Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees are:

ALLENKIRSCHNER

Allen Kirschner

Trustee

Term 2020 - 2023

Sukpaul Bal 640X480  

Sukpaul Bal

Trustee

Term 2019 - 2021

GERRYZIMMERMANNGerry Zimmermann

Trustee

Term 2019 - 2022

ALHORNINGAl Horning

Trustee

Term 2019 - 2022

   Colin Day 2       

Colin Day

Trustee (Chairman)

Term 2018 - 2021

The duty of the Board is to ensure that the District is being operated in a responsible and sustainable manner. They review all aspects of the District business and operations and meet twice a month, generally on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, to make major decisions on behalf of the ratepayers who elected them. They are tasked with a very important role and take their duties very seriously.


Due to COVID-19, the date for the 2021 Annual General Meeting will be set once Provincial regulations permit.  Last year's AGM was held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at 7:00 pm at the Rutland Centennial Hall.  

The terms of office for Trustees Colin Day and Sukhpaul Bal expire in 2021.  Nominations will be open from 8:00 am on April 12, 2021 until 4:00 pm on April 26, 2021. Nomination Forms are available here

If an election is required, voting will take place on Thursday, May 13, 2021 between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm at the BMID office, or an alternate location if necessary.  An advance poll is available between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 6, 2021.  The election will follow COVID protocols as prescribed by the Provincial Health Officer.

Trustee Elections are called annually to fill the rotating three (3) year terms for the Trustees. 

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IN MEMORIAM

Gordon Ivans passed away on March 27, 2019. Gordie was a BMID Trustee for 40 years and Chair of the BMID Board from 1995 until his passing. He is missed. Click below to view our Administrator's (Bob Hrasko) Eulogy.

 Gordon Ivans

Tribute to Gord Ivans

For WATER EMERGENCIES after hours, call 250-868-5737.

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NOTICE OF ELECTION 2021:

The Terms of Office for Trustees Colin Day and Sukhpaul Bal expire in 2021.  Nominations will be open from April 12, 2021 until 4:00 pm on Monday, April 26, 2021.  Nomination forms can be found here

If an Election is required, voting will take place on Thursday, May 13, 2021 betwen the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm at the BMID Office, or an alternate location if necessary (due to COVID restrictions).  An Advance Poll is scheduled on Thursday, May 6, 2021 between noon and 4:00 pm.  

The Election will follow COVID protocols as prescribed by the Provincial Health Officer.  A date for the Annual General Meeting will be set once Provincial regulations permit.  

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COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:

The BMID Administration Office is open to the public. 

Public safety measures in place:  

  • Enhanced daily cleaning/disinfection of high traffic and high touch areas 
  • Hand sanitizer readily available to visitors 
  • Plexiglass barriers installed at customer service points  
  • Physical distancing signage
  • Visitors limited to three at a time in the office lobby.
  • Masks are required to enter the office. 

Ratepayers are asked to avoid non-essential visits to the Office and are encouraged to make their payments in the following ways whenever possible:  

  •  Make payments online through their financial institution.  Payments can also be made in person at your bank if you provide your bill stub. 
  •  Mail a cheque, or drop off a cheque through our mail slot.
  •  Please do not put cash through the mail slot.
  •  Pre-Authorized payment forms are available on our website (see tab, Forms & Guidelines)

BMID Administration Staff will continue to answer your calls from 8:00am–4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Individual appointments can be arranged for development issues.

If you have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, we ask that you call our office at  250-765-5169 to discuss payment arrangements.  Smaller, more frequent payments are readily accepted. 

Penalties were waived for the first and second quarters of 2020 to assist our customers financially. 

All outstanding balances are still due and payable in full.  As we are a not-for-profit essential service, all revenue from tolls and taxes must be collected to maintain the cash flow for our organization.

Thank you for your understanding.

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