In attendance: Paulina O’Brien, Flint Palmer, Kathryn Cameron
Excused: Sally Watson, Sonya Leenders, Greg Dowman
1. Meeting Calendar for upcoming year:
|FRAA Board Meetings|
Mondays, 7:00 pmField Community Hall
|Field Utility Board Meetings|
Wednesdays, 10:30 amYoho Admin
|Town Hall Meetings|
Mondays, 7:00 pmField Community Hall
|January 6, 2020||February 26, 2020||January 20, 2020|
|February 17, 2020||May 6, 2020||March 9, 2020|
|April 6, 2020||September 16, 2020||May 11, 2020|
|June 1, 2020||November 4, 2020||June 22, 2020|
|August 31, 2010||September 28, 2020|
|October 12, 2020||November 16, 2020 (AGM)|
Kudos to the rink people who have started to prepare the ice rink for the season. Thank you!
HIIT with Laura Penner: Wednesday evenings to December 11, 2019, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, $6; Introductory HIIT with Laura Penner: Wednesday evenings to December 11, 2019, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, $6; Group Lead HIIT Sunday evenings, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, no charge.
Yoga with Mardi Elliott: Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm to December 12, 2019, $6
Kids’ Cooking Class: Looking for a teacher. Contact a member of the Board if interested.
Note: At the end of an evening program, please set thermostat to 10° C.
3. Event Review
AGM: Great turnout. Delicious supper. Spicy meeting.
Friends of Yoho Spaghetti Supper: Really nice event, well done Friends of Yoho! FRAA operated the bar; report will be presented at the next Town Hall Meeting with Financial Reports.
3. Events for Upcoming Year
Pencil them in – it’s an ambitious agenda!
|December 19/19||Karen, Flint||Christmas Concert|
|December 22/19||Sally, Kathryn||Christmas Pot Luck Supper|
|January 10/20||Kurt Devlin||Pond Hockey Tournament|
|January 31, February 1, 2/20||Flint, Paulina, Kathryn, Sally, Sonya, Greg, Karen||Yoho Blow Days – Winter Festival|
|February 14/20||Flint||Groove Is In The Heart|
|April 13/30||Sonya, Flint||Early Earth Day, Easter Bunny Hop and Pot Luck Brunch|
|June 7/20||Paulina||Spring Fling|
|July 1/20||Kathryn||Canada Day|
|July 11/20||Flint||Field Summer Music Festival|
|September 6/20||Tentative Event||Summer End Event|
4. Townsite Manager
Alex Kolesch is Acting Townsite Manager.
5. Carla Evans’ suggestion for presentation on historic use of Yoho National Park
Board is looking at the message and maps Carla sent to the FRAA. Will forward the message to the Friends of Yoho for potential to co-host the event one evening this summer. Super interesting.
6. Lease Renewal with CPR
CPR sent the signed lease from 2014 along with an Amending Agreement. Board Members to review the files and give feedback by November 27, 2019. Lease expired October 31, 2019. Looking at 5-year renewal of existing agreement.
7. Building Maintenance and Mould Remediation Project Plan
Flint to start painting storage room surfaces Wednesday morning. Plans to install insulation and drywall once paint is dry. All the cleaned equipment and material currently in the change room to be packed and ready to move to storage area once the work is complete (tentative completion date December 6.2019).
HIPI construction is not able to do repairs to outside entrance to change room, broken window in change room and broken shelves in kitchen this year. Flint to contact Olson Construction about doing the work.
8. Board Members
We currently have six of eight positions filled. Looking for two more members. Please let us know if you are interested.
9. Round Table
Residents have received Registered Letters from Parks Canada with information about how land rent increases will be managed in the new year.
CPR controlled crossing project: waiting for window when track demand allows for eight hours to complete the work. Project Manager has been given A/Townsite Manager contact information in order to communicate when, where and how, including access to Field while the work to install the last section of third track is done. Update from Townsites on November 27, 2019: “Please be advised that CP will be closing the rail crossing in Field for up to 6 hour blocks, evening hours, starting at 20:00 hrs (8:00PM) on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. There will be alternate access to Field via the Field back road. Please contact the Townsites team if you have any questions or concerns, 403-522-1186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Parks Canada, working with the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI), has tentatively booked Field Community Hall for Monday, December 9, 2019 for presentation on the Kicking Horse Project by MOTI. Confirmation and details to follow.
BC Hydro Update from Diane Tammen on November 12, 2019: “CPR has started clearing its right-of-way and they plan to do from Field to Golden. I hope once they’re done we’ll notice an improvement/reduction of trees falling on the line. The work is scheduled to be completed by mid-December, 2019.”
Work Party at Community Hall on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm.Decorating Party for Christmas Concert and Skate With Santa and Christmas Pot Luck on Monday, December 16, 2019, starting at the school and then moving to the Community Hall.