Category Archives: Meeting

Public Forum on Planning, January 17. 2024

Link to AV News Write up, January 31. 2024

https://www.albernivalleynews.com/local-news/planners-in-the-hot-seat-for-panel-on-major-port-alberni-developments-7303060

Update: Weather has made our venue unavailable. Check back here for updates, likely a reschedule for January 24…

Beaver Ponds and construction site as centres for discussion on development of two important sites in Port Alberni

Developments being proposed in two significant areas of our community have been chafing at the hearts and minds of many during the past year.  It has been suggested that developments of the Somass Lands and Upper Burde Street could change the basic character of our community.

In an effort to allow the public to gather information and be involved in a moderated discussion of these issues, Alberni Valley Transion Town Society is hosting Port Alberni 2024-2044, a panel presentation and discussion evening at 7:00 PM January 27 at Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle.

The panel, which will be moderated by Anna Lewis will include City Councillor Dustin Dame, Alberni Nature Club president Sandy McCruer, Tseshaht elected Chief Ken Watts and Chamber of Commerce president Terry Deakin. Attempts are still being made to include someone representing developers.


Turn out at Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle Street in Port Alberni

Transition Town Special General Meeting at 6:00PM

Forum starts at 7:00PM


Special General Meeting Agenda

  1. Greetings, Introductions
  2. Territorial Acknowledgement
  3. Approval of Special General Meeting Agenda
    • Quorum is any number of Members.
  4. Approve Previous Minutes (November AGM)
  5. Unfinished Business from AGM
  6. Next Meetings (Note Change in Format)
    • Next *Regular Meeting* 6PM Short Agenda + 7PM (Event?) February 21
    • Next *Board Directors* Meeting – At Request/As Issues Arise
  7. General Discussion (After the Meeting Adjourns?)
    • Communication Platforms — Best Ways to Organize!
    • Email? GoogleGroup? Facebook? Messages? Phone?
  8. Adjourn

Constitution and Bylaw Changes Proposed:

  1. First Paragraph: Housekeeping to refer to “Model Bylaws”
  2. UNDRIP declaration moved to Constitution.
  3. Removal Point 1 and 2 referencing methods of ending Membership 
  4. Modify “Termination of membership” Section 2.6
  5. Remove Point 3 on A Quorum of Members
  6. Modify Quorum of General Meetings to remove 10% voting members from Model Bylaws – Quorum at General Meetings is 3 Voting Members
  7. Remove Point 4 “Members present must choose”. Redundant.
  8. Add Section 4.5 Term of Office of Directors
  9. Remove Point 5 on Borrowing
  10. Add Part 8 — Borrowing

January Financials

Aggregate:  $5,085.94

AVTTS:  $692.43

Cycle Alberni: $2,653.46

Alberni Climate Action:  $1,740.05

November minutes (such as they are, unedited and unexpurgated)

AVTTS Minutes 2023 11 15

Present For Meeting At Char’s Landing:

Leo King, Val Baggeley, Chris Alemany, Michael Youds, Ian Thomas, Jim Wright, Judy Carlson,, Robert Powelson, John Mayba, Dan Schubart, Robert Gunn, Kim Bothan

Agenda

Elect Chair if President or Vice President not selected or present.

Quorum is 3 member minimum.

Nominations of Directors is Open (minimum 3)

AGM Agenda

  1. Greetings, Introductions
  2. Territorial Acknowledgement
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. m//s Dan/Rob approve
  5. Approve Previous Minutes (Below)
  6. Unfinished Business from Previous AGM
  7. Receive President’s 2023 Report m/s Dan/John
  8. Receive Treasurer’s 2023 Report m/s Dan/ Jim W.
  9. Other Director and/or Group Reports. John Go By Bike (see below) Ian/Jim W.
  10. Receive Nominations of Directors (minimum 3)
    • Confirm Addresses of New Directors
  11. Assign Executive Positions 
  12. (By Election if Necessary – Secret Ballot if requested)
    • President Chris
    • Vice President Leo
    • Treasurer Rob
    • Secretary. Dan
    • Remaining Directors are Director At Large Mike, Jim, John,Gail

Discussion of restructuring meetings (action and education meetings)

  1. Constitutional and Bylaw Changes
    • Notice of Proposed Special Resolution (2/3 Vote) for January General Meeting

Tabled.

Regular Meeting Agenda

  1. Greetings
  2. Territorial Acknowledgement
  3. Previous Minutes (Below)
  4. Business from last month:
  5. New business and Upcoming Events
    • Proposed Change in Meeting Format — Jim
    • What is AV Transition Town – See the Model Diagram
    • Alberni Climate Action
    • Future Meeting Times
  6. Group Reports
    • Education/Main AVTTS
    • Ocean Friendly PA
    • Cycle Alberni
    • OCP Port Alberni
    • Dry Creek Restoration
    • Alberni Climate Action
  7. Financials
  8. (presented during AGM)
  9. Aggregate:  $4,923.69
  10. AVTTS: $530.18
  11. Cycle Alberni:  $2,653.46
  12. Alberni Climate Action:  $1,740.05
  13. Other Business
    • No December Meeting
    • Next Meeting – As Determined
  14. Adjourn  Regular meeting adjourned.

Special General Meeting Agenda

Minutes of SGM 2024 01 24

  1. Greetings, Introductions

Done. Present Mike Youds, Kim Bothen, Rob Powelson, John Mayba, Dan Schubart

  1. Territorial Acknowledgement

Acknowledged.

  1. Approval of Special General Meeting Agenda

Quorum met, M/S Dan, Rob  unanimous acceptance of agenda

  1. Approve Previous Minutes (November AGM)

M/S Dan, John  Previous minutes approved unanimously

  1. Unfinished Business from AGM

M/S Dan, Rob unanimous approval of Constitutional and Bylaw Changes

  1. Next Meetings (Note Change in Format)
    • Next *Regular Meeting* 6PM Short Agenda + 7PM (Event?) February 21
    • Next *Board Directors* Meeting – At Request/As Issues Arise
  2. General Discussion (After the Meeting Adjourns?)
    • Communication Platforms — Best Ways to Organize!
    • Email? GoogleGroup? Facebook? Messages? Phone?
  3. Adjourn

No discussion on next meeting. Board meeting TBA, no discussion on ComsPlatforms due to Leo’s absence. Meeting adjourned at 6:20