Do you have what it takes?
The North Salt Spring Waterworks District is on the lookout for Trustee Candidates.
What does being a Trustee Involve?
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.
Trustees receive a small honorarium for their services which include;
- Attending one or more monthly Trustees meetings. Meetings are held year round. There is a regularly scheduled monthly meeting and
- additional meetings as necessary to facilitate decision making.
- Preparing for meetings by reviewing staff and/or consultants reports, customer correspondence and financial data prior to meetings
- Sometimes serving on working groups with staff or other ratepayers,
- Sometimes representing the District at various government and special interest group meetings about the island either as an ongoing committee representative for the District or at one-time events.
- Special government liaison activities, such as meeting with an MP or MLA on behalf of the District
Trustees do not do operations or administration-related work or studies on behalf of the District. That is the responsibility of paid staff, and, when required, expert paid consultants.
The time commitment can vary from a few hours per month to several hours a week or more. It can be a significant, but interesting, year-round, commitment.
Our Board has a good working relationship with District staff who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the district, including operation of the water distribution system and plants, budget preparation and reporting, human resources, report writing, daily government and inter-agency liaison, and many other activities. We are a very effective team.