April 17, 2017

Bamfield Community Affairs Meeting Unofficial Minutes 17th April 2017 8:00PM Bamfield Community School

Attendance: Kristin Russell, J.P Hastey, Janessa Dornstauder, Andrea Butler, Christine Gruman Diana Bartsch, Jerry Gassner, Stefan Ochman, Rose Janelle, Bob Baden, Roger Demontigny, Zelta Clappis, Mark Stokes, Max Salamon, Louis Druehl, Rae Hopkins

Meeting called to order: 7:36PM

Minutes of 20th March 2017. M/S C. Gruman/R. Janelle. Received.

Treasurer’s Report-Stefan Ochman: $516.23 in chequing. $29,222.70 in the savings account. $11.30 accrued interest. M/S R. Janelle/D. Bartsch. Received.

Regional Director’s Report-Bob Baden for Keith Wyton: The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) will pay a maximum of $1,409,174 for the Water Treatment Project. This will cover 83% of the estimated costs for the Bamfield Water Treatment Facility Project. The ACRD referendum in November gained the consent of Bamfield to borrow up to a maximum of $600,000 for the Water Treatment Project. The cost of borrowing is anticipated to be much less than requested from Bamfield thanks to Federal and Provincial funding.. –The five Maa-nulth First Nations and the Province of BC have approved the Government to Government Agreement(G2GA). The agreement’s purpose is procedural; it is designed to promote a collaborative forum for discussion and resolution of matters of mutual interest and concern. –Vancouver Island Health is reluctant to consider a floating helipad. –Vancouver Island Health doesn’t feel Bamfield’s First Responders have received adequate training or course work. –Keith met with MLA Scott Fraser who will champion a helipad at the Health Centre. It was suggested that a letter of support be written from Community Affairs to Vancouver Island Health.

Committee Reports

Bamfield Community School Association- Janessa Dornstauder: Dental Hygiene students from Vancouver Island University will visit Bamfield 22nd of April. Appointments to be made through Janessa. –Friday the 21st of April will be an Earth Day Beach Clean-up at Pachena Beach 9:00AM. –The poetry competition will close the 25th of April.

Bamfield-Huu-ay-aht Community Forest- Stefan Ochman: The AGM was held in March. $12,000 profit hoped from this year’s cutting. Ben Bozak is seeking approval from the Minister of Forests for the cut block of 700Cubic metres. Once there is income from cutting then trails, platforms, ziplines and various other projects can be considered.-

Bamfield Community School – Kristin Russell: The students recently visited the Coast Guard Station. -The BCS students had a sleepover in the gym and an Easter egg hunt. –Friday the 21st of April Earth Day will be celebrated with a beach clean-up at Pachena Beach. 9:00AM. –The first week of May (May 2-6) Port Alberni schools will be coming to Bamfield and will be sleeping in the gym. Apologies to the weekly gym users. –Sunday May 7th there will be a planned power outage.

Bamfield Community Hall Society- Rose Janelle:.Three Easter bunnies deposited eggs in Centennial Park. There was a great turnout of egg hunters and sunshine!

Bamfield Community Emergency Programs- Jerry Gassner: Seven people recently took the ham radio course in Bamfield. Now we can communicate with the outside world.

Arts Council-Andrea Butler: Mushrooms will be up in Cougar Pass in May. –The metal stairs by the cat colony have been secured.

Bamfield Historical Society –Christine Gruman: The historical sign project is progressing. –A $4500 grant from Canada 150 has been awarded the Historical Society. –During the May long weekend (May 20 )the Annual Membership drive will be held. Clay Evans will be the featured speaker.

Centennial Park- Louis Druehl: -Sunday the 23rd of April – Earth Day weekend will be a clean-up day in the park. Lunch will provided to volunteers catered by The Pub. Everyone is welcome. Rain or shine.

Grants in Aid -Brief review of Garden/Parkette by Andrea: Hoping to create a long lasting attraction on the boardwalk to replace cat corner and to enhance the waterfront. Directors to meet at conclusion of meeting to vote. –Brief review of Bamfield-Huu-ay-aht Community Forest Society request by Bob Baden: The money ($5000) would be used to cover cut block application costs and to pay back rent to Province for past years’ occupancy. The Grant in Aid would be repaid. Directors to meet at conclusion of meeting to vote.

Introduction of new Grant in Aid application: Centennial Park by Louis Druehl: Requesting $1600 to match $1600 from Centennial Park to enhance the fire-pit area below the Memorial Tree Pavilion, adjacent to the Community Gardens. The funds would be used to build a safe and approved fire pit that also housed a time capsule to celebrate the 50th year of Centennial Park & Canada’s 150th birthday and to provide additional benches for this area. See attached.

Meeting Adjourned 8:14 PM.

Submitted by Rae Hopkins

Next Meeting

AGM to follow general meeting 15th May 2017 7:30 PM Bamfield Community School

Everyone Welcome!