We had quite a winter here at LLE. It was probably the coldest and longest in recent memory but now summer has arrived.
The province is experiencing a very difficult fire season.
To date we have been very fortunate that no fires have been seen in or around our community but that could change very quickly.
Please clean your lot or hire someone to do it on your behalf. This action could save lives and buildings in our community.
The cold winter caused some damage to our community water system. Most of the breaks have now been fixed. Some of you may find breaks in your lines from the curb to your property. Please be prepared to fix any breaks so that we do not lose water. It is difficult for LLE to find leaks on private lots but if we must, to avoid water loss we will either fix the problem or simply shut off your water. You will be charged if LLE staff time is required.
New Speed Limits – 20K
The board has responded to a number of complaints and concerns about road safety by setting a speed limit of 20K on all LLE roads. This will provide better safety and less wear and tear on our roads.
Bears and Garbage
We have our bear(s) back after the winter. Please contain all garbage and remove it as often as possible. Strawberry Point camp ground has experienced much higher than normal usage this year. Over 130 cars were reported about a month ago. While the park maintenance team do their best, the overload of garbage acts as an attractant. Lets all do our part.
2017 Annual assessments (Your lot fees)
Just a reminder, your 2017 annual assessments were due as of June 30th . If you did not receive your invoice, please let us know and we will send you a copy.
To avoid interest charges please send your payment promptly to: Lillooet Lake Estates, PO Box 845, Pemberton BC, V0N 2L0.
Also Treasurer Mike has made it easier to make your payment using Interac E-Transfer. If you choose to pay using this method, please send your payment to: Mike_Bjelos@telus.net
Your payment will be deposited directly into LLE’s bank account.
Lot Improvement Taxes
LLE has recently been made aware that a number of tax accounts for lot improvements were outstanding. The provincial tax collector informed LLE that if the delinquent accounts were not brought up to date by July 4th, 2017 he may initiate bailiff proceedings.
While the large majority of lot owners did receive their improvement tax notice for payment a small number of lot/improvement owners have not been receiving their tax notice and instead, the tax notice has been forwarded to the parent holding company, DL4901 Lillooet Lake Holding Co Ltd. which is listed on title as the land owner.
Further, investigation by Director Hamilton indicated that some of the government records are incomplete. We will work with tax collection and BCA to ensure their contact information is up to date and that the improvement tax notices are delivered to the lot owner. However, it is ultimately up to the lot owner to make sure that BCA and tax collection has your current mailing address.
In considering the big picture, the Executive decided to make the payment on the outstanding improvement taxes to avoid bailiff proceedings, compounding interest, and to keep our grant and loan applications in good standing.
If you are one of the 13 owners that have not yet paid, please be advised that we are providing you with a 30 day grace period to make your accounts right with LLE before charging handling costs and interest. Send your payments to LLE as you would for your annual assessment. (see address above) The deadline for you to pay will be Aug. 15th.
If you have any question about the bill itself feel free to call: Andrew.MacInnes@gov.bc.ca 1 866 566 3066 extension 1147 (toll free within Canada)
Catiline Creek Debris Flow Mitigation Update
The SLRD invited us to prepare a Federal Gas Tax Grant application to support the proposed work on Catiline Creek. Working with their staff we crafted a grant proposal requesting the maximum $6M dollars. Subsequently, the proposal was submitted on our behalf by the SLRD board. The total project cost will be around $7.5 M. The provincial forestry has also committed about $1.3 M to the project. We have no idea how long we will need to wait to see if this grant is approved. We can only hope and pray.
We also plan to work with this SLRD to submit a grant application to a National Disaster Mitigation Fund which is due in late August. The total available through this grant would be $3M so we would need to borrow the remainder if the first grant is not available but this one is approved.
We continue to meet with the various provincial approving bodies in an attempt to get other requirements approved to avoid delays if the funds come through.
Parties/ Camp Fires / Dogs etc
It is timely to remind everyone that loud music etc should cease at 11PM for the peace and enjoyment of all including our young families.
Also please control your pets.
Note: A camp fire ban is now in effect until further notice in all sections of the province.