FORT LANGLEY BIA

FORT LANGLEY BIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
8:30am

215, 9220 Glover Road
Fort Langley, BC

Attending

Gareth Abreo, Christine Burdeniuk, Franco Papalia, John Tomlinson, and Eric Woodward

Regrets

Cathy Doyle and Craig Stocking

Others

Meghan Neufeld

A.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA ITEMS

Meeting called to order at 8:31am.

MOTION
That the agenda for the meeting be approved and adopted.
MOVED
Christine Burdeniuk
SECONDED
Gareth Abreo
CARRIED
Without Dissent
B.
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
MOTION
That the minutes of the September 19, 2017, Board Meeting be adopted as received.
MOVED
Craig Stocking
SECONDED
Christine Burdeniuk
CARRIED
Without Dissent
C.
PRESENTATIONS
D.
REPORTS
  1. President's Report
    1. Eric Woodward reported that Glover Road and Mavis Avenue had been repaved finally, the rainbow crosswalk had been installed, and the BIA had helps coordinate the road closure necessary for the Food Truck Festival.
    2. He also commented that overall, it has appeared to have been a strong summer for most businesses due to the excellent weather for an extended period of time.
  2. Treasurer's Report
    1. Gareth Abreo reported that the current operating balance of the BIA is $100,358, with many receivables and payables to be posted for the upcoming Cranberry Festival.
E.
CORRESPONDENCE
F.
ITEMS FOR INFORMATION
H.
CURRENT WORK ITEMS
  1. Constitution & Bylaws. Christine Burdeniuk.
    1. Christine Burdeniuk confirmed that little progress had been made over the summer due to a variety of reasons, mostly due to the lack of response from legal. The Board confirmed its direction to finally investigate alternatives.
  2. Food Truck Festival. Meghan Neufeld.
    1. Meghan Neufeld summarized the Board the costs and feedback related to the Food Festival, and confirmed that its needed road closure was generating significant cost due to all of the requirements. She also confirmed that additional seating within the road closure was denied by the ToL, so there were few locations for patrons to sit.
    2. She confirmed that poor weather had compromised turnout.
    3. The Board determined to reconsider the cost/benefit of the event for the membership as a whole prior to authorizing to proceed for a 4th year in 2018.
I.
OTHER BUSINESS
  1. Utilities Conversion Update. All.
    1. Both Eric Woodward and Gareth Abreo confirmed that a majority of the ductwork within the road seems to have been completed. Gareth Abreo and Christine Burdeniuk confirmed that they also had received no communication from the Township of Langley regarding completing their private connections.
    2. Eric Woodward further reported that he had now been informed by the Township of Langley that all of the ductwork for his properties had not been completed by the Township of Langley, preventing him from connecting one or more his properties, which could delay the completion of the project indefinitely.
    3. Eric further confirmed that he was still waiting for an explanation from the Township of Langley how he could proceed without the road ductwork completed, a basic requirement of the Local Area Service bylaw. He further reported that he had also been told that, inexplicably, the Township of Langley had proceeded to repave the road without this required underground service work being completed.
J.
ROUND TABLE
  1. Eric Woodward reported to the Board that he had received a death threat from Brandon Gabriel, a prominent representative of the Kwantlen First Nation, a person he considered to be mentally unstable. After much Board discussion, Eric confirmed that, as a result of this situation, he would not be volunteering at or attending this year's Cranberry Festival as he has for the past 5 years.
K.
NEXT MEETING

The next Board meeting date and time is to be determined at a later date.

L.
TERMINATION

Meeting adjourned at 10:04am.