May Day Newsletter – LLE
May 16 Fire Smart BC – Workshop / Community Activities / BB Cue
On May 16th at 10 AM you are invited to meet at our Fire Hall (Gate 2)
Staff from Fire Smart BC will provide us all with some recommendations about how we all can contribute to making our own places and those of our neighbours more safe from the dangers of fires.
Over the past few years we have had several fires in and around our community. In two cases, buildings were burned to the ground. With luck, and the rapid response of volunteers, we have avoided a community disaster. We are now approaching the summer dry season again and with that the risk of fires escalates. Please take a couple of hours out of your morning to learn more about what you can do to better protect your buildings/ lot and those of your neighbours.
At this event we will also be briefed on where the new Defribrillator can be found and how to use it.
The days festivities will include various gate volunteer clean up sessions after lunch at your common lot hosted by your gate reps where we will tidy up from the winter debris. The gate 5 group will meet at 2PM at the boat launch. Please bring rakes, pruners etc.
Then join us for an early afternoon happy hour and barbecue of hotdogs at the Maintenance House from 4 – 5 ish. Bring your own refreshments. We will supply hotdogs and the fixins. A great chance to meet your neighbours.
Board members will also be there to answer questions. Hope you can make it. This will be a fun way to kick off another great summer season at LLE. We would appreciate an RSVP so that we know how many will attend the barbecue.
Dealing with the Risk of Slides
You have all received a notice from the Squamish Lillooet Regional District as a follow up the BGC Engineers Report with regard to the risks and mitigation options as it relates to the debris slides coming through our community. The SLRD has also posted new signs warning about the risks associated with these slides.
Cataline Creek Debris-Flow Working Group
The SLRD, working with LLE, has establish a working group made up of all of the parties that have an interest in the Forest Service Road and in particular Cataline Creek. The committee mandate is focused on finding a solution to the slide issues. We will keep you updated on the work of this committee as it proceeds. The BGC report is our web site and also on the SLRD web site.
Catiline Creek Emergency Planning Process
In the past when our community has faced emergencies we have struggled to contact everyone in a timely manner and develop an appropriate community response.
The SLRD has formed an Emergency Planning Committee with LLE. The mandate of this committee is to develop a plan for the community that better helps us to deal with emergencies of any kind that we may encounter. Gate reps have been nominated to sit on this committee. As the committee proceeds we will ensure that you are kept up to date. We are still looking for a rep to this committee from gate 6. If you are interested please send a note to Gary Young via our web site.
Update Your Contact Info
As you are aware the web site is up and running. It can be found at http://lillooetlakeestates.ca
Please take the time to go onto the site with your user name and password. Once you are on the site you will see your name on the upper right corner. Click on this and it will take you to your personal file. Please edit this section: phone, address, maybe a new password etc We have had several master lists at LLE over the years and we have done our best to amalgamate them all into one list. This site will allow us to keep this list refreshed and hence you informed.
You should have received your annual assessment. Please remember that the payments are due May 1st. As promised at the AGM the board is doing their utmost to keep expenditures to a minimum this year as we work through the challenges associated with Cataline.
It has been reported that one or more residents from LLE have been dumping their garbage at the Strawberry Point Campground. The garbage has attracted animals. This individual and/or LLE could be fined. Garbage must be taken right out of the community.
At our first board meeting of the new board the following officers and committee chairs were elected as follows:
President: Gary Young
Vice President: Rose Fast
Treasurer: Mike Bjelos
Secretary: Bob Prior
Public Works: Robie Thorn
Governance: Jody Wilson
Community Safety: Daniel Jensen
ATV’s In Our Community
We are experiencing increased ATV activity in our community. In some cases these vehicles are being driven too fast and are causing dust and damage to our roads,
Please be reminded that all riders must comply with MVA requirements for operation of ATVs on Lillooet Lake Estates roads. We must comply with the terms of our insurance policy.