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UPPER FINTRY, SHALAL ROAD, VALLEY OF THE SUN IN 2011 - 2014

PETITION FOR A WATER SYSTEM

IN THE REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL OKANAGAN

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ONLY THE WATER IS A NECESSITY ....

WATER PIPES, PUMPS, and MAINTENANCE ARE NOT!

WATER PIPES, PUMPS, AND MAINTENANCE COSTS ARE A LUXURY NOT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD!

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Just because some people can afford the cost, doesn't mean everyone can.

Should someone be forced out of their home and homeless, if they can't afford the luxury of infrastructure if they have access to water?

It will cost each property that could not afford the up front costs for this new community water system for Upper Fintry, Valley of the Sun, and Shalal Road, approx. $145 per month or approx. $1,740 each year, or over 30 years it works out to approx. $52,200 for water.

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March 9, 2017 RDCO Governance and Services audio says that Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files 9 properties were purchased to widen Westside Road, between LaCasa and Upper Fintry, and they are working on others (maybe 12 properties in total) (3 properties paid the water system up front and did not go on the 30 year payment plan, and so taxpayers will not have to pay for the water system for those 3 properties).  Each property has about $16,000 owing on it and RDCO can't tax crown land and so the rest of the taxpayers (Director Carson clarified that taxpayers means people who use the Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road water system) will have to pay for each of the properties that didn't pay for their water system, that are purchased to widen Westside Road, unless RDCO can convince someone else to pay for it, which RDCO are going to try to do the audio says.  That is $16,000 x 9 properties = $144,000 divided by (341 parcels - 12 parcels that were expropriated= 329 parcels) = $437.69 each property.  Why wouldn't the Ministry pay for the true cost of the property, and why should the water users have to pay for expropriation, when everyone uses the road?  I surely can't afford $437.

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What would government do if the 44% that didn't want Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun community water system, didn't pay for the water system after it was installed?

That is what okanaganlakebc.ca suggests that people do.  Just don't pay it!

Let government take us all to court!

People shouldn't have to go homeless to pay for water when they can get water elsewhere.

If neighbors wanted water and they had the money, why did they buy where there was no community water system?

Why would government allow neighbors to take $17,500 out of your pocket?

That is theft!

Steal it right back from government, and see if they like it as much as you do!

STAND UP FOR YOURSELF AND DON'T LET THE NEIGHBORS BULLY YOU!

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Some of the stories we have heard are crazy to say the least

One property told us that they have to sell their house now because they can't afford the water.  We asked if they voted no for the water and they said they voted yes because they needed the water LOL.

Another property said, they didn't know how they were going to pay for the water.  We asked if they voted no for the water system and they said they voted yes for water.

Another property said they voted yes for the water, but yet can't afford to pay for the infrastructure to get the water from the road to their house.

One property said they have a well and that this was the only chance to have a water system installed, and that this will bring the price of their property up.  Guess higher taxes were not part of the equation?

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BY THE TIME VALLEY OF THE SUN/UPPER FINTRY/SHALAL ROAD WATER SYSTEM IS PUT INTO SERVICE WILL BE 5 YEARS START TO FINISH

March 26, 2007 - June 20, 2012

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How do you know the water meter is reading correctly?

The only way you would know is if you previously hauled your water and know how much water you have been using.

Consumption on our water bill was more than double than we usually use?

We may have used a little more water than we usually do after getting hooked up, but not that much.

This is our first ever water bill after hauling our water for 10 years.

We know how much water we usually use.  Twice per month we would fill up 1 - 60 gallon barrel, and 13 - 5 gallon water jugs.  That totals 750 gallons in 3 months.

 

October 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015 water system user and water system renewal fees, plus transfer station fees for Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road.
This is a quarterly bill that comes 4 times per year.


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July 1, 2014 - Sept 30, 2014 Water System fees for Valley of the Sun

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October 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013 Water System fees for Valley of the Sun

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Here is a calculator to calculate your water consumption; cubic meters to gallons

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Upper Fintry utility opens
By Staff Writer - Vernon Morning Star - November 02, 2012

Ben Stewart (left), Westside-Kelowna MLA, and Robert Hobson, Regional District of Central Okanagan chairperson, open a new water utility for Upper Fintry Tuesday.

The champagne flutes were filled with cold and clear water and raised in a toast to celebrate the completion of the North Westside’s newest water system.

A ceremony was held Tuesday to officially open the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun water system.

“This new $6 million water system, the sixth operated and maintained by the regional district, saw the installation of approximately 12 kilometres of water mains providing both treated water and fire flows to more than 340 properties in the three areas,” said Robert Hobson, Regional District of Central Okanagan chairperson.

“None of these properties have ever had domestic water service and residents have had to make their own arrangements to get water.”

Since construction of the water mains was completed in the spring, more than 50 properties have been connected, with another dozen in various stages of the connection process.

RDCO received $800,000 in funding to help offset the cost of building the new water system, including $407,500 from the federal government and $400,000 from the provincial government. Property owners in the service contributed or financed $17,230 each.

In addition to new water mains, a new well and pump station was built to support the system in the lower Fintry Delta area. As well, various control buildings and two reservoirs, with a total storage capacity of 1,746 cubic metres of water, were also constructed.

“This community water system brings both reliability and increased fire safety to residents,” said Ben Stewart, Westside-Kelowna MLA.

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DID YOU KNOW?

RDCO charges $440 for a 3/4" pit water meter.

If you buy your 3/4" pit water meter directly from Corix for $225.00

The Regional District charges $215 to hook up the water meter for you.

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RDCO Costs to Connect: (based on today's rates and subject to change)
   • Application Fee: $200.00
   • Building Permit Fee: $150.00 ($50.00 is refunded once connection is approved)
   • Water Meter: $440.00
   • Plus, all on-site costs to connect the existing residence to the service connection
     at the property line are the responsibility of the owner.

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.pdf icon January 17, 2013 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.2 Upper Fintry , Shalal Road And Valley Of The Sun Water Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No . 1311

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REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL OKANAGAN BYLAW NO. 1311

Being a bylaw to amend the Regional District of Central Okanagan Upper Fintry, Shalal Road, and Valley of the Sun Water Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1254, 2009

WHEREAS the Regional Board of the Regional District of Central Okanagan established by Bylaw No. 1254, cited as the Regional District of Central Okanagan Upper Fintry, Shalal Road, and Valley of the Sun Water Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1254, 2009, a service to provide for the design and construction then continued operation of a water distribution system.
AND WHEREAS the Regional Board deems it necessary to amend the boundary of the said service area to reflect the final boundary as determined by construction limitations;
AND WHEREAS the Regional Board has received a valid petition in accordance with Section 797.4 of the Local Government Act to amend the said service area boundary:
to include: LOT: A PLAN: KAP71773 DISTRICT LOT: 2920
and to exclude: LOT: 22 PLAN: 16594 DISTRICT LOT: 3842

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio January 17, 2013 audio of entire RDCO Board meeting - .mp3 (11.7 MB)

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Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files January 17, 2013 audio of RDCO Board meeting only about Director item Duane Ophus asks about report in regards to unpaid utility bills  - .wma (452 KB)

.pdf icon January 17, 2013 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

5.2 Regional District of Central Okanagan Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun Water Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1311, 2012, Adoption (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

EDGSON/BASRAN
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun Water Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1311, 2012 be adopted this 17th day of January 2013.

CARRIED

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8. DIRECTOR ITEMS

a) Letter to Surveyor of Taxes
The question was raised whether a response has been received from the Surveyor of Taxes as to their collection responsibility should a landowner not make payment on their property taxes. Staff will ensure a response is circulated to the Board when it is received.

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio January 17, 2013 audio of entire RDCO Board meeting - .mp3 (11.7 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files January 17, 2013 audio of RDCO Board meeting only about Item 5.2 Upper Fintry , Shalal Road And Valley Of The Sun Water Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No . 1311 - .wma (132 KB)

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.pdf icon March 14, 2013 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.1 Quarterly Measures Report

.pdf icon Item 6.1A Quarterly Measures Presentation

Only 60 properties out of 351 properties paid the $17,230 for the new community water system up front.  291 properties could not afford to pay the $17,230 for the new community water system up front which equates to 82.4% of the properties not being able to afford to pay up front.  59 properties out of 351 properties are connected to the Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/ Shalal Road water system in 2012.  It will cost each property that could not afford the up front costs for this new community water system, approx. $145 per month or approx. $1,740 each year, or over 30 years it works out to approx. $52,200 for water.

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio March 14, 2013 audio of entire RDCO Governance and Services Committee meeting - .mp3 (40.5 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files March 14, 2013 audio of RDCO Governance and Services Committee meeting only about Item 6.1 Quarterly Measures Report - .wma ( MB)

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.pdf icon March 14, 2013 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Governance and Services Committee meetings are not usually published to RDCO's website until after they have been adopted at the following meeting April 11, 2013.  If the minutes are not posted here yet, you can check RDCO's website to see if they are published there yet.

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio March 14, 2013 audio of entire RDCO Governance and Services Committee meeting - .mp3 (40.5 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files March 14, 2013 audio of RDCO Governance and Services Committee meeting only about Item 6.2L Corporate Services Bylaw Enforcement - .wma ( MB)

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.pdf icon November 26, 2012 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Sunset Ranch Utilities Ownership
The Regional Board has agreed to an agreement to take over ownership of the water and sanitary sewer utilities of the five strata corporations at the Sunset Ranch development. Before proceeding with a legal agreement, the transfer requires the support of at least 75% of the members of each strata corporation. The stratas have requested the Regional District take over ownership to provide a consistency and continuity in service as well as meeting long-term capital replacement requirements. In addition, water and sewer works constructed in future development phases would be transferred to the Regional District’s ownership.

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio November 26, 2012 audio of entire RDCO Board meeting - .mp3 (60.8 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files November 26, 2012 audio of RDCO Board meeting only about Item 9.1 Central Okanagan West Community Works Gas Tax Fund - .wma (276 KB) (Killiney Beach and Upper Fintry)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files November 26, 2012 audio of RDCO Board meeting only about Item 9.2 Sunset Ranch Water And Sanitary Sewer Utilities Ownership - .wma (8.03 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files November 26, 2012 audio of RDCO Board meeting only about Item 10.1 2012-2016 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw - .wma (205 KB)

.pdf icon November 26, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 9.1 Central Okanagan West Community Works Gas Tax Fund (Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road)

.pdf icon Item 9.2 Sunset Ranch Water And Sanitary Sewer Utilities Ownership

.pdf icon Item 10.1 2012-2016 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw (Killiney Beach and Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road amendments)

*Note* This is only a snippet

Killiney Beach unused Gas Tax Funds reallocated to Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road
A reduction in the Killiney Beach capital work program for 2012 resulted in unused Gas Tax Funds. A portion of these funds ($38,000) and use of the remaining available COW Community Works Fund ($14,000) for a total of $52,000 would be applied to infrastructure improvements in the UF/Shalal/VOS water system.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Regional Board approve the transfer of funds from the Central Okanagan West Community Works Fund in the amount of $52,000 to the Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun water System.

Purpose: To utilize available funds from the Central Okanagan West (COW) Community Works Fund towards surfacing of local roads and storm water control and ditching required during construction of the Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun Water system ( UF/Shalal/VOS).

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio November 26, 2012 audio of entire RDCO Board meeting - .mp3 (60.8 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files November 26, 2012 audio of RDCO Board meeting only about Item 9.1 Central Okanagan West Community Works Gas Tax Fund - .wma (276 KB) (Killiney Beach and Upper Fintry)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files November 26, 2012 audio of RDCO Board meeting only about Item 9.2 Sunset Ranch Water And Sanitary Sewer Utilities Ownership - .wma (8.03 MB)

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.pdf icon November 26, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

RDCO Board minutes are not usually posted to RDCO's website until after being adopted at the following Board meeting, which the next Regular Board meeting will be held December 10, 2012.  If the minutes are not posted here yet, you can check to see if they are posted on RDCO's website.

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio November 26, 2012 audio of entire RDCO Board meeting - .mp3 (60.8 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files November 26, 2012 audio of RDCO Board meeting only about Item 9.1 Central Okanagan West Community Works Gas Tax Fund - .wma (276 KB) (Killiney Beach and Upper Fintry)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files November 26, 2012 audio of RDCO Board meeting only about Item 9.2 Sunset Ranch Water And Sanitary Sewer Utilities Ownership - .wma (8.03 MB)

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.pdf icon November 8, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report

.pdf icon Item 6.2 Briefing On 2013 - 2017 Financial Plan


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48 customers have hooked up to Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road new community water system

59 property owners paid $17,230 up front, to build Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road new community water system

82.4% of Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road property owners elected or were forced into the charges to build the new community water system on their property tax amortized over 30 years.

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio November 8, 2012 audio of entire RDCO Governance and Services Committee meeting - .mp3 (49.6 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files November 8, 2012 audio of RDCO Governance and Services Committee meeting only about Item 6.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report - .wma (18 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files November 8, 2012 audio of RDCO Governance and Services Committee meeting only about Item 6.2 Briefing On 2013 - 2017 Financial Plan - .wma (11.7 MB)

.pdf icon November 8, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Governance and Services Committee meetings are not usually published to RDCO's website until after they have been adopted at the following meeting January 17, 2013.  If the minutes are not posted here yet, you can check RDCO's website to see if they are published there yet.  We don't see these minutes posted to RDCO's website.

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio November 8, 2012 audio of entire RDCO Governance and Services Committee meeting - .mp3 (49.6 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files November 8, 2012 audio of RDCO Governance and Services Committee meeting only about Item 6.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report - .wma (18 MB)

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.pdf icon October 22, 2012 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Water Rate Petition Received

The Regional Board has received a letter and petition from the North Westside Ratepayers Association. The petition was signed by people concerned about the water rate structure introduced earlier this year. The new rates introduced an asset renewal fee and marked the first time that a water consumption based rate was charged to customers of the six water systems operated and maintained by the Regional District.

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio October 22, 2012 audio of entire RDCO Board meeting - .mp3 (265 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files October 22, 2012 audio of RDCO Board meeting only about Item 7.4 North Westside Ratepayers Association - Water Rates Bylaw Petition - .wma (5.73 MB)

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.pdf icon October 22, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

7.4 North Westside Ratepayers Assn - Petition Against RDCO (Central Okanagan West) Water Rates Bylaw No. 1307 (for information)

The North Westside Ratepayers Assn provided a letter dated September 26, 2016 and petition signed by individuals regarding increased water rates to the area of Westshores, Killiney Beach, Valley of the Sun and Upper/Fintry/Shalal Road that was approved earlier in 2012 with the adoption of Bylaw No. 1307.

Staff noted that information was provided to residents prior to the bylaw being approved. In addition in April there was an open house. In June, further information was provided and residents knew at that time the rates had been approved and seemed to be accepting of the situation at that time. Staff were surprised this would come back at this time. The Board was reminded that this is a regional responsibility of which the Board has an obligation to ensure water utilities are in good shape and protected for the future. Nobody is happy about increased rates but residents need to realize this is what is required to ensure clean, safe water. The rates are similar to other local governments. It was noted that some petitioners signed the petition multiple times.

EDGSON/BLANLEIL
THAT the September 26, 2012 letter from the North Westside Ratepayers Assn and petition regarding the new water rates (Bylaw No. 1307) be received for information.

CARRIED

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9. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

9.1 Regional District of Central Okanagan Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun Water Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No.1311, 2012, 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

EDGSON/OPHUS
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun Water Service Area Establishment Amending Bylaw No. 1311, 2012 be given first, second and third readings this 22nd day of October 2012.

CARRIED

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio October 22, 2012 audio of entire RDCO Board meeting - .mp3 (265 MB)

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.pdf icon July 23, 2012 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

New Water System Borrowing Bylaw
The Regional Board has approved a Security Issuing Bylaw in order to borrow $4,902,846 to finance the newly completed Upper Fintry, Shalal Road, Valley of the Sun water system. Owners of 56 of 336 parcels that are served by the system have prepaid the $17,230 cost of construction while the remainder will finance their share over 30 years through financing provided by the Municipal Finance Authority.

Gas Tax Funding For Water System Upgrade
The Regional Board has authorized spending Canada-BC Community Works Funds – Gas Tax Program funds to purchase and install important monitoring equipment for the newest water system in the Regional District. $26,500 will be used for an additional equipment to ensure consistent remote monitoring of the works for the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun water system.

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio July 23, 2012 audio of entire RDCO Board meeting - .mp3 (183 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files July 23, 2012 audio of RDCO Board meeting only about Item 7.1 Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun Water System Security Issuing Bylaw for 4.9 Million - .wma (3.08 MB)

Click this Windows Media Audio icon for help with audio files July 23, 2012 audio of RDCO Board meeting only about Item 8.1 Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun Water System Community Works Funding - .wma (279 KB)

.pdf icon July 23, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

7. FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

7.1 Regional District of Central Okanagan Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1310, 2012, 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and Adoption (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated July 23, 2012 outlined that the security issuing bylaw is related to the cost of borrowing from the Municipal Finance Authority for the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road & Valley of the Sun water system.

The questions were raised how many of the 336 parcels of land are vacant; what is the liability in general to the RDCO should a land owner not make payment for their water system, and what is the value of the lots relative to financial obligations for the water system?

EDGSON/OPHUS
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Security Issuing Bylaw No. 1310, 2012 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 23rd day of July 2012.

CARRIED

OPHUS/BAKER
THAT staff report, using the Fintry, Shalal Road, Valley of the Sun Water System as the example, on what would occur should a landowner not make payment for their water system-whether there is liability to the RDCO or the taxpayers in the region,
and what is the value of a lot relative to the obligations of the security issuing bylaw.

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8. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

8.1 Upper Fintry/Shalal RoadNalley of the Sun Water System Community Works Fund - Gas Tax Program (All Directors Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated July 16, 2012 outlined the need for $26,500 in Community Works Fund - Gas Tax Program funds to be allocated for additional communications equipment and associated installation costs for the Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun Water System. It was noted the unallocated Central Okanagan West Gas Tax funds are currently $47,000.

EDGSON/ZIMMERMANN
THAT the Regional Board authorizes a transfer of Community Work Funds - Gas Tax Program from the Central Okanagan West fund in the amount of $26,500 for additional communications equipment and associated installation costs for the Upper
Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun Water System.

CARRIED

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.mp3 file icon - click here for help with audio July 23, 2012 audio of entire RDCO Board meeting - .mp3 (183 MB)

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November 15, 2011

We received an email today that told us that they paved the Sugar Loaf Transfer Station access road today with recycled pavement they tore up at Valley of the Sun to put in the water system.  From what we remember from listening to board audio or seeing it in the minutes, is that they were going to recycle the chip seal pavement they tore up at Valley of the Sun to use on the Sugar Loaf Transfer Station Road.  Did they use Valley of the Sun's grant money too?  Why wasn't Valley of the Sun repaved this year?  We are told that Valley of the Sun will not be repaved until next year????  It was Valley of the Sun's pavement, why is it being used for access to Sugar Loaf Transfer Station??  Was this Director Jim Edgson's idea?  Sure hope he isn't re-elected!  You should see our dusty socks and shoes from taking our dog for a walk!!!  Our socks were white!!  Our electronics sure are dirty and so is our house from all the dust!!  Yeh that transfer station road sure needed paving didn't it?

PLEASE DO NOT ELECT JIM EDGSON AS YOUR DIRECTOR ON NOVEMBER 19, 2011

THAT WAS VALLEY OF THE SUN's PAVEMENT

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Westshore and Killiney Beach Water Meter Grant

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This is Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road second water system bill

July 4, 2012 postmarked envelope had 1 water utility bill in it with due date August 10, 2012 (below).

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This is Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road first water system bill

May 28, 2012 postmarked envelope had 1 letter and 1 bill in it (below).

$17,230 to Build Valley of the Sun Community Water System

Valley of the Sun utility bill to build a new community water system
Valley of the Sun utility bill to build a new community water system

 

May 28, 2012 front page of letter from RDCO in regards to payment for new community water system - page 1 of 2
May 28, 2012 letter from RDCO in regards to payment for new community water system - page 1 of 2

 

May 28, 2012 back of letter from RDCO in regards to payment for new community water system - page 2 of 2

 

Cost to build Valley of the Sun community water system  

$17,230

Application Fee: 
 
 

$200.00

Building Permit Fee: $150($50.00 is refunded once connection is approved)  

$100.00

Water Meter:  

$440.00

Cost to bring water from the road to your house  

??

TOTAL  

$17,970

Then there is the user and maintenance fees $600 per year.

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This Feb 2012 letter was sent in the mail to North Westside Road water customers of the RDCO...

it's about new water utility rates.

The envelope the letter came in was postmarked Feb 27, 2012

Feb 2012 - New water system rates in the Regional District of Central Okanagan Page 1 of 2
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Feb 2012 - New water system rates in the Regional District of Central Okanagan Page 2 of 2
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Feb 2012 - New water system rates in the Regional District of Central Okanagan
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Feb 2012 - New water system rates in the Regional District of Central Okanagan
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Request for Proposal for water system reservoir generator at Valley of the Sun (April 20, 2012)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Project: Standby Power Generator Set – Firwood Reservoir
Request For Proposal #: R12-015
Date of Issue: April 20th, 2012

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.pdf icon February 9, 2012 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

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.pdf icon February 9, 2012 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

SILGA Resolution

The Regional Board has agreed to co-sponsor a resolution with the Regional District of North Okanagan to the Southern Interior Local Government Association annual conference. The resolution asks the Union of BC Municipalities to lobby the province to amend the Community Charter requirements requiring elector assent before proceeding with necessary water works projects if the projects have been previously approved by the Inspector of Municipalities through a Master Water Management Plan.

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The SILGA resolutions committee has not yet reviewed any resolutions for recommendation. We will be undertaking this task Feb. 27th. Thank you for your input.
Tim Pennell
SILGA 2nd Vice President
SILGA Resolutions Chair

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New fees for Westside water utility
By Staff Writer - Vernon Morning Star - November 30, 2011

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has adopted amendments to the water systems fees bylaw.

The bylaw reflects 2012 fees for each of the water systems and adds an annual $200 maintenance fee and $400 user fee for the new water system that will service Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun.

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.pdf icon January 23, 2012 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Funding Upgrades for Water Systems

The Regional Board has approved the use of Community Works Fund Gas Tax Funding for various upgrades to four community water systems to improve water quality, system operations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More than $439,000 will be used for projects on the Killiney, Westshore, Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun and Trepanier/Star Place water systems from Central Okanagan West Electoral Area and over $82,000 will be used for work on the Falcon Ridge system in the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area.

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Agenda No: 8.1
Mtg Date: January 23, 2012

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT

TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Jim Roe, Public Works Manager
DATE: January 17th, 2012
SUBJECT: Regional District Water Systems - Community Works Funding
LOCATION: Central Okanagan Electoral East (COE) and Central Okanagan Electoral Area West (COW)

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Board authorizes staff to proceed with water system improvements that are identified in the attached proposal which is titled: "Proposal for Water System Improvements Utilizing Community Works Fund - Gas Tax Funding" (January 2nd
, 2012).

PURPOSE:
To utilize a portion of the East and West Electoral Area Gas Tax Funds (Community Works Fund) to improve water quality and to improve overall system efficiencies on several RDCO owned water systems.

The requested funds are as follows:
COE $ 82,400.00
COW $439,500.00

BACKGROUND:
The RDCO owned water systems do not hold adequate reserve funds, at the present time, to construct the required improvements. The Gas Tax - Community Works Fund will comprise of- COE $ 600,000 (approximately) and COW $475,000 (approximately) at the end of 2012.

DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES STAFF COMMENTS:
Staff would like to move forward with the improvements that are identified in the attached proposal in order to improve water quality, improve system efficiencies, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Roe, AsCT, Public Works Manager

Chris Radford AsCT, Director of Environmental Services

Proposal for Water System Improvements Utilizing Community Works Fund - Gas Tax Funding

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.pdf icon November 28, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Water System Fees Bylaw Amended

The Regional Board has adopted amendments to the Water Systems Fees and Regulations Bylaw. The bylaw has been updated to reflect 2012 fees for each of the five operating water systems (same as 2011) and adds an annual $200 Maintenance fee and $400 User Fee for the new water system that will service the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun areas along the north portion of Westside Road. It’s anticipated the fee schedule will be updated again during spring 2012 once the Utility Rate Design Work Program has been considered by the Regional Board.

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Agenda No: 10.1
Mtg. Date: Nov. 28, 2011

EVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Regional Board November 28, 2011

TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Michael Noga, Engineering Technologist II
DATE: November 2,2011
SUBJECT: Amendment to the RDCO Water Systems Fees and Regulations Bylaw No. 1268, 2009.

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board grant first, second, and third readings, reconsider and adopt the "Regional District of Central Okanagan Water Systems Fees and Regulations Amendment Bylaw No., 2011."

PURPOSE:
Amend the Schedule "B" Item 7 Water Rates table to delete the 2010 Annual Fees, revise 2011 Annual Fees to 2012 Annual Fees, and to include the new Upper Fintry, Shalal Road, Valley of the Sun Water System as follows:

2012 Annual User Fee Per Residential Unit: $400
2012 Annual Maintenance Fee Per Parcel: $200

The Recommended annual water Toll Rate for the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road, Valley of the Sun Water System are derived from recommendations prepared by our consultant Agua Consulting Inc. based on their Northwest Side Water Report dated September, 2007.

It should be noted, that this bylaw amendment is only an interim 'measure and the water user rates will again be adjusted in the spring of 2012 to establish a metered rate following the receipt of the Utility Rate Design Work Program currently underway by Urban Systems Ltd.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael Noga, AScT
Engineering Technologist II

Chris Radford, AScT
Director of Environmental Services

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RDCO Water Systems Bylaw 1268 amendment (2012 water rates)

RDCO Water Systems Bylaw 1268 amendment (2012 water rates)
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*okanaganlakebc.ca Note* FYI Dietrich is also known as Star Place at Trepanier Creek

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10. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

10.1 Regional District of Central Okanagan Water Systems Fees and Regulations Amending Bylaw No. 1301, 2011 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings and Adoption (Unweighted Vote - All Directors)

Staff report dated November 2, 2011 outlined that the water rates for the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun Water system are derived from consultant recommendations based on the North Westside Water Report.

Information on the rates has been clearly circulated to residents in advance.

Rates have not been previously established as this is a new water system.

The cost of providing the service must be recovered from the residents who use the system.

EDGSON/HODGE
THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Water Systems Fees and Regulations Amending Bylaw No. 1301, 2011 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 28th day of November 2011.

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.pdf icon November 28, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Utility Acquisition Policy Adopted

The Regional Board has adopted a policy that will guide future acquisition of utilities by the Regional District. The goal of the policy is to standardize the process by which the Regional District will consider taking ownership of any utilities, such as private water or waste-water treatment systems and ensures that all due diligence is done on behalf of both utility customers and regional district ratepayers.

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.pdf icon Item 7.1 Utility Acquisition Policy.pdf

From page 25

Policy 4.8 - Payment for Utilities

The RDCO will pay no more than a consideration of $1.00 Canadian for the acquisition of any water or sanitary sewer utility.

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7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

7.1 Utility Acquisition Policy Adoption (Unweighted Vote - All Directors)

The Regional Board at its November 10th regular meeting deferred consideration of the Utility Acquisition Policy to allow an opportunity for the Board to review the District's legal opinion on the Policy. The legal opinion was circulated for the Board's review.

FINDLATER/HODGE
THAT the legal opinion on the utility acquisition policy be received.

CARRIED

Concern was expressed regarding the possibility of a catastrophic event (ie: Walkerton, Ontario) occurring and whether the RDCO would be liable. What if insurance doesn't cover this type of event? Staff noted that provincial water standards would be met and the RDCO is very proactive how water utilities are operated. Letters Patent would cover any liability to the local service area.

Failures and costs associated with the utility remain the cost to specific users.

Staff reviewed how the feasibility fund functions. The electoral area feasibility fund would be used to cover any acquisition studies undertaken. Under legislation feasibility costs are recovered from the local service area if the acquisition proceeds; if the acquisition does not proceed, these funds would not be recovered. Municipalities would not contribute to a study in an electoral area. It was further noted that the RDCO would be in a position to receive provincial funding for the water systems whereas local operators cannot.

BAKER/FIELDING
THAT the Utility Acquisition Policy be adopted.

CARRIED (opposed Findlater, Ophus)

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.pdf icon November 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 8.1 RDCO 2011 - 2015 Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw.pdf

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Agenda No: 8.1
Mtg Date: Nov 10, 2011

FINANCIAL SERVICES BOARD REPORT

TO: Board Directors
FROM: Harold Reay, Chief Administrative Officer
Marilyn Rilkoff, Director of Finance and Administration
Chris Radford, Director of Environmental Services
DATE: November 10, 2011
SUBJECT: 2011 - 2015 Financial Plan Amendment

Recommendation:
That the Board adopt the "Regional District of Central Okanagan 2011 - 2015 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw No. XXXX, 2011."

Background:
Summary:
The Financial Plan is being amended to reflect timing, funding and cost changes in the Capital Fund Budgets for the following:

047 - Mosquito Control: UBCM approval for funding of up to $269,900 received. Budget amendment to reflect grant and increased expenses. It is anticipated that program will be fully funded, and that the 2011 tax requisition for nuisance control will create a surplus and be carried forward. This surplus is not reflected in the budget.

095 - SWM: Solid Waste Collection (Electoral Areas): Added $50,000 capital, funded from Community Works Funds for the application of recycled asphalt for dust suppression on the Forest Service Road leading to the North Westside Waste Transfer Facility. Board approved the use of the funds for this purpose April 18, 2011 (Resolution #112/11).

310 - Shalal/ Fintry Water System: Added $350,000 transfer from Community Works Funds to fund processing and recycling of materials for road base and areas that currently require dust suppression, and system control works. Revised cost estimates.

401 - Waste Water Treatment Plant: Capital timing changes and contingency included. Reflects changes to reduce capital equipment items, and add blowers. New administrative capital overhead charges added for 2012 - 2015. Revised DCC amounts based on 2011 actuals to date. Assumes that we can utilize future DCC's to pay down short term debt.

046 - Dog Control: Deferred kennel irrigation project $20,000 to 2012. Increased cost and scope of roof and HVAC capital project approved by Board Resolution #178/11. Transferred additional funds from reserves.

002 - Administration / Corporate Services: Increased cost and scope of roof and HVAC capital project approved by Board Resolution #175/11. Includes approval of use of Regionally Significant Project funds of $892,685, or actual eligible costs of the approved project. Also includes approved transfer of $105,549 Strategic Community Investment Fund Regional District
Grant to Capital Project.

The relevant pages from the 2011 - 2015 Financial plan, with changes marked are included for your easy reference for comparison purposes. The proposed amended bylaw is in the Board package.

2011 Budget

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2011 Amended Budget

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8. FINANCE & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

8.1 RDCO 2011 - 2015 Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1300, 2011, 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and Adoption (Weighted Vote)

Staff report dated November 10, 2011 outlined the amendments required to the 2011 Financial Plan to reflect funding and cost changes in the capital fund budgets to the following: mosquito control, solid waste collection (electoral areas), Shalal/Fintry water system, Wastewater Treatment Plant, and roof/HVAC upgrades to the dog pound and administrative buildings.

HODGE/FIELDING
THAT RDCO 2011 - 2015 Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1300, 2011 be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 10th day of November 2011.

CARRIED

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From May 30, 2011 Board Meeting

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From April 7, 2011 Board Meeting

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.pdf icon November 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

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.pdf icon November 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 9.1a Utility Acquisition Policy.pdf

found on page 18

Policy 4.8 - Payment for Utilities
The RDCO will pay no more than a consideration of $1.00 Canadian for the acquisition of any water or sanitary sewer utility.

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9. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

9.1 Rise and Report - Governance & Services Committee meeting of November 10, 2011

a) Approval of Utility Acquisition Policy (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

BAKER/FINDLATER
THAT the Regional Board receive the Utility Acquisition Policy;
AND FURTHER THAT the Regional Board defer the Utility Acquisition Policy until the Board reviews the RDCO legal opinion.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon August 11, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 11.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report.pdf

Environmental Services:

Department Initiatives (Page 1) and 004 -- Engineering Services (page 7): Engineering Subdivision Services Bylaw No. 704 amendments have been adopted implementing changes to sections on servicing requirements and the design and construction of water systems to ensure a consistent approach to subdivision applications across the Electoral Areas.

Utility Acquisition Policy draft report was presented to the Governance & Services Committee June 2011. Proposals & Tender Projects in the first half of 2011 included: Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun Morden control building, 2 Booster Stations, 12km Watermain and Firwood Reservoir; Killiney 2011 Upgrades, Acquisition Policy and Water Rates Analysis.

310- Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun Water System (Page 32): Water System construction is underway that will service the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun subdivisions off Westside Rd in the northern end of Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. Construction is scheduled to be completed by this fall. The total project cost is estimated at $17,500 per property within the water system service area. The final design was awarded to CTQ Consultants Ltd for project management and administration of the design, tendering and construction of the new water system to provide service to approximately 341 properties. Maddocks Construction was awarded the contract for the construction of a control building, pumps and wells for a bid of $442,164. Construction began in spring 2011. A contract for the construction and installation of 12 kilometers of watermains and two pressure reducing stations for the new water system has been awarded to Peter Bros Construction Ltd. The bid of $2,830,062.91 excluding HST and contingencies was the lowest of the 13 bids received. The 1.4-million litre reservoir construction contract has been awarded to Greyback Construction Limited. The bid of $736,166 excluding HST plus a $73,617.70 contingency was the lower of six qualified bids received. Watermain construction schedule began in May 2011 on Westside Rd, with a progressive route through Firwood Rd, Fintry Delta, Shalal Rd and ends on Muir Rd in November 2011. Construction of the new booster pump station on Fintry Delta Rd has been awarded to Cummings Construction Ltd. Their bid of $539,000 was the lower of the five qualified bids received and evaluated after a Request for Proposals. The Board has approved a transfer of $400,000 from the Community Works Fund to be used to recycle asphalt along roadways during construction of the new water system. Recycling asphalt reduces greenhouse gas emissions thereby improving air quality. Funds will also be used for water quality control works. To June 30, 2011: 11 building permits applications have been made for connection to the new water system. Well development is complete, pumps are installed, control building is at 60% completion, and distribution system is 40% complete.

Inspection & Bylaw Enforcement Services:
044 - Building Inspection (page 86): To June 30, 2011, 77 building permit applications were made. Building permit applications in 2010 totalled 54 at June 30 and 160 for the year. Eleven building permits were issued for water service connections in Upper Fintry and Valley of the Sun subdivisions. Inspections continue to be carried out 2 days for COW and 2 days for COE. In order to comply with the BC Building Code, the RDCO Building Bylaw has been amended and includes an updated evaluation schedule that is consistent with other local governments and more in line with present market values. The bylaw will assist in providing a more accurate valuation for residential construction projects.

Finance Services:
003 - Finance (Page 120): To enable staff to handle increased volumes with existing resources, year end and audit processes have been streamlined. Payroll processes have also been reviewed and revised as necessary. Asset Management Software has been implemented. Work is to begin with Public Works to populate additional information. Budgeting and Performance Measurement Software has been researched and a webinar booked for further review. Metering implementation and integration to utility billing system is complete. Water consumption is available to customers via their quarterly utility bill or regionaldistrict.com utility services. Meter readings are for educational purposes only in 2011. Six scanners required replacement due to the Vadim iCity upgrade in 2010. A laserJet printer and a laserJet printer copier were also purchased.

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11. Finance

11.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report, Year-to-date - June 30, 2011

The Quarterly Program Measures Report, year-to-date June 30, 2011, Executive Summary was presented for information and review. Staff highlighted any areas of financial concern to date within the Executive Summary.

The Committee was reminded it is staff's responsibility to identify any change from their original plans including goals, revenues, expenses and that it's the Board's responsibility to ensure the documents are reviewed and any concerns raised.

SHEPHERD/FINDLATER
THAT the Quarterly Measures Report, Year-to-date June 30,2011 be received.

CARRIED

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June 2010 Lower Fintry Water System Presentation

The Fintry Utility serves 83 customers of which 33 are year round and 50 are seasonal
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# of parcels in the service area 106
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The Service Area = 109 Taxable Parcels

Includes:
• vacant parcels
• parcels connected to Fintry Water System

Does NOT include:

• Properties NOT connected to Fintry Water System
• Government owned parcels
• Non-residential parcels
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Please note:

1. The Proposed Service Area does NOT include parcels that:

• Have an alternate water service and voted No.

Should any of these parcels apply to join the service area in the future, they would be subject to the same cost as everyone else, but would not have the option to pay out over 20 years on their taxes.
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The estimated capital costs per the Feasibility Study is $10,710 per Parcel. However, with the opportunity in 2011 to connect to the NEW water system the more reasonable estimate is $5,655 per Parcel.
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1. Upgrade Distribution System $55,000
2. Replace Fire Hydrants, + 2 $33,600
3. Install Residential Meters $41,500
4. Connect to New Water System $486,301
Total $616,401
Divided by Number of Properties 109
Total per Property $5655
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THE WATER METERS COST ALMOST AS MUCH AS UPGRADING THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM???

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September 30, 2011  RDCO says there are 27 Upper Fintry water hookup permits issued:
  • Valley of the Sun: 23

  • Shalal Road: none

  • Upper Fintry: 4

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August 22, 2011 there were 23 permits issued:

  • Valley of the Sun: 20

  • Shalal Road: none

  • Upper Fintry: 3

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September 29, 2011 two emails from Delphine Maja RDCO Engineering Tech:

I calculated the additional cost to the project to install all brand new pipes in the Fintry Delta this year in conjunction with the new water project, and I shared my calculations with the Fintry Delta Utility.... $380,000!

Half the cost of construction is admin and mobilizing and de-mobilizing equipment.

The contract we signed with Peter’s Bros is a Unit Cost contract meaning I can add to the project by quantity and I don’t pay extra for those first three portions.

By not putting in the pipes this year, or, creating a project on it’s own these other costs would then apply, and typically you can estimate them at 30%. Then, if inflation occurs... the costs just keep going up.

My first sewer job in 1993 it cost $60 a meter to supply and install 150mm sewer pipe. Today, it’s over $250 per meter, that’s inflation!

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About double chip sealing the roads at Valley of the Sun subdivision and how many square meters the roads are

VOS = 3,462m long x 7m width = 24,234 sqm

UF = 2,858m l x 7m w = 20,006 sqm

SR = 327m l x 7m w = 2,289 sqm

Restoration of gravel roads in UF and SR was already in the contract, both those areas we’d only be adding dust suppressant ($0.42/m).

VOS we’d be looking at grading ($0.60/m) plus dust suppressant ($0.42/m). 1.75 % taxes + 5% admin overhead are additional to these prices.

A fellow from Cypher Internation (Calgary) has returned my call, he’s putting together a quote for something called Dust Stop.

Cota Top Coat called me back last night and she’s calling around today to see if she can find a contractor to chip seal this year. However, Cota agreed with MOTI, and told me to not get my hopes up.

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September 28, 2011 in talking to Delphine Maja RDCO Engineering Tech she told us that there are 2.9 km's of roads at Upper Fintry and 3.14 km's of road at Valley of the Sun.

To haul in crush, reditch, refine the crown of the road and grade Valley of the Sun, the contractor wanted .60 cents per square meter and that there is 2400 sq. meters of road which would equal $14,400 to do Valley of the Sun.

To spread calcium chloride as dust suppressant at Valley of the Sun, the contractors quote was .42 cents per square meter and that there are 2400 square meters of road to apply the dust suppressant to, which she said would cost $10,080.

She said that Upper Fintry has calcium chloride applied once per year.

2400 sq. meters x .60 cents = $1,440

After we got off the phone we sent an email to confirm with Delphine that a mistake wasn't made.  We will post what we find out when she gets back to us.

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RDCO is still pursuing double chip sealing Valley of the Sun this year.

September 27, 2011 we spoke with the Ministry of Transportation District Manager of roads Murray Tekano.  He told us that there was no way the Ministry could manage to pay for double chip sealing Valley of the Sun this year 2011.  We told Murray that we did not want anything toxic like Calcium Chloride applied to the road as dust suppressant.  He said that he will talk with District Manager of Operations Danny Morris to see what the Ministry can do about the dust suppressant.  We asked if Danny could get back to us to let us know what can be done.

September 28, 2011 we spoke with Delphine Maja who told us that she spoke with the MOTI back in 2008 about double chip sealing the subdivision, but was told the Ministry could not help at that time.  Delphine told us that just in July 2011 that RDCO's staff spoke again with the Ministry and were told that the Ministry will pay for double chip sealing both lanes at Valley of the Sun but not until the Ministry's 2012 budget.  Delphine said that the Regional District would most likely be willing to loan money from RDCO's own reserves to double chip seal Valley of the Sun this year, with the Ministry repaying the loan next year, but that she could not find a contractor.  She said she does have the Ministry of Transportation's written agreement to double chip seal Valley of the Sun next year. She said she asked Peters Bros. if they could double chip seal this year and was told that Peters Bros. couldn't do it this year.  We think she said she tried one other contractor and that they could not do it this year either.  At that time Delphine said she gave up pursuing double chip sealing in 2011.  We gave Delphine some phone numbers of contractors from the phone book, and she said she will phone them.

So RDCO is still pursuing double chip sealing Valley of the Sun this year.  Hopefully Delphine can find a contractor.

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chloride salts with or without ferrocyanide salts have adverse impacts on the environment and are therefore toxic under Section 64(a) and (b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999)

The Priority Substances List Assessment Report for Road Salts was published on December 1, 2001. The report concluded that Road Salts that contain inorganic chloride salts with or without ferrocyanide salts have adverse impacts on the environment and are therefore toxic under Section 64(a) and (b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). Since Road Salts are neither persistent nor bioaccumulative, they have been categorized as Track 2 under the Toxic Substances Management Policy.

The Road Salt assessment covered the chloride salts: sodium chloride (NaCl), calcium chloride (CaCl2), magnesium chloride (MgCl2), potassium chloride (KCl), brines used in road deicing/anti-icing, dust suppression, the salt portion of abrasive mixtures and additives commonly used in road salts (ferrocyanides).

Source: http://ec.gc.ca/nopp/roadsalt/reports/en/rms.cfm

Ministry of Transportation uses Tiger Calcium Services.

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SUBDIVISION ROADS AT VALLEY OF THE SUN WILL NOT BE PAVED THIS YEAR, STILL???

September 23, 2011

Hi Valley of the Pun,

Over the past couple weeks you’ve either called or emailed me with respect to the road conditions and dust control, and lack thereof in Valley of Sun, and I figured you deserved an update today. We’re also sending out a project update notice in the mail, but it’s no very detailed with respect to the road restoration plan.

The final decision has been made, and it is to leave the roads gravel for the winter. Once the crews have cleaned up the roads they will grade again, then treat with calcium chloride for dust control, then they’ll be done and ARGO will take over road maintenance.

Next year the roads will be hard surfaced, the entire 7m road width not just the pipe route, by what is called a double chip seal procedure. This is similar to asphalt, but more like an oil & gravel with lots of compaction.

This decision was based on three reasons,

1. the first is a cost sharing agreement between MOTI and RDCO that was entered into in August of this year. Rather than RDCO paving the 1-2m pipeline path (and leaving the remainder of your roads in the condition they were in), MOTI has agreed to fund hard surfacing the entire roadway, but not until 2012 budget money becomes available.

2. Secondly, after bringing forward the option for RDCO to pay this year and MOTI reimburse us in 2012, we have been unsuccessful in finding a contractor with the equipment to do the work this construction season.

3. And lastly, the road experts I work with (at MOTI and ARGO and RDCO) have all agreed that leaving the gravel road for the winter will increase settlement and increase the strength of the road base structure, potentially decreasing the chances for road surface failures after hard surfacing.

I don’t put things off for another day or ‘tomorrow’ or ‘next year’, however in this situation I have exhausted every possible avenue for hard surfacing your roads in 2011, and am accepting that nothing else can be done this year.

My sincerest apologies,

Delphine Maja
Sr. Engineering Technologist
Regional District of Central Okanagan
1450 KLO Rd, Kelowna BC, V1W 3Z4
P. (250) 469-6262 F. (250) 762-7011
www.regionaldistrict.com

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VALLEY OF THE SUN WILL NOT BE PAVED UNTIL NEXT SPRING?

September 7, 2011

We spoke with RDCO Engineering Delphine Maja Sept 7, 2011 about paving Valley of the Sun this year. Delphine Maja told us that Valley of the Sun would not be double chip sealed until next year, and that she can’t guarantee when the subdivision would be double chip sealed, but hopefully in the spring and who knows maybe not till summer. Delphine told us that she had previously asked the Ministry of Transportation to pay for only the double chip seal material for just the one lane, and that Valley of the Sun water system budget was paying for everything else. Delphine said that so far the Ministry of Transportation has discussed verbally with RDCO that the Ministry would consider paying for double chip sealing both lanes at Valley of the Sun in their 2012 budget, hence the wait, and that she is awaiting confirmation from the Ministry of Transportation about what was discussed.

Delphine Maja said that she can take out an internal loan out of reserves at a very low interest rate to pay for double chip sealing Valley of the Sun this year, if RDCO Board Members will approve an internal loan, and if the Ministry of Transportation confirms it will pay for chip sealing both lanes next year, so that the loan can be repaid.
 

  • will cost extra to grade the roads several times by the time spring arrives

  • dusty until the snow starts falling, which may not be until Christmas

  • muddy clay after the first snowfall melt and after this winter when it thaws

  • only a few days after grading and the road is washboard again

  • not easy to haul water on a rough road for the ones not hooking up to the new water system

  • dust can affect or damage electronic devices Consumer Electronics Guide | Yahoo Answers

  • dust can affect your health

Delphine Maja Engineering Tech wrote in regards to the Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road water system construction costs:

I've have been squeezing the water system budget, and think we can build the one-way road (at Upper Fintry for water system right-of-way and so Upper Fintry properties along Westside Road have property access due to Government screw up years ago)for no additional costs to you. The only thing is that we most likely will not be finishing the water project under budget. The original quote of $17,500 per property will most likely be the final number, and whatever we go over we'll charge to the 2012 operation and maintenance budget. We will be sending out a water project update letter next week, it's drafted I'm just awaiting the tender closing on the reservoir which is today, to calculate an expense report for the newsletter.

.pdf icon RDCO Agenda August 22, 2011 - Item 9.3 Development Variance Permit Application.pdf see bottom of the application report

You may or may not want to contact some or all of the following officials, if you would like to see Valley of the Sun roads double chip sealed this year.

BC Transportation Minister - Blair Lekstrom - Minister.Transportation "at" gov.bc.ca - 250-387-1978

MLA Westside - Kelowna - Ben Stewart - ben.stewart.mla "at" leg.bc.ca - Kelowna office 250-768-8426
Victoria: 250-387-1023

District Manager of Transportation - Murray Tekano - Murray.Tekano "at" gov.bc.ca - 250-712-3629

COW Director Jim Edgson - jim.edgson "at" cord.bc.ca - 250-212-7296

RDCO Engineering Tech Delphine Maja - delphine.maja "at" cord.bc.ca - 250-763-4918

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August 22, 2011

Hi Westsiders,

Yes, you can rest assured we will do everything possible to advertise the day the Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/ Shalal Road water system goes into service.

The construction is proceeding on schedule and we still anticipate the water system infrastructure to be complete by the end of October. I suspect final cleaning and charging the water system to take another month, and all going well (no un-expected catastrophes) residents can expect to be using the system before the end of this year.

As of today we have issued 23 permits:

  • Valley of the Sun: 20

  • Shalal Road: none

  • Upper Fintry: 3

Regards,

Delphine Maja
Sr. Engineering Technologist
Regional District of Central Okanagan
1450 KLO Rd, Kelowna BC, V1W 3Z4
P. (250) 469-6262 F. (250) 762-7011
www.regionaldistrict.com

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Government Spending Is Out Of Control !

You know what really irks okanaganlakebc.ca is that a Consultant was paid big $ to go down to Fintry Delta and point their finger at a location suitable to drill a water well, when any idiot could have done that!  Gee, better not drill a well too close to Okanagan Lake or too close to a septic system ... how about right here!  DUH! 

AND WHY DO WE PAY RDCO ENGINEER IF WE DON'T USE RDCO ENGINEER?

Potential Test Well Sites by Summit Environmental Consultants Ltd and dated June 23, 2008

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AUG 13, 2011 YOUR KIDDING - WATER FLOWING AT VALLEY OF THE SUN?

August 13, 2011 - water flowing at Valley of the Sun
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Do you need a contractor to install your water line from the road to your house, or do you need your septic tank inspected and upgraded, contact:

 Rock'n Harley Excavating or Wayne Watson Excavating

Both companies are Registered On Site Waste Water Practitioners

The Health Dept. no longer inspects septic systems since 2005 or thereabouts.  A Registered On Site Waste Water Practitioner is the only one you need to call now.  A Registered On Site Waste Water Practitioner will design your system and do everything for you including installation.

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.pdf icon September 19, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Temporary Use Permit Approved

The Regional Board has approved a six month Temporary Use Permit to assist with construction of the new Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun water system. The permit for a .087-hectare property at 520 Muir Road will allow BC Underground to process aggregate material at the location which is in close proximity to the final portion of water main construction currently underway between Westside Road and the new Morden Road utility pumphouse.

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.pdf icon Item 9.5 Temporary Use Permit (TUP-11-02).pdf

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PURPOSE:
To consider issuance of a Temporary Use Permit in order to allow processing of aggregate material on the subject parcel. The request is associated with the Upper Fintry / Valley of the Sun Water System project being coordinated by the Regional District.

They have already moved the aggregate processing operation out of Valley of the Sun over to Upper Fintry a month ago.  Not too funny how RDCO does things ass backwards.

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Temporary Use Permit (Unweighted Vote)

9.5 Temporary Use Permit for H. and N. Breitkreuz (owners) and BC Underground (agent) located at 520 Muir Road. (TUP-11-02) Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (Electoral Areas, Kelowna Fringe Area, and West Kelowna Fringe Area)

Staff report dated September 12, 2011 outlined the request to consider issuance of a Temporary Use Permit in order to allow processing of aggregate material on the subject parcel. The request is associated with the Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun Water System project being coordinated by the Regional District. At the time of preparing the report there have been no
correspondence received from neighbouring property owners regarding the application.

EDGSON/SHEPHERD
THAT the Regional Board conditionally approves Temporary Use Permit application TUP-11-02 subject to;
• The site is to be monitored to ensure best management practices are adhered to for the processing of aggregate material on site and any subsequent land clearing and re-grading that may be conducted post gravel processing (in conjunction with ongoing monitoring for Development Permit DP-11- 05);
• Development should reflect the objectives and guidelines of the Best Management Practices manual produced by the Province of B.C.; Develop with Care, Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development;
• Conditions of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, as noted in their letter of August 25, 2011 (File: 2011-04341);

AND FURTHER THAT the Temporary Use Permit shall expire in six months and all uses temporarily authorized by the Permit shall cease upon expiry of the Permit, unless otherwise authorized.

CARRIED

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.pdf icon August 22, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

There was nothing mentioned in the Highlights about the newest Towns for Tomorrow grant in the amount of $400,000 for the Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun community water system or about the newly created laneway at Upper Fintry for the community water system pipe so that there isn't stagnate water at the end of the pipe. This $400,000 Towns for Tomorrow grant was already granted back in April 18, 2011.

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.pdf icon August 22, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 9.3 Development Variance Permit Application.pdf

*Note* This is only a snippet, please click link above for entire contents

(bottom of page 12 to 13)

I've have been squeezing the water system budget, and think we can build the one-way road (at Upper Fintry for water system right-of-way and so Upper Fintry properties along Westside Road have property access due to Government screw up years ago)for no additional costs to you. The only thing is that we most likely will not be finishing the water project under budget. The original quote of $17,500 per property will most likely be the final number, and whatever we go over we'll charge to the 2012 operation and maintenance budget. We will be sending out a water project update letter next week, it's drafted I'm just awaiting the tender closing on the reservoir which is today, to calculate an expense report for the newsletter.

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.pdf icon August 22, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Development Variance Permits: (Unweighted Vote)

9.3 Development Variance Permit Application for David & Terry Willison (owner) located at 7225 Dunwaters Road & 7160 Westside Road. (VP-1107) Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (Electoral Areas, West Kelowna Fringe Area, Kelowna Fringe Area)

Staff report dated August 15th outlined the application to consider a request to allow exemption of a proposed two lot subdivision from servicing requirements of Bylaw No. 704. Staff reviewed the rationale, including:
• The subject parcel was originally two legal lots registered under Plan 16594 in 1966;
• If approved, the variance and resulting subdivision will facilitate dedication of a 'Lane' to rectify the long-standing access issue by providing unrestricted legal access for the affected residents fronting Westside Road;
• The variance will also facilitate routing and placement of a water main within the new road right-of-way associated with the RDCO's new Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun Community Water System;
• Non-approval of the variance will result in having to relocate the water main onto the Westside Road right-of-way resulting in low water pressure and potential for stagnant water in a dead-ended water main;
• A qualified practitioner was commissioned to assess suitability for on-site sewage disposal. The assessment indicates that both lots are suitable for Type 1 (conventional) on-site sewage treatment. The recommendations will be incorporated into a Section 219 covenant registered on titles at time of subdivision;
• The subject parcel is located above Westside Road, a considerable distance from Okanagan Lake therefore on-site sewage disposal concerns from a lake impact perspective are negligible;
• This variance represents an extenuating circumstance considered to be in the public interest and is not to be construed as representing staff or Regional Board support in future for requests to be exempt from the Community Sewer System requirement of Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw No. 704.

Further to the posting of Notice of Application sign and neighbouring property owner notification process, a form letter (signed by 6 neighbouring property owners) and four additional letters/emails have been received supporting the application. In
summary, all of the letters/emails indicate that approval of the application will benefit all the affected properties fronting Westside Road by facilitating proper installation of the community water distribution system and rectifying the long-standing access issue.

Chair Hobson asked if there was anyone in the gallery who deemed their property affected by the variance. There were none.
The question was raised regarding Lots 6-21 being in the same circumstance for access--do you expect a variance for each property? Staff noted the lane has been secured for all properties except for the three most northern properties. An easement has been secured giving unrestricted access for all properties.

EDGSON/FINDLATER
THAT the Regional Board approves Development Variance Permit application VP-1107 to vary RDCO Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw No. 704, Schedule C.2, s.2 - Type & Extent of SelVicing, by exempting the proposed 2 lot subdivision from the required servicing identified in Table C.2.2.; Reference Sections 6.03, 6.06, 6.11 and 6.12.

CARRIED

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Water System Construction Underway

The equipment’s in place, asphalt is being cut and pipes will soon be buried for the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s sixth water distribution system.

Construction is underway for the water system that will service the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun subdivisions off Westside Road in the northern end of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.

Communications Coordinator Bruce Smith says “Over the next six months, crews will install approximately 12-kilometers of water mains that will provide both treated water and fire flows to more than 340 properties in the three areas. We hope to have the project which is estimated at almost $6-million, completed by this fall. None of these properties have ever had domestic water service and residents have had to make their own arrangements to get water.”

He adds, “With a construction project of this magnitude, residents and motorists in these areas may experience some minor inconveniences. Please obey flag people and signage that you encounter along roads in the area during construction and where alternate traffic routes exist, please use these routes whenever possible. Work on additional control buildings and associated water works will take place throughout the project and it is anticipated construction on the Firwood Road Reservoir will be underway by early summer.” Updated information about the project and construction schedule can be found at regionaldistrict.com (Select Quick Links and NewWaterSystem).

During 2007, in response to requests from some area property owners, the Regional District began a process to determine the feasibility of and support for construction of a water system. In 2009 after the conclusion of a successful petition campaign detailed planning and design began for the infrastructure project. The total project cost is estimated at $17,500 per property within the water system service area. Funding from the Provincial Towns for Tomorrow program has been received and the Regional District will also seek additional grant funding opportunities.

The Regional District currently operates and maintains five water systems servicing more than 800 properties in the Sunset Ranch, Westshores, Killiney Beach, Falcon Ridge and Trepanier areas.

(updated July 25, 2011)

Source: RDCO's Whats New

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Westside reservoir gets nod
Vernon Morning Star - July 17, 2011

The Regional District of Central Okanagan board has authorized a contract for construction of a reservoir for part of the North Westside area.

The new reservoir will serve the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun subdivisions.

“The bid of $736,166, excluding harmonized sales tax, plus a $73,617.70 contingency by Greyback Construction was the lower of six qualified bids received,” said Bruce Smith, regional district communications co-ordinator.

Construction on the 1.4-million litre reservoir for the new water system should be complete by this fall.

“It will for the first time, provide water service to more than 340 properties in the three subdivisions adjacent to North Westside Road,” said Smith.

Currently, residents in those neighbourhoods use wells or have water trucked in to meet their needs.

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.pdf icon July 14, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting

New Water System Reservoir

The Regional Board has authorized a contract for construction of a reservoir for the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun subdivisions. The bid of $736,166 excluding HST plus a $73,617.70 contingency by Greyback Construction Limited was the lower of six qualified bids received. Construction on the 1.4-million litre reservoir for the new water system should be complete by this fall and will for the first time provide water service to more than 340 properties in the three subdivisions adjacent to north Westside Road in the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area.

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.pdf icon July 14, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 5.1 Contract Award - Firwood Reservoir Construction.pdf

Agenda No: 5.1
Meeting Date: July 14, 2011

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT

For the Board July 14, 2011
TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Delphine Maja, Sr. Engineering Technologist
DATE: July 6,2011
SUBJECT: FIRWOOD RESERVOIR
Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board authorize the award of the contract for the Construction of the Firwood Reservoir - Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System to GREYBACK CONSTRUCTION LTD. for the amount of $736,177.00 excluding HST, plus a 10% contingency in the amount of $73,617.70, for a total amount of $809,794.70.

BACKGROUND:
Purpose:
This contract includes materials and labor for the high level Reservoir, to be constructed at 939 Firwood Road, forming part of the Upper Fintry I Shalal Road I Valley of the Sun Water System.

Invitation to Tender:

Six (6) bids were received for the Project, prices shown do not include HST or Contingency:

Greyback Construction $736,177.00
Sawchuk Developments $747,930.00
Cumming Construction $748,000.00
Maddocks Construction $844,326.00
JS Ferguson Construction $980,000.00
Arlo Construction $1,267,574.08

Schedule
This assignment will· be started immediately and is proposed to be completed in the fall of 2011.

June 30, 2011 Cost Summary Budget for Upper Fintry / Valley of the Sun / Shalal Road Proposed Water System
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* Notes:
1. Committed/Awarded values are tendered prices including taxes and pre-approved contingencies, except for the Reservoir*
2. Reservoir values as shown are based on the lowest tendered price + 10% contingency, not yet awarded.
3. Towns for Tomorrow funding to be used towards the development of the Wells & Pump Station
4. Gas Tax - Community Works Funding (Resolution #112/11) to be used in part to offset the cost of asphalt recycling for Watermain construction.

Based on the current financial standings of the entire project as of June 30, 2011, the actual (tendered) construction costs for the project are over budget by 29%. The highly estimated interim financing (at 10% rather than 2%) and the two grants (totaling $800,000) are essential to the project, and will offset these budget shortfalls.

Following substantial completion of the water project the service area participants will be charged a per parcel cost based on the actual expenses. The property owners will have the option to either commute their share or have it transferred to property taxes and amortized over a period of 30 years.

Water Project Summary:
The new community water system will provide domestic service with fire flows to the subdivisions of:
~ Valley of the Sun (147 parcels),
~ Shalal Road (14 parcels),
~ Upper Fintry (180 parcels),

The water system will be comprised of approximately 12 km of distribution piping, fed by two groundwater wells located in the delta, a mid-level booster pump station at the switch-back on Fintry-Delta Road, and one multi-cell reservoir in Valley of the Sun. Maddock's Construction Ltd broke ground in March on the main pump station, Peter's Bros Construction commenced construction on the water mains on Westside Road in May, and on June 27th Cumming Construction mobilized on-site, starting on the booster station. This reservoir is the final contract to complete the water system project.

The water system will be owned, operated and maintained by the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT COMMENTS:
The Environmental Services Department recommends that the Regional Board authorize the award of the contract for the Construction of the Firwood Reservoir - Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System to GREYBACK CONSTRUCTION LTD. for the amount of $736,177.00 excluding HST, plus a 10% contingency in the amount of $73,617.70, for a total amount of $809,794.70.

Respectfully submitted,
Delphine Maja
Senior Engineering Technologist

Chns Radford
Director of Environmental Services

Attached:
* CTQ Tender Recommendation Letter
* Service Area Map

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CTQ Consultants Ltd
Project No.: 09138-20 - reservoir
File No.: 6-L-001

July 5, 2011

Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO)
Environmental Services Department
1450 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC VIW 3ZA

Attention: Delphine Maja, Sr. Engineering Technologist

Dear Delphine:

Re: Firwood Reservoir - Tender Recommendation Letter
CTQ Consultants has received and reviewed six tender submissions for construction of the Firwood Reservoir. Based on our review, we recommend award to Greyback Construction Ltd. for their submitted price of Seven Hundred Thirty Six Thousand, One hundred and Seventy Seven Dollars ($736,177.00) excluding Contingency and HST. Their proposal was complete and
the lowest tendered price and the submitted information indicated the capacity and experience to complete the project.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
CTQ CONSULTANTS LTD.
Per:
Garry Threlfall, CTech,
Contract Administrator

Sill Floor, 1708 Dolphin Avenue, Ke10Vlilla, BC VI Y 9S4 . Phone: (250) 979-1221 . Fax: (250) 979-1232

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.pdf icon July 14, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting Minutes

5. ENGINEERING SERVICES

5.1 Award of the contract for the Construction of the Firwood Reservoir Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System (All Directors-Weighted Vote)

Staff report dated July 6, 2011 outlined the contract for the construction of the Firwood Reservoir - Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun water system.

Six bids were received for the project. It was noted that the work will be started immediately with a proposed completion date of the fall 2011.

EDGSON/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board authorize the award of contract for the construction of the Firwood Reservoir - Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun water system to Greyback Construction Ltd for the amount of $736,177.00 (excluding HST), plus a
10% contingency in the amount of $73,617.70 for a total amount of $809,794.70.

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July 6, 2011 update on the Construction of the new Community Water System
for Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road

The good news is that once the main pipe is installed along Firwood Road in Valley of the Sun, the smaller pipe won't take as long Delphine Maja the Engineering Technologist from RDCO told us.  Delphine told us that the 12' main going up Firwood takes longer to install than the smaller pipe.  Delphine figures they will have Valley of the Sun done by the end of July 2011.  Delphine told us that once the system has been installed, the system will need to go through 4 weeks of testing before homes can start using the water.

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There was nothing mentioned in the highlights about Item 8.4 Strategic Priorities Investment Fund

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.pdf icon June 27, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 8.4 Strategic Priorities Investment Fund.pdf

Agenda No: 8.4
Mtg Date: June 27, 2011

REGIONAL BOARD REPORT REGIONAL DISTRICT of CENTRAL OKANAGAN

TO: Board Directors
FROM: H. Reay, CAO
DATE: June 22,2011
SUBJECT: Usage of Strategic Community Investment Funds

In accordance with the terms of reference of the Strategic Community Investment (SCI) Funds, it is required that we report on the investment of these funds and our performance targets.

In 2009, we received $194,535, and in 2010, we received $30,888, for a total of $225,423.

Progress made to first reporting period - June 30, 2010:
These funds have been invested into the following projects:
• Ortho Photo updates of $37,399 to assist in planning and development
• Completion of the Strategic Planning process at a cost of $22,523 which will also assist the Region in meeting Economic and Climate Change targets.

Progress to June 30, 2011:
Originally the remaining funds of $165,501 were anticipated to be invested in a Green House Gas Emission Reduction Strategy to assist us in developing a plan of action. Priorities changed, and the funds have been used to support Regional administration.

The remaining RD SCI Funds have been used to support RD administration over the term of the SCI Agreement, thereby minimizing tax rate increases. Moderate tax rate increases were needed due to general economic circumstances, however, these were less than would be needed without SCI funds, 100% of the remaining RD SCI Funds received to date were used to maintain RD administration service levels at those of previous years. Included in the total administration budget were also transfers to reserves for the 2011 replacement of the administration building roof and HVAC system to a more energy efficient system. Tender documents have been issued for design and management of the project.

The above projects were funded by SCI funds which reduced the need for local taxation.

This is submitted for the Board's information.

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8.4 Strategic Priorities Investment Fund - Regional District Basic Grant (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

The Regional District is required to report on the above grant allocation for the second year for the Regional District Basic Grant. Staff report dated June 22, 2011 outlined the investment of the funds and performance targets. It was noted that the change in priorities was part of the 2011 Financial Plan approved by the Board

FIELDING/FINDLATER
THAT the Strategic Priorities Investment Fund - Regional District Basic Grant report dated June 22, 2011 be received for information.

CARRIED

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Temporary Industrial Use Permit

The Regional Board has approved a Temporary Industrial Use Permit associated with construction of the new water system for the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun subdivisions. The permit will allow an industrial storage yard and worksite on a .8-hectare portion of a five hectare parcel in the 900 block of Firwood Road. As well, materials that are dug up during construction will be screened on site to be re-used as needed during installation of the water system works.

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.pdf icon Item 9.7 Temporary Industrial Use Permit (TIUP-11-01).pdf

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Director Edgson said that he spoke with residents of Valley of the Sun, and he said that the residents of Valley of the Sun he spoke with are not opposed to the Temporary Industrial Use Permit being in use for 6 months.  We wonder if he talked to the people who own the barking dogs at Valley of the Sun, because in our opinion these people may not have much hearing left for the noise to bother them.  Director Edgson said that the Ministry of Transportation and Fintry Provincial Park both own Valley of the Sun view point.  Director Edgson did not say why the view point could not be used for a gravel operation but he did confirm that water pipe was dropped at Valley of the Sun view point.  Nothing was mentioned about why the Shorts Creek Firehall would not be a suitable location due to it being located between Valley of the Sun and Upper Fintry where the new water system is being installed.  BC Underground said at the meeting that they use a water truck to keep the dust down on the road, but by looking at the photos below, it doesn't look like they are using it on the road to keep the dust down to us.  And then just after the meeting that large 735 Caterpillar started driving down Balsam Road where the complaint came from.  What a bunch of jerks, that is all we can say.  That Caterpillar is probably driving up and down the subdivision 4 times an hour BC Underground said.  So does Valley of the Sun have to put up with the noise and dust when Upper Fintry water main is being installed too?  In our opinion Director Edgson spoke with some crazy people at Valley of the Sun.  We can only guess that some of the people at Valley of the Sun don't realize they may receive foundation cracks and other vibration type problems with their property.  These same people must not have thought they would want their windows open for air this summer either.

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Temporary Industrial Use Permit (Unweighted Vote)

9.7 Temporary Industrial Use Permit for Lawrence Werger (owner) BC Underground (agent) located at 931 Firwood Road. (TIUP-11-01) Central Okanagan West Electoral Area (Electoral Areas, West Kelowna Fringe Area, Kelowna Fringe Area)

Staff report dated June 21, 2011 outlined the temporary industrial use permit application to consider issuance of a permit in order to allow an industrial storage yard/worksite on an approximate 0.8 ha (2 acre) portion of the 5.02 ha subject parcel. The primary intent is to screen granular materials from trench excavation and to re-use the screened products for specific components of the water system pipeline works.

Staff reviewed the background and rationale for the permit:
• The proposal is associated with the Fintry water system upgrade project being coordinated by the Regional District resulting in an overall benefit to the community;
• A Qualified Environmental Professional has been retained to address concerns related to the overall water system construction.
• The subject property is a large rural acreage exceeding 5 ha in size, is conveniently located within the water system service area boundary and is easily accessible off Westside Road;
• Only a small portion of the property is being utilized for the intended use and timeframe for the project is relatively short (estimated at 6-months);
• Neighbourhood impacts should be minimal as the site is located in a remote secluded part of the Valley of the Sun rural subdivision;
• Utilization of the subject property will reduce heavy vehicle traffic volumes on Westside Road which in turn reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions (ie: better air quality) and decreases risk to public safety;
• There are no other local alternate locations readily available and transportation of import gravels from either West Kelowna or from Okanagan Indian Band lands would cause great inconveniences to the community residents and other users of Westside Road.

There have been no objections from any of the affected agencies regarding the issuance of a permit. At the time of preparing the report no letters or correspondence had been received from neighboring property owners. It was noted that today one letter of objection was received from S. Schnurr, 819 Balsam Road.

The concerns raised in the letter of opposition were addressed: other sites were looked at but it was felt this is the best option. The question was raised how often a truck will be travelling in the area. Pat Atkins, of BC Underground noted that at times it will be 3-4 times an hour but that there will be a full-time water truck on site.

The question was raised how often can the permit be renewed? Staff noted that it can be renewed once. The agreement with the property owner agreement is for six months, but it was appropriate to ask for one year. For our purposes of completing
this project one year is more than enough time. The schedule is to have the project completed by the end of November.

The area would not be needed for any other projects in the area? The lands will be restored back to the owners' satisfaction as previously agreed to. There is an environmental consultant working on the project.

Chair Hobson asked if there was anyone in the gallery who deemed their property to be affected by the permit. There was no-one.

EDGSON/OPHUS
THAT the Regional Board approves Temporary Industrial Use Permit application TIUP-11-01;
AND FURTHER THAT the Temporary Industrial Use Permit shall expire in one year and all uses temporarily authorized by the Permit shall cease upon expiry of the Permit, unless otherwise authorized.

CARRIED

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July 6, 2011

To Chair Robert Hobson and Chief Administrative Officer Harold Reay:

The reasons I oppose the Temporary Industrial Use Permit at Valley of the Sun are as follows:

1. Valley of the Sun will have been woken up at 7:00am weekdays and weekends for long enough. It is not like it is an impossible task I am asking for (to move the gravel operation), because there are other sites including the Shorts Creek Firehall situated between Upper Fintry and Shalal Road nearer to where they will be working, making the commute for the two large Cat 735’s on Westside Road that much shorter. It would be closer to Upper Fintry which has several longer roads than you would find at Valley of the Sun and Shalal Road. Can you please inform me how many km’s of roadway at Upper Fintry and Shalal Road compared to Valley of the Sun?

2. Delphine Maja Engineering Tech told me they are working weekends. I thought it was one of the other crews working out here working weekends like Wayne Watson or Rock’n Harley excavation digging the water lines from the road to the house until I talked to Delphine Maja Engineering Tech the other day. She advised me they are working weekdays and weekends starting at 7am. Last Saturday they were working when I had my best friend from Burnaby visiting on the Canada Day long weekend July 2, 2011. Needless to say my visit with my best friend was not as pleasant while outside in my yard due to the jack hammering type noise taking place. I have tried not to turn my air conditioner on yet to save money and save energy. I really don’t want to have to turn it on closing the windows until I have to. I expect more visitors including my cousin (from the coast) near the end of July, because they are attending a wedding and are staying at my house while they attend the wedding.

3. It is not fair to Valley of the Sun to have to put up with all the dust and noise for other subdivisions too. There are more properties at Upper Fintry (180 lots) than at Valley of the Sun.(147 lots). Then there is Shalal Road (14 lots) all a distance from Valley of the Sun. Plus if they also work on Lower Fintry that just makes construction time that much longer for Valley of the Sun. What is up with Lower Fintry, are they joining in?

4. Shorts Creek Firehall would be less disturbing to all the subdivisions, if the gravel processing occurred there.

5. The gravel operation being on the south side of the Firehall shouldn’t disturb Shorts Creek

6. The land is barren on the south side of the Firehall and so there should be no environmental concerns.

7. There is sight distance for trucks to turn out onto Westside Road from the Shorts Creek Firehall, and there is less hill on that side of the Firehall for the Cat 735’s to climb saving fuel. The Fire trucks don’t have a problem and so shouldn’t the two large Cat 735’s. The Cat 735’s don’t have to manoeuvre the sharp corner and hill at Shorts Creek, nor do they have to worry about loosing their brakes just before Shorts Creek heading south with no where to go. I am very concerned about the Cat 735’s using Fintry Delta hill when the time comes. I feel it would be best to move the gravel processing operation down to Fintry Delta when the time comes to use the Cat 735’s down there.

8. The Shorts Creek Firehall location would decrease water use needed to keep the dust down the entire length of Firwood Road in Valley of the Sun which is probably close to ½ km or maybe ¾ km’s long. From what I have been hearing is there is a shortage of water in the Okanagan, so in this way the water truck would not be needed as much. Where is the truck getting the water from, La Casa? This would save emissions, carbon deposits, fuel costs, wear and tear on the two Cat 735’s and the water truck, plus keep the dust down because Shorts Creek is closer to La Casa than Valley of the Sun by about 1 km’s. One km may not sound like much, but just think 1 km x 2-4 trips per hour per day and three vehicles… that all adds up.

9. The construction company said at the last Board meeting that they water Firwood Road, but as you can see in the photos at the link in this letter, there is still dust.

Shorts Creek Firehall is a much shorter distance from Shorts Creek to the rest of the project at Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and possibly Fintry Delta saving carbon deposits and fuel costs on the two Cat 735’s water truck, etc. I suspect that they are getting water from La Casa. This would decrease travel time and emissions for the water truck? Why not move the gravel processing closer to where it is needed for the rest of the project? How hard are two pieces of equipment (gravel processing operation) to move rather than how many trips in the two Cat 735’s and the water truck? Please see pictures of the gravel operation and construction including the two Cat 735’s here at this link. Please take note of the dust.
http://www.okanaganlakebc.ca/community/personal/westside_road/water_system_at_fintry_construction.htm

I suggest keeping the gravel processing Temporary Industrial Permit where it is at Valley of the Sun, since it is already in use here (too bad), until such time as Valley of the Sun subdivision pipe is installed, then move the gravel processing to the Shorts Creek Firehall location to finish working on the other subdivisions. When they work on Fintry Delta, move the gravel operation down there if there is a spot for it? Maybe put it on the lot with the wells?? I am concerned about the Cat 735’s using the Fintry Delta hill with tourists. I would like to see the Cat’s on that hill as little as possible.

There are also wild animals, painted turtles, pond life, and several bird types including woodpeckers and owls that live at Valley of the Sun. The Cat 735’s have to drive next to the smaller pond. I believe the construction is disturbing them as well. I hear birds screaming to tell you the truth. I believe if a bird is screaming that it must be in distress. I haven’t noticed birds screaming like that before in Valley of the Sun, and it isn’t just the peacocks.

If I were the contractor, I would want to save on fuel costs, and manpower. Plus moving the gravel processing operation may speed up construction time. I suggest that the Regional District investigate. Maybe I am off the wall, I don’t know for sure because I am not in the same position as the Regional District to find things out, but to me keeping this gravel processing at Valley of the Sun all summer is off the wall and I really don’t want to listen to the noise and nor eat dust all summer for other subdivisions. That wouldn’t be fair.

Valley of the Sun to Boundary Park = 1.3 km
Boundary Park to Shalal Road = .3 km
Shalal Road to Shorts Creek Firehall = .3 km
Shorts Creek Firehall to Fintry Park (turn off) = .4 km
Fintry Park to Upper Fintry Subdivision = .1 km
Upper Fintry Subdivision to La Casa = 1.8 km

Also, at the very least, can you please tell everyone that a grant has been secured to help bring the cost of the water system down for everyone? Has the Regional District applied for any grants since being turned down on the one grant, besides the grant to re-pave the subdivisions?

Sincerely,
North Westsider

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Temporary Industrial Use permit application location at Valley of the Sun
This is where the Temporary Industrial Use application for processing gravel is located in Valley of the Sun on an RU2 parcel.  This Temporary Industrial Use application is located on Firwood Road as far into the subdivision as you can go, and is on the main road in Valley of the Sun subdivision.

 

Firwood Road Temporary Industrial Use permit
As you can see the gravel process is not taking much room and the gravel could have been processed at Valley of the Sun viewpoint or Shorts Creek Firehall without disturbing earth in an RU2 zone.

 

Shorts Creek Firehall
There is enough room to the right of the Shorts Creek Firehall for a gravel processing operation, and far enough away from Shorts Creek.

 

Fiintry 12" water main pipe laying at Valley of the Sun viewpoint.
This is Valley of the Sun viewpoint which is directly across Westside Road from Valley of the Sun (Firwood Road) where the Temporary Industrial Use permit is in use before the permit was ever issued.  To the left of the photo you can't see, but the viewpoint is larger than what you see in this photo.  There is still room to the left of this photo.  Who cares if the Ministry of Transportation and Fintry Provincial Park own it.  It would be less disturbing for residents of Valley of the Sun if the viewpoint were used to process gravel instead of processing gravel through a subdivision in an R1 zone.  Why would the Ministry of Transportation object to the viewpoint being used.  It might help stop some people from dumping garbage over the bank.  Temporary fencing could help for security purposes instead of disturbing residents in an R1 zone all summer.

Typical commercial US dump trucks carry about 10 short tons for typical materials like gravel or soil.

Cat 735 with 36 ton (32.7 tonnes) rated payload - Interior Cab sound level = 79 dB(A)

City of Richmond Noise Bylaw states sound levels from .pdf icon construction or construction equipment must not exceed 80 dBA

From Interior Health - So how loud is too loud? Sound is measured in units called decibels (dB). The humming of a refrigerator is 45 dB, normal conversation is approximately 60 dB, and the noise from heavy city traffic can reach 85 dB Long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 80-85 dB can cause hearing loss. You can listen to sounds at 85 dB in relative safety for up to 8 hours a day; if you add only 3 dB to that, it is now safe for four hours per day; add another 3 dB (91 dB) and the sound is relatively safe for only two hours per day. For each 3 dB increase in sound pressure, the duration of listening in relative safety is cut in half. Once you reach 100 dB, it is barely safe for 15 minutes a day.

Can you imagine what the noise level of these Cat 735 earth movers is like outside the cab?

Cat 735 earth mover

How would you like this Cat 735 to be driving in front of your house 4 times per hour, 5 days per week from 7am until 7pm, not just for water system construction for your own subdivision, but two other subdivisions as well?  There is 12 km's of water main being installed, Delphine Maja from RDCO told us June 30, 2011 over the phone.

 

Cat 735 earth mover
This Cat 735 is an articulating type vehicle, meaning it bends in the middle to help manoeuvre tight corners.

 

Typical Gravel Truck
You won't notice how loud the Cat is compared to the typical gravel truck by looking at these photos, but do you notice the difference in the size of the tires between the Cat 735 and a typical dump truck?  The wider the tire the heavier the load.  Have you ever seen a gravel truck that articulates.  No, us neither.

 

Flag person and Earth Mover at the entrance to Valley of the Sun
Look how large the Cat 735 EARTH MOVER is compared to a pickup truck.
We see dust in this photo.

 


See how wide the tires are.  The tires need to be wide to distribute the heavy weight or the weight would break through the pavement with repeated trips.

 

 


You can see two earth movers in this photo at the entrance to Valley of the Sun, so there are two EARTH MOVERS working.

 

Two Cat 735 earth movers working on the Fintry water system project.
Here are two Cat 735 earth movers parked out alongside Westside Road across Westside Road from Upper Fintry.  Why wouldn't there be enough room for the gravel processing to take place at the entrance to Upper Fintry where this machinery is parked?

 

The Temporary Industrial Use Permit is for a parcel located in an RU2 zone, but the truck is mostly travelling through an R1 residential zone.  The Industrial Use Permit is good for 1 year, but it is estimated to be in use for only 6 months.  They wanted the permit for 1 year in case there are extenuating circumstances like a fire for instance, that would push construction back. The TEMPORARY Industrial Use Permit can be renewed for up to 6 years RDCO Board said.

 

There are two other subdivisions having a water system installed as well as Valley of the Sun, so Valley of the Sun will have to endure this EARTH MOVER for the duration of construction for the other two subdivisions as well.  Wonder if the Regional Board know how big the Cat 735 really is.  This is not your typical gravel truck, its an EARTH MOVER.

 

June 26, 2011

To RDCO:

Re: Temporary use permit for Lawrence Werger at Valley of the Sun:

I am opposed to the gravel trucks running up and down Firwood Road to the Temporary Use location at Lawrence Wergers near the end of Firwood Road at Valley of the Sun in regards to the Fintry Water System Construction. The huge Caterpillar 725 dump truck makes excessive noise, dust, etc. for residents of Valley of the Sun. This is not a normal dump truck. It is very large and loud dump truck. I don't see any water or oil on Firwood Road and as a matter of fact I took a photo of a huge dust cloud behind the Caterpillar exiting Lawrence Wergers one day. The dust is excessive.

I am sure that the Fintry Lookout would have been a much more preferable location so as to disturb residents who live in the Valley of the Sun subdivision, the least. It has been very disturbing for me as a resident that these trucks have been permitted to run up and down Firwood Road umpteen times a day for a month already when it was unnecessary and without a permit. I don't see why Valley of the Sun lookout could not be used, since there was water pipe dropped there. The lookout is right beside Westside Road at the entrance to Valley of the Sun which would make it convenient and not cause excessive travel on Firwood Road.

And then to top it off, I find out there is no permit and residents were not informed of the use before it happened.

Why would RDCO say in the report that there is no other suitable location? That is just asinine. There is the Shorts Creek Firehall location and the Valley of the Sun lookout that would be less disturbing to residents of Valley of the Sun.

I feel that RDCO has been negligent in regards to this project, especially since its RDCO's own project. I also feel RDCO has not been forthright and honest with residents of Valley of the Sun.

I am vehemently opposed to this Temporary Use application. I am also vehemently opposed to how the property was being utilized before a permit was even issued and before residents were informed.

Thank you
Resident of Valley of the Sun

Big truck hauling material on his way heading out of Valley of the Sun

This photo was taken June 3, 2011 after large trucks were travelling up and down Firwood Road for a week or two already.  Wonder why they don't water the gravel road or put oil on it??

 

Shorts Creek land would have been suitable to process gravel
The Shorts Creek Firehall would have been a good place to process gravel because there are no houses around there.  And you can see in this photo there is a large enough space.

 

Politicians can say whatever they want because the average person has no way of finding out what the truth is.  There is no accountability.

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Water System Construction Underway

The equipment’s in place, asphalt is being cut and pipes will soon be buried for the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s sixth water distribution system.

Construction is underway for the water system that will service the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun subdivisions off Westside Road in the northern end of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.

Communications Coordinator Bruce Smith says “Over the next six months, crews will install approximately 12-kilometers of water mains that will provide both treated water and fire flows to more than 340 properties in the three areas. We hope to have the project which is estimated at almost $6-million, completed by this fall. None of these properties have ever had domestic water service and residents have had to make their own arrangements to get water.”

He adds, “With a construction project of this magnitude, residents and motorists in these areas may experience some minor inconveniences. Please obey flag people and signage that you encounter along roads in the area during construction and where alternate traffic routes exist, please use these routes whenever possible. Until mid-June initial construction is concentrating on the transmission main along Westside Road and motorists should expect single-lane alternating traffic while this section of work is being done. As well, construction is underway on the pump station in the lower Fintry area. Work on additional control buildings and associated water works will take place throughout the project and it is anticipated construction on the Firwood Road Reservoir will be underway by early summer.” Updated information about the project and construction schedule can be found at regionaldistrict.com (Select Quick Links and NewWaterSystem).

During 2007, in response to requests from some area property owners, the Regional District began a process to determine the feasibility of and support for construction of a water system. In 2009 after the conclusion of a successful petition campaign detailed planning and design began for the infrastructure project. The total project cost is estimated at $17,500 per property within the water system service area. Funding from the Provincial Towns for Tomorrow program has been received and the Regional District will also seek additional grant funding opportunities.

The Regional District currently operates and maintains five water systems servicing more than 800 properties in the Sunset Ranch, Westshores, Killiney Beach, Falcon Ridge and Trepanier areas.

(May 11, 2011)

Source:  RDCO Whats New

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This email was not sent to okanaganlakebc.ca anonymously, but we are posting it anonymously to protect the innocent:

We never did want a water system because that will attract these weasels that think they will get rich buying a cheap lot, mowing down the trees, putting a cheap house on the lot, and throwing a for-sale sign up without ever living here.
These greedy idiots will not stop until this sub-division looks like a prairie trailer-court.

The present and future costs for this water-system are not their concern as they only want to make a buck by selling, then head for the city after picking the Fintry carcass clean.

Thanks for your web-site since it shows the corruption within the RDCO and all their buddies that are getting rich off of our taxes.

Keep up the good work!

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Thanks for the compliment anon.  That is what okanaganlakebc.ca is here for!

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Can you pay the entire cost of the New Fintry Community Water System, when the water system is set into action?  Would you like to be able to pay just a portion instead of the entire amount?

If you believe you should be able to pay any portion of the cost to build the new FINTRY COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM before you are locked into a loan and it goes against your property taxes for at least 10 years or maybe the entire 30 years, then please contact your Director and MLA.  From what we heard at the water meeting a while back was that you have to pay the entire amount or none.

MLA Ben Stewart - Contact

Westside-Kelowna Office
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West Kelowna, BC
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Phone: (250) 768-8426
Fax: (250) 768-8436

Email:


Victoria Office
Room 301
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
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Phone: (250) 387-1023
Fax: (250) 387-1522

 

Director Jim Edgson

Regional District of Central Okanagan
1450 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, B.C.
V1W-3Z4
Phone: 250-212-7296

Email:

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Fintry water project underway
Vernon Morning Star - May 15, 2011

The equipment’s in place, asphalt is being cut and pipes will soon be buried for a new water system in the North Westside Road area.

Construction is underway for the $6 million water system that will service Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun.

“Over the next six months, crews will install approximately 12 kilometres of water mains that will provide both treated water and fire flows to more than 340 properties in the three areas,” said Bruce Smith, communications co-ordinator.

“We hope to have the project completed by this fall. None of these properties have ever had domestic water service and residents have had to make their own arrangements to get water.”

During the project, residents and motorists in the area may experience inconveniences

“Please obey flag people and signage that you encounter along roads in the area during construction and where alternate traffic routes exist, please use these routes whenever possible,” said Smith.

Until mid-June initial construction is concentrating on the transmission main along Westside Road and motorists should expect single-lane alternating traffic while this section of work is being done.

“As well, construction is underway on the pump station in the lower Fintry area,” said Smith.

‘Work on additional control buildings and associated water works will take place throughout the project and it is anticipated construction on the Firwood Road reservoir will be underway by early summer.”

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These are snippetts of a court case involving a Dog Kennel

[28] The validity of a municipal bylaw may be challenged on several grounds, including vagueness or uncertainty, overbreadth, bias, bad faith, and discrimination.

[31] A bylaw will not be found void for uncertainty unless the vagueness is so pronounced that a reasonably intelligent person would be unable discern the meaning of the bylaw and govern him or herself accordingly. This will be a matter for each court to assess on the basis of the particular words and context of each bylaw (Dhillon v. Municipality of Richmond and Attorney General of B.C. 1987 CanLII 2623 (BC S.C.), (1987) 16 B.C.L.R. (2d) 80, 37 M.P.L.R. 243 (S.C.)).

[39] In R v. Bell, 1979 CanLII 36 (S.C.C.), [1979] 2 S.C.R. 212, at 222, 98 D.L.R. (3d) 255, the Supreme Court of Canada, citing the English case of Kruse v. Johnson, [1898] 2 Q.B. 91, clarified that a municipal by-law may be declared invalid due to unreasonableness:

[40] The declaration set out in Bell has given rise to a number of cases where bylaws have been held invalid due to the behaviour of those enacting the legislation. This principle has been variously referred to in the case law as bias, bad faith, conflict of interest and discrimination, and has given rise to several legal tests. Those that are most relevant to the case at bar are bias, bad faith and discrimination.

http://www.canlii.org/

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.pdf icon May 30, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting

Water System Booster Station Building

The Regional Board has authorized a contract for construction of a booster pump building for the new Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun water system. Cummings Construction Limited bid of $539,000 excluding HST is the lower of five qualified bids received and evaluated after a Request for Proposals. The new building will be located adjacent to Fintry Delta Road. Construction is underway for the new water system that will provide domestic and fire protection water flows to these un-serviced areas adjacent to Westside Road consisting of approximately 341 properties. The project is expected to be complete later this year.

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.pdf icon Item 10.1 Award of Contract - Fintry Delta Road Booster Station Building.pdf

*Note* This is only a snippett of the 5 pages, please click link above for the service area map that does not include Fintry Delta.

Agenda No: 10.1
Meeting Date: May 30, 2011

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Board May 30, 2011

TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Delphine Maja, Sr. Engineering Technologist
DATE: May 18, 2011

SUBJECT: FINTRY DELTA ROAD BOOSTER STATION BUILDING Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board authorize the award of the contract for the Construction of the Fintry Delta Road Booster Station Building - Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System to CUMMING CONSTRUCTION LTD. for the amount of $539,000.00 excluding HST, plus a 10% contingency in the amount of $53,900.00, for a total amount of $592,900.00.

BACKGROUND:
Purpose:
This contract includes materials and labor for the Construction of the Fintry Delta Road Booster Station Building, located at the switch-back on the road to the Fintry Delta subdivision, to form part of the Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System.

Invitation to Tender:
Five (5) bids were received for the Project, prices shown do not include HST or contingency:
1. Cummings Construction $539,000.00
2. Bear Mountain Construction $557,200.00
3. Maddocks Construction $588,930.00
4. Mailey Construction $609,282.59
5. Acres Enterprises $714,999.99

Schedule
This assignment will be started immediately and is proposed to be completed in the fall of 2011.

The Water Project:
The new community water system will provide domestic service with fire flows to the subdivisions of:
~ Valley of the Sun (147 parcels),
~ Shalal Road (14 parcels),
~ Upper Fintry (180 parcels),

The water system will be comprised of approximately 12 km of distribution piping, fed by two groundwater wells located in the delta, a mid-level booster pump station at the switch-back on Fintry-Delta Road, and one multi-cell reservoir in Valley of the Sun.

The Control Station is being built by Maddock's Construction Ltd, sharing the site of the supply wells. Site grading began in March and the building is expected to be at lock-up by the first week of June. Peter's Bros Construction was awarded the contract to construct the water mains and install the two pressure reducing stations. Work on Westside Road began May 11, it is expected to take 29 weeks to reach substantial completion, including road and landscaping restoration.

The reservoir, off Firwood Road, is currently being advertised for bids, this last tender for the water project will close on June 30th, 2011.

The water system will be owned, operated and maintained by the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

Budget Total Cost Summary, as of May 25, 2011:

There is an additional $400,000 allocated for this project through the Gas Tax- Community Works Fund to be partially utilized for asphalt recycling that will offset the difference between projected budget and awarded price for water main installation.
See table above, showing the current financial standings of the entire project as of May 25, 2011.

Over budget are the first two expense items and the engineering consulting fees, for a total of $815,736.45 The tendered price for item 3, the booster station, is another $94,000 above budget ($539,000 rather than $445,000), and item 4, the reservoir, tender closes on June 30, 2011. The $808,205 in the contingency fund plus the two secured government grants ($400,000 ea) are essential to the project, and will offset these budget shortfalls.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT COMMENTS:
The Environmental Services Department recommends that the Regional Board authorize the award of the Construction of the Fintry Delta Road Booster Station - Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System to CUMMINGS CONSTRUCTION LTD. for the amount of $539,000.00 excluding HST, plus a 10% contingency in the amount of $53,900.00, for a total amount of $592,900.00.

Respectfully submitted,
Delphine Maja
Senior Engineering Technologist

Chris Radford
Director of Environmental Services

Attached:
* CTQ Tender Recommendation Letter
* Service Area Map

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CTQ Consultants Ltd.

Project No.: 09138-20
File No.: 09 I38-20-6-L-007
May 16,2011


Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO)
Environmental Services Department
1450 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC V IW 3Z4


Attention: Ms. Delphine Maja, Sr. Engineering Technologist

Dear Delphine:

Re: Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System

Fintry Delta Road Booster Station Award Recommendation

CTQ Consultants has received and reviewed five tender submissions for the Construction of the Fintry Delta Road Booster Station. Based on our review of tender pricing and conformance, we recommend award to Cumming Construction Ltd. for their submitted price or $539,000 (Five Hundred Thirty Nine Thousand Dollars) excluding HST and contingency.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at any time.

Yours truly,
CTQ CONSULTANTS LTD.
Per:
J.R. (Jim) Roc, CTech,
Contract Administrator

click link above for the service area map which does not include Fintry Delta

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10. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

10.1 Award of Contract - Fintry Delta Road Booster Station Building (Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System) (All Directors Weighted Vote)

Staff report dated May 18, 2011 outlined the contract for the Fintry Road Booster Station building for the Upper Fintry/Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System. Five bids were received with the lowest bid being recommended. The work will begin immediately with a proposed completion date in the fall of 2011. Staff report highlighted the financial standings of the entire project as of May 25th noting that costs have been higher than anticipated and that the contingency fund and government grants will be essential to the project.

EDGSON/HODGE
THAT the Regional Board authorize the award of contract for the construction of the Fintry Delta Road Booster Station Building - Upper Fintry/Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun water system to Cumming Construction Ltd. for the amount of $539,000.00 excluding HST, plus a 10% contingency in the amount of $53,900.00 for a total amount of $592,900.00.

CARRIED

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Cumming Construction Ltd
2362 Government Street,
Penticton BC, V2A 4W6
Phone: 250-492-5955
Fax: 250-492-5977

Sales:
$5 - $10 Million

Employees: Approximately 12 employees work at this location

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The Government of Canada established the new $33 billion Building Canada Plan under Budget 2007 that is guided by these principles. The Building Canada Plan includes a comprehensive and integrated suite of infrastructure initiatives, as follows:

• base funding in support of infrastructure for municipalities including the $11.8 billion Gas Tax Fund (extended to 2013-14) and an estimated $5.8 billion in Goods and Services Tax Rebate, which represents the benefit of raising the rebate from 57% to 100%;

• a $2.275 billion provincial and territorial Base Funding initiative ("Base Funding") to provide each jurisdiction with $25 million per year over seven years;

• Program funds, including the $8.8 billion Building Canada Fund, the $2.1 billion Gateways and Border Crossings Fund; a $1.25 billion Public-Private Partnerships Fund, and an additional $410 million for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, bringing the total federal investment to $1 billion for that initiative;

http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/agreements-ententes/bcf-fcc/bc-eng.html#sect34

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.pdf icon April 18, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting

Gas Tax Funds - New Water System

The Regional Board has approved a transfer of $400,000 from the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area Gas Tax Community Works Fund. The money will be used to recycle asphalt along roadways during construction of the new water system for the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun subdivisions. By recycling road surface asphalt, greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced, fewer aggregates will likely be needed and air quality will be improved as there will be less need for dust suppression chemicals. Funds will also be used for water quality control works. Construction on the new water system is expected to begin this spring.

The Board also endorsed a funding application through the Gas Tax Innovations Fund for eligible costs associated with integrating the new water system and the existing Fintry water utility, pending transfer of the private utility to the Regional District. Integration of the systems would help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality and see an efficient use of infrastructure and staff resources.

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.pdf icon April 18, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 10.2 Innovations Fund Endorsement.pdf

Agenda No: 10.2
Meeting Date: April 18, 2011

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Board April 18, 2011

TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Chris Radford, Director of Environmental Services
DATE: April 12, 2011
SUBJECT: Gas Tax Funding - Innovations Fund

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board endorses an application for funding through the Gas Tax- Innovations Fund for eligible costs associated with the Upper Fintry / Valley of the Sun water system and Fintry water system, pending a successful transfer of the utility.

Funding Opportunities
Environmental Services staff feels that integration of the existing community water system is a good candidate for infrastructure funding through the Gas Tax- Innovations Fund. The project will meet the criteria of this funding program through:

• Reduced GHG by combining 2 systems, which eliminates source supply energy requirements for the existing system, efficiency realized by one operator maintaining the system rather than duplication and all associated energy requirements, ie fuel, heat etc;
• Water Quality improvement through natural sand filtering in the groundwater supply system;
• Innovation through on site chlorine generation utilizing salt and an ionic process to produce safe concentrations of chlorine in the subdivision;
• Collaboration - engaging other community members;
• Contribution to efficient use of infrastructure and other resources.

It should be noted that there are eligible and ineligible costs associated with the funding program.

Ineligible costs for this particular project would include works already in construction or tendered on the new system. In order not to delay the current project and meet resident's expectations, the project has proceeded with the main control building, the distribution works and design of the booster pump station and reservoir. Staff will work with the consultants' design team to remove components of the project that may be added later, and therefore be "eligible" for funding to benefit all residents contributing to this project, while not compromising the schedule of the new system.

Negotiations are ongoing with the owner of the Fintry Utility. If an agreement cannot be reached prior to the April 29th deadline for submissions under this funding program, staff would forward an application for components of the Upper Fintry system that are considered eligible.

Chris Radford
Director Environmental Services

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10.2 Endorsement of Gas Tax Funding Application - Innovations Fund (Upper Fintry/Shalal RoadNalley of the Sun water system) (All Directors - Unweighted Vote)

Staff report dated April 12, 2011 outlined the rationale for applying for gas tax funding to integrate the existing community water system for Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun water system and possibly Fintry Utility should a successful transfer of this utility occur prior to the April 29th deadline.

EDGSON/SHEPHERD
THAT the Regional Board endorses an application for funding through the Gas Tax Innovations Fund for eligible costs associated with the Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun water system and Fintry water system (pending a successful transfer of the utility).

CARRIED

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.pdf icon April 7, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting

Water System Construction Contract

The Regional Board has awarded a contract for construction of the new water system to service Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and the Valley of the Sun subdivisions. The bid from Peters Bros Construction Limited of $2,830,062.91 excluding contingencies and HST was the lowest of 13 bids received. The project will see the installation of 12 kilometers of watermains and two pressure reducing stations to provide domestic and fire protection water flows to these unserviced areas adjacent to Westside Road. The project is expected to be complete later this year.


Drinking Water Week Proclamation

The Regional Board has proclaimed May 1st to 7th as Drinking Water Week in the Central Okanagan. The week is designed to heighten public awareness of the value and protection of drinking water resources.

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.pdf icon April 7, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Special Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.1 Award of Contract.pdf

.pdf icon Item 6.2 Greystoke Improvement District Water System Feasibility Study.pdf

.pdf icon Item 7.1 Proclamation - Drinking Water Week.pdf

Agenda No: 6.1
Meeting Date: April 7, 2011

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Board April 7, 2011

TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Delphine Maja, Sr. Engineering Technologist
DATE: March 30, 2011
SUBJECT: 12 km of Watermains PLUS Two Pressure Reducing Stations Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board authorize the award of the contract for the supply and installation of 12 km of Watermains PLUS Two Pressure Reducing Stations - Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun Water System to PETERS BROS CONSTRUCTION LTD. for the amount of $2,830,062.91 excluding Contingencies and HST.

BACKGROUND:
Purpose:
This contract includes materials and labor for the construction of 12 km of Watermains PLUS Two Pressure Reducing Stations, in the subdivisions of Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.

Invitation to Tender:
Thirteen (13) bids were received for the Project ranging from $2,830,062.91 to $3,914,072.00, the three lowest bids from:
1. Peter Bros $2,830,062.91
2. Matcon Construction $3,110,000.00
3. Ansell Construction $3,187,509.00

Schedule
This assignment will be started immediately and is proposed to be completed in the fall of 2011.

The Water Project:
The new community water system will provide domestic service with fire flows to the subdivisions of:
    - Valley of the Sun (147 parcels),
    - Shalal Road (14 parcels),
    - Upper Fintry (180 parcels),
Plus the fire service's garage on Westside Road at Shorts Creek and the BC Parks Services caretakers cottage on Fintry Delta Road.

The water system will be comprised of approximately 12 km of distribution piping, fed by two groundwater wells located in the delta, a mid-level booster pump station at the switch-back on Fintry-Delta Road, and one multi-cell reservoir in Valley of the Sun. The Morden Control Station will be built by Maddocks Construction Ltd sharing the site of the supply wells. The station will host the system controls and eventually the hypo-chlorite generation equipment. The water system will be owned, operated and maintained by the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

Budget - Total Cost Summary, To Date:


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See table above, identifying "Expenses to Date", "Approved PO's", and "Remaining Budget". The total budget for this phase of the water project, also known as the "Distribution", is $2,200,025.00.

Although the Distribution budget is insufficient, the contingency allowance of $808,000, the (estimated high) interim financing allowance of $525,000, and the surplus of $431,000 may each be re-directed in part to cover the shortfall, and allow the project to proceed.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT COMMENTS:
The Environmental Services Department recommends that the Regional Board authorize the award of the contract for the supply and installation of 12 km of Watermains PLUS Two Pressure Reducing Stations - Upper Fintry I Shalal Road I Valley of the Sun Water System to PETERS BROS CONSTRUCTION LTD. for the amount of $2,830,062.91 excluding Contingencies and
HST.

Respectfully submitted,
Delphine Maja
Senior Engineering Technologist

Attached:
* CTQ Tender Recommendation Letter
* Service Area Map

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Project No.: 09138-20
File No.: 6-L-004

March 30, 2011

Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO)
Environmental Services Department
1450 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC V1W-3Z4

Attention: Delphine Maja, Sr. Engineering Technologist

Dear Delphine:

Re: Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun - Watermains and Pressure Reducing Stations - Tender Recommendation Letter

CTQ Consultants has received and reviewed thirteen tender submissions for construction of the Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of The Sun watermains and pressure reducing stations. Based on our review, we recommend award to Peter's Bros. Construction Ltd. for their submitted price of Two Million Eight Hundred Thirty Thousand Sixty Two Dollar:; and Ninety One Cents ($2,830,062.91) excluding Contingency and HST. Their proposal was complete, and the submitted information indicated the capacity and experience to complete the project.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have and questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
CTQ CONSULTANTS LTD.
Per:

For: J.R. (Jim) Roe, Ctech,
Contract Administrator

*Note* Click link above for Service Area Map.

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6. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

6.1 Award of Contract - Supply and Installation of Water Mains and Two Pressure Reducing Stations - Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun Water System (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

Staff report dated March 30, 2011 outlined the invitation for tender for the water mains and pressure reducing stations for the Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun water system. Thirteen bids were received for the project. The assignment will begin immediately with a proposed date of completion the fall of 2011.

EDGSON/BAKER
THAT the Regional Board authorize the award of contract for the supply and installation of 12 km of water mains plus two pressure reducing stations for the Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun water system to Peter Bros Construction Ltd. for the amount of $2,830,062.91 excluding contingencies and HST.

CARRIED

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Peter Bros Construction Ltd.
PHONE: 250-492-2626
FAX: 250-493-4464
TOLL FREE: 1-800-288-9998
716 Okanagan Ave. East
Penticton, BC V2A 3K6

We have the latest technology in equipment for preparing and laying asphalt, mining and crushing rock, and recycling aggregate. This technology combined with our experience and craftsmanship, gives you the best product at the best price.

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Did you know that these water system initiatives are funded through RDCO reserves and by the Canadian Gas Tax Fund (GTF)

More about the Gas Tax Fund from UBCM

So far a $400,000 Towns For Tomorrow grant was granted towards this water system which brought property owners cost down by approx. $1,100 each.

So far, as of May 2010, no other grants have been granted although the wells have been drilled.

Now Lower Fintry Delta is considering joining.

12% HST will add approx. $2,000 to each property owner on top of the cost estimate that does not include HST

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What we found out at the March 12, 2011 Fintry Water System Meeting

Apparently the Regional District wants to take over the Lower Fintry Water System for $1.00, but so far there is no agreement in place, said Delphine Maja RDCO Senior Engineering Technologist.

Delphine Maja - Senior Engineering Technologist
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Chris Radford RDCO Director of Environmental Services said that there will be a 40 hp pump at the Morden Road two well site, that will pump water to the booster station also located at Lower Fintry, which from there the booster station with its 100 hp pump will pump water up to the Reservoir at Valley of the Sun.  Do you remember documents saying that if we joined with La Casa we would need 2 - 250 hp pumps, so we wonder why only 2-100 hp pumps?

Chris Radford said that the 200mm pipe is 12" pipe that will run down Westside Road, and that the pipe is the most expensive part of the water system. There will be 8" and 6" pipe throughout the subdivisions.

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FINTRY WATERMAIN PIPE HAS ARRIVED

We noticed Upper Fintry, Valley of the Sun and Shalal Road water main pipe sitting at Valley of the Sun viewpoint overlooking Fintry Delta May 13, 2011.  You can see Fintry Delta in the background of this photo.


This label (above) was on one of the two pails of lubricant that was sitting on the blue water pipe.  We cropped part of the pail out of the picture a bit and rotated the image sideways so you can read the label on the pail right side up.

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Delphine Maja said she has a connection at Valley of the Sun entrance, so that if Kubas joins in there will be a connection already there for him.  She said that Kubas is in negotiation with the Regional District about building only 30 homes now.

The water will run both ways in the pipe.  The pumps will pump water up hill and then the reservoir will gravity feed the water back down to the homes.

At some point the water level in the reservoir will need to be lowered and refreshed, because the water needs to be turned over in the reservoir so that it does not become stale.  Chris said the reservoirs have cells and that they shut down a cell at a time and empty the water out of it to get in there to swab the cell walls, etc.  The reservoirs are maybe cleaned every two years he said.

Chris Radford said that the water pumps will be scheduled to run when the hydro will be the least expensive, if Hydro moves to install smart meters in the future. 

Chris Radford said that the water pipe is made of PVC and the connections that connect the pipe together are made of Ductile iron pipe (DIP).

Chris Radford said that Lower Fintry Water System currently have 40 year old pipes that will last another 15 years or so before needing replacement.

Delphine Maja said that it is not a good idea to pump water through older pipes into newer pipes and that the Lower Fintry System will have their own reservoir at the Booster Station located at Lower Fintry.  She said that the water will not go from the older pipes into new pipes but will go from new pipe into the older pipe.

Chris Radford said that every property will have a pit meter installed, because they don't really know where property owners pipes are, and if they put the meter at the house, there may be a water pipe branching off before the house that may be for irrigation purposes and that RDCO want to meter all the water that the property uses, and not just the water the house uses.  This way RDCO will be sure of capturing all the water used.  Installing pit meters at the road for every property ensures all water is captured, Chris Radford said.

Chief Admin Officer Harold Reay told us in a May 19, 2010 letter that pit meters are not permitted and so therefore a water tap at the Road would not be permitted.

May 19, 2010 letter from RDCO states quote, "The .pdf icon - You need Adobe Reader to view these type of files Regional District of Central Okanagan Water Regulation Bylaw #1268 requires that water connection be made to structures. Here is a link to .pdf icon - You need Adobe Reader to view these type of files Consolidated Water System Bylaw #1268.  These structures must be located within proper zones as outlined in the Zoning Bylaw #871 and permitted in accordance with Building Bylaw #835."  Here is Consolidated Building Bylaw #835, and Consolidated Zoning Bylaw #871

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The pamphlet below was available at the March 12, 2011 meeting, which it said:

In 2010 an application was made for a Canada Infrastructure grant for 2/3's funding. Unfortunately no additional funds were secured.

The pamphlet below does not mention any other grants that may have been applied for.


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The Countdown to Safer Drinking Water

includes IHA Drinking Water Contact Info.

The Countdown to Safer Drinking Water - page 1 of 2
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The Countdown to Safer Drinking Water - page 2 of 2
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This book was on a table at the meeting.  Delphine Maja said this book would be on the Regional Districts Water Project webpage.  Here is a (.pdf) copy on RDCO's website.


Click book for (.pdf) copy of this book.

 

Page 9 of this booklet above

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Page 10 of this booklet above

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If Fintry Delta joins, they would need to pay for a portion of the piping up to Valley of the Sun reservoir, because they need fire protection from the Upper Reservoir, because the lower reservoir (booster station) would not hold enough water for fire protection Delphine Maja said.

Delphine Maja (RDCO Engineering Tech) said that if Lower Fintry joins in the water system, it would bring the cost down for Valley of the Sun / Upper Fintry / Shalal Road by about $2,000 for each property owner, but in reading the booklet, it says the estimated cost savings to each property owner at Valley of the Sun / Upper Fintry / Shalal Road are only $1,000 to each property owner...reduced from $16,443 to $15,435.

Found on page 11-12 of the .pdf icon - You need Adobe Reader to view these type of files Water Source Identification and Preliminary Water System Design - May 2010 (28 pg 1.7MB) that is on RDCO's website part way down the page.

E) POTENTIAL SERVICE AREA EXPANSION

The 2007 Agua Report and previous studies have considered a number of scenarios for service area expansion. The two initial potential expansion areas are the existing Fintry Delta neighbourhood and the proposed Kubas development at the intersection of Westside Road and Firwood Road adjacent to the entrance to the Valley of the Sun neighbourhood. It is expected that once the water system is in place, more new development and subdivision proposals in the vicinity will request water service.

Typically, additional water connections will be an asset to the system, since more users paying operation and maintenance fees reduces the cost per user. Expansion to the Service Area for additional development will also permit RDCO to collect additional capital cost contributions that can be put into a reserve fund for future upgrading or emergency repairs.

The issues for determining suitability of service area expansion are available water supply and water storage. Watermain sizing is rarely an issue as mains are typically sized for the worst case fire flow scenario. However, if multi-family developments are proposed, watermain sizes would need to be reviewed to suit large fire flow demands.

Available water supply from the wells has been calculated for the number of units served, the pump capacity and the well capacity, as outlined in the following section. Based on the calculations, the new wells could potentially support the addition of Fintry Delta and an additional 270 single family development units. This is subject to actual water use data and performance of the well source.

As more properties are included, the pumps will require upgrading/replacement. Once the well capacities are reached, an additional well site would be required or one of the existing wells could possibly be replaced with a larger diameter casing to provide some additional volume. Additional well sites other than Lot 19 may be a challenge, as other suitable well sites may not exist within the Fintry delta. Blending with lake water or even a well under the direct influence of surface water (GWUDI) would create significant treatment and logistic challenges. Therefore, more study and investigation would be required to confirm if additional units could be served beyond the current capacity of the wells.

Water storage can always be increased to accommodate additional development. Additional storage can be addressed by expanding existing facilities or locating new facilities at other suitable locations. Construction staging of water supply and storage for potential service area expansion is discussed in the next section.

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If Fintry Delta joins the system, the construction project would expand to include additional storage at the 405m booster station and the control valve to release water back to the lower pressure zone in case of fire or emergency. Fintry Delta property owners would pay a prorata share (Fintry Delta Lots / Total Lots) of the cost of the work that directly benefits their
neighbourhood. This includes the connection works, water supply, well pump station and reservoir storage. It does not include the 405m booster station or the piping system as these items are required specifically for the upper pressure zones.

The Fintry Delta contribution is estimated at $486,301, which equates to $4,588 per lot for 106 lots. With this contribution, the estimated cost per unit for Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun is reduced from $16,443 to $15,435.

For new developments that make application to join the system at a later date, their capital contributions required to join the system will be placed into a specific reserve fund to pay for future upgrading and infrastructure replacement. This ensures that any future costs attributed to development have no impact on the maintenance fees paid by current users. It should also help reduce or eliminate the need for any future increases in maintenance costs, as pumps replaced with larger pumps by new developments won’t need to be replaced by the current users.

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Without major improvements to Westside Road, extensive new development may not be permitted.

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From page 22

Cost to Valley of the Sun / Upper Fintry / Shalal Road if Lower Fintry Joins = $15,434.58


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From page 26

How much does it cost to have my existing septic system inspected and assessed?

Most planners in the valley are charging between $1000 and $2000 to assess an existing sewage system to confirm it is functioning properly and that it meets the standards of the day. Generally speaking, sewage systems that were installed 10 years or more before the new standards were implemented in 2005, will not meet the standards. To assess a sewage system, the tank, distribution box and some of the drain field have to be exposed. This will cause some damage to landscaped areas.

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Where can I find more information?

You can obtain more information from Interior Health, 1340 Ellis Street in Kelowna or their website at:

http://www.interiorhealth.ca/health-and-safety.aspx?id=496

Another good website is the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC wastewater site:

http://wastewater.asttbc.org/

Their brochure can be found at:

.pdf icon - You need Adobe Reader to view these type of files http://wastewater.asttbc.org/p/pdf/OWRPBrochure2008.pdf

Information provided by:
Rich Deans, C.Tech. ROWP 0340
Registered Wastewater Practitioner
DeansTech Consulting Ltd.
Lake Country, BC
Phone: 250-766-0533
Web: deanstech.ca

We know of one property at Valley of the Sun that only has an outhouse, but has a well.  If a property only has an outhouse and no septic tank, can they hook up to the water system?  We would think, probably not.

Delphine Maja said that Lower Fintry would pay 20% of the pipe up to Valley of the Sun reservoir because they need fire flows.  If Lower Fintry needs fire flow and will be needing the pipe for fire flow, shouldn't they be paying the same share as the other three subdivisions instead of only 20%?

There were many design drawings on the tables at the March 12, 2011 meeting which Delphine Maja said would not be posted on the RDCO's website because they are not allowed to she said.

This detailed schedule was on the wall at the meeting.

TIMELINES - DETAILED SCHEDULE

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Upper and Lower Fintry / Valley of the Sun / Shalal Road Water System

Open House

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 at Killiney Beach Hall 1- 4pm


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March 2, 2011 Vernon Morning Star newspaper article about the Fintry Water System Open House
to be held March 12, 2011 between 1pm and 4pm.
March 2, 2011 Vernon Morning Star newspaper article about the Fintry Water System Open House to be held March 12, 2011

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We don't trust Valley of the Sun Petition count!

When we tried to view the Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road/Upper Fintry water system petitions, we were only part way through the book when the guy at RDCO's planning dept. counter, ripped the book right out of our hands, before we were finished counting.  He was concerned we were writing information down.  We were writing information down to check at BC Assessment later if the names of the owners who signed were legit.  Some petitions had date stamps on them of when they were received by the Regional District and some of the petitions had no date stamp.  When we asked to view the petitions the day following the cut off date, we were told by Delphine Maja, that we couldn't view the petitions yet.  The petition count and the way things were handled does not add up!  Who was the mathematician that came to the count published for the Regional Board Meeting and to say to property owners that owners wanted the water system, and how many mathematicians were there??

At the March 12, 2011 meeting Delphine Maja told us that it was Mike Noga at RDCO who told her not to show us the petitions... something about it being against the Freedom of Information Act he figured.

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North Westside tapping into new water source
By Richard Rolke - Vernon Morning Star - February 12, 2011

Some North Westside Road neighbourhoods are a step closer to a new water source.

On Thursday, the Central Okanagan Regional District board approved a $442,164 contract to build a control building, pumps and wells for a water system for Upper Fintry, Shaal Road and Valley of the Sun.

“I’m excited because it’s come in under budget,” said director Jim Edgson.

“Staff has been working diligently to get this project done.”

Maddocks Construction was the lowest of the eight bids received for the control building on Morden Road.

Residents have been pushing for a new water system for years because they currently don’t have a utility for domestic use or to meet fire flow requirements.

“They have been using wells if you can find them or other sources,” said Edgson of the current situation.

“The vast majority of them tank water in to their homes.”

In 2009, CORD received a petition from a sufficient number of property owners to proceed with the project.

“During the pre-design exercise, it was determined that the most cost-effective and efficient method of providing a water system was to drill two wells in the delta and pump up to the highest point of the subdivisions and then distribute the water to the properties from that point,” said Delphine Maja, senior engineering technologist, in a memo.

Construction of the new $5.9 million water system is expected to begin in the spring.

“The upper reservoir location has been secured by a statutory right-of-way and the distribution system design drawings are 90 per cent complete,” said Maja.

“A public meeting is currently being organized to update the property owners and residents of the progress to date.”

The project should be completed later this year.

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RDCO plain out disregarded what was asked and gave an answer that had nothing to do with what was asked.


Feb 2, 2011

To Regional District of Central Okanagan Chair Robert Hobson:

Would it be possible to design the Fintry water system with DC batteries in its power configuration instead of generators so that when the power goes out people would still have water for fire fighting purposes?

BC Hydro is going to start charging more for peak time to draw its electricity and people could save money on energy costs if a battery and charge system were to be configured into the system where power is drawn only during non-peak time periods instead of drawing electric straight from the grid during peak periods.

It would be prudent to consider this if the Regional District is going ahead with the water system despite my protests.

Thank you
North Westsider

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Feb 16, 2011

To Delphine Maja:

I suspect that you did not read my letter after reading your reply to my letter of Feb 2, 2011. In your reply, you mention solar and wind power. Nowhere in my letter did I mention solar or wind power but I talked about DC batteries that would draw power during non-peak periods. I suggest you read the letter you are replying to and understand the letter in the future, before replying, and try replying again. Attached is my letter of Feb 2, 2011. It is no wonder RDCO complains of being short staffed, and why RDCO complains about receiving so many letters.

Thank you,
North Westsider

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.pdf icon February 10, 2011 Highlights of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting

New Water System Control Building Contract

The Regional Board has authorized a contract for construction of a control building, pumps and wells for the new Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun water system. Maddocks Construction Limited bid of $442,164.45 excluding HST was the lowest of eight qualified bids received. The three North Westside Road subdivisions do not have a community water/fire flow system. Construction of the new water system is expected to begin this spring.

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.pdf icon February 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.1 Morden Control Building - Upper Fintry, Shalal Road, Valley of the Sun Water System.pdf

Agenda No: 6.1
Meeting Date: Feb, 10, 2011

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT For the Board February 10, 2011
TO: Chair & Members of the Regional Board
FROM: Delphine Maja, Sr. Engineering Technologist
DATE: February 3, 2011
SUBJECT: Morden Control Building - Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System

RECOMMENDATION:
THAT the Regional Board authorize the award of the contract for the Morden Control Buiding Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System to MADDOCKS CONSTRUCTION LTD. for the amount of $442,164.45 excluding HST. [with 12% HST (442,164.45 x 12% = $53,059.73 just HST) = total $495,224.45 with HST]

PURPOSE:
This contract includes materials and labor for the construction of the Morden Control Building, located at 334 Morden Road in Fintry BC.

BACKGROUND:
The Regional District of Central Okanagan requested bids for the Morden Control Building, of the Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System Project.

Eight bids were received:
Arlo Construction $530,118.87
Greyback Construction $481,921.00
Maddocks Construction $442,164.45
Maple Reinders $572,000.00
PCl Constructors $544,000.00
Sawchuck $498,185.00
TKI Construction $493,983.00
Tri-City Contracting $557,845.43

The Morden Station, the wells, the pumps, and the control building, is to provide domestic water service with fire flows to the subdivisions of Upper Fintry, Shalal Road, and Valley of the Sun. In March 2009 a valid and sufficient petition requesting a community water system was delivered to the Regional Board from property owners, quoting a final cost not to exceed $17,500 per parcel.

During the pre-design exercise it was determined that the most cost effective and efficient method of providing a water system was to drill two wells in the delta and pump up to the highest point of the subdivisions then distribute the water to the properties from that point. Coincidentally, the owners of 334 Morden Road had decided to sell. The wells were drilled and tested, the property was purchased, and CTQ Consultants was hired to complete the water system design and see the construction project through to system start-up.

At this time we are prepared to commence construction of the Morden Control Building, the Upper Reservoir location has been secured by a statutory right of way, and the distribution system design drawings are 90% complete. A public meeting is currently being organized to update the property owners and residents of the progress to date.

Budget
The total budget for the Morden Station, also known as the groundwater well development prior to site selection, is $850,000. The Station includes the two wells, the pumps, and the control building. See table below, the remaining expenses for the station development being the control building and engineered septic system should not exceed $472,452.

For the Complete Water System Project the expenses to date have also been within budget, the $17,500/parcel maximum was based on a total budget of $5,936,266 and 341 parcels.

Summary of expenses to date:

Summary of Fintry Water System Budget vs. actual costs
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[okanaganlakebc.ca wonders where the HST is in this cost estimate?  And why is RDCO charging property owners 13% of the cost for engineering and admin fee .. when mostly what RDCO does is hire others to do the work? engineering 10% $404,103 plus admin fee 3% $157,600 = total $561,703 going to RDCO for the work RDCO is doing attending a few meetings to explain things and making a few requests for proposals and who knows really what else but this sure seems like a lot of money????  How did RDCO come up with the 10% and 3% figures????
AND FURTHER TO THAT a 6 million dollar water system you would think at 12% HST would cost $720,000 HST on top of the cost estimate shown above, so $720,000 HST divided by 341 properties = $2,111.44 HST to each property owner and the original petition does not say plus HST]

Schedule
This assignment will be started immediately and is proposed to be completed in the fall of 2011.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT COMMENTS:
The Environmental Services Department recommends that the Regional Board authorize the award of the contract for the Morden Control Buiding - Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun Water System to Maddocks Construction Ltd for the amount of $442,164.45 excluding HST.

Respectfully submitted,
Delphine Maja
Senior Engineering Technologist

Location of the Morden Pumphouse at Fintry Delta
Map showing Morden Road at Fintry Delta Pumphouse for Upper Fintry, Valley of the Sun, Shalal Road water system.

 

Morden Road at Fintry Delta Pumphouse.
Drawing of Morden Road at Fintry Delta Pumphouse
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Someone said this about Maddocks Construction Ltd :

I've heard of this Maddock outfit before but never as a company involved with pipe, but more a company involved with concrete and 2X4's. I tried to check their website to see what they're into, now, but all it says is where they are in Armstrong and a phone number. You'd think with all the pumps, pipes and piping know how that they would award this project to someone who's worked with pipe before. Maybe they can get away with cost overruns better, because they're learning! There's a big difference between civil engineers and mechanical engineers. Maybe they got roofing tickets..... covers everything! HaHa!

Capital Cost Estimates
for Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun
Proposed Water System
February 2009

This was the cost estimate that we received after asking for a more detailed cost estimate.

February 2009 Fintry Water System Capital Cost Estimate page 1 of 2
Page 1 of 2
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February 2009 Fintry Water System Capital Cost Estimate page 2 of 2
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.pdf icon February 10, 2011 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Meeting Minutes

6. ENGINEERING SERVICES

6.1 Award of Contract for the Morden Control Building - Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun Water System (Weighted Vote - All Directors)

EDGSON/OPHUS
THAT the Regional Board authorize the award of contract for the Morden Control Building - Upper Fintry/Shalal RoadNalley of the Sun water system to Maddocks Construction Ltd, for the amount of $442,164.45 excluding HST.

CARRIED

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COST OF LAND FOR VALLEY OF THE SUN WATER SYSTEM RESERVOIR

On August 31, 2010 Harold Reay Chief Administrative Office from RDCO finally let us know what the land for the water reservoir at Valley of the Sun is going to cost everyone.  Harold Reay said that the property owner who is only providing an easement for the reservoir and not selling land to RDCO will be receiving a free hookup to the water system.  We asked Harold Reay if this means that the property owners who are giving up an easement won't have to pay the $17,500 cost to build the water system, and he said yes that they won't have to pay the $17,500.  Sounds like they will have to pay for user and maintenance fees though.

So in other words property owners have another $17,500 added to the total cost of the water system to share in paying for it.  This means for the 341 property owners the easement for the reservoir would cost $51.32 to each property owner.

Finally Through FREEDOM OF INFORMATION we managed to receive the Right -Of-Way agreement for a water reservoir to be located at Valley of the Sun at the end of Firwood Road.  Harold Reay obviously shouldn't have told us what he did, and he should have been truthful saying he didn't know instead of what he made up on his own.

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Found this tidbit in the Trepanier area LOL.

From Jim Edgson, Director of Central Okanagan West

Recently there has been a lot of water issue requirements discussion from residents in Trepanier. These include potential costs of meeting those requirements, as well as costs associated with relatively small water service areas. As was discussed in our last Trepanier Town Hall meeting in Peachland, there is a need to bring these concerns forward to Regional District staff for discussion.

I continue to recommend that various water users come and talk to RD staff. I recommend that all the water users in the Trepanier area (including any of you who have wells) form a group of five to six individuals representing all the various water areas/water systems to sit down and compare notes and requirements. Once this was done, it is recommended this group approach RD staff so they can be made fully aware of these concerns and information. Staff could then discuss these concerns and information with the group, bring forward information/technical requirements the RD already has, and develop a better picture for everyone to consider.

This is not to say that everything will be solved by doing this. What is being said is there is a need for everybody to fully understand what is out there and to work together with respect to this subject.

I am more than prepared to meet with such a group at any time in the process to make recommendations (keeping in mind everybody's schedules!), hear you concerns, and seek answers. Ultimately though, there will be a need to work with Chris Radford, Infrastructure Services Coordinator (250-469-6237) of the Regional District on this subject, so my recommendations and advice will point to doing that.

Please do not hesitate to call me at 250-212-7296 or e-mail me at jim.edgson "at" cord.bc.ca . It would be helpful if you would put in the e-mail subject line "Trepanier Water" as I plan to set up a file as things move forward."

Jim Edgson - Regional Director Central Okanagan West

jim.edgson "at" cord.bc.ca

Ph: 250-212-7296

http://www.homeandweb.com/trepanier-news.htm

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