CALENDAR OF EVENTS
January 02, 2020
Excess Water Use Tolls invoices were issued January 2, 2020. Trustees set the 2019 rate at $1.00 per metre over the 100 cubic metre allottment. If you did not receive an invoice, it means you did not exceed the allotment.
Assessment Notices 2020 will be emailed February 9, and mailed to non-email recipients on February 11. The Assessment is not an invoice or tax notice, so will not reflect an amount payable. The amount payable will be indicated on the tax notice to be issued at the end of March.
In accordance with BC regulations, SSID issues Assessment Notices to let property owners know in advance which SSID taxes and levies are applicable to their SSID property in 2019, and to provide an opportunity for property owners to appeal the assessment by February 24, so that a Court of Revision may review the appeal on February 25.
There are 3 assessments in 2020: the District Tax, the Connection Tax, and the Asset Renewal Levy introduced in 2019. The District Tax and the Asset Renewal Levy are assessed for every property in Savary Shores, and the Connection Tax is assessed only for properties connected to the SSID water system.
Tax Notices 2020 will sent out March 27. Early-pay discounts will be applicable until end of day May 1, 2020. After May 1, the un-discounted amount became the payable amount. Amounts payable, and ways to pay, will be shown on your Tax Notice, and on the Bill Payment page.
Chlorine Flush conducted 9:00 AM Tuesday September 3, 2019.
On August 20, six of the eight sample stations tested "less than 1" for coliforms and e.coli per 100mL, but two stations registered 1 coliform each. This coliform count was too small to require a boil-water advisory. On August 27, SSID's Operator flushed the two stations, which cleared one, but not the other. On September 1, SSID released a Notice of Chlorine Flush to our email recipients, and posted signs in the District. On September 3, the Operator flushed again, this time with chlorine throughout the system, which resulted in a "less than 1" per 100mL at the final station.
The flush was complete in a couple of hours. The Operator had sent a small amount of chlorine through the water distribution lines to remove any potential biological contaminants. The amount of chlorine is within the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines. During the flush, residents may have noticed a chlorine taste in the drinking water. If there is still a residual taste, we suggest you run a tap for a minimum of five minutes.
The 2019 Summer Information Meeting was held 1:30 pm Sunday August 4 at Hacienda Pascalito, on Savary Island. At the SIM, we presented the Chair's report on the waterworks, the Operator's Report, the 2019 budget, and the 5-year plan.
SSID's 2019 AGM was held Saturday April 20 1:30 pm at Hacienda Pascalito, on Savary Island. At the AGM, we presented the Chair's Year in Review, the Operator's Report, the 2018 financials, the 2019 budget, and the 5-year plan; we re-engaged DMD as SSID's review accountant, and acclaimed John Revitt as the trustee for the 2019-2022 term.
Water Main Break Fixed, November 16, 2018. On November 16, an excavator bucket broke a water main on Manahan Rd at Patricia Cresent. SSID's Operator was on scene within the half-hour to assess. After closing valves to stop water from reaching the break, she sawed out the damaged area, and replaced it with a new section of pipe. The total time from the emergency call at 1:30pm until the water main was fixed at 4:45pm was 3.25 hours. The Operator opened the valves again, and as no leaks were detected, instructed that the water main be buried again.
Bylaw on hold. On August 13 2018, SSID Trustees rescinded the two readings of Drinking Water Protection Bylaw 123 draft-12, and put the bylaw on temporary hold pending further research into nitrates management at Savary Shores. The bylaw had been drafted in response to direction from the Drinking Water officer, for the purpose of protecting water quality in the District. Trustees discussed the draft bylaw at the SSID Annual General Meeting on April 14 2018, and at the Summer Information Meeting on August 5 2018.
Fire Insurance Upgrade 2017. Savary Island was upgraded for fire insurance purposes following a review in June 2017 by the Fire Underwriter Survey. The Public Fire Protection was upgraded from 10 to 8 for Savary Shores, and the Dwelling Protection Grade was reclassified in 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.