Cultus Lake Park Board

UPDATED – Project Update: Cultus Lake Sewer System, letter dated November 26, 2019 from FVRD

Cultus Lake Park has received several calls and emails re: the FVRD letter below.

The Cultus Lake Park Board and staff were as surprised as the members of our community when we received the information from the FVRD late in the afternoon on November 27, 2019.

We are going through the information that the FVRD provided in this letter and we have concerns about the accuracy and context of some of the details in this document. We are undertaking a more detailed review of this information.

The FVRD has stated that further information about the sewer system will be provided in the new year.

If you have questions about this letter or the challenges regarding the new sewer system, please call:

  • FVRD Director, Area H, Taryn Dixon at (604) 819-7000; tdixon@fvrd.ca

or

November 26, 2019 FVRD Letter

CLASS MEETING NOTICE -WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH

Cultus Lake Stewards hold their next meeting 9:30 – 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the DFO complex in the house basement, at 4222 Columbia Valley Hwy., Cultus Lake, B.C.

 

Topics include these and other items: 

  • CLASS promotional video and plans
  • Registration as a society
  • 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, through the year. We don’t meet in during the summer or in December. Please see more at cultusstewards.ca or find Cultus Stewards on Facebook.

Cultus Lake Christmas

This blog post was developed in response to a request from the Cultus Lake Park Community Events and Engagement Committee – which is made up of community volunteers.

 

Mark your calendars! Cultus Lake Christmas is scheduled for November 29 and 30 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Please see the image for all of the exciting details.

Stay tuned for more information on this year’s colouring contest.

Tell Us What You Think About Short-Term Rentals, B&Bs, Secondary Suites and Home-Based Businesses

Short-term vacation rentals, bed and breakfast homes, secondary suites and home-based businesses are a part of today’s reality. Technology and a connected world have driven a shift in how things work.

It is important for the Cultus Lake Park Board and staff to gather input from the community on these topics. We want to understand what the community sees as the opportunities and the challenges in these areas.

As a part of the community engagement process about short-term vacation rentals, bed and breakfast homes, secondary suites and home-based businesses, a survey has been developed to provide input, ideas and feedback. We encourage Cultus Lake Park residents and commercial leaseholders to take this survey.

Community input is crucial for the Board as they review these topics. It will assist them in determining how they should be approached and regulated within Cultus Lake Park.

You can take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CLP-Questionnaire.

Thank you in advance for sharing your feedback, input and ideas with us. It is greatly appreciated.

Bylaw Fines Have Increased

We know that many people may find bylaws (and more specifically, bylaw enforcement) frustrating. No one wants to receive a fine, but sometimes they are a necessity.

Cultus Lake Park fines for bylaw infractions have increased. They are now up to $2,000 per infraction.

Bylaws are in place for the control, management, maintenance, use and enjoyment of Cultus Lake Park by all. They support the safety and security of residents and visitors.

It may come as a surprise, but the Bylaw Compliance and Enforcement Officers don’t want to fine you. In fact, they want you to comply with the bylaws. It’s even in their title. They are trained to help educate the community about the bylaws.

Whether it is keeping your dog on a leash, not smoking, refraining from consuming alcohol in public areas, or keeping laneways adjacent to residential or business lots clear and maintained – bylaws are in place for the good of the community.

If you have questions about bylaws or would just like to come by for a cup of coffee and a chat, Cultus Lake Park has an open door policy. We would love to see you. If you would prefer to email us, that works too. Our email is: info@cultuslake.bc.ca.  

Please adhere to the bylaws – you can find them here. We will also be putting up a series of posters that highlight bylaws that are broken more often than others – and we’ll be sharing a few blog posts on them here.

Adhering to bylaws is the responsibility of everyone in the community.

Cultus Lake Park Bylaw Fines Increased

Cultus Lake, B.C. – The Cultus Lake Park Act was amended by the Provincial Government of British Columbia in the spring of 2019. One of the many changes approved by the Province is an increase in fines for bylaw infractions. The amount has increased to a maximum of up to $2,000, from the previous $50 – which had been in place since the 1930s.

Cultus Lake Park staff reviewed the bylaw fines in other municipalities to ensure that the Park’s fines would be comparable. Staff then submitted the recommendations to the Board, which reviewed the changes and voted to increase the fines, which are now in full effect. The revised bylaws can be found at https://www.cultuslake.bc.ca/bylaws/. The Board encourages everyone who lives, works and visits Cultus Lake Park to take the time to review the bylaws and ensure that they adhere to them while in the Park.

The Cultus Lake Park bylaw compliance and enforcement officers and staff are committed to helping to educate the community on the bylaws. They understand that some people may not realize that they are breaking a bylaw. A bylaw compliance and enforcement officer’s first response, where possible, is to inform the person of the infraction so that they can immediately make adjustments to comply with the bylaw.

Said Joe Lamb, Cultus Lake Park Board Chair: “We want our community and visitors to the Park to be safe. Bylaws help to do that.” He added: “The bylaw compliance and enforcement officers don’t want to give out tickets that result in fines. No one – including the Board and staff – wants this. The increased fines are in place as a deterrent to bad behaviour – behaviour that could put the safety or security of people or property at risk.”

For those who feel that they have received a fine that is unwarranted and want to dispute the ticket, information can be found here: http://fvbylaw.ca/.

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