Cultus Lake Park Board

Community Meeting Report

The Cultus Lake Park Board held a community meeting on February 3, 2020. The purpose was to engage the community in dialogue regarding how Short-term Rentals, Bed & Breakfasts, Secondary Suites and Home-based Businesses should be managed in the Park.

The meeting was attended by approximately 100 members of the community. These people were asked to provide their concerns, feedback and ideas. In addition, community members emailed Cultus Lake Park with input.

Here is a link to the report on the community feedback.

The Board and staff will continue to move forward to develop policies and procedures to effectively manage Short-term Rentals, Bed & Breakfasts, Secondary Suites and Home-based Businesses in the Park.

The Board and staff appreciate everyone’s input.

CLASS Meeting, Wednesday, February, 26, 2020

Cultus Lake Stewards hold their next meeting 9:30 – 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at the DFO complex in the house basement, at 4222 Columbia Valley Hwy., Cultus Lake, B.C.

Topics include these and other items: 

  • Invasive mussels and other species
  • Goose management program update
  • Updating the website

Everyone who cares for Cultus is welcome to attend.

CLASS meets at 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on the morning of the last Wednesday of the month, at the DFO lab complex, except in summer and December. Please see more at cultusstewards.ca or find Cultus Stewards on Facebook.

Community Meeting – Monday, February 3

This is a quick reminder that Cultus Lake Park will hold a community meeting on Monday, February 3, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the Cultus Lake Community School. The meeting will gather input, feedback and ideas from residential leaseholders regarding the implementation of allowing Short-term Rentals, Bed & Breakfasts, Secondary Suites and Home-based Businesses in the Park.

Click below to review information on the format of the meeting and potential discussion points to consider.

Community Meeting Information & Discussion Points

Community Meeting Information & Discussion Points

On February 3, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the Cultus Lake Community School, Cultus Lake Park will hold a community meeting to gather input, feedback and ideas from residential leaseholders regarding the implementation of allowing Short-term Rentals, Bed & Breakfasts, Secondary Suites and Home-based Businesses in the Park.

Click below to review information on the format of the meeting and potential discussion points to consider.

Community Meeting Information & Discussion Points

Community Meeting

Cultus Lake Park is holding a community meeting to gather input, feedback and ideas from leaseholders regarding the implementation of allowing Short-term Rentals, Bed & Breakfasts, Secondary Suites and Home-based Businesses in the Park.

The community meeting is set to be held:

  • Date: February 3, 2020
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Cultus Lake Community School (71 Sunnyside Blvd, Cultus Lake)

As many of you know, the Cultus Lake Park Board has made the decision to allow Short-term Rentals, Bed & Breakfasts, Secondary Suites and Home-based Businesses in the Park. To manage this, Park staff have been asked by the Board to develop a framework for permits/licencing, bylaws and enforcement and to put effective processes and resources in place. This is to ensure that these elements that are now being officially allowed in the Park are well-managed and do not impede on the enjoyment of Cultus Lake Park for others.

Community Meeting Format

The community meeting format will be a combination of an overview – presented by Park Board Chair Joe Lamb – and the opportunity for residential leaseholders to speak with Park staff and Commissioners. Residential leaseholders are encouraged to come to the meeting with ideas, feedback and questions on each of the elements – Short-term Rentals, Bed & Breakfasts, Secondary Suites and Home-based Businesses – and what they mean, overall, to the Park.

Many of these already exist in Cultus Lake Park without the necessary oversight, security, safety measures or permits/licencing. It is important that the proper management and processes are put in place so that the Park remains a great place to live, work and play.

In keeping with the Board’s commitment to communication and community building, this public meeting is an opportunity for residential leaseholders to provide input on how the Park can best implement and manage Short-term Rentals, Bed & Breakfasts, Secondary Suites and Home-based Businesses. Your participation – as a residential leaseholder – is crucial to this important process.

A synopsis of the community feedback and ideas will be provided after the meeting.

Refreshments will be served.

A description of each element – Short-term Rentals, Bed & Breakfasts, Secondary Suites and Home-based Businesses – and a list of discussion points that may help to facilitate conversations at the meeting will be uploaded to the website on the week of January 27, 2020.

If you have questions about the community meeting, please contact reception at 604-858-3334 or reception@cultuslake.bc.ca.

We’re Looking for a Few Great People!

Are you community-minded? Are you interested in helping to make positive change in the Cultus Lake Park community? There are several interesting opportunities to volunteer in many of the Park’s committees.

The committees are:

Community Events and Engagement Committee

The purpose of this select committee is to create experiences that promote community spirit and pride in Cultus Lake Park. This committee plans and implements a wide variety of activities throughout the Park, promoting engagement from both residents and non-residents. The committee is chaired by Commissioner Lamb.

You can see the Terms of Reference for this crucial (and fun!) committee here.

Operational and Financial Core Review Committee

This select committee provides options to the Board with respect to the provision, alteration or elimination of core operating systems. This includes, but is not limited to, the financial accounting systems, budgeting and reporting systems, and any contracts that the Park has entered into. The expectation is that the findings of this committee will recognize the financial implications of such decisions for the current budget and beyond. The committee is chaired by Commissioner Renwick with Commissioner Smit as Vice Chair.

You can see the Terms of Reference for this key committee here.

Environmental and Public Area’s Planning Committee

The purpose of this standing committee is to review and assist in developing the Main Beach/Foreshore Master Plan and the Urban Forest Management Plan. The committee is chaired by Commissioner Bauer with Commissioner Payeur as the Vice Chair.

You can see the Terms of Reference for this valued committee here.

The Cultus Lake Park community is engaged and proactive. Your voice matters and your input, ideas and participation in these committees is crucial to the fabric of the Park. Each of the committees provides key feedback, insight and assistance for the Board and staff about how the Park can be improved, maintained and managed.

If you have a few hours a month that you can contribute, we encourage you to consider participating as a part of one of the committees. Here is a link to the volunteer application form. As a member of a committee, you will become a part of the Park’s legacy – helping us to be the best that we can be!

The deadline to apply is January 9, 2020.

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