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INFORMATION SHEET

 

 Purchasing Member Shares at the

Otter Point Recreational Cooperative Association              7899 West Coast Road | Sooke BC | V9Z 0R5

 

 

Thank you for your interest in purchasing shares in the Otter Point Recreational Cooperative Association (OPRCA). Shares purchased correspond to each lot and are a portion of the total shares that make up the park cooperative.

 

We welcome new members and appreciate your interest in joining our association. To make your purchase go as smoothly as possible, just follow the process outlined below.

 

PRIOR TO MAKING AN OFFER

Please read and review our ‘Internal Regulations’ and ‘Rules’ at: www.otterpointcoop.com (click ‘Park Regulations’) to help you decide whether membership in a cooperative association is right for you.

              NOTE: The park cannot be used as a primary residence (proof of residency is required)

                             and can only be use for up to six months in each calendar year.

 

Lots in the park are listed for sale in a variety of ways:

On our web site, under the ‘For Sale Listings’ link.

On the park map (in front of the Caretaker’s home) with ‘Sale’ stickers.

Take a walk around the park to find ‘For Sale’ signs on lots.

 

PREPARING TO PURCHASE

                  NOTE: Prior to finalizing a purchase, an interview MUST take place.

Once you’ve found the lot of your dreams and discussed (not finalized) a purchase with the member:

The owner will contact the Property Manager so an interview can be arranged for you and the

Directors (they will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time).

The park Secretary will email you a copy of the ‘Application For Membership’. Print three copies, fill out each and bring them all to the interview.

 

DURING THE INTERVIEW

Meeting with two of our Directors is an informal process that usually takes about one hour. During the interview, the Directors will go through a ‘check list’ of important information about the park and your potential membership in it.

 

Please feel free to ask questions and be a part of the discussion!

This is a great way for us to get to know you and vice versa.

You will initial each page of the ‘check list’ to acknowledge understanding and agreement.

The Directors will sign each copy of the ‘Application For Membership’ you completed.

One copy is for park files, one is yours to keep, the third goes to your lawyer (see # 1 below).


* Peter W. Demeo – Mullin Demeo Law Corporation

Barrister | Solicitor | 1626 Garnet Road | Victoria BC | V8P3C8 | Email: Peter@mdlawcorp.com

Phone: 250 477 3327 | Fax: 250 477 0980 | Toll Free: 1 877 477 3327

The Transfer Agent is not legal counsel to either the purchaser or the seller, makes no representations, warranties or disclosure of any kind or nature whatsoever as to the interest which is being transferred and recommends that each party obtains independent legal advice and tax advice.

** Cost Of Share Transfers: We are aware the Transfer Agent charges $732 ($200 of which comes back

 to the park upon completion of purchase). Please discuss costs/charges with your lawyer. 


Park Concerns or Comments

 

If you have concerns and/or suggestions, please send them in writing to:

  • Cornerstone Property Maintenance, Attention: John Meikle:
    • Mail:  #301 - 1001 Cloverdale Road, Victoria, BC V8X 4C9,
    • Fax: 250-475-2008, or
    • Email: johnm@cornerstoneproperties.bc.ca
    • Phone: 250-475-2005
  • Directors will deal with non-emergency concerns at their meetings.
    • Park Email: 7899otter@gmail.com
    • Public Web Site: http://www.otterpointcoop.com
    • Caretaker/Watchperson: Angie Siddall
    • Front Gate Remote: Please contact Cornerstone Property Management.




Emergency Services manager Jeri Grant who put this together.

Emergency Notification System
Subject: Emergency Notification System from Hicks Date: Thu, 4 May 2017 14:50:11 +0000 From: directorjdf <directorjdf@crd.bc.ca> To: directorjdf@gmail.com<directorjdf@gmail.com> 

Friends,
     Starting today, residents of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area may register at  www.crd.bc.ca/ens for the Emergency Notification System. In the event of a significant emergency or disaster, the emergency notification system will quickly notify residents who may be impacted by the situation. This system can call your home phone or cell phone, send a text, and/or email important safety information or instructions.
     This system costs the JDF taxpayers $ 1,164 per year and will be invaluable in case of a tsunami, earthquake, wild fire or policy emergency. Less than 20 cents per resident is extremely good value for this service and we are grateful to our
     Please take a moment and register and please also forward on to your neighbors.
Mike


Alert from Kemp Lake Waterworks District:

 

 

https://www.kemplakewaterworks.bc.ca/current-projects

 


Heads Up!

 

Important information for disposal of kitchen scraps.

 

 

We now have 2 totes specifically for wet kitchen scraps in the recycle area. Kitchen scraps must not to be placed in the general garbage bin.

 

It is important that all kitchen scraps are tied in compostable bags only and not in plastic or degradable bags. Failure to do so will contaminate the load and result in significant fines against the Co-op. Kitchen scraps are not to be just dumped in the totes without being tied in the compostable bags as they will quickly attract flies and maggots.

 

Compostable bags are available in most grocery and hardware stores(see list below). Arrangements may be made with the caretaker if you need an emergency supply. 

 






What is your Expertise?

The board of OPRCA is aware that all of our members have a wide variety of expertise from work experience, education, recreational and of course life experience.  We often have questions that affect our park and members and it would be useful if we knew what fields our members have an interest or expertise in.  For example some of our members have experience in banking, commercial fishing, photography, art, woodwork, contracting, government agencies, farming etc.  If you wouldn’t mind a call or e mail from time to time to tap into your knowledge we would appreciate you contacting the board via this web site at the Contact page.  Just complete the required fields and under message insert your expertise or interest(s). 

Thank you,

Your OPRCA Board of Directors


Parking Passes - Visitor Lot

Guests, Visitors or Members parking in the visitors lot (first parking lot) at Otter Point Co-op must sign the guest book. The book is located in the box on the left side of the walk through gate. 


Lot Maintenance Notice 

This is a general reminder to members that lots, trailers and vehicles must be maintained in a safe, clean, neat and insured condition.  Lots must be free of weeds and extra vehicles, trailers and sheds free of moss and all vehicles and trailers insured.  If you have any questions about this notice please refer to the regulations for OPRCA contained on this web site.  Lots that require upkeep will receive notices during the month of May.  If you are unable to perform the required maintenance within the timeframe specified in the letter, the board will have the work performed and billed to your lot as per the regulations.   Thank you for your co operation in this matter.



We continue to offer Wi Fi here at the park at no additional cost for members. This doesn't however mean unlimited usage. We as a whole are capped with a maximum usage amount. Usage above and beyond incurs additional cost to the park. Additional usage has been problematic at times and if usage continues to rise, we will be forced to increase the limit at additional cost and/or farm out WiFi to a third party to monitor, maintain and set pricing policies.

Internet Notice 
May 23, 2016
Downloading of Copyrighted Materials 
This is to let you know that Shaw (our internet provider) is required by law to notify us when anyone in the park is using our wifi connection to download copyrighted materials. 
This has occurred on several occasions and Shaw has just sent another notification that the HBO show ‘Silicon Valley’ was downloaded by someone who’s computer IP address is in the park. 
At this point in time, no legal action will be taken.  However, if this type of activity continues, the copyright owner has the right to do so.  A fine of up to $5000 may be levied for each proven infringement. 
PLEASE REMEMBER: THE PARK’S INTERNET CONNECTION IS NOT TO BE

USED TO DOWNLOAD ANY COPYRIGHTED CONTENT!  


Front Gate Remote

 

Gate remotes can be obtained through Cornerstone Properties Ltd. There is a $65.00 fee per remote.