Cultus Lake Park

Statement re: COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Statement from Cultus Lake Park CAO re: COVID-19 Measures Being Put in Place, Cancellations and Closures

The Cultus Lake Park team and Board continue to closely monitor the rapidly developing situation regarding COVID-19. The health and safety of our team, our Board, community members and the public are a priority.

We are and will continue to follow the direction of the federal and provincial governments and health authorities. As such, the Chief Administrative Officer and Board Chair have made the following decisions that are effective immediately until April 17, 2020 (with the exception of the April 15 Board Meeting).

  • All events of more than 50 people are cancelled. This includes the community Easter Egg Hunt and the Sunnyside Campground Welcome Barbecue.
  • The March 18, 2020 Board meeting is cancelled. (The next Board meeting is set for April 15, 2020.)
  • All public facilities are closed – this includes public washrooms in Cultus Lake Park.
  • The Community Hall is closed.
  • Sunnyside campground is not affected by the closures at this time and is set to open on April 3, 2020. The store and public washrooms will not be open. If you are a Sunnyside camper and will be onsite, please use social distancing (keeping six feet or more between you and other people) and ensure that you respect other people’s requests not to engage socially.
  • While the Cultus Lake Park Office is open, we encourage anyone with questions or concerns to call 604-858-3334 or email reception@cultuslake.bc.ca rather than come to the Office. You may also use the slot in the front door to deliver anything to us.
  • All Cultus Lake Park Committee meetings are cancelled. (ADDED TO BLOG POST ON MARCH 18.)

This is a fast-moving situation and we are getting updates from government and health authorities daily – sometimes several a day. At this time, the closures outlined here are in effect until April 17, 2020, but it is important to understand that this may change and the closure period may be extended.

We understand that these decisions may be disappointing for some; however, they were made for the overall health and safety of our community and the public. We will continue to monitor developments and keep you informed of any further changes to events or other elements of the work that we do.

This is an important time for all British Columbians and Canadians to come together in support of others on a local and global level. As a team and as individuals, we are committed to doing everything we can to flatten the curve and not allow this serious virus to spread to anyone in our community.

CLASS STEWARDS (CLASS) MEETING, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020

Cultus Stewards [CLASS] Meeting, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

DFO Research Complex 4222 Columbia Valley Highway in the basement of the first house, at 9:30 am – 11:30 am

A variety of topics dealing with the Cultus watershed.

All interested Cultus Lake watershed residents [and beyond] welcome!

Also please take some time to provide your ideas and opinions on recreational land use and activities in the following two surveys, one from the province, and one from Fraser Valley Regional District.

  1.    FVRD Outdoor Recreation Survey:Please take part in survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FVRDRecSurvey

    b.     BC Trails survey: Submit your ideas at: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/govtogetherbc/consultation/trails-strategy-review/

We look forward to an exciting, busy year!

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.

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