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HID Board Meeting Minutes 7/12/2017

The minutes for the July board meeting are available in pdf format here:
HID Board Meeting Minutes 7.12.2017

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09 2017

HID Board Meeting Minutes 6/21/2017

The minutes are available in pdf format here:

6.21.2017

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09 2017

HID Annual General Meeting Minutes 5/03/2017

The minutes for the Annual General Meeting are available in pdf format here:

AGM Minutes 5.03.2017

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09 2017

HID Board Meeting Minutes 3/15/2017

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF THE HEDLEY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 held at the HID office at 5:30 pm.

Trustees Present: Lynn Wells (Chair), Ruth Woodin, Robin Ford, Terry Sawiuk

Guests Present: Andy English, Gary Ross, and Richard Tarnoff by telephone.

Regrets: Dave Peers and Diane Wood

Lynn Wells called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Motion (Robin/Terry) to adopt the agenda as presented.

CARRIED

MINUTES

The Minutes of the regular meeting of February 15, 2017 were circulated to the trustees prior to

the meeting. Lynn confirmed that all trustees had read the minutes. She then called for any errors or omissions and there were none.

Motion (Robin/Ruth) to accept the regular meeting minutes of February 15, 2017 as circulated.

CARRIED

PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS

None

BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

Update on frozen water pipe costs:

Harris & Son – 19930.51

Andrew Sheret – 2423.25

Water R & M – 2570.00

Dave Peers – 300.00

REPORTS

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT

 

All invoices are paid

Andy English read the March Fire Department Report into the record.

Motion: (Terry/Ruth) To accept the March 2017 Fire Department report as read.

CARRIED

Request from the Hedley Fire Department:

A letter from the HID to Special Events, I Canadian Air Division Headquarter, National Defense, in support of a flyby by RCAF Aircraft during the Planned Hedley Cenotaph Re-dedication Ceremony being held in Hedley for transit, on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

WATER REPORT

Robin Ford read the March Water System Report into the record.

Motion: (Robin/Terry) To accept the March 2017 Water System report as read.

CARRIED

941 Cawston – John Lacerino

Richard explained that in order to protect the HID from liability in the future regarding frozen pipes at the Lacerino residence, the HID should write a letter to him and have John sign this letter verifying John’s wishes to keep the system functioning the way it is and that he will be solely responsible in the event that the pipes on his property freeze again.

Richard will be putting the job of replacing the damaged and insufficient pipes out to tender.

ACCOUNT BALANCES

The account balances were circulated for informational purposes.

WATER OPERATIONS YTD EXPENSE REPORT

The water operations YTD expense report was circulated for informational purposes.

NEW BUSINESS

Audit planning letter from Omland Heal Accounts:

Information only

Interview regarding the Provincial Government’s policy prohibiting improvement districts from

applying for infrastructure funding:

Information only

CORRESPONDENCE

None

BYLAWS

None

RESOLUTIONS

None

ADJOURNMENT

Motion: (Ruth) To adjourn the meeting at 6:22 PM

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05 2017

65th Annual General Meeting

NOTICE TO LANDOWNERS & RESIDENTS
NOTICE of the 65th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF THE ELECTORS of the
Hedley Improvement District
To be held at the
HEDLEY SENIORS CENTRE on
Scott Avenue, Hedley, B.C. on
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:

  1. To receive from the Trustees a report on the condition of the works and a Statement of Financial Condition of the District;
  2. To receive the Auditor’s report to ratepayers;
  3. To ELECT TWO TRUSTEES for a three year term;
  4. To discuss with the trustees any matter relating to the works and finances of the District;
  5. To consider any other business which may be properly brought before the meeting.
  • NOTE — Nominations can be made before the AGM. Come into
    the HID office to pick up a nomination form. Nominations can
    be made from the floor at the AGM as well.

 

Agenda

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introduction of Trustees and Staff
  3. Adoption of Agenda
  4. Adoption of Minutes of the
    64th AGM of May 4, 2016
  5. Business Arising Out of the Minutes
  6. Financial Report/Auditor’s Report
  7. Presentation of Annual Reports:
    a. Chair’s Report, Lynn Wells
    b. Water Systems Report
    c. Fire Department Report
  8. Election of two Trustees for a three year term
  9. Trustee Honorarium
  10. Adjourn
  • Anyone who wishes to speak from the floor please
    Introduce yourself and be recognized by the chair.
  • Each speaker is allowed 3 minutes.
  • Only property owners can make and second motions.

 

 

2016 Board of Trustees

*Lynn Wells
Ruth Woodin
Terry Sawiuk
Robin Ford
*David Peers

* 3 Year Term expires at the 2017 Annual General Meeting

Please consider letting your name stand for Trustee. If you
would like to find out more about a trustee’s responsibilities
or how to let your name stand for a position, please contact
the office at 250-292-8637 or send an email to hid@nethop.net

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04 2017

2017 Sprinkling Regulations

HEDLEY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS

SPRINKLING REGULATIONS

MAY 1, 2017 to SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Summer weather always leads to a substantial increase in water usage. As summers become hotter and drier, conservation of water is becoming more important in our region. In addition, excessive pumping raises our power costs. When water demand in town exceeds the capacity of one pump, we are forced to run both pumps at once. This raises our electricity demand and allows FortisBC to bill us at a higher rate for the entire month, even if both pumps are only running for a few hours.

To keep water tolls down, Trustees have elected to go on a Time of Use Electricity Rate. As much as possible, we operate our pump during FortisBC’s off peak hours. By doing this we can save up to $1000 per month on our electricity bill during the summer months.

Reduced pumping also minimizes wear and tear on pumps, which are expensive to repair and replace.

STARTING MAY 1, 2017, watering of lawns and gardens will be subject to the following restrictions, pursuant to Section 21 (a), By-Law No. 232:

  1. No use of sprinklers between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

  1. Odd number houses will sprinkle on odd numbered days

  2. Even number houses will sprinkle on even numbered days

  • Sprinklers cannot be left running all night unless on a timer device

  • Hand watering is permitted any time – (this means you must be holding the hose)

  • Please turn off your sprinkler in the event of a fire in your area

  • Violators may be subject to a fine pursuant to By-Law No. 232

Your cooperation with these restrictions is appreciated,

The Board of Trustees

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Preventing Frozen Pipes

Preventing Frozen Pipes

Before The Cold
Quick drops in temperature, poor insulation, and thermostats set too low can lead to frozen pipes.
• Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces and attic. Exposed pipes are most susceptible to freezing. Remember: The more insulation you use,   the better protected your pipes will be.
• Seal leaks that allow cold air inside near where pipes are located. Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents, and pipes, and use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out. With severe cold, even a tiny opening can let in enough cold air to cause a pipe to freeze.
• Before winter hits, disconnect garden hoses and, if possible, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house.

When The Mercury Drops
Even if you’ve taken the right preventative steps, extreme weather conditions can still harm your pipes. Here are a few more steps you can take:
• A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. Let warm water drip overnight, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.
• Keep your thermostat set at the same temperature during both day and night. You might be in the habit of turning down the heat when you’re asleep, but further drops in the temperature – more common overnight – could catch you off guard and freeze your pipes.
• Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.

Before You Leave
Travelling in the winter months might be good for the soul, but don’t forget to think about your pipes before you leave. What can you do?
• Set the thermostat in your house no lower than 55°F (12°C).
• Ask a friend or neighbor to check your house daily to make sure it’s warm enough to prevent freezing.
• Shut off and drain the water system.

If Your Pipes Do Freeze
First step: Don’t panic. Just because they’re frozen doesn’t mean they’ve already burst. Here’s what you can do:
• If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, leave the faucets turned on and call a plumber.
• Do not use electrical appliances in areas of standing water: You could be electrocuted.
• Never try to thaw a pipe with a torch or other open flame because it could cause a fire hazard. Water damage is preferable to burning down your house!
• You may be able to thaw a frozen pipe with the warm air from a hair dryer. Start by warming the pipe as close to the faucet as possible, working toward the coldest section of pipe.
• If your water pipes have already burst, turn off the water at the main shutoff valve in the house; leave the water faucets turned on. Make sure everyone in your family knows where the water shutoff valve is and how to open and close it.

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You can RECYCLE your batteries and cell phones here!

All household batteries will be accepted at the HID office for recycling.  Drop them through the mail slot next to the front door or bring them into the office any Monday or Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Only household batteries are accepted. No liquid filled batteries will be taken.

Recharging the planet. Recycling your batteries.

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Strategy for Sustainable Similkameen Valley

Click on the link  to view the Final Report (April 14, 2010)  prepared for the Similkameen Valley Planning Society.

Strategy for Sustainable Similkameen Valley

 

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08 2011

Fire Underwriters Survey- Hedley (DPG) Status

 

Click here to see the letter from Fire Underwriters Survey which reinstates our Dwelling Protection Grade (DPG) for insurance purposes. Please feel free to copy this letter to your insurance agent.

Hedley I.D. Letter of Recognition

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