MONDAY, February 24TH, 2020 AT 7:00 PM

Sproat Lake Community Hall on Bomber Base Road off Lakeshore Road

New format included Open House at 6:30 pm to present community information and volunteer opportunities.  Open House continued after the 2020 SLCA AGM was successful.


Welcome to all residents of the Sproat Lake Area


  • The February 24th, 2020 SLCA Annual General Meeting called to order : 7:10 pm. by Greg Steel
  • Adoption of the agenda:No additions
  • Minutes of the February 25th, 2019 SLCA Annual General Meeting: Accepted as distributed Motion: Joe Van Bergen, 2nd Mark Marley
  • Treasurer’s Report: Rene Lacoursiere – attached to agenda, overview presented by Rene. Motion to adopt Roberta Jensen 2nd Larry McMann
  • Delegates, Petitions & Presentations
  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) tax requisition for the 2020 – 2024 Property Tax
  • Presenter – ACRD Staff Teri Fong(Financial Management), – Draft budget copies available at the ACRD office or acrd.bc.ca or at the SLCA AGM (add link to PP presentation?)
  • Included:
  • Presenter – Mike Irg (Planning Management) – ACRD staff report on Short Term Vacation Rental – Temporary Use Permit Policy
  • ACRD staff report on proposed ticketing bylaw
  • ACRD staff update on hydrology flood assessment for Sproat Lake
  • Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department (SLVFD) review Chris Wynans
  • Sproat Lake Parks and Trail Commission report: Joe Lamoureux Chair

Cougar Smith park spruced up – currently looking to refresh asphalt, renewed contract with Bike skills contractor & renewed Footprint security for Faber Park.  SL Lake trail work continues east of Firehall #1 on Lakeshore.  Working with Regional District to develop asset management inventory for replacement i.e. Playground


  • Sproat Lake Zoning Bylaws Committee Report – proposed new lake zoning in line with Provincial standard and Pump Out Marine facilities to satisfy the Provincial ” No Dumping ” Law and keep our lake water quality. Invasive species signs ” Clean, Drain, Dry Boats “ to avoid unwanted invasive weeds Now Available –2 locations –more locations after approvals . Committee: Joe Van Bergen,  Steve Gray, Bette Broome, Joe Monrufet, Bob Cole.


  • Sproat Lake Community Hall renovations report Building committee: Brian Cote, Greg Steel, Joe Monrufet. Cloverdale paint has donated paint for the outside  Many thanks to Mark & Danielle Marley for their commitment to this project
  • Broom Busters: Julie McCaig has been working on Faber Rd. – Volunteers can call to help “Cut Broom in Bloom” springtime.
  • Elections of Sproat Lake Community Board of Directors:
  • Nominations were called x 3 for each
  • President; Greg Steel by Brian Cote – acclaimed
  • 1st Vice-President; Brian Cote by Greg Steel
  • 2nd Vice-President; Rene Lacoursiere by Joe Monrufet, Mark Marley by Danielle Marley  accepted by all to have both for this position
  • Secretary: Linda Bowers willing to continue – acclaimed
  • Treasurer: Rene Lacoursiere by Roberta Jensen – acclaimed
  • Directors (returning) Bette Broome, Nancy Harvey, Roger Loggins, Chris Law, Anne Taylor, Paul Andrew, John Mayba, Joe Van Bergen, Heidi Zimmermann
  • Directors (new) Danielle Marley
  • Thank you to Stan Kujala who resigned as a SLCA Director and Past President


Old business  – Sproat River Weir plates and sweep:  Regional District requested Catalyst to return to annual removal of the Weir plates – seems to have helped .   The sweep has broken more than once & is a safety concern.  Needs to be a contract between Mosaic, Province, Federal, private owner, also needs an Insurance and maintenance plan


  • New business: Appointments to Sproat Lake Advisory Planning Committee.


  • 8:25pm  Thank you for your participation.