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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED — WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK as confirmed by the Drinking Water Officer on September 10.

Welcome new trustee, Lee Davis. SSID is happy to announce that on July 31, Lee Davis was acclaimed as the new trustee for the District. Lee takes up the position previously held by John Revitt, who served SSID for 4 years. The new SSID Board has voted in trustee Emer Dubois to be Chair for this year before the 2023 AGM.

Annual General Meeting was July 31. The 2022 AGM was held outdoors on a hot Sunday. Volunteers helped sign in the guests, and Pascal Simon brought over chairs and tables from the Hacienda. Thank you.

Bryan Miles presented the Chair's Report on the people, projects and challenges of the past year. Trustee Revitt read out the Operator's Report, as Kerby Fisher was unable to attend. The Chair also delivered a 5-year financial plan, and the Administrator summarized the 2021 financial statements, and 2022 budget as at June 30. DMD was re-appointed as the District's accountant. Lee Davis became a trustee. The trustee remuneration was set at zero.

For details, see the draft Minutes of the 2022 AGM.

Water shutdown June 4. On Saturday June 4, SSID's Water Operator shut down the water on Patricia Crescent to complete a minor repair to a section of pipe. The repair was completed within an hour.

Two New Hydrants. On April 4-5, 2022, SSID Operator Kerby Fisher installed a new hydrant #11 on Patricia Crescent, and a new hydrant #3 at the corner of Anderson Road & Brians Way. These 2 new hydrants are part of SSID's Hydrant Replacement Program, which will continue at 2 hydrants per year until all 13 original hydrants have been replaced. The original hydrants are still operational, but are past their estimated service life, so to avoid replacing them all at once, SSID's asset management plan has budgeted for the gradual replacement over a 7-year period.

Taxes for 2022. All taxes for 2022 are paid.

Taxes for 2023. In the last week of March 2023, a Notice of Tax Levy 2023 will be sent to all property owners in the District. The Notice will indicate an amount payable for the 2023 calendar year, and a discount for payments received at SSID by the May 1 deadline.

Assessments for 2023. In February 2023, Assessment Notices will be sent to all property owners in the District. The Notice will designate each property as either Class A or B. Class A properties are connected to the water system, and Class B are not.

Excess Tolls for 2021. All excess tolls for 2021 are paid.

Excess Tolls for 2022. On January 2, 2023, Excess Toll invoices will be sent to residents whose water usage in 2022 exceeded the 100-cubic metre allotment for the year. The rate owing per cubic metre overage for 2022 will be determined at the 2022 year-end.

Jacob Banting – SSID Water Sampler. On November 1, 2021, Jacob Banting joined the SSID team as our Water Sampler.

Kerby Fisher – SSID Water System Operator. On October 15, 2021, Kerby Fisher joined the SSID team as our water system Operator.

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.