January 15, 2018

Bamfield Community Affairs Society Unofficial Minutes January 15, 2018

Bamfield Community School - 6:30PM

Attendance: Keith Wyton, Bernadette Wyton, Kristin Russell, Justin Demoskoff, Jerry Gassner, Diana Bartsch, Rose Janelle, Christine Sirois, Kim MacDonald, Janessa Dornstauder, Stefan Ochman, JP Hastey, Roger Demontigny, Myriam Preker, Sheryl Mass, John Mass, Michelle Ferraby, Marielle Gilmour

Community Affairs called to order at 6:30 PM

Acceptance of the agenda

m/s John Mass/Myriam Preker

Motion to receive November 20, 2017 minutes

m/s Rose Janelle/Keith Wyton received

Treasurer’s Report- Sheryl Mass

Read from Bamfield Community Affairs Society Annnual Report (see attachment)

Keith Wyton congratulated society for distributing funds

m/s Stefan Ochman/ Myriam Preker

Regional District Representative- Keith Wyton

1.      Short Term Rental Update. Policy under review since Open House (posted on acrd.bc.ca) Community Feedback available online. Based

on feedback another Open House/community engagement may take place.

2.      West Bamfield Road Update. Keith read correspondence from ministry/Jessica Learn (see attachment). Noted it would be nice to have local community involvement.

3.      Parks Commissioners. One spot still available as Jane Morrison stepped down. Sheryl Mass put name forth. Open call for nominations (3x), with no nominations. Congratulations to Sheryl Mass, newly appointed commissioner.

Questions: Sheryl Mass asked about Bamfield garbage pickup/future composting

Keith’s Response: Not clear at this point. Current garbage pickup companies not wanting contract. Will be requesting proposals soon. Lady Rose may be interested. Seeking a better system. Could be a great opportunity for a local business!

Community Hall Society-Rose Janelle

Annual Robbie Burns Dinner, Saturday Jan. 27th 6pm @ BVFD Tickets available at Mercantile & Marine, Bamfield Builders Supply, The Market & Post Office $30 Prime Rib, Music by Stella Wenstob and lots of fun!

Bamfield Community School Association- Janessa Dornstauder

Thanked community members for a great December full of festivities and smiling faces! Recent Baking Class with Kyle & Kelly went well. Friday Night Chill at BCS for Intermediate students on Jan. 11th was a success. Writing Workshop with Joanna Streetly scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18th postponed. Family Literacy Day Jan. 27th. Family Literacy Event to take place, Thursday, Jan 25th details TBA.

Community Forest-Stefan Ochman

Cut block 003 is complete. Approximately $80,000 in total ($111.00 per cubic meter). Noted the contracting excavator was vandalized as someone put earth into the diesel, costing them 3 days’ work.

Questions: Rose Janelle asked if cut would be replanted with new trees

Stefan’s Response: Yes! It is a requirement.

Bamfield Community School-Kristin Russell

Ice skating at Winter Wonderland Dec 12th was big success, and some community members joined. BCS Christmas Concert Dec 21st HUGE thanks to all who donated to silent auction/toonie raffle! Raised $2285! (+ $500 donation from generous Bamfielder)

Upcoming events: Gr. 5 DARE starts Jan 23rd (10 weeks with Constable Batt). Opposite Day Thurs, Jan 25th. Fri. Jan 26th Commemorate 1700 Cascadia Mega Quake. Sat. Jan 27th Family Literacy Day (Literacy Event at BCS on Jan 25th 5pm). Fri. Feb 9th Jump Rope for Heart 10:45am @ BCS Everyone encouraged to join!

New Business -Bernadette Wyton

Update from “An Army of Problem Solvers” book reading November 30th in Port Alberni. 150 people came out to the event! It was very informative. Three copies of Shaun Loney’s book are available to read in BCSA library.

Meeting Adjourned 7:15PM. m/Sheryl Mass

Submitted by Kristin Russell

Next Meeting 19 February 2018 6:30PM at Bamfield Community School