Posts on this page are intended to provide info and helpful tips about BIA administrative requirements:

 

Cost Savings on Graffiti Removal

Cost-Effective Graffiti Removal Most BIAs hire a graffiti removal contractor and pay a flat monthly fee which is promoted as a ‘continual removal by patrol’ and usually ranges between $300 to $600 or higher per month (depending on area patrolled). This is a rip-off perpetrated on BIAs by these companies because BIAs are considered to have deep pockets and the oversight is known to be lax or non-existent. The contractor […]

Sample BIA Contract for Services

 Contract for BIA Administrative Services Between:        Service Provider, an individual operating as a company under the laws of Ontario under the name of [Mr. / Ms. Xxxx] or incorporated as [123 Ontario Ltd.] and whose present address is located at [456 Main Street, Toronto, Ontario M1M 2A2] And:               [Company] North Kapuskasing Business Improvement Area (NKBIA), a not-for-profit agency existing under the laws of Ontario whose principal place of business is […]

Standard Employment Agreement

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT made this ________ day of  ______________          , 20___ , BETWEEN: North Kapuskasing BIA (NKBIA) (hereinafter referred to as the Employer) OF THE FIRST PART; – and – Eager Beaver (hereinafter referred to as the Employee) OF THE SECOND PART; WHEREAS; The Employer agrees to employ Eager Beaver as its Employee and Eager Beaver hereby accepts employment with the Employer. NOW THEREFORE IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual […]

Templates for Agenda and Minutes

Kapuskasing Village BIA Sample Agenda for a Board Meeting (Location) 123 Main Street – March 1, 2002 at 9:30 am. Agenda Chair’s Opening Remarks and Correspondence Secretary’s Report – Review and approval of Minutes of meeting held on February 3, 2002 Treasurer’s Report Review invoices submitted (Appendix A) Approval of expenditures (as itemized) Adoption of Treasurer’s Report Directors’ Reports (Committee Reports) Agenda business Other business * Adjournment The above is […]

Planning Events

Proposed Event Analysis Event Name                           ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…… Description                             ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….… Date/Time/Location              ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…… Attendance Target (include numbers or demographics)   ………………………………………………………………..……………………… Promotional Method(s)         ……………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………………….……. Sponsors, if any                     ………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………………………….……. Previous achievements from similar event and means for improvement. Who previously held such an event? Describe results. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………   Anticipated Costs Labour ($ per hour/person/ # persons)                              …………………………………………………………………………………………………….………. Permits (liquor, city, […]

Employee or Contractor? Part I

BIA Employee or Contractor? In any environment various solutions give varying results, some producing different advantages or benefits depending on the approach taken. Today, let’s look at what may be best for a BIA in terms of staffing. Various titles are used in BIAs. Most common are ‘Coordinator’, ‘Executive Director’ or ‘General Manager’. Titles do not play a role in this dissertation. Any staffer can be a contractor, regardless of […]

Employee or Contractor? Part II What’s best for a BIA?

Hybrid Factors which lead to misconceptions and conflict As previously stated, problems arise from hiring practices that are sloppy or thoughtless. The average BIA member has a lay knowledge of labour laws and standards. Especially since, in recent years, many employee benefits have become statutory. Government has legislated conditions which once negotiated between the parties, are now automatically included. This has led to an increase of labour conflicts ending up […]