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CLCA Spring 2013 Newsletter May 1 st, 2013

With over two feet of snow left in the Park and temperatures hovering around freezing and more snow forecasted for this week, one will have to consult the calendar to see if it’s really spring time! Mother Nature is being a bad girl again this year.

Possible Services Delays

According to an update from the Park, start up of water and washrooms service in our Cabin area will later this year due to the very late spring. They are hoping that water and washrooms will be open sometime around May 11th with fingers crossed for the May long weekend. They hope that with the new water and sewer project, changes will be made to isolate 3rd Street from the rest of the system so they can have the shower building and a few washrooms open early and stay open later.
Although services to our Cabin area will be delayed we can only hope that flooding will not be too serious for southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba again this spring. The very cool spring delay will surely make for a very quick melt and that does not bode well for our flat prairie landscape however it was comforting to see that at least the Red River level was starting to fall in the USA already.


As we all know, our cabin area had remained relatively unchanged over the past number of decades. As such, it was inevitable that change would occur sometime, and it did. Great efforts were made by the Board and the Park to correct misinformation and provide cabin owners with factual information yet it was understandable that there was organized resistance to change. We are encouraged however to hear that the vast majority of cabin owners are now moving on with the changes to Leases and with the introduction of Water and Sewer. The Park advised that they have spoken to 491 or more cabin owners as of April 14, 2013 and the response was overwhelmingly positive to the changes.

Water & Sewer Update

Hindsight is 20/20 and there is not doubt that had the decision been made years earlier, the cost to cabin owners today would be substantially less. Had we followed Waskisiw’s lead, there was a good likelihood that the Park may have picked up the water and sewer costs however, that was then and now is now. We cannot change history.
Today the Park is clearly working under new financial austerity measures and constraints. Although the Park was not successful in securing funding for us to install water and sewer in our Cabin area, the Park did do what it could to mitigate the costs of the project as much as possible.
I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank and recognize the Park, especially Mr. Dale Wallis, Mr. Dwight McMillan and our new RMNP Superintendent, Mr. Robert Sheldon for their hard work, understanding and support and for finding a way to “front” the costs of the new Water and Sewer Installations on behalf of CLCA. The Park further agreed to help reduce installation/construction costs by using their in-house specialists to update project design details and tender documents. The Park also agreed to act as the General Contractor for the project thus saving CLCA members approximately 20 plus % of cost on the project. This is an estimated savings of about $500,000 in overall costs. As promised, the Park reviewed the W & S design plans with CLCA representatives before the plans went out to tender. The Park will keep CLCA apprised of the tender replies and review same with us once replies are received.
The Park recommended that the specific water and sewer locations to cabins be left to later in order to keep costs of project in line. As noted by the Park, their needs to be some flexibility to allow for contractor variance on locations due to existing services and trees. For example, if we say the line will be on one side of the cabin and it goes in on the other we will simply create unnecessary headaches and costs for the project and owners..
After the contract is awarded the Park will work with the successful bidder to develop technical package on the building connections to the system including what side of the cabin the lines will run. This package will be posted to our CLCA website in time for cabin owners to make arrangements for system connection in 2014.
To our knowledge the project timeline and budget is still on track with construction expected to begin in late fall/winter with completion in the spring of 2014.
It should also be noted that the plan includes the refinishing of affected streets after the project is completed however due to settling of the disturbed ground, the repairs to streets would likely not occur until the following year.
As many of you have just recently found out, thanks to the upfront funding support by the Park this saved us from having to secure private funding. This resulted in delaying the $5000.00 per cabin repayment costs to next year. More information on debt repayment will be provided on this once more details are known.
Good news for all and once again, sincere thanks to the Park for their outstanding support on this project.

Summer Urban Planner Student- Cabin Area

The Park has arranged for a Summer Student, Michael Rae, who is in his senior year of Urban Studies, to assist with providing information on the water and sewer project and other issues relevant to our Cabin area. This person will likely be residing in what was known as the Worker’s Maintenance Cabin. Michael will be available to meet with all cabin owners at the ‘Cleaners Cabin’ # 3 – 1 St South, Wednesday – Sunday between the hours of 10:00am – Noon and 2:00 pm to 6:00pm beginning June to the end of August. This summer Michael will be collecting information and comments from Cabin Owners on the lease and water and sewer conversion projects. In addition he will be providing information on the projects and developing recommendations for topics of consideration for the Comprehensive Review including vehicle and boat parking, wood and garbage locations, traffic patterns, green space, etc. Next summer Michael will return to present the proposals developed from these conversations and his onsite evaluation of the cabin area. This project will help the cabin owners and the Park develop concepts for future options in the area so we encourage you to take the time to meet with Michael at your convenience and provide your input into this study.

Winter Construction Activity

Given the interest in building over the winter, the Cabin area gates remained open to allow access for increased construction. The Park has reported that over the winter of 2012-13 there were 6 new cabins built, 4 cabin relocations and 4 cabins additions constructed. Allowing this to occur should greatly reduce the amount of summer construction and associated noise thus making the cabin area more enjoyable over the summer.

Cabin Drawings and 6 x 8 Washroom Shed

The Board authorized the provision of Cabin Drawings initiative as a way to help reduce costs for those thinking of building new cabins. These plans were posted to the CLCA website last fall. Please note the various cabin sizes.
The approximate cost to obtain a detailed set of construction plans from the plan supplier is $300.00. It would also cost about $350.00 for an engineering stamp. If one were to use an architect to design a cabin plan with details, the cost would be about 10% of the cabin cost. For many this could amount to $10,000 or more.
Contact information for detailed plans suitable for presentation to the Park is;
Bruce Wohlgemuth
Trudraw Drafting
Box 81 Riding Mountain, Mb.
Phone 204 967 2465 Fax 204 967 2466
Interested people can check this information on the CLCA website and or contact the cabin plan supplier directly for more information.

Cabin Washroom Shed

This information was circulated at last fall’s AGM. The Park has already approved the use of bathroom sheds. Anyone with a cabin 24’ or less can have a bathroom shed moved in or built to approved building code specifications. The 6 x 8 shed includes a bathroom complete with shower, sink, toilet, in wall heater, one window, fully insulated and can be placed behind your cabin for approximately $5000.00. The contact person is;
George Wollman
Twilite Hi Pro Mfg Ltd.
Phone. 204 476 3126 or 877 476 7557
Please check out the CLCA website for more details and contact information.

Building Guidelines Changes

This newsletter does not purport to be the authority on building guidelines and as such, cabin owners are encouraged to contact the Park for same, however to our knowledge, there are two significant changes.
– Allows one to build to 20 feet high (a change from 16.5 feet) and,
– A full second floor if one stayed with the basic 16 x 24 size. The square footage of both floors still cannot exceed 768 square feet ( both floors combined).


The Park has already sent out information on this item to all Cabin owners.

Release of New Lots.

According to the Park, the land survey for the cabin area identified 571 lots within the campground boundary. Of this total 555 lots are useable building sites or 30 lots in addition to those already leased and occupied. The Park have released 5 lots under a Request for Bids process this spring with a minimum reserve bid of $75,000 per lot. The other 25 available lots may be released in 5 – 10 lot processes over the next few years. The Park will be including all 555 lots in the calculation of costs for both the water and sewer infrastructure cost allocation and the annual calculation of utility services thereby reducing the shared cost to individual cabin owners.
If you are interested in bidding on a vacant lot, Dwight McMillan of RMNP can share with you the information for the five lots currently available and the lots that will be available in the future.

Fall 2012 AGM Minutes & Follow-up.

The minutes have been posted on the CLCA Website for all to see at .

Constitution Review

As noted in the Fall AGM minutes, a committee will be set up to review the CLCA Constitution under the chairmanship of our past President, Mr. Trevor Winters. Mr. Roy White was invited to sit on the committee and Ms. Joelle Robinson indicated interest as well. Mr. Winters will be contacting some others who expressed interest and making arrangements to meet accordingly. Recommendations from this committee will be made to the Board.


It was brought to our attention recently that our CLCA website was accessed /used for an unauthorized survey. The inappropriate survey was removed and the matter has been reviewed. Thank you for bringing such concerns to our attention as we strive to keep out website as accurate as possible with posting of only Board authorized information.

Marine- Boat Launch Fees

We were advised that although the Park has confirmed authority and intent to proceed with the introduction of boat launch fees (daily and/or seasonal permits), we are advised that this will not be occurring this summer.


We have 416 out of 525 cabin owners paid up at this time. Membership ($20) in the Clear Lake Cabin Association is for a 2 year period.
We have been collecting your e-mail addresses for the purpose of providing our members with timely information and to forward paid up members with electronic newsletters rather than paper copy in an effort to save money and to be more environmentally conscious. Members without e-mail addresses will be sent a hard copy of the newsletter.
Non paid up members will not receive a Newsletter however a copy of the newsletter will be posted “later” on the CLCA website.
As a result members will be getting information in a more timely fashion.
We encourage all cabin owners to be a member of CLCA and remind all when paying your dues to include your e-mail address as well.
We will put a reminder on our website as well that people are encouraged to purchase their membership through the mail as this saves the executive a lot of canvassing time throughout the summer.

Sincerely wishing one and all, a quiet and restful summer up at the Lake.

Brian McVicar
Clear Lake Cabin Association
April 30th, 2013

Board of Directors 2012 – 2013

Brian McVicar (elected Sept.2,2012)
4 Deer Place
Brandon, Mb. R7B 3B6
Residence: (204) 727-4777
e-mail: Cabin: 4 – 5th Street North

Past President:
Trevor Winters
15 Lachine Road
Winnipeg, Mb R2J 1X8
Residence: (204) 253-5449
Cabin: 23 – 2nd Street North
Phone: 848-2769

Vice President: (elected Sept 2,2012)
Scott Jordan
211 Fleetwood Road
Winnipeg, Mb.
Residence: (204) 222-7542
Cell: (204) 223-1265
204 487 0674 ( w )

Gloria Belliveau ( elected Sept 2 2012)
3-5 Main Str.
P.O. Box 884
Stoney Mountain, Mb.
Residence: (204) 344 5940
Cabin Phone 204 848 2952
Cabin: 21 – 3rd Street North

Treasurer ( elected Sept 2,2012)
Joyce Harland
165 Red Moon Road
Winnipeg Mb. R3X 0C4
Cabin: 18 – 2nd Street South Phone: (204) 250-7965

Board Members
Kevin Alguire
1731 – 31st Avenue SW
Calgary Alberta T2T 1S6
Residence: (403) 245-9623
Fax: (403) 245-9004
Cell: (403) 803-6695

Paul Barnabe ( elected Sept 2, 2012)
Box 365
Emerson, Mb.
Res 204 873 2621
Cell 204 304 0378
Cabin 20-5th street North ( new -#543)
Email –

Brad Collette ( elected Sept 2, 2012)
221 MacLeod Ave.West
Dauphin, Mb.
R7N 0H4
Cell 204 648 4509
Cabin 70-4th Str. South

Nelda Didychuk
39 Hunterspoint Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3R 3B6
Residence: (204) 895-8267
Cell:204 471 0267
Cabin: 35 – 2nd Street North

John George (re-elected Sept 2,2012)
15 Hazelwood Cres.
Brandon, Mb. R7A 2J8
Residence: (204) 726-4096
Cell: (204) 724-6136
Work:204 727 2333 Work Cell 204 573 5948
Cabin: 4 – 4th Street South

Joan James
Box 567
Neepawa, Mb. R0J 1H0
Residence: (204) 476-2570
Cell: (204) 476-6161
Cabin: 14 – 2nd Street North

Jo Ann Lombaert
4 Marquis Crescent
Brandon, Manitoba R7B 3R8
Residence: (204) 761-5582
Cell:204 721 4582
Cabin: 9 – 5th Street South

Keith Vinthers (elected Sept 2,2012)
33 Prelude Bay
Brandon, Mb R7B 3T3
H 204 727 0797
C 204 724 2170

Spring 2010 Newsletter


All of us are happy to see the end of winter and the start of summer and another camping season at the lake. This newsletter will up-date everyone on activities since the 2009 annual general meeting. To start, here are your current board members:

Trevor Winters
Residence: (204)253-5449
Cabin: 23 – 2nd Street North
Phone: 848-2769

Vice President:
Gary Cavanaugh
Residence: (204) 727-7888
Cabin: 26 – 5th Street South

Teddi Brown
Residence: (204) 339-7996
Cabin: 49 – 5th Street South
Phone: 848-7417

Joyce Harland
Residence: (204)250-7965
Cabin: 18 – 2nd Street South

Past President:
Bruce Hembroff
Residence: (204) 832-4809
Cabin: 53 – 5th Street South

Directors at Large
Gloria Belliveau
Residence: (204) 831-5574
Cell (204) 218-2952
Cabin: 21 – 3rd Street North
Phone: (204) 848-2952

Brian McVicar
Residence: (204) 727-4777
Cabin: 4 – 5th Street North

Roy White
Residence: (204) 261-0353
Cabin: 4 – 5th Street South

John George
Residence: (204) 726-4096
Cabin: 4 – 4th Street South

Joan James
Residence: (204) 476-2570
Cabin: 14 – 2nd Street North

Kevin Alguire
Residence: (403) 245-9623

Scott Jordan
Winnipeg, Mb.
Residence: (204) 222-7542

Ryan Givoli
Residence (204) 487-3499

Report on the September 6, 2009 AGM

The meeting was held at the Park theatre with 115 cabin owners represented. While this is a far cry from our 525 cabins, it still represents a good turn-out of members as well as a good cross section of opinions. The biggest issue placed before the membership was the status of the Comprehensive Review and additional background information regarding the origins of the initiative to implement the comprehensive review. As background, at the end of this newsletter, there is a brief summary of the Comprehensive Review proposal arising from the 2008 AGM and following through into the 2009AGM. This is simply repeat information that was available last year.

Comprehensive Review Actions from the 2009 AGM

There was a possibility that the Minister would sign off on the Community Plan in the fall of 2009, or early in 2010. Therefore, in anticipation of that occurring, at the October31, 2009 Board meeting, there was a recommendation put forward to Parks Canada by your Board that the makeup of the Comprehensive Review Committee be as follows:
– 1 person from Parks Canada
– 3 people at large, or the general public
– 6 people from the Clear Lake Cabin Association

Once the Community Plan is signed, the Comprehensive Review Committee can be put in place.

Additional AGM Discussions

Street signs for the Cabin area

Discussions are being held with Parks Canada, but no action has been taken to date.

Development Review Board

On February 19, 2010, the Development Review Board (DRB) passed a motion which significantly changed the terms of reference and the scope of responsibilities of the DRB. Under these new guidelines, responsibilities of the DRB will include:
– DRB will take an active role in the development review process
– The DRB will be assessing the aesthetic and the design structures to determine if they are suitable for RMNP.
– Development Officer will send completed construction applications to DRB members
– Package will contain enough information for each DRB member to make an informed recommendation.
– The DRB will have 2 weeks to respond to the development officer. If they do not respond, then this is considered that there is no objections and the process would then continue.
– If there is an issue, all DRB members would be informed and a vote would be taken. With majority ruling, a recommendation will then be made to the superintendent.
– At this point in time the DRB will be looking at all development projects. There could be modifications to the types of construction as the process is refined.

Originally the DRB was put in place to review applications for Variances (in the existing building guidelines) by anyone in the Park. This allowed a “peer review” and the DRB made their recommendation to the Superintendent. The new DRB will have significantly greater scope of operations and your Board reviewed this new DRB structure and decided to give it some time to see how it will work out.

New Business

2010 Camping Permit and Work Plans:

Total costs for our camping permit for the 2010 season have risen to $758.95 from $712.37 in 2009 and $673.44 in 2008. The actual camping permit remains unchanged at $484.00, but the $117.22 everyone has been charged as our share of debt recovery for the new water treatment plant and the sewage treatment upgrades is of note. This debt recovery item represents the cabin area share of the debt incurred to build the new facilities and is amortized over 20 years. Our charges for debt recovery will not increase in the future as we are at the maximum allowed to be charged by Parks Canada. To provide members with a better understanding of where their money is allocated, and how it is spent, we provide the following break-out of charges.


The cabin area consist of 525 cabins, 32 cook shacks and wood shelters, 10 public washrooms, 1 shower building and 3 light standards. The $484.00 camping permit is budgeted, and spent, as follows:


Building maintenance and repairs $36,771.00 $70.00
Cleaning washrooms and shower building $83,277.00 $159.00
Road and street maintenance $6,721.00 $13.00
General Maintenance
– Mow grass in common area $712.00 $1.00
– Clean-up wood sheds, collect ashes and chips $5,446.00 $10.00
– Tree Removal (safety issues) $13,996.00 $27.00
– Firewood delivery $6,492.00 $12.00
– Firewood cutting and stockpiling $11,612.00 $22.00
– Implement vegetation management plan $3,000.00 $6.00
Miscellaneous (security, fire protection etc) $86,073.00 $164.00
TOTAL $254,100.00 $484.00

Within the miscellaneous line item are other costs allocated to the cabin area related to general administration and cost of shared services to maintain the townsite and support infrastructure.

Within our camping permit, 30% of our fees are used for cleaning the bathrooms and the shower building and the total costs of firewood cutting, hauling, stockpiling and clean-up there represents another 10%. These figures do not include costs of building maintenance and repairs which represents another 15% of the fees.

Important note: With our annual camping permit at the level of $758.95, your Board initiated discussions with Parks Canada requesting that we implement another payment option for camping permits to allow cabin owners to pay over two installments. The one time payment option will also remain in place, but the proposed new second option, which would split the fee into two installments to be collected over the season, would ease the financial burden on cabin owners. Parks Canada have been very receptive and co-operative to this idea and we hope to have additional details at our spring meeting.

Work Plan for the Cabin area – 2010.

Since breaking out water sewer and garbage charges on separate line items a few years ago, we have a bit of extra money from our camping fees which the board can allocate out to additional work items. In 2010 this amount will be in the range of $15,000 – $17,000. The work plan for the cabin area is created by reviewing what is required by legislation, and a review of the maintenance needs of our facilities. There are 2 streams of information which come together to determine the maintenance needs. First, there is a recommendation / listing from Parks Canada staff and second there are recommendations from the CLCA Board, through the work of the Buildings and Grounds Committee.

Based on health and safety issues, the Board has recommended that the following additional work be completed in 2010.

1. Replace sinks and counters in 1 washroom building
2. Replace one stove and concrete base
3. Replace rotten support posts in 2 cook shacks
4. Repair and replace foundation problems and support posts in one cook shack.
5. Roofing on wood shelter

Construction hours:

The Board has recommended to Parks Canada that construction hours in the summer be extended to 6:00 pm. This is an extension of one hour and means that summer construction hours will be from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for the period from July 1 to the end of the September long weekend.

Web Site:

We are registered as, and we wish to register ownership of the domain name as well. Currently this is controlled by a domain name re-seller, and the Board is negotiating with them to re-acquire the name.

The Board has envisioned our web site as a means of communicating information to members on issues important to our area. Relative to the Comprehensive Review, we have been receiving information from Waskesiu (Prince Albert National Park) regarding some of their costs relative to running sewer and water to individual cabins. This is important information for all of us to have and it is contained at the end of this newsletter in a letter from Herve Langlois, a cabin (cottage) owner at Waskesiu. It will also be added to the website.

Cookshack Etiquette:

Due to several complaints of noise and general rowdy behavior at one or two cookshacks, the Board will be posting general guidelines for cookshack etiquette. These will be common sense guidelines and will re-enforce the rule that quiet time needs to start at 11:00 pm. Parks Canada has agreed to assist us in the implementation of these guidelines.

Board Committees:

Boating and Marine – John George and Brian McVicar as alternate
Building and Grounds – Gary Cavanaugh
Development Review Board – Roy White and Gloria Belliveau
Townsite Security – Gloria Belliveau Joyce Harland
Vegetation Committee – Scott Jordan; alt. Kevin Alguire
Procedural By-law – Roy White and Trevor Winters
Website – Joyce Harland
Newsletter – Joan James and Trevor Winters

It is readily apparent that as a Board, the Clear Lake Cabin Association has never developed any type of policy or direction for those members of our Board who represent us on these various committees. Therefore, the Board is taking appropriate action to develop these statements of direction by conducting a Board retreat in June 2010 to establish policy and direction which will allow our cabin area to be more pro-active and less reactive. The Board tested this concept this past winter with the development of a DRAFT vegetation management plan which is the next item, and it proved to be very useful and successful.

Vegetation Management:

The big pine and fir trees in the cabin area are rapidly reaching the end of their life cycle as witnessed by the number of trees that have had to be removed over the past few years. It is imperative that we work with the vegetation committee to develop a plan to re-forest our area before all of the existing trees are lost. There has been a distinct lack of progress in developing a vegetation plan over the past few years, so your board has taken a pro-active approach. In October, the board struck a 3 member sub-committee with a mandate of developing a draft vegetation management plan to the Board by March 15 2010. This sub-committee with Gary Cavanagh in the chair and Kevin Alguire and Joan James has worked with Scott Jordan as our representative on the vegetation committee and developed a Draft plan which was reviewed by the Board on May 1. The results are that board members will look at the document presented, and let Gary know about any topic we would like to see changed. The objective is that in the long term it will develop into our policy for vegetation. In the short term, we will look at the loss of trees and identify common areas that would not be affected by future building where trees can be replanted starting October 31, 2010.
Motion: To accept the draft vegetation management plan in principal. Carried.
Action: That Scott Jordan work with the Park to determine the logistics of obtaining and planting vegetation. His report to be given at the AGM. has been forwarded to Parks Canada and will be shared with other members of the WTA.

Notice of Dates for the 2010 Spring General Meeting

The spring meeting will be held on Sunday July 4 2010 10:00 am – noon at the Jamboree Hall. Meeting dates for the 2010 AGM will be announced at a later date.

Odds and Ends

The Board would like to remind everyone that the Park does not pick up items such as : old televisions, bar-b-ques, old couches, fridges, carpeting, old lawn chairs, construction refuse, and other large or electronic items. We are expected to take this material to the land fill in Onanole or to the appropriate recycling depot.

Comprehensive Review Explanation and Information

Over the winter of 2009 -2010, there was a concerted effort to gather factual information from Prince Albert National Park (Waskesiu) regarding their experience and costs relative to installing water and sewer in each individual cabin rather than maintain a system of public washrooms. As we are about to undertake a comprehensive review of our area which includes a review of our services as compared to other methods of service delivery, it is important that we deal in facts on all issues and not rumors.
– First is a letter from Waskesiu Cabin/Cottage owner Herve Langlois on the 10 year old Waskesiu experience,
– Second are comparative costs to construct an insulated 8 foot by 6 foot add-on shed to house a bathroom.

Letter from Herve Langlois at Waskesiu

Barry Chapman forwarded your inquiry to me. I do not have any of the documents you referred to but can answer some of your questions.

First, the cost of the project – done in 1998 – was borne fully by the cabin owners. We paid $134 annually for 10 years as a loan repayment to Parks Canada which included principal and interest at a fixed rate. This levy covered the cost to the property line. Additional hookup costs varied with each property depending on length of excavation, topography and whether or not you were friends with the contractor. I don’t know the range but somewhere between $200 and $1000. An important point is that it was to the cabin owners advantage to have this done when the project was done rather than having the contractor come back for a few hookups each year.

Second, it was agreed that cabin owners would have a 10 year window to hook up and install sewer and water on their property. This was strictly enforced and cabin owners were constantly reminded to get this done. In most cases, owners replaced their old cabins with new ones but a significant number had installations done in their older cabins. Bathrooms were permitted in doghouses and cabins were allowed to add 50 sq.ft. to the cabin for bathrooms. The system is not a deep system and is shut down ever fall, to be reopened in the spring. With the benefit of hindsight, you should not scrimp when the system is being designed – it only leads to problems later.

Third, the community washrooms were torn down at the end of the 10 year period. That provided strong encouragement for cabin owners to install services in their cabins.

Fourth, in 2006, cabin permits were converted to 42 year leases. The lots were appraised and cabin owners were given a 25% discount on those appraisals in recognition of the fact they paid for the sewer and water system. Installation of services became a condition of the leases. The conversion to leases contributed to cabin price increases.

Fifth, in 1997 – one year before sewer and water was approved – cabin lots with old cabins on them were selling below $20,000 – as low as $16,000. Over time, those prices rose to about $135,000 to $150,000 for the lots only. That didn’t happen overnight but prices kept increasing year over year and have now likely plateaued. Today, a new cabin, well appointed, sells for just under $400,000, including the lease.

Herve Langlois

Costs of Materials to build an 8 foot by 6 foot attachment

In the fall of 2009, the President of the CLCA, received estimates for supplies to build an 8 foot by 6 foot insulated shed to add house a shower stall, toilet and wash basin. In addition, an estimate was received from Twilite Manufacturing of Neepawa to actually build an 8 X 6 structure. The complete breakdown of these costs will be available on our website and copies will be available at the spring meeting . Results are as follows:

Home Depot Canada $1,473.99
Rona Home and Garden $1,407.04
Twilite Manufacturing $1,316.00

These numbers reflect all taxes, but do not include fixtures, and all figures were obtained in October 2009. Please refer to our website for the details of these estimates.

Background on Comprehensive Review

The Community Plan document which was forwarded to the Minister for signature in 2008 contained the following clause / direction:

“Within one year of plan approval, form a steering committee and develop a terms of reference to initiate a comprehensive development review for the cabin area. The review will be based on a long-term vision that takes into account the above goals and addresses issues such as density, aesthetics, quality of life, and land use. The comprehensive development review could include, but not be limited to:
Building guidelines
Possible re-configuration of lot footprint
Will maintain maximum lot development or reduce from the existing 71.3 square meters.
Vehicle parking
Boat storage
Evaluation of existing infrastructure
Capital funding
Tree removal and reforestation
Green space management including possible redistribution of cabins
Development along the lakeshore”

In addition, the Community Plan also called for the implementation of a building moratorium in the cabin area until such time as the comprehensive review was completed. The members assembled at the 2009 annual meeting requested details on the proposed moratorium; how did the concept of a moratorium get into the community plan without discussion among members, what are the specific details of the moratorium, why did membership as a whole not have an opportunity for discussion on this subject.

Following debate, the following motion was passed by the 2008 annual meeting:

Send a letter to the steering committee asking them to eliminate the moratorium

In anticipation of the Community Plan sign-off, and therefore the formation of the steering committee, the Board passed the following motion on April 18, 2009.

That the CLCA recommend that in terms of the comprehensive development review for the Wasagaming Community Plan, Parks Canada will consult with the CLCA Board.
Unfortunately, The Community Plan, has still not been signed off, therefore the Board is still not able to get the Comprehensive Review process underway.