Sunday, May 7, 2017

CBPOA - May 3rd, 2017, Executive Committee Meeting

                     CBPOA – May 3rd, 2017, Executive Committee meeting.
                                                 Activities and Actions

1)    The May 15th, 2017 Community Open House on the Review of the Crescent Beach Community Development Plan, (Land Use Plan).
Beecher Place, doors open at 6PM with the presentation starting at 7PM.                      (Please see the March 1st, 2017, Quarterly General Meeting draft minutes for the introductory presentation by Don Luymes, City of Surrey, Planning Dept.)
There will be a mail drop to all residents from the City the week prior to the Open House.

2)    BC’s New Societies Act. Ed Searcy will introduce this item at the June 7th, Quarterly General Meeting. The intent is to make only those changes to the CBPOA Constitution & Bylaws Document required by the new legislation. At the same time, it will indicated that any member wishing to suggest a change or a review of the CBPOA Constitution & Bylaws document will be given an opportunity to contact a Director within 14 days to make such a request.

For more information, please Google “Preparing for B.C.’s New Societies Act”. To access the CBPOA Constitution & Bylaws document, Google CBPOA and go to cbpoa.ca-CBPOA. Under Navigation, click on Resources and go to CBPOA Societies Act pdf.

3)    Executive Committee positions up for election at the September 2017 AGM.  We now have members willing to let their names stand for the positions of Treasurer and Secretary. We are still looking for expressions of interest in the Director-at-Large positions as an opportunity to become involved and to aid in succession planning.

4)    Emergency Preparedness. Following on from the topic having been raised at the March 1st, 2017 Quarterly General meeting, a meeting was held with Mark Griffioen, the Assistant Fire Chief to determine what is out there. The City, as part of the Surrey Emergency Program, (SEP, updated December, 2015), has prepared four guides, called “toolkits” available on line at www.surrey.ca/sep . Mark Griffioen is encouraging communities to engage with the “Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Toolkit”. This topic will be brought forward for discussion at the June Quarterly General Meeting.

5)    Beautification project at the Sullivan sports box. This is on hold pending a review by the city of what other improvement work should be carried out at the sports box/area, prior to any beautification work.

6)    Look ahead to the June 7th Quarterly General meeting.



Sunday, April 9, 2017

CBPOA - April 5th, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

        CBPOA – April 5th, 2017, Executive Committee meeting minutes.
                                        Activities and Actions

1)    There is a South Surrey RCMP Neighbourhood Safety Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30PM, (doors open at 6PM), at Elgin Secondary School, 13484, 24th Avenue, Surrey.

2)    B.C.’s New Societies Act requires some changes in the layout of the CBPOA Constitution and Bylaws document and we have until November 28th, 2018 to make the required changes. Our planned approach is to make only those changes necessitated by the new legislation. This will be an agenda item at the June Quarterly General Meeting.

For more information, please Google “Preparing for B.C.’s New Societies Act”. To access the CBPOA Constitution and Bylaws document, Google CBPOA and go to cbpoa.ca-CBPOA. Under Navigation, click on Resources and go to the CBPOA Societies Act.pdf.

3)    Look ahead to the June Quarterly General Meeting.
There has been no response to the call for interest in the Treasurer position coming vacant at the September AGM. A more urgent call for interest will be made at the meeting along with interest in becoming a Director Large to aid in succession planning.




Sunday, February 12, 2017

        CBPOA – February 8th, 2017, Executive Committee Meeting.

                                      Activities and Actions.

1)    Church Property Development Survey.

It is felt that a survey response totaling 182 members represents a huge success. It has validated the survey approach and technique as a means to quickly respond to the membership and gain the temperature and pulse with respect to the church property development.
Comments received with respect to confusion and lack of clarity with two of the ten questions, are helpful in ensuring questions in future surveys are designed to be clear and unambiguous. Having said that, having alerted us all to the ambiguity of commonly used terms in community design, such as “vibrancy” and “live-ability” should prove beneficial in future discussions around the Community plan.
Next steps: - combine the responses from our members who prefer to use paper with the electronic Survey Monkey responses in a summary form and communicate the results back to the membership. Having done that, arrange to meet with the City of Surrey, Planning department to communicate the results.

2)    Paddle Board survey.

Given the 70% agree, 10% neutral, 20% disagree result from the 140 members responding, the City of Surrey, Parks, Recreation and Culture department has been contacted, indicating membership support for their asking for proposals for a new contract.
Member comments regarding observed deficiencies around water safety standards and compliance will be communicated to the City Parks dept. for them to address in any new contract.

3)    Planning for the March Quarterly General Meeting.




Thursday, January 12, 2017

CBPOA - January 4th, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting. Activities and Actions

    CBPOA – January 4th, 2017 – Executive Committee Meeting.
                              Activities and Actions


1)    Worked on the Paddle Board survey questions.

2)    Worked on the Church Property Development survey questions.

3)    Determined the survey process and timing – members’ responses to be received by January 20th.


4)    Look ahead to the March Quarterly General Meeting.