#237 Water Tolls Bylaw

Hedley Improvement District

Bylaw No. 237

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A bylaw for fixing tolls and other charges payable to the improvement district and the terms of payment thereof, and providing for a percentage addition to encourage prompt payment.

The Trustees of the Hedley Improvement District (District) ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

1. Interpretation

For the purpose of this bylaw:

(a) basic fixed rate property (Class R) means any property with a connection to the District water system, not classified into Classes C, NP, USIB AND HVFD below;

(b) commercial property (Class C) means a property with a connection to the District water system, that is primarily for commercial use, such as a store, restaurant, coffee shop, pub, two or more rental apartment, motel or hostel, garage, gas station etc;

(c) non-profit organization (Class NP) means a non-profit organization that provides a service primarily to the District community, such as a church, museum, community centre etc;

(d) owner means the person shown in the register of the land title office as the owner of the freehold estate of a property;

(e) USIB (Upper Similkameen Indian Band) means that part of Indian Reserve No. 2 (Chuchuwayha) as shown on Registered Plan M 9138 and approved by Order In Council 1715, which is the Chuchuwayha Hall, the Chuchuwayha Family Centre and the Snazai’st Interpretation Centre;

(f) HVFD means the Hedley Volunteer Fire Department.

2. Unmetered Water Toll Per Connection

Class Category Toll per Connection

R Basic Fixed Rate Property $277.00

C Commercial Property $554.00

NP Non-Profit Organization $112.00

USIB Upper Similkameen Indian Band $676.00

HVFD Hedley Volunteer Fire Department $554.00

3. The aforesaid tolls shall be due and payable on or before April 1. Any tolls remaining unpaid after this date shall have a percentage addition of 15% added thereto.

4. The improvement district may, on 24 hours written notice, by trustee resolution order the water shut off to any premises on which there are tolls or other charges owing for ninety days or longer from the due date. Water shut off under this section shall be subject to the charges levied under Section 6 of this bylaw.

5. The trustees may by resolution reduce any toll fixed in the preceding clauses in respect of any premises not occupied throughout any period by an amount commensurate with the period the premises are unoccupied, provided the owner or occupant notifies the Trustees as to the time the premises become unoccupied and the water supply is shut off for the period when the premises are not occupied, subject to the charges levied under Section 6 of this bylaw.

6. In addition to these tolls, a charge of $25.00 is fixed and made payable to the improvement district by every owner or occupier of premises in respect to which a request is made for the water supply to be turned off, or on the order of the Trustees, that the water supply be turned off, except in the case of an emergency repair. There is also a charge of $25.00 fixed and made payable to the improvement district by every owner or occupier of premises in respect to which a request is made that the water be turned on, except in the case of an emergency.

7. This bylaw repeals Bylaw No. 233.

8. This bylaw may be cited as the “Water Tolls Bylaw 2017”.

INTRODUCED and given first reading by the Trustees on the 16 day of November, 2016

RECONSIDERED and finally passed by the Trustees on the 16 day of November, 2016