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Cultus Lake Community Association AGM

This blog post was written by the Cultus Lake Community Association (CLCA).

CLCA Cultus Lake Community Association
Regarding Annual General Meeting 

Date: Saturday, August 10th @ 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Cultus Lake Community School

The Community Association has been dormant for the past couple of years and a group of Cultus Lake residential leaseholders have recently come together to re-establish its role in the community. We would like to invite the Cultus Lake Park resident leaseholders to join us on Saturday, August 10th from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. to vote for directors and help identify the concerns that affect the community we live in. There are no membership fees at this time. Bring a smile and come meet some of your neighbours.

If you are unable to attend but would like information or the newsletter for the Cultus Lake Community Association, please send your email address to us at info@cultuscommunity.ca.

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.

Notice of Line Painting

NOTICE OF LINE PAINTING ON SUNNYSIDE BOULEVARD AND FIRST AVENUE

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019 AND

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

PLEASE PARK OFF THE ROAD AND ONE (1) METER BACK FROM CURRENT LINES AND CURBS

OVERFLOW PARKING IS AVAILABLE ALONG THE TREED SECTION OF SUNNYSIDE BOULEVARD WITH RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS DISPLAYED

We apologize for any inconvenience

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION

If you have any questions, please contact Reception at 604-858-3334

Notice of Removal

July 19, 2019

Please be advised that in light of the March 15th registration deadline, Cultus Lake Park Staff will be removing unpaid/unregistered buoys from the foreshore area on or after Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

As per, Boating and Foreshore Bylaw No. 1143, 2019, Section 3.3 (l), any unregistered or non-conforming buoys and anchor systems will be removed, at the owners’ risk and expense. Removed buoys and anchor systems will be held for 30 days for pickup. Once a buoy has been removed by Park Staff, the buoy location will be forfeited.

Notice of Intent was posted on July 2, 2019 that all buoys must conform by August 1, 2019 as set out in Boating and Foreshore Bylaw No. 1143, 2019.

Buoys are also required to be marked by the buoy owner as follows:

  • Residents: RXXX, where “XXX” = lot number
  • Seasonal Campers: SYYY, where “YYY” = campsite number
  • Non-residents or non-Seasonal Campers: NZZZ, where “ZZZ” = a sequential number based on the order of registration (i.e. 001, 002, etc. assigned by the Park).

All buoys must conform by August 1, 2019 or they will be removed.

Please contact the Park office at 604-858-3334 should you have any questions or concerns.

Elvis Is Back in Cultus Lake Park

The Cultus Lake Park Community Events and Engagement Committee (CEEC) is thrilled to present Elvis Tribute Artist, Elvis Elite (Steve Elliott) for a FREE concert on Friday, August 9 at the Plaza, beginning at 7 p.m.

Elliott is a world-class Elvis tribute singer and entertainer. Born in Nanaimo, he started his career in 2004, after winning the Top Canadian Tribute Title at Penticton’s Annual Elvis Festival. He also won the Elvis Mania Festival in Cloverdale. Elliott has performed at the Vancouver PNE in 2007 and in 2010, he sang in front of 25,000 people at Empire Stadium for a BC Lions halftime show. This dynamic performer brings “young Elvis” to the stage (you will think that Elvis has been alive and well and living in the Fraser Valley all these years!). Watch for some classic Elvis moves such as hip swivels and the duck walk – seriously, it’s like young Elvis is right there on the stage!

Complete with his 1966 Pink Cadillac and multiple outfit changes, Elliott puts on a great show whenever he performs. Get ready to sing, dance and party like young Elvis at this year’s Party in the Plaza!

Lakeside Beach Club will have a grill outside for concertgoers. Grab something to eat, enjoy the summer weather, and rock along with the sounds of classic 50s and 60s Elvis.

This is another Cultus Lake Park Community Events and Engagement Committee event that you don’t want to miss!

For more on Steve Elliott, please visit his website at: http://elviseliterocks.wixsite.com/elviselite.

Summer Farmers’ Market at the Plaza

Did you know that the Summer Farmers’ Market at Cultus Lake Park has a new location – the Community Barn in the Cultus Lake Park Plaza (next to Frosty’s)? This popular weekly event runs every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until August 31.

For Sunnyside Campground guests and visitors from Chilliwack, Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland, there is free parking available for two hours at the Plaza. Just put your licence plate number into a meter and you’re all set to check out the great vendors at the Summer Farmers’ Market and all that there is to choose from in the shops at the Cultus Lake Park Business Plaza.

Each week, the Summer Farmers’ Market brings some regular (and favourite) vendors, along with a few new ones to check out. There is live music – and some little children have gotten in on the fun – dancing their way into our hearts!

The Summer Farmers’ Market offers visitors a range of locally sourced items to choose from – including fresh produce, baked goods, craft beer, small batch whiskey and vodka, herbs, flowers, handmade soaps, essential oils, jewellery and more.

Come and see what’s there, get something delicious to eat, or find a gift for someone special (like yourself!). The new location gives you lots of space to park and wander around, checking out what the market has to offer each week.

Columbia Valley Road Paving

Below is information from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure regarding paving that they are doing on Columbia Valley Road.

Kerkhoff Construction will be paving on Columbia Valley Road from July 22 to July 31st (weather dependent). The paving will be on Columbia Valley Road from Lakeside Building (3175 Columbia Valley Road) to Park Drive on both southbound and northbound lanes.

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure staff plan on putting changeable message signs (CMS) out to inform the public of the dates and to expect delays.

This will be the message on the signs:

Paving July 22-31

5 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Expect Delays

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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