Trustees wanted (deadline passed)

A board of five trustees is responsible for the stewardship, governance, and long-term planning of Village Point Improvement District’s drinking water and shared sewer resources.

The Village Point Improvement District is seeking nominees for two trustee positions, to be elected at our annual general meeting on April 23rd 2022 (or close to that date). One position is for a term of three years (2022-2025), the other one for 1 year (2022-2023). The deadline for nomination is April 8th.

Involvement

Trustees meet once each month. In addition, each trustee is expected to serve on at least one of the following committees, which generally meet monthly: Audit/Finance, Human Resource/Governance, or Operations/Compliance. They may also be contributing to ad hoc committees on various topics.

Qualifications

Trustees must be homeowners within Village Point Improvement District or their spouse. They must be Canadian citizens, and have resided in BC for the last 6 months.

The most important qualifications for a trustee are a desire to serve and represent the community, collaborate with their fellow trustees in the planning and oversight of our operations, and oversee the wise use of our community’s natural, financial, and human resources.

If you have the above qualities, please consider serving on our board of trustees.

Knowledge of organizational governance, budgeting and finances, and the technical side of drinking water and sewer management would also be strong assets. However, if you lack these abilities, know that we have qualified staff who manage the daily operations of our water, sewer, finance, and administration functions.

Next steps, if you are interested…
  1. Read our letters patent (our founding document or mandate)
  2. Draft a short bio describing yourself and your interest in the position. Submit it and we will publish it in advance of the annual general meeting, by April 8th at the latest.
  3. Download and read the Trustee Handbook
  4. Between now and our AGM, take time to familiarize yourself with the Local Government Act and read the Improvement District Manual.
  5. Sign a nomination form, attesting to your eligibility, available here (Word) or here (PDF), by April 8th at the latest.
  6. If there is still time, ask to attend a board meeting (See calendar on the right).

If you have someone in mind whom you would like to nominate, please discuss it with them before submitting their nomination. The job of trustee is a serious commitment and we strongly encourage all candidates to give serious consideration to the role, well in advance of the annual general meeting.

Water report 2020

If you are interested in numbers, lots of numbers, read our water report for the year 2020.

In short, over the calendar year, we collected and treated 5.7 million US gallons of water, used a tiny fraction for various purposes, lost some due to leaks (27,000 gallons), and distributed to our homeowners 5.6 million US gallons.

http://vpid.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/VPID-2020-ANNUAL-WATER-REPORT.pdf

Survey on water meters

 In 2020, the average household consumption in the Village Point Improvement District was 65 US gallons per day per household (that is, 245 liters per day). We anticipate this average to rise over the years. Several years in a row we had to have water trucked in by the end of summer. This has led to discussions about how to encourage conservation. And one question that has arisen is whether we should install household water meters?

    The VPID board of trustees has set up a committee to investigate this question, including the costs for installation and for operations, the pros and cons of having individual water meters installed for each household, benefits or drawbacks for the community and for the individual homeowner. 

The committee would like to harvest opinions and suggestions from our 237 homeowners through a survey. This is not a vote.

(This survey is now closed).

You may see a summary of the results here. Or read a longer report here.