ERIC KRAUSE

In business since 1996
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CROMARTY COMMUNITY INDOOR TENNIS CENTRE
Society Founded 2006

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PROPERTY ACQUISITION CORRESPONDENCE AFTER CHARITY STATUS

INDEX TO THE ROUTE TO A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION AT THE SYDNEY AIRPORT AUTHORITY:

1. HAROURBOURSIDE COMMERCIAL PARK

2. CBU

3 CBRM

4. GREEN LINK SOCIETY

5. PROVINCIAL POLITICAINS

6. BUILDING CANADA FUND

7. SYDPORT

8. FEDERAL POLITICIANS

9. DEVCO

10. ECCB

11.  CAPE BRETON-VICTORIA REGIONAL SCHOOL BOARD

12. SYDNEY AIRPORT AUTHORITY

 

1. HAROURBOURSIDE COMMERCIAL PARK

E-MAIL CONTACT:

The Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre, a tax-exempt Sydney-based charity, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, has begun its drive to build the first indoor facility in Cape Breton designed exclusively for the game of tennis. Please visit http://www.cromartytennis.ca/ccitc/  [Now Defunct]for all the details. Besides being a public facility available on a first come, first served basis, the Centre will advance education by providing tennis lessons to students as a component of a school curriculum, and by offering training courses for tennis coaches, officials and instructors. It will also relieve conditions associated with aging by providing tennis programs for the aged; and it will provide relief to persons with disabilities by developing and implementing tennis programs for the disabled.

My question is whether Harbourside Commercial Park has developed any land leasing or property acquisition policy with respect to the construction of public facilities such as ours that as a charity will be developing programmes that benefits the community. At the same time, the Centre would be a place that could provide a recreational outlet for your tenants on a first come, first served basis (i.e. the Centre is not membership based, but rather rental based by the hour or half hour). Also, as part of your promoted infrastructure, our near-by facility might provide an additional draw for new tenants.

At the moment, we are contemplating the construction of one all-year round, covered court under a steel-building, but additional covered courts, built now or later, are not out of the question if the demand were there. I look forward to your reply.

Eric Krause, Chair, Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC)

REPLY:

Hi Eric,

We definitely support Cromarty Tennis Club for an indoor tennis facility and we have land that would be suitable for such a project, however, we are not mandated to provide land leasing or land acquisitions to charitable organizations.

I would suggest that you contact your local MLA.

Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any further questions. My cell # is ...

Regards, Gerry McCarron mccarrgw@gov.ns.ca  


2. CBU

E-MAIL CONTACT:

Hi Gordon [MacInnis]:

I'm not sure if you guys are still exploring the possibility of developing a recreational complex at CBU aimed at encouraging healthy living within the community as I have heard nothing further. At the last meeting that I attended, Tennis and other racquet sports were put on the back burner and I assume that they are still there. At any rate, we have moved forward with our attempt to get a
building(s) constructed, and we have started an active donation drive (see below).

We have yet to decide upon an appropriate site as we want to be certain of the best location. Thought you would be interested.

Eric

Charity Donation Drive

The Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre, a tax-exempt Sydney-based charitable organization, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as BN 848036968RR0001, has begun its donation drive to build the first indoor facility in Cape Breton designed exclusively for the game of tennis. A public facility available on a first come, first served basis, the Centre will also advance education by providing tennis lessons to students as a component of a school curriculum, and by offering training courses for tennis coaches, officials and instructors. It will also relieve conditions associated with aging by providing tennis programs for the aged; and it will provide relief to persons with disabilities by developing and implementing tennis programmes for the disabled.

Please visit http://www.cromartytennis.ca/ccitc/  [Now Defunct] or e-mail cromartytennis@cromartytennis.ca [Now Defunct For CCITC Contacts] for all the details. Official receipts will ensure that eligible donors will benefit from all the tax
incentives associated with gifting to our registered charity.

 

REPLY:

Good morning Eric. Yes, we continue to try to push the project forward but have to date received no indication of funding. I wish you the best with your fundraising effort. If you are interested in looking at our campus as a possible location for the building we can discuss.

Regards, Gord

E-MAIL CONTACT:

Hi Gordon:

Thank you for the positive response.

If you are thinking that the CBU campus were still an acceptable location for our facility, that of course would be fantastic. Naturally, if we were to locate to CBU we would lose our ability to apply for grants such as provincial which require that we either own or have a long term lease to property, but of course we may not need such grants to move ahead. In that case, a campus location might prove ideal in that it would provide certain off-setting benefits not available to us at another location.

At any rate, at the moment we are seeking ownership or long-term lease. I am assuming as well that CBU is not in a position to provide any long-term leasing (10 years minimum) arrangement re campus property (land)? However, if it is, let's meet.

later

Eric


3. CBRM

At the moment, after examining all available  properties (e.g. Centennial Park, land off Inglis Street, Louisa Gardens, Rotary Park, etc.) the CBRM owned Rotary Park area looks the most promising and we will next contact the group developing public trails on that land for their viewpoints.

As for the other just mentioned properties, we will look a bit deeper here too.

Attention:

Marie Walsh
Director of Finance
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
cbrm@cbrm.ns.ca 

Hi Marie:

I believe it was you I briefly talked to over the telephone a bit back regarding the Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre. At that time, I was inquiring whether there was any land or
building(s) in the CBRM which our charitable Society might be able to obtain on a favourable basis. My understanding is that leasing is no longer an option, and purchase is the only other
alternative.

You were going to refer my request to a staff member reporting to you who was to get back to me. Perhaps this was to be Blair Brewer whom I have talked to. I am not sure. However, Blair was quite
helpful, but regarding policy, I believe that this was not his area of responsibility.

I have been and will continue to be in talks with Malcolm, and Ken on the planning side, so this part of the issue is being addressed. At the moment, Rotary Park looks most promising in that our
proposed location (along the west side of Rotary Drive well above the Wentworth Creek ravine) would not interfere with the Green link Society plans for trail routes throughout the Park.

At any rate, to refresh your memory who we are:

"This spring, the Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC), a tax-exempt Sydney-based charity, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, began its drive to build the first indoor
facility in Cape Breton designed exclusively for the game of tennis. Please visit
http://www.cromartytennis.ca/ccitc/  [Now Defunct] for all the details.

Besides being a public facility available on a first come, first served basis, the Centre will advance education by providing tennis lessons to students as a component of a school curriculum, and
by offering training courses for tennis coaches, officials and instructors. It will also relieve conditions associated with aging by providing tennis programs for the aged; and it will provide
relief to persons with disabilities by developing and implementing tennis programs for the disabled.

Our present concern is to obtain property or building(s) (or a long-term lease (10 years) to a parcel of land or building(s) which CBRM can no longer provide I believe).

Afterward, we are contemplating the construction of one all-year round, covered court under a steel-building, but additional covered courts, built now or later, are not out of the question if
the demand were there. We would also consider renovating an existing building(s) to our requirements.

At any rate, my question is whether CBRM has developed any property acquisition policy (at Rotary Park or elsewhere within the former City of Sydney, Sydney River, or Coxheath areas) with respect to the construction of public facilities such as ours that as a charity will be developing programmes that benefits the community."

I look forward to your reply.

Eric Krause
Chair
CCITC
539-3115

62 Woodill St.,
Sydney, NS
B1P 4N9


4. GREEN LINK SOCIETY

Malcolm Gillis
Planning Department
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
e-mail mggillis@cbrm.ns.ca
Phone 902-563-5027
www.cbrm.ns.ca 

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Krause [KrauseHouse@KrauseHouse.ca ]
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:55 AM
To: Malcolm Gillis
Subject: From Eric Krause - Tennis Facility

Hi Malcolm:

I wonder whether you had a chance to alert Gerald MacDonald in his capacity as chairman of the Green Link Association's Board (Green Link Society) regarding his thoughts on us establishing our tennis facility in the Rotary Park area. My understanding was that you were going to e-mail him?

At any rate, I can follow this up in detail with him if you could provide me with his e-mail address.

Thanks Malcolm,

Eric [June 24, 2008]

Hi Eric. Actually I attended a meeting of the Green Link Society. They are generally in favour of another not for profit recreational interest establishing in Rotary Park provided the site does not interfere with their trails. The sites we looked at generally were along Rotary Drive itself and in proximity to the Rotary Drive apartment building. So it is safe to say that in principal they don't have a problem with it and would support it if kept away from the trails.

Hi Eric. Of course you should be dealing with the CBRM as you have in the past if you want a site within Rotary Park. My purpose in referring to the Green link Society is because they have a legal agreement with the CBRM to be the primary agency responsible for maintaining Rotary Park. Their Board consists of a number of well intentioned people, but they all have too many other irons in the fire to keep the Green link Society functioning consistently. Most likely the best you will get from them is what I have forwarded to you in my e-mail of June 24 until a formal request is made to the CBRM to acquire a parcel of CBRM land. And I am confident any formal response they will provide will not contradict the response they gave me provided it does not impose on any of their trail routes throughout the Park. The sites you were generally interested in are along the west side of Rotary Drive well above the Wentworth Creek ravine which are satisfactory to them. However, CBRM's staff person responsible for CBRM property (i.e. Ken Smith) advised me a lease is not an option. The parcel would have to be conveyed outright.

When you have a very good idea of the extent of land you would need (consider building size, on-site parking and motor vehicle maneuvering areas, landscaping and other ancillary facilities) and the site you would like to acquire you should contact Ken Smith with your proposal. Ken would have to verify if the site would have to be declared surplus by Council (most likely it would) but a tennis facility is a recreational facility so they would at least be receptive to the idea within Rotary Park.

If a Rotary Park site is still very much of interest to you, you may want to meet with Ken and I to start advancing this.

Malcolm Gillis
Planning Department
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
e-mail mggillis@cbrm.ns.ca
Phone 902-563-5027
www.cbrm.ns.ca 

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Krause [KrauseHouse@KrauseHouse.ca ]
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:02 PM
To: Malcolm Gillis
Subject: From Eric Krause - Indoor Tennis

Hi Malcolm:

As you know I have not heard back from anyone on the board of the GREENLINK PARK SOCIETY. I now see that they have defaulted as a Society with Joint Stocks and this happened in 2003. My question then: shouldn't I be dealing with CBRM directly, rather than dealing with a non-existent active board, to see if a parcel of land can be severed for our use??

Your thoughts.

Eric

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5. PROVINCIAL POLITICIANS

From: "Cromarty Tennis Club" <cromartytennis@CromartyTennis.ca > [Now Defunct for CCITC Contacts]
To: <Barry.Barnet@gov.ns.ca   >,
<MACDONMAN@gov.ns.ca >,
<PREMIER@gov.ns.ca >,
<WILSOND@gov.ns.ca >,
<alfiemacleodmla@ns.aliantzinc.ca >,
<frankmla@ns.sympatico.ca >,
<keithbainmla@ns.sympatico.ca >,
<mlaclarke@ns.sympatico.ca >,
"2008 Pam MacLeod" <pmacleod@syd.eastlink.ca >,
<MGGillis@cbrm.ns.ca >
Sent: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 16:27:46 -0300
Subject: From Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre to Premier MacDonald

Hello Barry:

Recently Pam MacLeod, as a private citizen and tennis enthusiast, sent a letter in support of an indoor tennis facility for Sydney (reply from your Office attached). I have thanked her for her initiative, and below I would like to outline what we have accomplished in this area to date.

This spring, the Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC), a tax-exempt Sydney-based charity, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, began its drive to build the first indoor facility in Cape Breton designed exclusively for the game of tennis. Please visit http://www.cromartytennis.ca/ccitc/  [Now Defunct] for all the details.

Besides being a public facility available on a first come, first served basis, the Centre will advance education by providing tennis lessons to students as a component of a school curriculum, and
by offering training courses for tennis coaches, officials and instructors. It will also relieve conditions associated with aging by providing tennis programs for the aged; and it will provide
relief to persons with disabilities by developing and implementing tennis programs for the disabled.

Our present concern is to obtain property or a long-term lease (10 years) to a parcel of land that would allow us, for example to apply for financial grants from say the Recreation Facility
Development Program (RFD) and Building Facility Infrastructure Program. We have already talked to Coleen Chisholm (HPP Cape Breton regional office). She is well aware of our desires and has been most supportive.

We also inquired whether Harbourside Commercial Park has developed any land leasing or property acquisition policy with respect to the construction of public facilities such as ours that as a
charity will be developing programmes that benefits the community. At the same time, the Centre would be a place that could provide a recreational outlet for its tenants on a first come, first
served basis (i.e. the Centre is not membership based, but rather rental based by the hour or half hour). Also, as part of its promoted infrastructure, our near-by facility might provide an
additional draw for any new tenants.

I forwarded this request to Lindsay Mills (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal) and Gerry McCarron (Harbourside Commercial Park) who were kind enough to forward my note up the line to Gary Campbell. So far I have not heard back from Gary.

We have also been active with talks with Malcolm Gillis (Manager of Development Service Branch/Planner CBRM ) and others at CBRM. The one place that looked most promising was Rotary Park in Sydney where the Green Link Association's Board is actively pursuing an active transportation development. So far, I have not heard back from the board.

So - as you can see, we are serious in our attempt to get an indoor tennis facility constructed at Sydney. At the moment, we are contemplating the construction of one all-year round, covered court
under a steel-building, but additional covered courts, built now or later, are not out of the question if the demand were there.

However, right now an acquisition of land is our prime concern.

I look forward to your reply, and any help you could provide.

Eric Krause,
Chair,
Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC)

_____________________
Attachment:

Pam MacLeod
pmacleod@syd.eastlink.ca 

[Tennis Facilities in Cape Breton - 062708016]

Dear Ms. MacLeod:

Thank you for your e-mail of June 26, 2008 concerning tennis facilities in the Sydney area. Premier MacDonald has asked that I respond on his behalf. It is good to hear of the benefits you have
experienced from your involvement in the sport of tennis and your interest in the development of sport and recreation infrastructure in your community.

Facility development in Nova Scotia is driven by communities of interest. Groups of like-minded citizens identify facility needs, develop concepts and then work toward construction and operation
of these facilities. The role of the province is to assist these groups in the construction of sport and recreation facilities. I encourage you to work with others in the tennis community to
work toward your goal.

The Department of Health Promotion and Protection (HPP) routinely works with incorporated, not-for-profit organizations and municipalities that have an interest in facility development. HPP
has two programs, Recreation Facility Development Program (RFD) and Building Facility Infrastructure Together (B-FIT), which could be of assistance in developing an indoor tennis facility. HPP has a regional office located in Sydney and I suggest you contact our regional representative for Cape Breton, Coleen Chisholm, at 563-2380. Ms. Chisholm would be pleased to discuss these programs with you.

Sincerely,

Barry Barnet
Minister of Health Promotion and Protection

c. Premier Rodney J. MacDonald


6. BUILDING CANADA FUND

Hello Eric,
Thanks for your email.

The Building Canada Fund - Communities Component (BCF-CC) is intended for communities under a population under 100,000. Unfortunately because you are situated in CBRM, you would not be eligible under BCF-CC. CBRM is eligible under BCF- Major Components (BCF-MC) which is a program that is under development. I would recommend that you work with CBRM to see if, when BCF-MC is established, your project would be eligible.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Regards,
Aileen

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Aileen Waller-Hebb, P.Eng.
Manager
Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Secretariat
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
Maritime Centre, 14th Floor North
1505 Barrington St.
PO Box 216
Halifax, NS
B3J 2M4

Phone: (902) 424-7414
Fax: (902) 424-0821
E-mail: wallerae@gov.ns.ca
Web: www.mrif.ns.ca www.nsinfrastructure.ca 

>>> "Cromarty Tennis Club" <cromartytennis@CromartyTennis.ca > [Now Defunct for CCITC Contacts] 7/29/2008
7:54 PM >>>
Aileen Waller-Hebb, P.Eng
(902) 424-7414
wallerae@gov.ns.ca 

Hi Aileen:

The Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre, a tax-exempt Sydney-based charitable organization, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as BN 848036968RR0001, would like to take advantage of the Canada Building Fund in the area where a project will deliver economic and social benefits to Canadians. I was on your site ( http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/muns/infr/bcf.asp   ) but I did not see an application form that met this requirement.

Please visit http://www.cromartytennis.ca/ccitc/  [Now Defunct]  or e-mail cromartytennis@cromartytennis.ca  [Now Defunct for CCITC Contacts] for all the details.

MISSION STATEMENT

For the Cromarty Tennis Club, through an independent trust, known as the Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC) to raise funds to construct, maintain, and operate Cape Breton’s first indoor facility (one covered doubles court) designed only for tennis. An all-season operation, the Centre will feature programmes that without exception will be CCITC run and designed. Where practical, that design will meet Tennis Nova Scotia, or Tennis Canada standards.

Built exclusively for the benefit of the public, with a particular focus on the young, old, and the challenged, the Centre will provide a summer/critical winter playing venue for all levels and ages of tennis players, from novice through seasoned. It will encourage high public user participation rates through an affordable hourly rate - first come, first serve - and educational group clinics. It will stress that its cushioned court is state-of-the-art and exceptionally physically friendly, to draw in the older player who might hesitate to participate otherwise.

The Centre will stress public instruction, at both an hourly and clinic level. At the hourly level, CCITC trained staff volunteers will provide tennis advice, knowledge, practical tips, and even racquets upon the asking, at no additional charge.

In addition, the Centre will target the younger public, through assorted winter and summer group clinics. It will maximize the number of operating hours to what is practical. In particular, the Centre will concentrate on winter school, winter after school, and winter junior development programmes based on Tennis Canada training, instructional, and skills upgrading criteria. Winter coaching clinics would be another priority, as would other community group initiatives, such as wheelchair and mixed senior (plus 55) play.

During the summer, held will be similar group clinics designed to enhance any Island outdoor programme that requests CCITC help.

OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY

(a) To construct, maintain and operate an indoor tennis facility on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, available to the general public.
(b) To advance education by providing tennis lessons to students as a component of a school curriculum, and by offering training courses for tennis coaches, officials, and instructors.
(c) To relieve conditions associated with aging by providing tennis programmes.
(d) To provide relief to persons with disabilities by developing and implementing tennis programmes for the disabled.
(e) To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the above objects.
(f) To acquire by way of grant, gift, purchase, bequest, devise or otherwise, real and personal property and to use and apply such property to the realization of the objects of the Society.
(g) To buy, own, hold, lease, mortgage, sell and convey such real and personal property as may be necessary or desirable in the carrying out the objects of the Society.

Provided that nothing herein contained shall permit the Society to carry on any trade, industry, or business and the Society shall be carried on without purpose of gain to any of the members and that any surplus or any accretions of the Society shall be used solely for the purposes of the Society and the promotion of its objects.

Provided, further, that if for any reason the operations of the Society are terminated or are wound up, or are dissolved and there remains, at that time, after satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall be paid to some other charitable organization in Canada, having objects similar to those of the Society.

The activities of the Society are to be carried on in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Immediate area of Cape Breton Island.

Thanks

Eric Krause
Chair
CCITC
539-3115

62 Woodill St.,
Sydney, NS
B1P 4N9

Hi Malcolm:

I wonder whether you could provide me with a CBRM name I should contact re a proposed BCF- Major Components (BCF-MC) programme which is under development (see Aileen Waller-Hebb correspondence below) for which CBRM projects would be eligible.

Thanks

Eric

From: "Malcolm Gillis" <MGGillis@cbrm.ns.ca >
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 15:48:52 -0400
To: krausehouse@krausehouse.ca 
Subject: RE: From Eric Krause Re: Building Canada Fund 

Hi Eric. I've e-mailed select staff members of the CBRM asking if they know anything about this program. I know the Planning and Development Department is not directly involved. If and when I get a response I will forward it to you. However, this is a Provincial program, if it is under development then I would assume the Province is developing it. I do know the BCF-CC program only
included water, wastewater, and solid waste as legitimate project types and that was determined by the Province and not the municipalities. With your permission I will forward your request to CBRM to the Province and ask them why they would lead you to believe we are developing this program.

Malcolm Gillis
Planning Department
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
e-mail mggillis@cbrm.ns.ca
Phone 902-563-5027
www.cbrm.ns.ca   


7. SYDPORT

 

Sydport Operations Inc. (Laurentian Energy Corp),
10 Marine Drive,
Sydport Industrial Park,
Edwardsville, Nova Scotia
B2A 4S6

Hello:

This spring, the Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC), a tax-exempt Sydney-based charity, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, began its drive to build the first indoor facility in Cape Breton designed exclusively for the game of tennis. Please visit http://www.cromartytennis.ca/ccitc/  [Now Defunct] for all the details.

Besides being a public facility available on a first come, first served basis, the Centre will advance education by providing tennis lessons to students as a component of a school curriculum, and
by offering training courses for tennis coaches, officials and instructors. It will also relieve conditions associated with aging by providing tennis programs for the aged; and it will provide
relief to persons with disabilities by developing and implementing tennis programs for the disabled.

Our present concern is to obtain property or building(s), or a long-term lease (10 years) to a parcel of land of building(s).

My question is whether Sydport Operations Inc. has developed any land leasing or property acquisition policy with respect to the construction of public facilities such as ours that as a charity will be developing programmes that benefits the community. At the same time, the Centre would be a place that could provide a recreational outlet for your tenants on a first come, first served basis (i.e. the Centre is not membership based, but rather rental based by the hour or half hour). Also, as part of your promoted infrastructure, our near-by facility might provide an additional draw for new tenants.

At the moment, we are contemplating the construction of one all-year round, covered court under a steel-building, but additional covered courts, built now or later, are not out of the question if
the demand were there. We would also consider renovating an existing building(s) to our requirements.

I look forward to your reply.

Eric Krause,
Chair,
Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC)


8. FEDERAL POLITICIANS

Mark Eyking, MP - Cape Breton
eykinm1@parl.gc.ca
Eyking.M@parl.gc.ca 

Rodger Cuzner, MP - Cape Breton
cuzner1@parl.gc.ca
Cuzner.R@parl.gc.ca 

Gentlemen:

The Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre, a tax-exempt Sydney-based charitable organization, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as BN 848036968RR0001, would like to take advantage of the Canada Building Fund in the area where a project will deliver economic and social benefits to Canadians (See Mission Statement and Objects of the Society summarized below). As I understand it, while the Building Canada Fund - Communities Component (BCF-CC) is intended for communities with a population under 100,000 - which means that the CBRM is not eligible - the CBRM is eligible under BCF- Major Components (BCF-MC) which is a program that is under development. Presently I am waiting for a reply from the CBRM to see who their contact person might be.

At any rate, we have two present concerns:

First, that we obtain property or a long-term lease (10 years) to a parcel of land in the CBRM. With this in mind, I have made contact with a number of interests (e.g. CBRM, Harbourside Commercial Park, Sydport Operations Inc. (Laurentian Energy Corp), etc.). To date, none of these inquiries have panned out.

Second, that we construct one all-year round, covered court under a steel-building, with additional covered courts - built now or later - not out of the question if the demand were there. Please visit
http://www.cromartytennis.ca/ccitc/  [Now Defunct] for all the construction and related details. We would also consider renovating an existing building(s) to our requirements.

My query is whether you can provide me with any help that might move our project into consideration for the Building Canada Fund - Major Components - programme.

Thanks

Eric Krause
Chair
CCITC
539-3115

62 Woodill St.,
Sydney, NS
B1P 4N9

____________________

MISSION STATEMENT

For the Cromarty Tennis Club, through an independent trust, known as the Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC) to raise funds to construct, maintain, and operate Cape Breton's first indoor facility (one covered doubles court) designed only for tennis. An all-season operation, the Centre will feature programmes that without exception will be CCITC run and designed. Where practical, that design will meet Tennis Nova Scotia, or Tennis Canada standards.

Built exclusively for the benefit of the public, with a particular focus on the young, old, and the challenged, the Centre will provide a summer/critical winter playing venue for all levels and ages of tennis players, from novice through seasoned. It will encourage high public user participation rates through an affordable hourly rate - first come, first serve - and educational group clinics.
It will stress that its cushioned court is state-of-the-art and exceptionally physically friendly, to draw in the older player who might hesitate to participate otherwise.

The Centre will stress public instruction, at both an hourly and clinic level. At the hourly level, CCITC trained staff volunteers will provide tennis advice, knowledge, practical tips, and even
racquets upon the asking, at no additional charge.

In addition, the Centre will target the younger public, through assorted winter and summer group clinics. It will maximize the number of operating hours to what is practical. In particular, the
Centre will concentrate on winter school, winter after school, and winter junior development programmes based on Tennis Canada training, instructional, and skills upgrading criteria. Winter
coaching clinics would be another priority, as would other community group initiatives, such as wheelchair and mixed senior (plus 55) play.

During the summer, held will be similar group clinics designed to enhance any Island outdoor programme that requests CCITC help.

OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY

(a) To construct, maintain and operate an indoor tennis facility on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, available to the general public.
(b) To advance education by providing tennis lessons to students as a component of a school curriculum, and by offering training courses for tennis coaches, officials, and instructors.
(c) To relieve conditions associated with aging by providing tennis programmes.
(d) To provide relief to persons with disabilities by developing and implementing tennis programmes for the disabled.
(e) To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the above objects.
(f) To acquire by way of grant, gift, purchase, bequest, devise or otherwise, real and personal property and to use and apply such property to the realization of the objects of the Society.
(g) To buy, own, hold, lease, mortgage, sell and convey such real and personal property as may be necessary or desirable in the carrying out the objects of the Society.

Provided that nothing herein contained shall permit the Society to carry on any trade, industry, or business and the Society shall be carried on without purpose of gain to any of the members and that any surplus or any accretions of the Society shall be used solely for the purposes of the Society and the promotion of its objects.

Provided, further, that if for any reason the operations of the Society are terminated or are wound up, or are dissolved and there remains, at that time, after satisfaction of all its debts and
liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall be paid to some other charitable organization in Canada, having objects similar to those of the Society.

The activities of the Society are to be carried on in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Immediate area of Cape Breton Island.


9. DEVCO

Tom Fleming,
Director, Customer Services and Marketing,
Cape Breton Development Corporation,
Fax Number: 902-563-0062
E-mail: tfleming@devco.ca 

Hi Tom:

Too bad you are still working. As for me, since 1997 I have been retired and really enjoying it. Tennis most days, even if often in the rain this last month! Last several winters, including January
through March, in the snow too - and now you may have a hint why this letter.

At any rate, its my understanding that under the "Cape Breton Development Corporation Divestiture Authorization and Dissolution Act" that one of your objectives is to sell or transfer properties.
While you plan to transfer most of the non-coal properties to ECBC whose mandate, in part, is to provide employment outside the coal producing industry, I wonder whether you still hold any land
within the CBRM within the near vicinity of the former city of Sydney, Sydney River, or Coxheath areas.

This spring, the Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC), a tax-exempt Sydney-based charity, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, began its drive to build the first indoor facility in Cape Breton designed exclusively for the game of tennis. Please visit http://www.cromartytennis.ca/ccitc/  [Now Defunct] for all the details.

Besides being a public facility available on a first come, first served basis, the Centre will advance education by providing tennis lessons to students as a component of a school curriculum, and
by offering training courses for tennis coaches, officials and instructors. It will also relieve conditions associated with aging by providing tennis programs for the aged; and it will provide
relief to persons with disabilities by developing and implementing tennis programs for the disabled.

At any rate, we have two present concerns:

First, that we obtain property or a long-term lease (10 years) to a parcel of land in the CBRM.

Second, that we construct one all-year round, covered court under a steel-building, with additional covered courts - built now or later - not out of the question if the demand were there. We would
also consider renovating an existing building(s) to our requirements.

Given our concerns, I wonder whether you are in any position to advance our project?

Thanks,

Eric

Eric Krause
Chair
CCITC
539-3115

62 Woodill St.,
Sydney, NS
B1P 4N9


10. ECCB

Silicon Island
70 Crescent Street
Sydney, N.S. B1S 2Z7

Toll Free: 1-800-705-3926
Tel: (902) 564-3600
Fax: (902) 564-3825
Email: ecbcinfo@ecbc-secb.gc.ca 

Hello:

Before I go through the formal procedure of filling out an application for assistance, I wonder whether you could review the following and send me your viewpoint.

Its my understanding that under the "Cape Breton Development Corporation Divestiture Authorization and Dissolution Act" that one of DEVCO's objectives is to sell or transfer properties. Furthermore, I understand, given that ECBC's mandate is in part to provide employment outside the coal producing industry, that DEVCO has already transferred most of its non-coal properties to ECBC. My question (see below) concerns any of these properties which you may still retain within the CBRM in the near vicinity of the former city of Sydney, Sydney River, or Coxheath areas.

Some history first: This spring, the Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC), a tax-exempt Sydney-based charity, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, began its drive to build the first indoor facility in Cape Breton designed exclusively for the game of tennis. Please visit http://www.cromartytennis.ca/ccitc/  [Now Defunct] for all the details.

Besides being a public facility available on a first come, first served basis, the Centre will advance education by providing tennis lessons to students as a component of a school curriculum, and by offering training courses for tennis coaches, officials and instructors. It will also relieve conditions associated with aging by providing tennis programs for the aged; and it will provide relief to persons with disabilities by developing and implementing tennis programs for the disabled.

At any rate, we have two present concerns:

First, that we obtain property or a long-term lease (10 years) to a parcel of land in the CBRM.

Second, that we construct one all-year round, covered court under a steel-building, with additional covered courts - built now or later - not out of the question if the demand were there. We would also consider renovating an existing building(s) to our requirements.

Given our concerns, I wonder whether you are in any position to advance our project?

Thanks,

Eric

Eric Krause
Chair
CCITC
539-3115

62 Woodill St.,
Sydney, NS
B1P 4N9


 11. CAPE BRETON-VICTORIA REGIONAL SCHOOL BOARD

Ambrose White,
Director Operational Services,
999 Alexander Street,
Sydney, Nova Scotia B1L 6G7,
Phone: (902)563-5402,
Fax: (902)563-4566,
awhite@cbvrsb.ca 

Hello Mr. White:

I wonder if you or your Facilities Manager could reply to me.

This spring, the Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC), a tax-exempt Sydney-based charity, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, began its drive to build the first indoor facility in Cape Breton designed exclusively for the game of tennis. Please visit http://www.cromartytennis.ca/ccitc/  [Now Defunct] for all the details.

Besides being a public facility available on a first come, first served basis, the Centre will advance education by providing tennis lessons to students as a component of a school curriculum, and by offering training courses for tennis coaches, officials and instructors. It will also relieve conditions associated with aging by providing tennis programs for the aged; and it will provide relief to persons with disabilities by developing and implementing tennis programs for the disabled.

Our present concern is to obtain property or building(s), or a long-term lease (10 years) to a parcel of land or building(s).

My question is whether you are aware of any school property(s), with or without a building, within or in the vicinity of the former City of Sydney which may be surplus to the needs of the school
board. I understand that I may have to deal with the Province in this instance, but here I am just asking for you to draw upon your knowledge. As you would have observed above, our charitable status requires that we develop programmes that would be of use to your students, but that discussion is for another day.

Once we obtain land, we will construct at least one all-year round, covered court under a steel-building, though, of course, additional covered courts, built now or later, are not out of the
question if the demand were there. We would also consider renovating an existing building(s) to our requirements.

I look forward to your reply.

Eric Krause,
Chair,
Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC),


 

 12. SYDNEY AIRPORT AUTHORITY

CROMARTY COMMUNITY INDOOR TENNIS CENTRE
A Registered Canadian Charitable Organization
Founded In 2006 Under The Nova Scotia Societies Act

cromartytennis@cromartytennis.ca
[Now Defunct for CCITC Contacts]

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Business Number (A Canadian Registered Charity): 848036968RR0001

 

Sydney Airport Authority
P.O. Box 670
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Canada
B1P 6H7 

November 06, 2008 

Attention: Hayes MacNeil, Chairman

cc. Lawrence MacPherson, Chief Executive ( larrymceo@sydneyairport.ca ) 

Hello Mr. MacNeil, 

This spring, the Cromarty Community Indoor Tennis Centre (CCITC), a tax-exempt Sydney-based charity, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, 
began its drive to build the first indoor facility in Cape Breton designed exclusively for the game of tennis. Please visit
http://www.cromartytennis.ca/ccitc/  [Now Defunct] for all the details.
 
Besides being a public facility available on a first come, first served basis, the Centre will advance education by providing tennis lessons to students as a component 
of a school curriculum, and by offering training courses for tennis coaches, officials and instructors. It will also relieve conditions associated with aging by providing 
tennis programmes for the aged; and it will provide relief to persons with disabilities by developing and implementing tennis programmes for the disabled.
 
Our present concern is to obtain property or building(s), or a long-term lease (10 years minimum) to a parcel of land or building(s). Once we obtain land, we will construct 
at least one all-year round, covered court under a steel-building, though, of course, additional covered courts, built now or later, are not out of the question if the demand were there.
 

Proposed Building

 

Proposed Interior (See Bude Cornwall) [http://www.cornwall-online.co.uk/woolstone-manor/woolstone-manor.asp]

Source: http://www.cornwall-online.co.uk/woolstone-manor/woolstone-manor.asp

(Closely resembles the proposed facility)

The prime goal of the CCITC is to ensure the successful construction and the on-going operation of an indoor public tennis facility, while meeting all of the charitable and ancillary activities as described in the seven objects of the Society. For a $300,000 capital investment, the minimum amount necessary to achieve the prime goal, the facility would take a certain basic, cost-effective, form. Naturally, a greater investment would produce additional enhancements, such as a larger building, extra tennis courts, running track, year-round air-conditioning, etc.

For the minimum $300,000 investment, the proposed building would serve up the standard four walls, a white ceiling, indirect court lighting, a superior insulated envelope, an economical heating system, the most simple of washroom facilities, and a first class alternate-style cushioned tennis court as follows:

(1) A "pre-engineered rigid framed" steel building set upon concrete with a reinforced slab on grade
(2) 60' wide x 120' long, with 25' high side walls and 35' to a central ridge
(3) One, state of the art, Novacrylic Ultracushion, doubles court (36' x 78' between lines, 21' back spaces , 12' side spaces) measuring overall 60' x 120'
(4) Superior insulation (Walls R20, ceiling R32) with either indirect ventilation through ceiling-mounted exhaust fans or natural infiltration
(5)  Propane gas-fired high-intensity infrared radiant ceramic ["light"] heating system (One Modine MT 120 set at each end of the building) maintaining a 55 F degrees [12.7 degrees C] inside winter temperature
(6) T5 fluorescent blue light technology: 18 ten-lamp T5HO [high Intensity] Fluorescent indirect light fixtures  (Courtlite Direct Recreational energy efficient lighting system)
(7) A basic washroom amenity
(8) An automatic active fire suppression system

 For greater detail, please go to: http://www.cromartytennis.ca/ccitc/WinterBuildingStudyTechnical.htm [Now Defunct - Go to Technical Issues -A Feasibility Study for A Public Indoor Tennis Facility ]

I appreciate the time that you will take with this proposal for a land lease agreement.

Eric Krause
62 Woodill St, Sydney, N.S.
B1P 4N9
(902) 539-3115