Wednesday, September 11, 2013

UNA Board meeting, September 10, 2013

The September 10th UNA Board meeting was a quiet affair with barely a half dozen folks in attendance observing. This was Director Erica Frank's last official board meeting.  Richard Alexander, UNA Chair, thanked her and made a public presentation of a photo commemorating her involvement in the UNA and the establishment of the skateboard park.  This meeting also marked the first official meeting for Lisa Colby, acting VP-Planning and new UBC appointee to the UNA Board.

Below are my tweets and selected tweets from the Ubyssey News who faithfully attend most of our public meetings.  As per usual, please read from bottom up for chronological order.

  1. Currently debate over how much the should have to pay for storm/waste water services
  2. UBC Director speaks to the billing process and practices linked to storm water expenses incurred by the
  3. that was my perspective, not something said by anyone (aside from me) in the discussion.
  4. Carbon reduction would be better dealt with by reduced building then focussing on saving household energy in the
  5. Talking now about + joint program on emissions reductions.
  6. Lisa Colby, UBC rep on board, pushes back on word 'policy' goes for 'guidelines.' Motion passes as proposal to develop guidelines.

  7. also wants to regulate lighting in their neighbourhoods

  8. Menzies: if he wasn't a respectable member of the community, he would be lobbing paintballs at signs around the UNA
  9. Now my motion on area viewscapes - billboards and signs.

  10. Now a motion to improve an implementation plan for the noise bylaw

  11. Menzies: happy with new pavement on roundabout, but says cars still speed through and there is little RCMP presence

  12. Menzies says C+CP needs to do an involved study of traffic around campus

  13. Beyer says there are noise issues in the Axis building in Chancellor place. Asks whether it is up to UBC or the UNA to deal with it
  14. Campus Planning report - Director Beyer asking questions about issues with a UBC Building adjoining, but not in the area.
  15. Erica Frank wants air travel included in UBC's emission plan. BUt, does the have anything to say over air travel CO2 emissions?
  16. Erica Frank is giving a leaving office 6 year recap & extended thank you
  17. Richard Alexander thanks Erica Frank who is leaving the board after serving 3 terms.
  18. Last board meeting of the 2012-2013 board meeting. AGM on the 18th of Sept.
  19. Board meeting (local gov't at UBC) starts!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

UNA Garden Party

The UNA Garden Party was, by all accounts, a smashing success!  Way to go team! 

A delightful medley of wine samplers - 2 red, 2 white- were served up with a fabulous selection of local BC cheeses.  In the background we were entertained with live classical and jazz by Georgine Stevenson-Aho.  As the evening drew to a close UNA Chair Richard Alexander called upon various audience members to help draw raffle prize winners (prizes supplied by the UBC Botanical Garden).

Kudos to the staff of the UNA who did a fabulous job setting things up and making it very memorable event!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

UNA Board Meeting CRM's tweets. August 13, 2013

Tweets from the August 13, 2013 UNA Board of Directors Meeting.  As per normal, read from bottom to top for chronological order.
  1. Meeting of the Board is now adjourned 19:50.
  2. Discussion of UBC Athletic's 1/2 million $ annual bill & real/imagined benefit to residents.
  3. UBC planning report on their consulting with residents accepted w the chair casting deciding vote. Beyer/Menzies voted not to receive.
  4. After spirited discussion on issuing EOI & limiting to not-for-profit daycare provider passes.
  5. Animal control bylaw enabling motions leads to discussion of governance issues. motion passes.
  6. Thomas & I bring up the safety issues of the round-abouts again. C&CP spokesperson stands firm.
  7. C&CP report - Erica gives thanks to planning.
  8. The board meeting officially starts now with an official acknowledgement of the work of Nancy Knight.
  9. It seems that these plans are about downloading costs and responsibilities onto individual residents and our stratas. What's the cost?
  10. O Henderson talks about 's role in getting rapid rail transport to UBC, 0-waste, plus behavioural change.
  11. Orion Henderson (Campus Sustainability) now speaking on draft community energy and emissions plan that includes and UBC
  12. Next delegation to the -on the UBC Planning Process. What does it mean to receive the report? Governance issues remain to be dealt with.
  13. Triumph open house - Sept. 28th and others invited to join in!!!
  14. Three presentations to the . 1st up - Melissa from Triumph announcing an open house!
  15. Start of the Board meeting for August, 2013.