The Marean Lake beachfront store is under new management!
Jacquie and Jeff Bergman will be operating the store under the name of Jax Snacks. An introductory letter from them can be found here that includes additional information and hours of operation.
Inquiries can be directed to Jacquie at email@example.com
Once again no election is required for MLAC membership. Only one nomination was received and Marlin Johnson was acclaimed into the position by the RM of Bjorkdale. Thanks to Marlin for reconsidering his nomination. Appropriate documents are posted on the RM of Bjorkdale website.
Mark your Calendars!
As discussed at the general meeting last August, the 2015 AGM will be held on May 16th at 1:00 pm at Church Camp. Each year one position on the Marean Lake Advisory Committee is open for election. Details of the process will be emailed in the coming weeks, and all property owners at the resort are encouraged to think about running.
The Marean Lake Advisory Committee has now assumed responsibility for the operation of the store and is seeking proposals from anyone interested in operating it, starting with the 2015 summer season.
Click this link to download a copy of a document outlining expectations and responsibilities.
Anyone wanting further information is welcome to contact any member of the the Advisory Committee. Submissions must be received no later than February 15, 2015 at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The RM of Bjorkdale recently approved the adoption of new civic addresses for the resort, and is now working with the appropriate Provincial authorities to finalize implementation. Each address will be combined with a geographic locator and incorporated into the province-wide 911 system used by emergency services. The complete resort map, with civic addresses included, can be located on the Documents page.
Guidelines for boat docking on the environmental reserve in 2015 were discussed at the August 30, 2015 general meeting. Feedback was solicited at the meeting and subsequently by email, and the document was approved by the MLAC on October 30, 2015. The document can be downloaded on the documents page.
Notes from the August 30, 2015 general meeting are available for download on the Documents page.
Security around the resort will be increased over the September long weekend, in an effort to curb the partying, alcohol use by minors and vandalism that has occurred on recent weekends.
Throughout the long weekend the rear gate will be closed at the south end of Camp Road. The main gate into the resort, near the garbage bins, will also be closed/staffed as needed, with passage allowed for all owners and guests. Teams of volunteers will be monitoring activity in the resort throughout the weekend and RCMP presence will be stepped up.
The August long weekend was a very busy one at the lake, with great weather and a very successful BBQ and fireworks display for owners in the resort. A big thank you to the volunteers that organized the event!
Unfortunately the weekend was also marred by incidents that required RCMP intervention. Loud parties took place, property was damaged, thefts occurred and arrests were made. As a result, the Advisory Committee is accelerating plans to develop a strategy to prevent similar occurrences. Anyone interested in volunteering to assist is encouraged to click the contact button above and send us an email.
The boat docking survey is complete, with an excellent overall response rate from the owners within the MLR sub-division.
The information provided will be be used by the Advisory Committee to build a plan for the 2015 season and beyond. A boat docking sub-committee will be created immediately to assist in developing a policy for utilizing the environmental reserve south of the beach, and a draft will be ready for discussion at the August 30th information meeting. Following feedback at that meeting the sub-committee will dive into the task of designing a layout that maximizes use.
Please click here to download a summary of the survey results.