The District’s trustees are elected officials who serve a three year term on behalf of the District ratepayers. Elections take place at the Annual General Meeting – usually held in April of each year.
To be eligible as a nominee candidates must be a Canadian Citizen, 18 years of age or older, an owner of land in the North Salt Spring Waterworks District whose account is in good standing, and entitled to be registered as a voter under the Elections Act. Trustees are elected by the ratepayers of the District who are present at the Annual General Meeting to represent them and make decisions on their behalf for a term of three years.
Trustees receive a small honorarium for their services which include; attending one or more monthly Trustees meetings, reviewing staff and/or consultants reports and customer correspondence prior to meetings, serving on working groups with staff, and sometimes representing the District at various government and special interest group meetings about the island. The time commitment can vary from a few hours per month to several hours a week or more.
To learn more about how Improvement Districts are run, the responsibilities of a Trustee and what a Trustee does please refer to the Improvement District Trustee’s Handbook. If you’re interested in becoming a Trustee come to our meetings and see what we do and visit our Becoming a Trustee page.