St. Edmunds Property Owners, Inc.

P.O. BOX 152, TOBERMORY, ONTARIO N0H 2R0

https://sepo.ca/

MEMO #2-2024

SEPO's GOALS
  • To lead collective action in support of the long term affordable enjoyment of our properties in an unspoiled natural environment.
  • To encourage responsible attitudes for sustaining the high quality of life on our St. Edmunds properties.
Hello subscriber,

Your SEPO membership expired on

December 31, 2023.

Your financial support is essential in order to maintain SEPO's presence for the benefit of all property owners. Please renew your membership:
https://sepo.ca/become-a-sepo-member/
  • St. Edmunds Property Owners, Inc. represents all property owners in the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. Now, more than ever, property owners in the MNBP need a united voice to speak on everyone's behalf.
  • This Municipality consistently increases property taxes beyond the rate of inflation. Last year's increase was 6.45%.
  • The Draft 2024 Budget calls for a whopping 9.1% municipal tax increase on top of last year's 6.1% increase.
  • At a Special Council Meeting scheduled for January 17, our Mayor and his Council will be reviewing estimates for the Lion's Head Arena and Community Centre Project. The preliminary estimate does not include extra expenses.
  • In 2023, Bruce County taxed the residents of Northern Bruce Peninsula 8.7 Million Dollars with minimal visible return in support to this community. SEPO continues pressing Bruce County for an accounting of how our money was dispersed.
  • Last year's budget included a $250,000.00 expense to replace a piece of equipment well short of its anticipated life.
  • We continue to be overwhelmed with tourists with no apparent long range tourism plans.
If you are one of 187 members who purchases propane from Sparlings at SEPO's negotiated price of 56.9 cents/litre, your membership must remain in good standing.
Please renew your membership using our interactive membership form: https://sepo.ca/become-a-sepo-member/
For previous issues of our newsletters and memos, please visit our Website and click on the menu item, MEMOS & NEWSLETTERS.

Your SEPO membership offers you benefits including:
  • FOCA (Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations) membership benefits includes a cottage items including insurance, "Dock in a Box", etc. Login to www.sepo.ca, members for more information. The newly revised FOCA website hosts a plethora of useful information. Details to login will be posted on our Members Only webpage.
  • Discount on propane purchased from and delivered by Sparlings Propane.
  • Members only pricing to Cottage Life Magazine which includes regular emails with interesting content and updates
In order to access information about these benefits, you will need to login into the website. Once logged in, when you go to the membership tab, the pull-down menu will include the Members Only section with information about FOCA and Sparlings. See instructions below.

Included at the bottom of this email are instructions for accessing the members only section.

As always, we welcome your input and thank you for your continued support and interest in “SEPO." Please forward your comments to info@sepo.ca.

On behalf of the SEPO Executive,

David Almack, Udo Nixdorf, Carrie King, Kevin Doyle, Dave Hartney, Tom McAfee and Jack Schenk.

Login for the First Time Instructions:

When you became a SEPO member, you supplied us with your email address, subscriber which is the one you will need to complete your online registration. Your email is already registered, all you need to do now is create your login password.
Please follow the instructions below carefully to complete your registration.
• Visit our website at: https://sepo.ca
• Choose Login from the Menu.
• Click on "Lost Password" at the bottom of this panel.
• Enter the email address in the "User Name or Email Address" line.
• Click on "Get New Password" which will now send you a confirmation link, to the email you posted above.
• Check your Email for the Confirmation Link. Request "Get New Password" if it doesn't show up in a few minutes.
• The "Confirmation Link" will redirect you to reset the password. Delete the Suggested Password - enter your own. Hint: Use a password that means something to you. You will be notified if your password is weak or strong.
• RECORD your new password in a safe place, however it can always be reset.
• Once done, you will see an onscreen message that says your password has been reset.
Should you require assistance with signing in please contact info@sepo.ca

Login for the 2nd and future times:

• Go to the login page of our website: https://sepo.ca
• Enter your email address.
• Enter your Password
• Click on "Log In" at the bottom of the panel.
To Log Out, go to the far top right-hand side and select the drop-down menu under Howdy and choose Log Out.
Contact us at: St. Edmunds Property Owners, Inc.
P.O. Box 152, Tobermory, ON, N0H 2R0
OR at: info@sepo.ca
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