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Minutes, 02/12/2015

SPROAT LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR MEETING

THURSDAY, February 12TH, 2015 at 7 pm

ALBERNI VALLEY REGIONAL AIRPORT

Minutes

 

Call the meeting to order: In attendance: Geo Monrufet, Heidi Zimmerman, Elaine Gray, Chris Law, Joe VanBergen, Stan Kujala and Bette Hansen. ACRD Rep. Penny Cote

 

President’s Message: Stan welcomed everyone.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Nancy Harvey   NA

 

Secretary: Bette Hansen read minutes – Moved by Joe V, Seconded Stan K. that the Minutes be adopted as read. Carried.

 

SL Road Committee: Joe VanBergen reported concerns regarding poor road condition along Stirling Arm Drive, Farber, Lakeshore and McCoy Lake Road and continuous log hauling. Roads all around Sproat Lake in poor condition.

Joe met with rep from Nanaimo regarding roads. No money available. Penny suggested that we call Emcon and MoT regarding centerlines for the roads to be paid with saving from unused winter roads plowing, salting budget. Geo suggested that we request input from school bus drivers regarding road conditions. Stan suggested that we go right to the Minister of Transportation regarding the poor condition of roads. We have to keep complaining to get action. Joe offered to write another letter to the Ministry with photos.

 

SL Website: Heidi Zimmerman – It was discussed that the website looks really good. Heidi reported Alex Skelly offered to provide photos with Copyright. A link to Transport Canada boat safety site will be available.

To provide information for the website go to SLCA2006@shaw.ca

 

SL Community Hall: Stan and Geo – annual contract maintenance grounds clean up report. Picnic tables still to be finished.

  • Community Hall heat completed by Dolan’s. Heating is done. New thermostat installed. Propane delivered so system should be working well. Cost was $2932.50
  • Roof leaked following installation. Thanks to Brian for repairing it.
  • Community Hall rental reservation for 2015 August long weekend for the Paddlers.
  • Request for 2 donated fridges and 2 stoves cupboards and bathrooms need attention. One new fridge will be donated soon. New cupboards (possibly from someone doing renovations could be used) and lino for bathroom floors needed. Stan will do some measuring. Quotes to be requested.
  • Coulson FIFT has likely discontinued use of basement so it may be available for others.
  • AVRA – SL Community Hall ball field restoration and 2015 dates. Craig Bowerman gave an estimate for improving the ball field. Craig Bowerman gave an estimate for installing small culvert and putting in 120’ of driveway, leveling ruts, and clearing brush for $3,500 plus GST. Stan is also recommending that we get lock boxes installed and gate the ball field. Regatta Association is presumed to make a donation toward the cost. McCoy Lake excavating to give a quote.
  • Moved by Chris, Seconded by Joe that the Community Association spend up to $3,000 on improvements to the upper ball field. Carried
  • Dragon boat paddlers interested in using the Hall and basement.
  • Bob Cole contacted Penny regarding the feasibility of a Pickle Ball Court behind the hall.
  • Penny will bring up the idea of putting in a Community Garden on the Hall grounds at the General Meeting.

 

SL Parks Report: Penny – TBA

 

Old Business: – SLCA Group Spring Water Test date April 20th, 2015. Joe offered to run the samples to Comox.

– Derelict wharves: Boat houses floating in Two Rivers Arm. Whose responsibility? Question in the Winter Spring 2015 SL Newsletter to be discussed at the SLCA AGM. Raw styrofoam docks should be discouraged. Message will be put on ‘Best Practices’ on the website and discussed at the AGM. Letters to be sent to owners of abandoned derelict boathouses if possible.

– AVCF – $350k applications for community assets application for trail work submitted but not granted. Penny discussed projects that were funded.

Chris Law AVCF Manager: Successful Open House held Dec 11, 2014. Chris showed the maps with plans for 2015 harvesting.

 

New Business: – SLCA AGM Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 7 pm to be held at the SL Community Hall – Executive Elections and ACRD 2015 draft budget. Penny put out Newsletter to announce SLCA AGM agenda and to include reports.

Geo discussed people living in house boats.   Stan suggested that we write to Transport Canada to get more laws put into place.

– Request for movement towards developing access to the lake from Bomber Base Rd and developing Docks/moorage for paddle type boats and raising money for such a project. – (see above) Joe VanBergen

 

Adjourn at 9:30 pm.

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