A vote for Rick Bitten is a vote for the continuation of a dysfunctional embarrassing Board of Trustees and a lack of progress.
Since July 2016 when Trustees Loxam and Jacques assumed the role of “caretaker”, this is everything they have communicated to the landowners of Union Bay.
First, August 10, 2016 the following letter appears in the local papers with incorrect information provided by Loxam who refuses to admit he made a mistake.
Then this. This is all the information this board has to share with the landowners for the last 8 months? These people are incompetent. Are you going to vote for another 3 years of having people make decisions who have no idea what they are doing? Jacques, Loxam and Bitten all promised to be open, accountable, transparent but can’t answer questions regarding what their plan is – their plan is non existent.
If the fable of President Trump is ever written, young Donald might say to his father: I’m not gonna lie to you, Dad. The tree has been chopped–smart people say maybe by illegal immigrants or Muslims. There are some bad hombres. Anyway, it’s gone, and I’m gonna build something truly terrific on this parcel.
Can President Trump Handle the Truth? Time Magazine March 22 2017
A fellow landowner wrote a letter to the board asking under what authority Jacques shut down the December 2016 meeting.
These are pages 49, 50, 51 and 52 of the Agenda from the March UBID meeting. Please note the response the landowner received where Jacques states:
“Quite frankly, it is apparent to me that any answer that I could give you would not be one you would agree with.”
“You will recieve no further comment from this email address.”
The landowner then sent the email below and has yet to receive a response. It appears the chair decides who deserves answers and who doesn’t. No more answers for her until their term is up. Democracy Union Bay style.
Here’s Jacques answer to the landowner who had to attend the meeting to ask her questions again.
If the chair is supposed to control the meeting why does he allow Bitten to suddenly assume the role of chair out of the blue? This chair never has control of the meetings – he allows the other pro KIP trustees to speak whenever the mood strikes them and yet had a fucking hissy fit when Trustee Kaljur respectfully tried to correct him at the December 2016 meeting. Instead, he assumed the role of judge and determined she was out of order and was going to be ejected. Since when is this acceptable? Why couldn’t he have stated that she would have a turn to speak if he felt she was interrupting – his response was that she was out of order and he had no intention of allowing her to speak. WTF?
Look at this exchange with Loxam who speaks out of turn and ignores the chair, telling trustee Kaljur the reason her name doesn’t appear on the minutes is because she was late. (1 minute 19 seconds late). This brainiac figures that’s enough of a reason for him that a trustee’s name is missing from the minutes. Rude and arrogant.
Time to get rid of those unfit to represent the community. This guy made lots of promises and delivered nothing. Listen to what he said in Oct. 2016.
He obviously didn’t do what he claims to be so proud of. RENA …… Research, Evaluate, Negotiate, Act. What a pile of bullshit. If he had bothered to research, he would have known the flaws in the expired 2011 WIA. He didn’t bother obtaining any information from UBID regarding the legal opinions and documents outlining the steps taken before he squeaked in by two votes in the October election.
This short clip is Bitten at the All Candidates Meeting which he disrupted along with Lone Jednorog and Ted Haraldson. A real piece of work. Bitten states “shows what you are” – Well Rick it shows what you and your values are!
What is so interesting about this little clip is that Rick Bitten had no intention of participating in the All Candidates Meeting and actually told another landowner before the meeting that he wasn’t going to participate and that it was going to be a gong show. I believe the landowner who advised me of this conversation with Bitten in the entrance of the Community Hall prior to the meeting. The landowner has also told others the exact same story. So why was Bitten there if he had no intention of participating? Then to top it all off he has the nerve to apologize on behalf of the Improvement District to Lone Jednorog who was in on the intentional disruption of the meeting. These three individuals were basic protestors because they couldn’t face the landowners questions after failing miserably two nights before. The apology was a way for Bitten to wash his hands of any participation. Is this the type of individual you want making decisions on the future of Union Bay? Isn’t this scraping the bottom of the barrel?
We can do much better. Vote for Susanna Kaljur and Ron Wheatley to replace Bitten who clearly can’t be bothered to spend the time to understand the position he now holds preferring instead to be led around by a developer.
The only people insisting the 2011 WIA was still in effect – Brian McMahon, VP of KIP, Trustees Jacques, Loxam and Bitten. Look at the upheaval in the community because these tools refused to believe the agreement had expired and KIP never established a claim under the force majeure clause. The information was available to them but they refused to believe anything other than what McMahon told them. They wasted a year with their ridiculous promises to the community claiming KIP would be paying for our water infrastructure.
Bitten is suffering with the same comprehension problem the other two pro KIP trustees display. Doesn’t understand the motions he’s voting on.
Hillbilly politics. Voting against what actually took place. Goofs.
Regarding Trustee Kaljur being late for the Dec. meeting as Loxam points out – it was 1 minute and 19 seconds after the meeting starts that Trustee Kaljur takes her seat. I’d like to point out that previous Chairs of UBID would have waited once they realized a Trustee had arrived and allowed them to catch up.
Here’s Loxam speaking out of turn and interrupting Kaljur and ignoring the chair. Speaks whenever he feels like it.
Agenda Pkg for Mar 16
At the March UBID Board Meeting Trustee Kaljur put forth a motion to make corrections to the minutes of the December UBID Board Meeting. One was the omission of her name as attending the meeting; posting the two letters on the website as was indicated at the Dec. meeting and the last was correcting what actually transpired at the abrupt ending of the December meeting by the chair.
The following clip from December 2016 displays the chair’s temper and the discussion of the letter from Loxam which Kaljur wanted to read but Jacques refused to allow her.
This page from the agenda pkg above describing what transpired at the Dec. UBID meeting is one of the items Trustee Kaljur is attempting to correct in the minutes of that meeting.
This is the video clip of Jacques losing it and ending the meeting – what a poor excuse for a Chair.
These two pages of what actually took place at the December UBID meeting is what Jacques, Bitten and Loxam are disputing.
For those following the antics of the UBID Chair since Oct. 2016. We have had to tolerate the incompetence by this chair who made a complete mockery of the position and made Union Bay a joke in the Comox Valley.
Here’s the letter on the agenda at the March UBID meeting but the chair disregarded the contents because it was critical of him and he weaselled out by saying the letter didn’t contain any questions. Another example of stupidity.
Didn’t this letter deserve a response? This is how the chair dealt with the letter below at the 20:15 point:
Agenda Pkg for Mar 16
Obviously, people are interested in the Union Bay Improvement District Gong Show. The clips of the Feb. UBID meeting on Youtube had over 3500 minutes watched – that’s just one meeting.
There are some priceless segments but I’ll leave it to you at this point other than to say we have three incompetents on this board who are courting a developer instead of planning for the permanent water treatment facility for Union Bay meeting Island Health’s mandate. Isn’t that what happened for the last 10 years? This developer has nothing but empty promises.
Please note: Administrator Martin Gee had the trustees use the microphone. Thank you Martin.
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Part Three of Three:
We have 2 great people vying for the trustee positions up for election in April 2017.
Plan on attending the all candidates meeting to hear answers to your questions and allow you to determine which candidates actually know what the issues are. There is a huge difference between someone who has lived in Union Bay all their life and not bothered to understand the issues and expect a pass just for living here and candidates like Ron and Susanna who have paid attention for years and are informed.
Don’t forget tomorrow at 7 pm. for the next episode of the UBID Gong Show. The agenda is below:
The new Administrator, Martin Gee, certainly provides a wealth of information on the UBID website.
We are being drawn down a path as though there is no plan in place already regarding our water treatment facility. The previous board had spent years planning and going through the stages to ensure we would meet Island Health’s mandate. We now have five green trustees and a green Administrator who don’t really know what’s already been done. All the files are there but how do they know what to look for if these people don’t have experience and are unaware of what stages have already been reached and paid for?
Let’s not duplicate what has already been accomplished. We have three pro KIP trustees who think we are starting at scratch because they can’t be bothered to find out and rely on whatever KIP tells them. These fools don’t have a plan other than to follow their saviour.
Check back as the video of the Gong Show will be posted after the meeting tomorrow night.
Also, stay tuned for election information.
Finally, it appears a government body is concerned about the future of Union Bay.
In order for the CVRD to consider its role in serving the best interests of the community of Union Bay in terms of planning and infrastructure, this matter needs to be clarified.
Planning for this project started in 1996 and to date, no progress has been made on the development of the property, and nor have the parties developed a new water agreement.