Our community is mourning the passing of Nyle James following a brief battle with cancer. Nyle and Judy have lived in GSA for many years. Nyle was a carpenter who worked in many homes and businesses in GSA as well as surrounding communities. He was president of our community association during the years when our camp kitchen was built. He was the ultimate volunteer, who not only built the camp kitchen by himself (or mostly by himself), he also built many of the tables and benches that are at Spilchen Meadows. He also published our local phone lists for years. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife, Judy, and daughters Sara, Kristi and Erin, and their families. We will miss him!
The Hamlet Board has had to change the procedure for residents to apply for development permits and building permits as we have had more than one landowner place small buildings either on property that did not belong to them or did not meet the set-back distance as indicated on the RM of Good Lake zoning and building bylaws. These changes take place effective immediately.
Buildings less than 100 sq. ft.
All buildings of this size require a development permit. Applications for development permits can be found on the RM of Good Lake website. Applications must be submitted to the hamlet board for approval of site location. There is no charge for this service.
Failure to acquire a development permit may result in a cease and desist order from the RM until such an application is submitted and the site location approved by the hamlet board.
Buildings over 100 sq. ft.
An application for a development permit for all buildings over 100 sq. ft. and any structural renovation is needed. Applications for a development permit can be found on the RM of Good Lake website.
The application must be submitted to the hamlet board for approval of the site location. This application must be accompanied with a $25 fee made payable to the RM of Good Lake. Once approved by the hamlet board, the application will be forwarded to the RM of Good Lake and an additional application for a building permit must then be submitted to the RM of Good Lake. Once the building inspector has approved the application and the proper fees paid, construction can begin. Failure to acquire a development permit may result in a cease and desist order from the RM until such an application is submitted and approved.
Our recommendation is that if a resident of Good Spirit Acres is planning on construction next season that you make application for the required permits as early as possible so that they can be approved and construction will not be delayed.
The hamlet board hopes that you understand these changes are for the protection of landowners of this hamlet. We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
Dale Cherewyk is working for the hamlet on a project to clean out all cat tails and similar growth in front of culverts wherever deemed necessary in the hamlet.
A Snow fence will soon be put up along Capilano Road.
Ducks Unlimited personnel have looked into getting a large beaver dam cleaned outfrom the channel connecting our water flow into Horseshoe Lake, which was stopping water flow from GSA.
The Community Association Christmas supper date has been changed to December 5 because of the memorial service for Nyle James being held in Regina on November 21.
The Community Association Christmas greeting board will again be erected at the Good Spirit Market this month. The cards can be purchased at the store for $10 each. The money raised will stay in the community this year.