Community Vehicle Out
June to Thursday 30, June
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
SIRA NON-POTABLE EMERGENCY WATER PRICE CHANGE
this year’s financial planning cycle for 2016-2017 the SIRA committee
has determined that there is a need to increase the charge for
non-potable emergency water.
bookings starting on 1 July 2016 and thereafter,
the price for buying non-potable emergency water will increase from $4
per 1000 litres to $ 5 per 1000 litres. In the interest of keeping cost
of living for members low, the $10 booking fee will remain as is.
for the increase are:
in Sydney Water charges: The charge for water has been $4 per 1,000
litres since 1984 and the price has not been adjusted for increases in
cost. SIRA currently pays the Sydney Water usage charge of $2.28 per
kilolitre, causing a depletion of the reserve (see below). Sydney Water
has indicated it will reduce their charge to $1.97 next financial year
and will increase again correcting for inflation over the next 4 year
current reticulated water infrastructure on the Island is 10 years old
and maintenance costs have started to increase. These costs are borne
by SIRA and are drawn from the water sales income. We anticipate that
costs will continue to increase.
self-insurance reserve is in existence so that SIRA will be able to
replace large parts of the system in case of a disaster, for example a
bush fire. The reserve is currently $87,000 and held in a term deposit
which has been built up over the last 10 years. SIRA is currently
reviewing the size of the fund and may have to increase it. If there
were no price increase for water sales, a projection shows that the
fund would decrease over time. The price increase will prevent this
decline, at least in the short to medium term.
In case you have any questions regarding the price change, please
contact the SIRA treasurer by email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
original water price was set by Warringah Council in 1984 and remained
at that price under Pittwater Council from 1992. In 2005 SIRA
took over the responsibility of the emergency water line as an
alternative to it being turned off and continued to maintain this
price. The line was upgraded and has been maintained since
funds as they became available from water sales income.
Thank you to
the Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade
The past few weeks have seen our Island once again battered by storms.
As usual our Brigade have been on standby 24 hours a day.
They have left their homes to clear roads so we can pass safely.
They've cut trees off power lines and tarped roofs. You name it, they
were there, day and night.
Hubert van Mierlo
Thank you gentlemen from all of us.
Out of School
The Kindy has been a valuable part of our island and offshore community
for many years.
would like to continue to be at the heart of our community - whether
you have kids or not we appreciate your input as we develop our service.
Please kindly fill in our Survey once per household, thank
Draw prize of
$100 voucher for a meal at The Church Point Café can be won.
Gottsche of Number 1 The Chase Lovett Bay has written a play inspired
by her experience living in an offshore community in the Pittwater.
Any resemblance to people you may know….is….purely accidental! …
ALMOST NEARLY PARADISE played to sold out performances in Balmain….now
is your chance to see it closer to home in Manly..
Free to a Good Home
2.5 new bags of tile adhesive
Free to a good home 2.5 new bags of tile adhesive (wall) if your
are planning some tilling.
Please Call l Thad 0416 137 860 can also deliver at weekend
Island cleaner available, have good references and charge $25 an hour.
You can contact me on 0424912173
iPod Nano Found
Last Saturday I found a iPod nano near bells wharf
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