As the province continues its path towards reopening, many of us are rediscovering discarded routines as kids head back to school or daycare, restaurants and other businesses reopen and life resumes a familiar, yet off-kilter rhythm. Everything seems both vaguely normal and also strange. Some of us might be discovering with surprise some changes we want to keep, even when life does shift back into a consistent state. Not Sam, though – he’s made it very clear that he is not interested in remaining clean shaven! Which brings us to our first update…
Run & De-bearding Update:
First, a huge thanks to all of you who donated in support of Anawim House and Sam, Paul and Andy as they shaved or grew beards and ran a 28km trail race. We are so grateful for all of your contributions and want you to know that you are each making a difference in your community. It is wonderful to work with likeminded, community-oriented people. Thanks to you, Proline matched $5,000 of donations, and Sam, Paul and Andy reached their goal, raising a total of $10,287 for Anawim House! And while Sam naturally avoids the spotlight, he graciously allowed news cameras to record the great debearding and bring attention to their fundraising efforts. If you didn’t catch the CTV News clip, you can check it out here.
As mentioned previously, last week Tony Gioventu, Executive Director of CHOA, and Andy led a webinar exclusive to Proline Management’s strata community members, addressing a variety of topics including a focus on COVID-19 realities and recreation facility reopening, insurance, bylaws and maintenance, community in stratas and a little bit of crystal ball gazing to wrap up. For those who were unable to join us for this informative session, you can watch a recording of the webinar here (password is #InfoSharing2020).
Strata Property Act Amendments:
On May 29th there were two amendments announced to the Strata Property Regulations that are meant to help strata corporations during these challenging times and into the future. First, the government added a provision which specifically allows an insurance premium to be funding from the contingency reserve fund without a ¾ vote. Second, strata corporations have been given another 2 months to call their annual general meetings, meaning that now annual general meetings must be called within 4 months of the fiscal year end, rather than the previous 2 months. For a summary of these changes and their potential impact, read the Clark Wilson LLP article entitled Funding Insurance Premiums and Calling General Meetings: Welcome Changes for Strata Corporations.
As the province continues with its reopening, at the Proline offices we are proceeding with our current processes including scheduled times and appointments for key or document pickups, so please contact us in advance to make sure we are ready for your visit. We are also developing a COVID-19 Safety Plan in line with the requirements of WorkSafe BC that outlines the policies, guidelines, and procedures in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Our priority is keeping our people and our communities safe, and we are basing our ongoing decisions on this.
As always, thank you for your continued support and please take care of yourselves and each other!
Your Proline Management Team