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Crystal Beach BIA

Crystal Beach Business Improvement Area Board of Management
By-law No. 147-08 (Re-designate) By-law No. 154-08 (Re-establish and Re-appoint)
By-law No. 183-07 BIA Operating Guidelines


Municipal Act, 2001

Section 204

(1) A local municipality may designate an area as an improvement area and may establish a board of management,

(a)  to oversee the improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally-owned land, buildings and structures in the area beyond that provided at the expense of the municipality generally; and

(b)  to promote the area as a business or shopping area. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and install a streetscape and downtown revitalization program 
  • Marketing, planning, research and development, promotions and special events
  • Business recruitment of new property owners and tenants
  • Streetscape improvements: beautification, street furniture, signage, lighting, banners, and seasonal decorating
  • Maintain an effective Business Watch Program
  • Increase community interest and pride in the district
  • Foster on-going cooperation among members
  • Cultivate lines of communication between BIA members, Town Council, and municipal staff
  • Increase cost savings to the members though improved integration of capital funding and promotional activities

Meetings: Second Wednesday of the month at the Crystal Ridge Library at 6:00 p.m.

Composition: 6 citizen appointees and 1 Member of Council

  1. Robin Bannerman
  2. Melissa Dubois
  3. Kirk Fretz
  4. Regan Greatrix
  5. Chris Hawkswell
  6. Carolyn Smith
  7. Councillor Tom Lewis