- SECA Insurance Review
- David Livingston Food Forest
- Community Gathering Place
- Chase River Estuary Park
- Pollinator Workshop
- Other: Tea Wagon
- Other:Fuller Fund-raiser
1. SECA Insurance Review: Our insurance agent attended to background on our coverage, coverage options and litigation processes to help us most economically and adequately protect our Association.
Our present Commercial General Liability provides 1,000,000 coverage for bodily injury and property damage at a cost of $571.00 annually with a 1,000 deductible.
The Picnic is not covered and is insured separately. She noted that, though we require providers of high-risk activities to provide proof of their own insurance, it is possible that lawyers could still instigate action against SECA if, in their determination, SECA was negligent.
We also presently carry coverage on the Director and Executive Board Members at a cost of $592.00. It covers such things as sexual harassment and failure to properly administer the financials of the Association. It is agreed that we will look into whether there is a need for this extended coverage.
We are cautioned not to post names, addresses or contact numbers on the web to avoid contravention of the Privacy Act/slander/etc.
2. David Livingston Food Forest: A work-party was held on Saturday and Ben and Mike G., together with volunteers, cleared a substantial portion of the lot of blackberry roots and debris. They also raked piles of leaves in preparation for mulching and enjoyed hot soup, buns and beverages to provide energy for their labours. The workday was a success but it was noted that advertising workdays more effectively might help attract needed volunteers.
A big push is needed for the next Work-party on Saturday, March 28 from 10-4. The Goal: spread 25 yards of horse manure and, hopefully, plant some trees. Volunteers are needed! Many hands make light work! Come on out and enjoy the benefits of Community. Refreshment provided.
We were informed that ACT-VIHA will do ongoing maintenance of the lot.
3. Community School: Representatives of the Community Space Committee met with the Principal of Bayview Elementary. Bayview is very Community-oriented and may be designated as a Community School. This would allow use of their facilities by community members/organizations. Their facilities include space and kitchen facilities.
4. Litter: A Litter Pickup Group is being organized by B. Densmore for Saturday, March 14. Chair, D. Hardie will be in touch with her regarding any SECA volunteers for the effort. Collected litter can be disposed of in the McDonald’s bin.
5. Chase River Estuary Park: The Chase River Park Ambassador, Thomas M., filled us in on the duties he regularly performs in the park on a volunteer basis. He walks all trails, collects litter and keeps pathways clear. For our information he informs us that the removed boardwalk will not likely be replaced.
6. Pollinator Workshop: Thomas will be holding a Bee Hotel Workshop at Princess Royal School on Saturday, March 21 from 10-2. Participants are asked to bring scrap wood.
7. Tea Wagon: The Treasurer reports that cost to insure the Tea Wagon for 6 months is $300.00. A 6 month period would allow us to use the Tea Wagon for all of our events. Motion made to approve this purchase. Approved unanimously.
It was noted that funds from a Culture and Heritage Grant might be used to offset this and other costs incurred in the functioning of our Association.
The question was raised as to whether the acceptance of such funds would impact our autonomy.
8. Fuller Fund-raiser: We are reminded of the fundraiser for Gord being held at the Queens on Saturday.