FORT LANGLEY BIA

FORT LANGLEY BIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
8:00am

Fort Langley Community Hall
9167 Glover Road
Fort Langley, BC

Attending

Gareth Abreo, Christine Burdeniuk, Jim Dyck, Angela Hazelton, Blair Shpeley, and Eric Woodward

Regrets

Brenda Alberts and Cathy Doyle

Others

Meghan Neufeld

A.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA ITEMS

Meeting called to order at 8:06am.

MOTION
That the agenda for the meeting be approved and adopted.
MOVED
Angela Hazelton
SECONDED
Christine Burdeniuk
CARRIED
Without Dissent
B.
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
MOTION
That the minutes of the October 27, 2015, meeting be adopted as received.
MOVED
Gareth Abreo
SECONDED
Blair Shpeley
CARRIED
Without Dissent
C.
PRESENTATIONS
D.
REPORTS
  1. President's Report
    1. Eric Woodward reported that he attended the Christmas horse and carriage trial event, and thanked Angela for organizing it. He also outlined the progress of the new constitution, for which another meeting to review possible revisions had been held.
  2. Treasurer's Report
    1. Jim Dyck reported that with a few payables from 2015 still outstanding to be paid, the current cash balance of the BIA is $88,178.
E.
CORRESPONDENCE
  1. 2016 Banner Grant Application, Township of Langley. December 21, 2015.
F.
ITEMS FOR INFORMATION
H.
CURRENT WORK ITEMS
  1. 2016 Budget. Eric Woodward.
    1. Eric Woodward briefly reviewed the draft budget with Board, and rationale for its components, and specific amounts. The Board agreed to review and consider it further, for Board approval at the February meeting.
  2. 2016 Grant Applications. Eric Woodward.
    1. Eric Woodward confirmed that he would prepare and submit two grant applications to the Township of Langley this year, in February.
  3. Constitution Amendments. Christine Burdeniuk.
    1. The Board briefly reviewed the latest version of the proposed new bylaws.
I.
OTHER BUSINESS
  1. 2016 Annual General Meeting. All.
    1. The Board confirmed the date for the 2016 Annual General Meeting to be Monday, May 16, 2016, 5:30pm.
  2. Utilities Conversion Update. All.
    1. Eric Woodward confirmed that there was no significant update at this time, but that project was indeed still ongoing.
  3. Bloom Market Baby. Meghan Neufeld.
    1. Meghan Neufeld reviewed the current status of Bloom Market Baby, currently set to proceed in March 2016.
  4. Food Festival. Meghan Neufeld.
    1. Eric Woodward, Gareth Abreo and Meghan Neufeld relayed the results to the Board of their meeting with a potential organizer for September Food Festival, with a possible expansion for additional food vendors.
    2. The Board agreed that event should be repeated and expanded in 2016.
J.
ROUND TABLE
  1. Gareth Abreo suggested that the BIA should consider partially funding visitor services, possibly in conjunction with Tourism Langley and/or the Fort Langley Community Improvement Society. Gareth offered to organize a meeting with Tourism Langley to discuss the possibility further.
K.
NEXT MEETING

The next meeting is proposed to be on February 23, 2016, at 8:00am.

L.
TERMINATION

Meeting adjourned at 9:12am.