The local taxpayers association’s annual general meeting will focus on development north of the border and how it might affect the Point.
The keynote speaker for the July 25 meeting will be Ian Tait, the immediate past chair of the Delta Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
“He’ll be talking about development in South Delta, specifically development on First Nations land, the proposed mall there, the Southlands, the South Fraser Perimeter Road, and how it will influence Point Roberts,” said taxpayers association president Mark Robbins.
The meeting will be held at Brewster’s Fine Foods again this year, to make the event a social one as well as informational. Starting at 6 p.m., there will be a cash bar and appetizers served. “We want to make it enjoyable for as many people as possible,” Robbins said. Membership in the association costs $10 per year and memberships will be available at the meeting, though membership is not required to attend.
The taxpayers’ association has been focusing on economic development issues this year, and board members will present a draft of a position paper. “We are trying to figure out what we mean by economic development here and what’s good for Point Roberts,” Robbins said. They will also report on their continued efforts to improve and maintain Lighthouse Marine Park.
Attendees are encouraged to read the draft economic development report before attending the July 25 meeting. The report can be read in full on the taxpayers association website
The August and September meetings will be combined on August 27 at 7 p.m. at the community center, resuming meeting the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in October.