CALENDAR OF EVENTS
June 26, 2022
Annual General Meeting 1:30 pm Sunday, July 31 2022 at the SSID well lot (green shed) address 2785 Vancouver Blvd, Savary Island. Open to Savary Shores residents and the general public. An official Notice of AGM will be sent to all SSID property owners.
This meeting will be held outdoors, regardless of weather. There is no washroom. Masking and social distancing are optional.
At the AGM, we will report on the state of the waterworks, present the financial statements for 2021, appoint an accountant, discuss matters of the District, and elect a trustee for the 2022-2025 term. In keeping with BC election laws, only Savary Shores property owners whose primary residence is in BC are eligible to be a trustee and may vote. Nominations will be accepted by firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-414-8448 before July 30, or when called for at the 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.
Hydrant Maintenance. Annual maintenance of the 13 fire hydrants was completed in April and May.
Water purity. In April, SSID conducted the 1st of 2 semi-annual Full Spectrum water tests that measure over 30 components of the well water. Separate water samples from well-1 and well-2 were again found to be within Canada's Drinking Water Guidelines, with no component being above the Maximum Allowable Concentration (MAC).
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. On March 28, 2022, a Notice of Tax Levy 2022 was sent to all property owners in the District. The Notice indicated an amount payable for the 2022 calendar year, and a discount for payments received at SSID by the May 1 deadline. All taxes for 2022 have been paid.
Assessments for 2022. On February 10, 2022, Assessment Notices were sent to all property owners in the District. The Notice designated 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. On January 2, 2022, Excess Toll invoices were sent to residents whose water usage in 2021 exceeded the 100-cubic metre allotment for the year. The amount owing per cubic metre overage for 2021 was $1.00.
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.
Water Shutdown Oct 2, 2021. Maintenance on Arbutus Lane October 2, 2021 required a temporary water system shut down. Work started approximately 1:30pm, and the water was turned back on at 2:40pm.
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.