CALENDAR OF EVENTS
May 15, 2018
The Summer General Meeting and Public Hearing will be held on Sunday August 5, 2018 at 1:30pm at Pascalito's Hacienda on Savary Island.
The Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday April 14 on Savary Island, with 19 attendees.
Dale Gregory delivered his Report from the Chair, which was a brief history of recent major projects undertaken by SSID, including the Wellhead Protection Plan completed in September and the related bylaw in progress. SSID’s accountant Dwayne Dunn of Del Mistro Dunn, reviewed the Financial Statements of 2017, and provided an explanation of the differences between the 2016 and 2017 financial figures. Trustee Bryan Miles outlined the 2018 budget, and the 5-year plan of capital expenditures. Operator Courtney Robertson read from her Report from the Operator identifying the many operational projects she had completed since the last AGM. The Administrator read from her Report from the Administrator about the research she had done leading up to version-7 of the Drinking Water Protection draft Bylaw. Two trustee positions were filled: one by Dale Gregory of Patricia Cresent, acclaimed for another 3-year term, ending 2021; and the other by John Revitt of Isabel Lane, acclaimed for the remainder of the 3-year term ending 2019, to fill the vacancy left by Jeff Isert, who resigned in March. Attendees passed a motion to keep the trustee remuneration at nil, and to re-appoint the accounting firm Del Mistro Dunn for the coming year.
The first part of the meeting went longer than we’d anticipated, forcing a shortened Community Engagement section of the meeting, so Trustee Miles remained after the meeting to answer any further questions from residents.
Notices of 2018 Tax Levies were mailed to SSID's Canada Post recipients on March 29, and emailed to email recipients on March 31. The early-bird discount period ended May 1, 2018, so taxes not paid by May 1 are now payable at the full amount shown on the Notice. For more information, see your Notice of Tax Levy, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org 604-414-8448, or see Bill Payment on this site.
Routine Maintenance Chlorination Flush completed Friday March 23, 2018. The chlorine flush consisted of sending chorine through the water distribution lines to remove any potential biological contaminants. This was routine prevention only, as SSID’s monthly water quality tests show the water to be typically free of e-coli and coliforms. During the flush, there was a noticeable chlorine taste in the drinking water. The amount of chlorine used was within the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines.
Assessment Appeals were due Feb 24 2018. Assessment Notices were issued February 5. The purpose of the Assessment is to identify your property as either a District Tax lot, or a Connection + District Tax lot. District Tax identifies your property as being in Savary Shores, and the Connection Tax identifies your property as being connected to the SSID water system. Tax Levies are based on the assessments.
Excess Water Use Tolls invoices were issued January 1, 2018. Trustees set the rate at $1.00 per cubic meter over the 100 cubic meters allotted per parcel in the 2017 calendar year. If you did not receive an invoice, you did not exceed the allotment. The payment deadline was Wednesday February 28. A 20% surcharge is applied to overdue amounts. Click Bill Payment for ways to pay.
Drinking Water Protection Bylaw Draft-7. SSID trustees have written a bylaw to protect the purity of aquifer water that is distributed from SSID's 2 wells to 164 properties in the District. Trustees presented the draft bylaw at the SSID Annual General Meeting on April 14. Draft-8 is underway, incorporating suggestions from the Drinking Water Officer. The final reading is scheduled for the Summer General Meeting on August 5.
Fire Insurance Upgrade 2017. Savary Island has been upgraded for fire insurance purposes. A review occurred in June 2017 by the Fire Underwriter Survey, and has resulted in a Public Fire Protection Classification upgrade from 10 to 8 for Savary Shores, and a Dwelling Protection Grade reclassification of Savary Shores from 5 to 4. Both ratings establish Savary Shores as “limited protection,” rather than “unprotected.” The rest of Savary Island, which has no hydrant system, is rated as PFPC 9 and DPG 4. The gradings could be further elevated if the fire department roster of full-time members increased to 15.