Minutes Sept 28/22

Spryfield Community Association

In-Person Board Meeting, Sept. 28, 2022

Present: Anne-Marie, Marney, Darren, Marjorie (secretary)

Absent: Emily

Resignation: Claire

We lack quorum but will share information for this meeting.

Proof of InsuranceNeeded for room bookingMarney (treasurer) has proof.
Approval of minutesJune 22, 2022Approve at October meeting  
What’s on our mindsNeed board directors; age-friendly communitiesMarjorie to write an article for Chebucto News re: volunteering with SCA; Maybe Engage NS will be interested in assessing age-friendliness of Spryfield: Anne-Marie will connect re: possibility of community meeting with Engage NS. Partnering with the library requires several months lead time.  
SCA Strategic PlanSensing questionsMarney to add her notes  
Spryfield Business CommissionOct. 6, 7 to 8:30, Capt. SpryAnne-Marie, Darren, Marjorie, (maybe Crysta) focus on need for community plan update, and on our values and agreed-on planning principles  
Hartlen PartyFinancesOur only role is to pass on a contribution for the party from Counsellor Cuttell. We won’t deal with donations for the party.  
Regional Plan AmendmentsPlan includes several items in line with what we want to see  Marjorie will send in our comments.
Boundary reviewRe: BeechvilleHRM proposal doesn’t make sense to us. Long Lake Provincial Park Association has proposed different boundaries that better reflect existing communities  
FundingNS Health Community Wellness Grants  No ideas at this time for applying for that fund.
Spryfield SignIn position!Thank you to Darren for making this happen.  
Food PantryCounsellor contribution channeled through us  Cheque delivered.
AdministrationRoom bookingDone for Oct, Jan, Feb, Mar.  We’ll party at Station Six in November, no meeting Dec. Thank you, Anne-Marie!  
Administration – continuedFinancial reportCrisp and clear as always (thank you, Marney); $600 from Emera due to Anne-Marie’s volunteering (and reporting of same; bless you!)  
 Social and other mediaMeeting reminder – Darren will contact Claire for contacts list Zoom meetings – Darren Monitoring SCA Gmail – Facebook – Darren (Twitter – Anne-Marie) (Web hosting – Darren) will ask Michael if we can be invoiced for this (to avoid credit card) Banner – Marney Agent registration – Add to next meeting  
 MoviesDriving forces no longer part of SCA. Consider contributing gear to high school. Marney to talk to principal about the idea and see if there is any interest. Selling or donating gear requires board approval.  
Looking backDuring time of Covid we still did something. Yay for us!We made our views about Kidston Lake known to city staff and councillor; We reviewed Regional Plan Amendments doc and developed a response.  
Next MeetingWednesday, Oct. 26   
Agenda items Approve June 22 minutes, agent registration