Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees are:

ALLENKIRSCHNER

Allen Kirschner

Trustee

Term 2020 - 2023

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Sukpaul Bal

Trustee

Term 2021 - 2024

GERRYZIMMERMANNGerry Zimmermann

Trustee

Term 2022 - 2025

ALHORNINGAl Horning

Trustee

Term 2022 - 2025

   Colin Day 2       

Colin Day

Trustee (Chairman)

Term 2021 - 2024

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.  Meeting dates may vary slightly according to the availability of the Trustees. 

The Trustees 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.  If you wish to attend a Board Meeting, please call the Administrator, Bob Hrasko, at 250-765-5169, for the upcoming meeting dates. 

Should you wish to speak directly with any of the Trustees, please call the office and we will provide contact information.  


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2022:

The Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the BMID Office located at 285 Gray Road, Kelowna. 

The 2021 AGM Reporting Package, which includes the Audited Financial Statements, can be found here: 

2021 AGM Reporting Package.

 

ELECTION 2022:

The terms of office for Trustees, Al Horning and Gerry Zimmermann, expired in 2022. 

The advertised period for accepting Nominations was open from 8:00 am on March 21, 2022 until 3:30 pm on April 1, 2022, and is now closed. Nominations were received for Al Horning and Gerry Zimmermann only, and no others. 

Mr. Horning and Mr. Zimmermann were re-elected by acclamation, each for a 3 year term. 

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

ALERTS:

For WATER EMERGENCIES after hours, call 604-815-6051 (Toll Free 1-888-380-1449)

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Water Quality Advisory - starting September 27, 2022

Please be advised that the Black Mountain Irrigation District has issued a precautionary Water Quality Advisory for the entire BMID service area, due to a change in water treatment. 

This Advisory has been called due to preventative maintenance work being performed on BMID infrastructure.  In order to perform the work, water will have to bypass the Ultra-Violet Disinfection Facility, which provides treatment for protozoa such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia.  While water may not be treated with UV, the water will still be treated with the clarification process and disinfected with chlorine. 

The Advisory will begin on Tuesday, September 27 when the work begins. The UV facility will be operational by end of day on September 28, 2022.  However, the Advisory must continue until approximately October 5, 2022 when fully treated water (i.e. treated with both chlorination and ultra-violet disinfection) will have dispersed throughout the entire distribution system. BMID will rescind this Advisory once testing results have been reviewed by Interior Health.

Customers affected by the precautionary Water Quality Advisory (such as the elderly, those with young children or infants, those with weakened immune systems or anyone seeking a higher level of protection) may wish to boil their water for at least one minute when using it for purposes such as:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing Teeth
  • Washing fruits & vegetables to be eaten raw
  • Preparing any food
  • Mixing baby formula
  • Making beverages or ice

BMID requests that all customers reduce their water use, especially those using outdoor / agricultural irrigation on September 27 & 28th.  BMID apologizes for any inconvenience this Advisory may cause and appreciates your patience during this time.

If you have any questions, contact Black Mountain Irrigation District office at (250) 765-5169.

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For our 2021 CUSTOMER SURVEY RESULTS, click here. 

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