several extensions to comply with the public notice, allowing them time to submit an application for a recreational lease disposition for the Crown Lands located on the island. To date, no application has been received.
- The unauthorized structures and property are still present on Crown lands.
Terms of the Enforcement Order
Under the terms of the order, Rombs and the Dunvegan River Rat Society must:
- Remove all unauthorized structures and property belonging to or associated with them;
- Remove all waste and debris associated with unauthorized use and occupation of Crown lands and;
- Notify the Compliance Manager within 15 days of completion of the work.
Enforcement orders ensure that immediate action is taken to remedy a situation where there is an unauthorized use of public lands. They are one of many tools – including education and prevention – used by the Alberta government to ensure all Albertans can continue to enjoy a safe and healthy environment.