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Our Mission

The Board of Trustees and Employees of the Cobble Hill Improvement District are committed to providing safe, high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds Canadian drinking water standards, while taking a proactive approach in groundwater protection, infrastructure renewal, and asset management.

Who we are?

 COBBLE HILL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (CHID), is a waterworks provider incorporated by its Letters Patent issued on April 16, 1979.   
The Letters Patent contains a description of the
CHID boundary and the services it provides to the residents within that boundary.   
CHID provides potable water to approximately 353 active service connections in Cobble Hill, British Columbia (as of November 2019).  In addition, service will be required for approximately 8 undeveloped lots currently located within the CHID boundaries.  Any future subdivision applications or boundary expansion petitions will be considered pursuant to legislation, CHID bylaws, and on the basis of infrastructure capacity. 
CHID is administered by an elected
Board of Trustees, one of whom has the additional duty of Chair.  Each Trustee is elected for a three-year term by the eligible landowners of CHID.  To be eligible to vote, or to be a candidate for Trustee, a person must be eighteen years of age, a Canadian citizen, an owner of land in the improvement district and a BC resident for the previous six months.   
CHID’s Letters Patent, applicable sections of the
Local Government Act, and other applicable provincial statutes outline the powers that can be exercised by the Board of Trustees.  These powers include the ability to enact and enforce its regulations and charges, to assess and collect taxes, to acquire, hold and dispose of lands, to borrow money and to expropriate lands required to carry out its functions.  The Board of Trustees exercise these powers through the passage of resolutions and bylaws.   
Although CHID is an independent public corporation, it is also subject to supervision by the
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Ministry).  All bylaws passed by the Board of Trustees must be submitted to the Ministry for official record.  Select bylaws must be registered with the Inspector of Municipalities.  These bylaws are not effective until that approval is granted.  In addition, each year CHID’S audited financial statements and the minutes of its annual general meeting are reviewed and filed with the Ministry. 

PO Box 27
Cobble Hill, BC
V0R 1L0

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