Since the inception of Savary Shores Improvement District in 1980, the District has issued over 100 bylaws. Some have been repealed, some superseded, some amended, and some must be rewritten every year.
The most important 4 bylaws affecting property owners are: the Water Use Bylaw 102 which outlines the responsibilities of the District and the property owners, the Excess Water Toll Bylaw 132 which sets a price per cubic metre of water use that is greater than the 100 cubic metre allotment of the previous year, the Assessment Bylaw which determines how tax classes are defined, and the Taxation Bylaw which specifies the tax amounts payable for the different tax classes in 2022. The 2022 Assessment Bylaw and 2022 Taxation Bylaw were registered with the BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs on March 4, 2022. The 2023 Assessment Bylaw and 2023 Taxation Bylaw will be registered before 2023 Tax Notices are issued at the end of March.
The SSID Transfer of Water Service Contract Charge Bylaw 127 was adopted October 22, 2019, and is applicable to new owners of properties already connected to the SSID water system.
The Drinking Water Protection bylaw that was in development in 2018 is on hold.