« Back to News & Notices


2018 Annual General Meeting & Community Engagement on Drinking Water Protection Draft Bylaw No. 123

1:30 pm Saturday April 14, 2018 at Pascalito’s Hacienda, 2778 Vancouver Blvd, Savary Island
Open to Savary Shores residents and the general public

At the AGM, we will report on the state of the waterworks, present the financial statements for 2017, elect a trustee for the 2018-2020 term* and open discussion on matters of the District.

*Trustee Chair Dale Gregory has submitted his name for another 3-year term. Other nominations for the position will be accepted from the floor, or may be sent to the administrator before April 14th: administrator@savaryshoreswater.ca, 604-414-8448. Only Savary Shores property owners may vote in the Trustee election.

New Drinking Water Protection Bylaw

We welcome questions, speakers, submissions, and discussion on the draft Drinking Water Protection Bylaw No. 123. Copies of the draft Bylaw will be available at the meeting, and will be available for advance download from this site on April 7 or earlier.

Please dress warmly, as the building is not heated. We look forward to seeing you there!

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 will be based on the assessments, and will be distributed at the end of March.

Excess Water Use Tolls invoices were issued January 1, 2018. Trustees have 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.

SSID Bylaw 123, 2018  As directed by the Drinking Water Officer, SSID trustees are in the process of writing a bylaw to protect the purity of aquifer water that is distributed from SSID's 2 wells to 165 properties in the District. It is now anticipated that the bylaw will be completed in spring 2018, and posted to this site at that time. Trustees will present it at the SSID Annual General Meeting.

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 might be further elevated if the fire department roster of full-time members were to increase to 15.

Wellhead Protection Plan 2017.  The Wellhead Protection Plan is now available for download. See our webpage Well Protection Plan for the letter identifying affected properties. SSID's next step is the development of SSID Bylaw No. 123 that will incorporate the recommendations of the Plan.

SGM 2017. The Summer General Meeting was held at 2:00pm on Sunday August 6 of the August Long Weekend at the Hacienda on Savary Island. The SGM for 2018 is scheduled for Sunday August 4 at 1:30 at the Hacienda.