ROAD WORK SCHEDULED ON LAKESHORE - MAY 30

Fortis BC will be installing residential service near #1 Lakeshore Dr. on Friday May 30.

This work requires trenching across the road; there will be heavy equipment and persons working there between 9 am and 5 pm, with road closures until noon.

Flag person(s) will be on site to assist with traffic flow and safety.

Thank you for your patience and attention during this time.

~Members Needed~ for Universal Accessibility Committee

Second call for interest! Applications should be in the office by May 30 please!

At the May 14, 2014 meeting, the Board adopted the Terms of Reference for a Universal Accessibility Committee. The committee is to provide recommendations to the Board for policies, fundraising, grant writing and planning relating to the promotion of Universal Accessibility of Cultus Lake Park. The scope of Universal Accessibility includes all public areas in the Park, such as trails, beaches, green spaces, foreshore and all facilities owned by Cultus Lake Park including wharves, gazebos and public washrooms. Click here for a copy of the Terms of Reference.

Members are being recruited for this Select Committee, which will consist of:

  • Committee Chair (Commissioner)
  • Committee Vice-Chair (Commissioner)
  • One member from the Fraser Health Authority
  • One member from the Chilliwack Society for Community Living
  • Three citizens and/or agency representatives from the broad community, specifically those who, through knowledge and/or experience, have an interest in advocating for people with disabilities.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a member of this new committee, please submit a Committee Volunteer Application for Board consideration at the June 11 meeting. Applications will be kept on file if received after the deadline, for future vacancies.

Universal Accessibility Committee - Invitation for Members

At the May 14, 2014 meeting, the Board adopted the Terms of Reference for a Universal Accessibility Committee. The committee is to provide recommendations to the Board for policies, fundraising, grant writing and planning relating to the promotion of Universal Accessibility of Cultus Lake Park. The scope of Universal Accessibility includes all public areas in the Park, such as trails, beaches, green spaces, foreshore and all facilities owned by Cultus Lake Park including wharves, gazebos and public washrooms. Click here for a copy of the Terms of Reference.

Members are being recruited for this Select Committee, which will consist of:

  • Committee Chair (Commissioner)
  • Committee Vice-Chair (Commissioner)
  • One member from the Fraser Health Authority
  • One member from the Chilliwack Society for Community Living
  • Three citizens and/or agency representatives from the broad community, specifically those who, through knowledge and/or experience, have an interest in advocating for people with disabilities.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a member of this new committee, please submit a Committee Volunteer Application prior to June 6, for Board consideration at the June 11 meeting. Applications will be kept on file if received after the deadline, for future vacancies.

May 14 Board Meeting

Click here to go to the Board Meeting Videos page where you can view Cultus Lake Park Board meetings, including the most recent.

Click here to access the Cultus Lake Park Board agenda packages, filled with background material and recommendations, as well as links to adopted minutes. 

The Board gave first, second and third readings to a Fees, Fines and Charges Bylaw Amendment to attach Schedule 6 - Boating Fees and Charges. The May 14 meeting agenda package contains the complete bylaw, which will be brought forward for adoption at a subsequent meeting.

 

Staff works diligently to update the website; your patience is appreciated during busier times when there is a delay in this process. Thank you.

Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby - June 14 - Everyone Welcome!

The Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby is on Saturday June 14, dawn to 2 pm.

This year’s Derby is hosted by the Cultus Lake Aquatic Stewardship Strategy (CLASS) team, with support from the Fraser River Salmon Table, BC Family Fishing and many prize sponsors. Event proceeds go to support activities of CLASS in caring for Cultus Lake.

By entering the Derby, you’ll be helping to control the population of pikeminnow, which is a predator of young Sockeye salmon and other fish in the lake.

Come on out and win some prizes or simply enjoy the booths and scenery.  There is free day-parking in Lot A (Main Beach) for 6 am to 9 am arrivals.  Weigh-in occurs at noon and prize presentations start 2 pm.  Please share this information with family and friends.

Tickets available at:

  • Cultus Lake Golf Club
  • Fred’s Custom Tackle in Chilliwack and Abbotsford
  • Chilliwack Dart and Tackle
  • Kent Outdoors, Agassiz

For more info and electronic registration:

http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/2014_Cultus_Pikeminnow_Derby.html

Committee Meeting date changes

Main Beach Event & Fundraising Committee: NEXT MEETING: June 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Cultus Lake Community School. Volunteers are needed to assist with the 2014 spring and summer events. 

Visit the Board & Government/Committees webpage to confirm all committee meeting dates. In future, notice of changes to meeting dates will be posted on the Committee webpage as soon as the information is available, and not sent via RSS feed, as there can be last minute changes.

Visit the Committees webpage for further information about the committees, terms of reference, volunteer applications and more.

 

CORRECTION to Sales and Building Statistics

Information provided for the Cultus Lake View April 2014 Newsletter page 9 article " Sales Up, Construction Up, in 2013" is incorrect.

Click here for "Residential Unit Sales" and "Residential Average Price" (2006 - 2014 Year to Date)" as well as "Construction Starts" and "Construction Values" (2001 to 2014 Year to Date).

These statistics are posted in the April 15, 2014 "Lease Transfer First Quarter Report", available on the Services/Leases webpage.

New Policy for Public Agendas

As of April 23, 2014, the Board has adopted a new policy for public agenda access. With environmental and fiscal responsibility in mind, and ready access to information as a customer service priority, the public is encouraged to bring their electronic devices to Board meetings to follow the meeting agenda packages.

Complimentary WiFi in the Boardroom offers ease of access to the entire meeting package, saving money and reducing the Park's carbon footprint. 

Anyone wishing to have a hard copy of the complete agenda may contact the Park Admin office (any time after 3 pm on the Monday before a meeting and up to 2 pm the day of), and a complimentary copy will be provided. Printed copies of the agenda face page will be available at public meetings.

The public has offered very positive feedback about the new website and RSS feed; the migration to an electronic meeting is expected to be well received and supported. This new policy moves Cultus Lake Park forward with many other municipalities who are conscientiously adopting a greener, environmentally friendly philosophy. 

Your Community Hall - Plan your event, classes or W.H. Y.

The Community Hall has been recently renovated and upgraded to provide access to persons with mobility issues. New washrooms are roomier and have been fitted to offer handholds and access by wheelchairs. We invite you to come and enjoy the Hall.

The Cultus Lake Hall is a perfect location for wedding receptions, family birthdays and special social gatherings of up to 80 people. There are special rates for weeknight rentals, ideal for instructional classes or groups who want a roomy place to meet, complete with plenty of tables and chairs and cooking facilities.

See our Community Hall page for full details, or to inquire about booking the Hall.

April 23, 2014 Board meeting

Click here to go to the Board Meeting Videos page where you can view Cultus Lake Park Board meetings, including the most recent.

Click here to access the Cultus Lake Park Board agenda packages, filled with background material and recommendations, as well as links to adopted minutes. 

The Board adopted the Boating Bylaw, and the Good Neighbour Bylaw Amendment to regulate indoor woodburning appliances. The April 23 meeting agenda package contains both complete bylaws, which will be posted on the Bylaws page at a later date.

Staff works diligently to update the website; your patience is appreciated during busier times when there is a delay in this process. Thank you.

Park Board Supports Bill 27

At the April 9, 2014 Regular meeting, the Board carried a motion that the Cultus Lake Park Board supports Bill 27, currently before the Legislative Assembly.

Bill 27, if passed, would effectively change Section 4 of the Cultus Lake Park Act, (1932 and Amendments thereto). It would reduce the Cultus Lake Park Board Commissioners from 7 elected officials (2 from Cultus Lake and 5 from the City of Chilliwack) to 5 (3 from Cultus Lake an 2 from the City of Chilliwack.) 

Click here to be directed to Bill 27

April 9 Board meeting

Click here to go to the Board Meeting Videos page where you can view Cultus Lake Park Board meetings, including the most recent.

Click here to access the Cultus Lake Park Board agenda packages, filled with background material and recommendations, as well as the adopted minutes. 

A public input session regarding privatization of wharves adjacent to leaseholder lands was held; the Board has deferred the matter until such time as a consultation can be held with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.