April antics

Here are a few notes for you before the AGM this week.

Dumping donated goods outside gates

We have previously asked Owners to cease dumping clothing and other donated goods outside our gates. This practice is unacceptable for reasons already given. This morning we see furniture left there which Big Brothers have refused to pick up. We would appreciate it if the person who dumped this furniture at the 24th Avenue gate would go back and remove it and dispose of it properly. And in future, please have Big Brothers buzz you from the gate to come into the complex to collect your donations from your unit. Thank-you.

Annual General Meeting

Please remember that the AGM is happening this Wednesday, 26 April, at 7:00 pm at the clubhouse. Sign-in starts at 6:30 pm.

As explained in the AGM package that has been sent out, the agenda is set and follows a fairly standard, set pattern with which we’ve all become familiar. However, please note that there is no requirement for Owners to wait until an AGM to bring up issues for consideration by the Council and the rest of the Owners. These can be brought up the other 364 days of the year by sending email to Council, and there are other provisions of our by-laws and the Strata Property Act by which Owners can bring concerns forward.


We are first on the painter’s list to get this job started, but we do not have a start date yet due to ongoing inclement weather. The hope is that work will begin sometime in May.

Garage sale sign-up sheet

The social committee is arranging a garage sale as they have done in previous years, although this year it is planned that the gates will also be opened to allow outsiders to come in to buy as well. A sign-up sheet has been placed in the clubhouse mail room to see how many Owners are interested in selling their stuff.

Gates locked open

During the sewer pipe work in Phase 4 over the next three days the gates will be locked open during the days to allow the contractor access to the complex.

Marijuana legislation

Concern has recently been expressed about the cultivation and smoking of marijuana in the complex given the federal government’s pending legislation to legalise it. While this is clearly a concern for some Owners, there is no need to rush to put this on the agenda of the AGM in two days. Council does intend to have our by-laws reviewed by a lawyer next year, and such a review will include discussion about whether or not we need to (or even can) make by-laws regarding marijuana cultivation and smoking. The most optimistic estimate in the media is that the new federal legislation will become law next July, and both the by-law review and the next AGM will be under our belts by then so there is no need to rush to do anything before that.

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 09:09 by CraigH · Permalink
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