Short Term Rental (STR) Reminder

This is a reminder to all owners that the Village of Radium Hot Springs requires any owner operating a Short-Term Rental (STR) unit to first obtain a STR Business Licence from the Village.  For strata units, the village requires strata board approval for that unit before the licence can be issued.  In addition, STR Business Licences are only valid for one fiscal/calendar year, from January 01, or whenever the licence is issued, till December 31, each year.  As well, the Village requires strata boards to give their approval for any renewals of licences from the previous year.

Our Strata’s STR application form, indemnity letter and a copy of the Village’s STR Policy can now be found for download on the Owners’ Info area of our website.  To apply for a new business licence, or to reapply for a renewal, please download, complete, and submit the Strata’s application form & indemnity letter, along with a copy of your current insurance policy covering both STR operation and our Strata’s $50,000 deductible.

The Strata also requires reusable links to all your unit’s ads on AirBnb, VRBO, and/or any other sites by you and/or your property manager.  This is to allow the Strata to check that ads clearly state the STR Business Licence number, guest limitations (interpreted by the Village as two adults plus children per legal bedroom), and that no pets are allowed, as per the Village’s and our Strata’s bylaws.  Board approval cannot be given until all the above documents and links have been provided.

Any Peaks’ owner found to be advertising for or operating a STR unit without the required licence after January 31, 2023 will have a formal complaint made to the Village about this.  The Village’s bylaws allow fines of $10,000 for operating a STR unit without a licence.

The Village’s STR Business Licence Application and Bylaws can be found here: https://radiumhotsprings.ca/village-business/business-licensing/

Peaks Maintenance Position

As some of you know, Joel Brenner will be leaving us in December. The Strata is therefore seeking candidates for our contract caretaker/maintenance, site supervisor position. This position is posted on Indeed.

While the Strata is happy to hear from all qualified candidates, this position would be well suited for a retired, or soon to be retired, journeyman tradesman. Someone qualified from the Columbia Valley would perhaps be ideal. Though, the Strata remains open to hearing from applicants from any locale.

The job description is posted in the Public Info section of this website. Or go to the job posting on Indeed and apply there:

June & July’s Board Meeting Minutes

The correct June 16, 2022 and a draft of the July 26, 2022 Strata Board meeting minutes have now been posted on the Owners’ Info site. The July 26 minutes are still a draft, as there was no meeting planned in August due to holidays, and the September meeting was cancelled due to the lack of a quorum. So, the board has not yet voted on accepting the July minutes. The Board sincerely apologises on the delay in getting these minutes posted. The next meeting is scheduled for October 20, 2022.

Scheduled Power Outage

BC Hydro is going to be making electrical system improvements to our property at the below date & time. A copy of their email will be forwarded to all owners and posted in all our buildings.

Outage Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location(s): 4763, 4765, 4767. 4769 Forsters Ldg Rd – Radium Hot Springs

Please note: As we have no back-up power source, this outage will affect all elevators, parkade garage doors, keyless code entry, the hot pool, etc.

To prepare for this interruption and protect equipment from damage, turn off all lights, electric heaters and major appliances and unplug all electronics.

Please contact the BC Hydro customer service team at 604-224-9376 or 1-800-BCHYDRO with any questions or concerns you may have about this outage.

The Swimming Pool is Open!

At long last, the swimming pool is open. After waiting for the new pool liner, then for it to be installed, then for the adjustment of the chemicals and finally bringing up to temperature, it opened today, Saturday July 9th, 2022.

The board thanks you for your patience during this long wait and for your understanding.

Kind regards
The Peaks Strata Board
Strata NES2402 Corp