Always fun spending money…especially someone else’s money. Besides, only $1000? Those families probably don’t need that cash, anyway.
[Vancouver Sun] The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has ordered a resistant strata council to hire an architect to design a ramp that would allow a 91-year-old New Westminister condominium owner to make it up three steps in the building’s lobby.
The tribunal made the order Thursday after Mary Holowaychuk and her daughter Anne Mahoney were defeated in their attempts to have the council install and pay for the ramp.
The strata owners opposed to the ramp argued it would be an “undue hardship to the individual owners of the strata because of the cost involved.”
They said the costs for the ramp – not including architectural costs and permits – could be $63,000.
Beharrell rejected the “undue hardship” argument. She said a special levy would cost, on average, less than $1,000 a unit.