Internet Service Update

Message from Ron Sitka, Director of Business Development for TISD, Inc. – True Internet Services:

TISD now has TWO types of internet services in your area. We know that a number of you have tried to get out High Speed Wireless Point-to-Point” service. But when our crews surveyed your property, it required a tall mast because of the trees. A number of you did not want a mast on your house and we understand.

SO, we have recently installed a 900 megahertz system on our tower at Selkirk. This system will allow you to get our internet service through the trees. It will NOT require a mast. With this service there are some slight limitations on bandwidth but it is still a very good service.

If you are still interested and need internet service at your home in Selkirk, please call our office today to schedule an installation.

Thank you for your patience and your consideration of using our service. We truly value our GREAT Selkirk Customers.

Sincerely,

Ron Sitka
Director of Business Development
TISD Inc.-True Internet Services
361-573-1102

Notice of Annual Meeting for Selkirk Water Supply Corporation

The Selkirk Water Supply Corporation Annual Members’ Meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7 pm at the Selkirk Island Volunteer Fire station.

Election for the Board of Directors will be held; System update given; Financials reported; Open Forum for Owners (who signed up) to speak- limited to 3 minutes; A regular business meeting to follow. Discuss Budget 2015; Equipment installation and schedule; Bank Loan information; Open Forum.

SELKIRK WATER SUPPLY REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 2:00pm

All members are invited to the Business Meeting at the Selkirk Volunteer Fire Station.

Items on the agenda are: Introduction of newly appointed Water Board Member, John Dixon. Discuss new Fire Hydrant. Discuss results of #2 well’s recent inspection and future actions for #2 well. Discuss Contract with Engineer, Greg Ulcak. Discussion of future plans for WSC. Open Forum.

FEMA Map Update

Message from Ken Savage:

I have been in discussions regarding the new FEMA flood plan with G&W engineers (surveyors), which has the capacity to affect many  of us.  Their local number is 323-7100. Henry is the the individual I have been talking to.

He has given me an estimate of $150.00 dollars each for three of us to have our property’s elevation verified. This price will go down somewhat if more people want the same service and can be done at the same time. This is the first step in applying for a revision to your property’s inclusion in the new flood zone. This is only a preliminary elevation shot, but it will determine if the elevation reflected on the new map is accurate. If it shows that the FEMA map is accurate, there is probably not much you can do. If however your property is higher than their map indicates, you may have some recourse. This would require a certified plat of your property reflecting the actual elevation and where the flood zone line actually is on your property. If you live on the river some of your property will most likely be in the flood zone. FEMA has a form, including the survey, that he will have to complete and submit. He has estimated the cost for this additional work to be between $700.00 and $750.00 dollars each. This price may also be reduced somewhat depending on the number of homes that want this service. I expect them to be out next week to check my property as well as Gerry Turner’s and Bill Aber’s. We still have plenty of time, months even, to address this matter.
I will let you know what we discover after the elevation check. If this is something you are interested in give them a call or contact me.

FEMA Flood Map Meeting

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – 6:00pm

It has recently come to the attention of the Selkirk Community Association Board that FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has changed the Flood Plain Maps. It is our understanding that in February 2013, an engineering firm presented a new map to FEMA and once again, a major part of Selkirk (possibly including Zipprian) is again in the Flood Zone. After a few lengthy conversations with a gentleman in the Denton, Texas office he has received “permission” from his boss to come down to speak to us and present the latest map. And to clarify the actual terminology—flood zone, flood plain, flood way, etc. and how it affects you as a property owner.

The only time Mr. Voice is available to come, in the near future, is next Wednesday, May 15th. The meeting is scheduled for 6 pm. at the Selkirk Fire Station. This may not be a convenient time for many, especially those who do not live at Selkirk, however, a timely meeting is essential to learn the time restraints and process should anyone wish to appeal this new mapping of our area.

If you are unable to attend and have a specific question you want addressed, please email Ken Savage or myself by noon on Wednesday. We will be happy to forward any information we learn at the meeting.