Thursday, October 15, 2009, at 7.00 pm

Port Kells Community Hall, 1891888 Ave.


Members present: Bonnie Burnside (Whalley CA), Sonia Nazar (Bridgeview in Motion), Barb Paton (Semiahmoo RA), Grant Rice, (South Westminster RA) and Fred Weber (Ocean Park CA).

Guest speaker: Patrick Klassen, City of Surrey Beautification Coordinator


1. Approval of Chair

No quorum.


2. Agenda

The meeting provided an opportunity for those present to share information with the City of Surrey’s Beautification Coordinator, Patrick Klassen.

After brief introductions, Patrick provided copies of a draft working document, “Community Beautification Partnership Program (CBPP) – 2010 Program Overview and Guidelines”. This program will provide grants for community initiatives based on criteria being developed. Several committees are being established to guide the process which should result in grants being issued twice a year. Volunteer labour will be counted at $15 to $20 per hour towards the matching portion of the grants. Patrick will look into the possibility of the City of Surrey creating/providing an umbrella insurance policy to help offset the cost to community groups of providing the required liability insurance


3. Minutes - Not dealt with.


4. Business Arising from the Minutes – None


5. Reports from Member Organizations - None


6. Any Other Business - None


7. Next meeting

November 19th, 2009


8. Adjournment - The meeting adjourned at 9.05 p.m.