News

CURRENT NEWS

 

The GBID welcomes two new trustees: Audrey Atkins and Jan Armstrong. A sincere thank you to our outgoing trustees Kathleen Boeriu and Warren Kiland, who depart the board after many years of dedicated service to our community.

Annual General Meeting – Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Texada Island Community Hall in Gillies Bay. There will be an election to fill two trustee positions. For information on this election or to nominate someone for trustee, please follow this link.

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WATER MASTER PLAN – The GBID is half way through our water master plan project. The purpose of a water master plan is to provide a road map for water quality, system upgrades, renewal and replacement of existing infrastructure and growth/design horizons. Our water master plan will include our water treatment plan to address elevated colour, turbidity and organic carbons (some the contributing factors in boil water advisories). The project goals are:
• Enhanced treatment and optimized disinfection;
• Ensure sufficient storage for fire flows, balancing, and emergency storage;
• Increase system capacity and pressure;
• Reduce waste and costs; and
• Provide the GBID with a “road map” that will assist in setting budgets for priority improvement projects, and to get the best value for money during emergency expenditures through reference to the master plan. 

To learn more, attend our June 14, 2016 Regular Meeting at 7 PM at the Gillies Bay Firehall!

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED – August 31, 2015 – The boil water advisory is no longer in effect. 

BOIL WATER ADVISORY – July 25, 2015 – Please boil water at a full rolling boil for a minimum of 1 minute prior to drinking, brushing teeth or using water to prepare food.

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Special Meeting - Slow Sand Filter Pilot Project Update Monday, January 19 @ 4pm at the Gillies Bay Fire Hall Next Regular Meeting: Regular Meeting: Tuesday, March 10th @ 7pm at the Gillies Bay Fire Hall 2015 Water Toll and Parcel Tax Notices will be sent out at the end of January.

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Important!

2014 – Water Quality Summary:

There were no boil water advisories issued for Gilliies Bay in 2014.

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OTHER NEWS

The Gillies Bay Improvement District will be holding a Special Meeting to accept a proposal for a new pumper truck, on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 7PM at the Gillies Bay Fire Hall. NOTICE OF GBID SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING On May 21st 2014, Gillies Bay residents will have a chance to express their opinion about the Gillies Bay Improvement District’s proposal to borrow a maximum of $244,000 toward the purchase of a new fire truck to be located at the Gillies Bay Fire Hall at 2620 Gillies Bay Road. This proposal is based on mandatory Fire Underwriter’s requirements to replace front line vehicles after 25 years of service. The term for repayment of long term financing is 15 years. The tax implications for residents within the Gillies Bay VFD Fire Service Protection area will be approximately $0.30 per $1000 of assessed value. For example, the annual tax impact on a house assessed at $300,000 is estimated to be $90.00 per year for 15 years, financed at current rates (estimated at 4%). Gillies Bay electors will be asked to answer the question: Are you in favour of the GBID Board of Trustees adopting Bylaw No. 210, a bylaw to authorize the borrowing of up to $244,000 toward the purchase of a new fire truck? Please attend our Special General Meeting at the Texada Island Senior’s Center in Gillies Bay on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 7PM to obtain more information and to cast your vote. Special Meeting regarding PRRD Feasibility Study: Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 4:30pm at the Gillies Bay Fire Hall. Information regarding the proposed amalgamation of the Gillies Bay and Van Anda Improvement Districts and Volunteer Fire Departments has been posted and can be viewed here.

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NEXT Regular Meeting - Tuesday, March 17 at 7pm at the Gillies Bay Fire Hall. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED as of October 18th.

Special Meeting – Wednesday, October 30 at 7pm at the Gillies Bay Fire Hall.  The purpose of this meeting is: Bylaws (renewal reserve fund, taxation, tolls).

SPECIAL MEETING – Monday, July 8th at 7pm at the Gillies Bay Fire Hall – Regarding potential changes to the Gillies Bay Fire Department >>>>Related documents: Transforming the Fire/Rescue Service  and  The Office of the Fire Commissioner’s Response to Transforming the Fire/Rescue Service 

<<<< BOIL WATER ADVISORY - May 25, 2013 until further notice Please be advised that Gillies Bay has been placed on a Boil Water Advisory.  Boil your water at a full rolling boil for a minimum of 1 minute prior to drinking, brushing teeth or washing fruit/veg.  Read more…

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Water Quality Advisory remains in effect.  Please click here for more information.

May 20 – 26th is Drinking Water Week!  Visit www.drinkingwaterweek.org for your chance to win!

NEWSLETTER:  Click here to view our Spring Newsletter!

The next Regular Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Gillies Bay Fire Hall (entry to meeting room is located around the back of the building).

SPECIAL MEETING - Tuesday, February 5 2013 @ 7pm at the Gillies Bay Fire Hall This special meeting is in regards to potential changes to the Gillies Bay Volunteer Fire Department.

 

 

 

 

2012 (Old News)

SPECIAL MEETING – Tuesday, October 23 2012 @ 7:00pm at Gillies Bay Firehall To present AquaVic Infrastructure Funding Report regarding GBID Asset Replacement Schedule and Five Year Plan, along with recommendations for future rate strategy, and approve 2013 bylaws.

September 27 2012 – BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED The Gillies Bay Boil Water Advisory has now been lifted by Vancouver Coastal Health.

>>>BOIL WATER ADVISORY UPDATE – August 16, 2012 until further notice<<< Please be advised that the Gillies Bay Improvement District is currently unable to chlorinate the water system due to an equipment malfunction. We are working diligently to repair the system, but the Boil Water Advisory remains in effect. The water currently coming through the pipe is untreated, raw water and is not safe for human consumption. Do not use unboiled water for brushing teeth, washing/rinsing vegetables prior to eating, or any food preparation that doesn’t include cooking thoroughly. BOIL WATER at a full, rolling boil, for a minimum of 1 minute.

BOIL WATER ADVISORY – June 14, 2012 until further notice Please be advised that Gillies Bay has been placed on a Boil Water Advisory due to high levels of seasonal turbidity in the water system.

Mainline Flush The GBID will be performing a routine Mainline Flush on Mon/Tues, Mar 19/20 as well as Mon/Tues, Mar 26/27. Residents may experience interruption(s) in water service. Please take any necessary precautions (ie: turning off water-related appliances). We thank you for your patience.

2012 Annual General Meeting Will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 2:00 pm at the Texada Island Community Hall, in Gillies Bay.

January 2012 If you have not yet received your 2012 Water Tolls/Tax Notices, pelase contact our office at 604-486-7757 or email admin@gillies-bay.ca.

December 2010 The GBID has issued a Water Quality Advisory.  This mailout was sent to each of the residents in the Gillies Bay Water District via Canada Post, and with your 2011 Water Tolls/Taxes.  The original advisory can be viewed here.