March Board Meeting Notice

The next SHCA Board meeting will be held via Zoom at 4:00 pm on March 6th. If you did not receive an email and would like to attend, please email sandyhookcommunityassociation@gmail.com

Agenda Items:

  1. Updates on the use Skookumchuk Road for access to clear cut.
  2. Short Term Rental Survey Update
  3. Postal boxes on Klahanie Dr 
  4. Sandy Hook Sign
  5. Membership tracking
  6. Picnic Structure at Tot Park

Short Term Rental Survey

The District of Sechelt Council are planning upgrades to the Bylaws regarding Short Term Rentals (STR) in Sechelt, and the local Community Associations have been asked to provide input. In response to this, a Sub Committee consisting of Board Members and Association Members was formed to make sure the collective Sandy Hook Community voice is heard. If you would like to have input, please complete the STR Survey (link below) before March 1st (one survey per household).

Short Term Rental Survey – SURVEY CLOSED. Thank you for your submissions! Results will be posted when available.

If you do not have access to a computer, you can find paper copies at each of the notice boards in the community. If you have any questions or difficulty completing the survey, contact sandyhookcommunityassociation@gmail.com

If you would like to become more involved and have your voice heard, here are some useful contacts:
Mayor and Council: council@sechelt.ca
Online Bylaw Complaint Form https://tinyurl.com/u279r23d
DOS Noise Bylaw https://tinyurl.com/29uw6esc
Planning and Development andrewallen@sechelt.ca

Board Meeting Notice

The next SHCA Board meeting will be held via Zoom at 4:00 pm on Feb 6th. An email notice was sent to the attendees at the last AGM and the Jan 16th meeting. If you did not receive an email and would like to attend, please email sandyhookcommunityassociation@gmail.com

Agenda Topics

  1. Community concerns regarding the use of Skookumchuk Road for access to clear cut.
  2. Short Term Rental Update
  3. Sandy Hook Community Association:  Vacancy for Treasurer
  4. Postal boxes on Klahanie Dr 
  5. Sandy Hook Sign
  6. SHCA Membership
  7. Picnic Structure at Tot Park

Short Term Rentals

Currently the District of Sechelt Council are planning upgrades to the Bylaws regarding Short Term Rentals in Sechelt. The SHCA has been informed that local Community Associations will be asked for feedback. In response to this, we have created a Sub Committee consisting of Board Members and Association Members to make sure the collective Sandy Hook Community voice is heard. To facilitate this, we will be distributing a survey and asking for your input. We’ve decided on a rate scale style survey and hope to have it ready in the coming week, so keep an eye out for it. We are planning to distribute the survey via E-mail, the SHCA website, Post, Community bulletin boards and the community Facebook page. There will be instructions included, we are still working on the logistics.

We encourage you all to email the Mayor and Council if you have direct feedback regarding Short Term Rentals. 

Darnelda Siegers can be emailed at: siegers@sechelt.ca

The Council can be emailed at: council@sechelt.ca

District of Sechelt Online Bylaw Complaint Form: https://www.sechelt.ca/Live/Bylaw-Enforcement/Bylaw-Enforcement-Complaint-Form

Sechelt Bylaws Page: https://www.sechelt.ca/City-Hall/Bylaws

Many thanks for participating!

Best regards,

Ryan Chalke

President

Sandy Hook Community Association

Notice of Board Meeting

On January 16th at 4 pm, the SHCA will be holding a board meeting via zoom. Community members are encouraged to participate! If you are interested in attending, please send an email to info@sandyhookca.org indicating you would like to join the meeting. A zoom meeting link with instructions will be sent on January 15th to everyone who emailed their interest.

Items on the agenda:

  1. Community concerns regarding the use of Skookumchuk Road for access to clear cut
  2. Water Main Upgrades
  3. Sandy Hook Community Association:  Vacancy for Treasurer
  4. Postal boxes on Klahanie Dr 
  5. Upcoming Rules to Short Term Rentals

Annual General Meeting

The 2020 Sandy Hook Annual General Meeting will be held in Tot Park on September 6th at 4pm.

All residents and/or property owners are encouraged to attend. Only Members can vote so please consider joining. Several volunteers will be going door-to-door with a survey and membership form. They will be taking appropriate COVID precautions. Alternatively; residents and/or property owners can complete a membership application prior to the meeting and be able to vote at the meeting.

Key agenda items are;

1. elect new board members

2. decide future for Sandy Hook sign

3. decide to proceed, or not, on a community building/structure

This is an, open air, rain or shine event with social distancing. Attendees should be prepared to wear a mask in case social distancing becomes a challenge.

Full Agenda.

Sandy Hook Community Association Special AGM

6:30 pm Saturday, April 28, 2019
Sechelt Art Centre
5714 Medusa Street, Sechelt

Dear Sandy Hookers.

This is a notification for our Annual General Meeting on Sunday April 28 at 6:30pm at the Sechelt Arts Center. All Sandy Hook Residents are invited to attend. New members (and expired members) will have an opportunity to become members in good standing during the meeting.

This has been a busy year for the all the Directors. Issues arising from logging have added to the work around community events. We have received approval for a swim float from DOS. The Society has been brought into compliance with the new BC Societies Act by updating bylaws and improving governance.  Sandy Hook has been represented at SCAF meetings. Plans are being enacted to participate in the Speedwatch Radar monitoring program with the RCMP and ICBC. Both the Pumpkin Carving Contest and the Caroling in the Park were successful events supported by funds obtained through Community Grants.

Our constitution defines our purpose:  “… to promote and maintain… the general welfare of the Sandy Hook Community, and plan programs and build facilities which will enhance the recreational and community life at Sandy Hook”. These high words need to be backed up by dedicated society members and committed Directors.

Your Association is requesting members step forward to sit on the board with like-minded neighbors to improve our community.

Fortunately, directors are only asked to work on projects which they believe will enhance the livability of their own community. Directorship is a hobby.  Unlike a job, you are only asked to do what you enjoy. You work for the benefit of yourself, your family and your community.

Requirements are minimal: Show up for most of the scheduled board meetings (enjoy the pot luck nibbles and beverages). Take on activities according to your skills, inclinations and talents. Live up to commitments you make for yourself. Enjoy the fruits of your labors with your family and friends.

All interested members are welcome to stand for board positions.

2019 AGM Agenda:

  • Call to order / Directors role call / adopting rules of order
  • Approval of minutes from AGM 2018
  • Directors reports
    • Treasurer’s report: Presentation of Financial Statements
    • President’s report
    • Unfinished business
  • New Business
    • Reduction of membership dues
    • Welcoming of new members with a recess for Directors to accept and approve memberships
  • Election of 2019 directors:
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • Directors at large
  • Special Business
    • Special Resolution for 2019 AGM: Name Change.

The registered name of our society is “SANDY HOOK PROPERTY OWNER`S ASSOCIATION“. This is the name as registered when the Society was founded in 1983. By custom, it has usually been referred to as “Sandy Hook Community Association“. This new name is in line with the names of other Community Associations on the Sunshine Coast. It also reflects the fact our Society seeks to serve the interests of all residents, not just property owners.

Motion: That Sandy Hook Property Owners Association seeks to change its name to Sandy Hook Community Association by submitting a constitution alteration application in accordance with the Societies Act of BC.

Alternate names (for application purposes): Sandy Hook (Sechelt) Community Association, or Sandy Hook Community Association (Sechelt).

  • Call for Adjournment
  • Safe trip home.

 

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