Guess KIP hasn’t provided the information requested by the SDM last week. https://allthingsunionbay.com/2021/09/29/update-on-kensington-island-properties-aka-union-bay-estates-retroactive-gravel-sand-pit-application-waiting-for-information-from-the-proponent/
NO. Can’t say I’m surprised. Hope no one believed the bs KIP spouted Mar. 1, 2018 at the Kingfisher announcing Union Bay Estates launch and that homes would be built in May or June 2019. It’s interesting to read what KIP stated in this article. KIP never advised the sewage system applied for would not benefit the landowners of Union Bay as promised by this sleazy developer, in my opinion. Wonder how the landowners would have reacted to this information just 3 months after signing the water agreement with UBID in Oct. 2017. https://allthingsunionbay.com/2018/03/01/kensington-island-properties-aka-34083-yukon-inc-announcing-new-development-again/
The George Costanza of developers never applied for a steep slope permit to clear forest and then didn’t apply for a permit for a gravel pit to haul tonnes of fill away. The sewage application was deemed deficient and KIP still hasn’t submitted a complete application. The decision for the gravel/sand pit application appears to be in limbo waiting for KIP to provide more information.
How anyone can believe this developer is mind boggling. Just look at the actions right after signing the revised MDA in Dec. 2017. In Feb. 2018 KIP submitted an application to dump treated sewage into Hart/Washer Creek for a system exclusively for the development a mere 2 months after agreeing to the following in the MDA:
Received this today: KIP still hasn’t turned over the Parks and Trails or the affordable housing lots. The work being done prior to receiving permits is at KIP’s own risk.
So the gravel sand pit application is waiting for more information and the sewage application was deficient and proponent must submit a complete application. WTH – how many years has KIP/UBE had to plan for this work? KIP Costanza.
The SDM (the decider) is waiting for information and doesn’t know how long it will take to get it. That’s how prepared KIP is in applying for permits – first, KIP didn’t get any permits before trucking away tonnes in 2020 and still can’t put together an application to the satisfaction of the governing body.
KIP still hasn’t applied for permits for the clearing and work within 7 metres of a steep slope. Everything this developer touches turns into a sleazy mess, in my opinion. 🙂
Thanks to a fellow landowner for providing these emails from today.
I sent Daniel Arbour an email asking him to correct a statement he made on the Union Bay Bulletin Board. Arbour changed the wording but did anything but correct his error. Arbour chose to ignore the email below from Liz Archibald, Section Head, South Authorizational Environmental Protection Division, BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, who stated “During the review phase of the application, the application was found to be deficient. The application has since been sent back to the applicant to submit a complete final application. The applicant has not communicated when we should expect the final application package.”
Arbour claims to have read the info I forwarded to him which included the email below and determined the information to be “… reviewed by the Province and is getting re-worked.” When asked where he obtained the ‘reworked’ information, he refused to respond. There is no application submitted at this time. Union Bay Estates must submit a complete final application. Does Union Bay Estates have the ear of our Director who refuses to state the application was deficient?
This is the same guy who threw a hissy fit when landowners relied on the information on his website. https://allthingsunionbay.com/2019/12/15/arbour-upset-wants-an-apology-sorry-we-read-the-incorrect-info-on-your-calendar-and-website/ This is what he stated about the line at the top of my blog. “The statement about “intentionally lying” at the top of your blog is quite ironic, by the way. I know where I stand with you and Paul, and I will attempt to clarify with Union Bay residents the misinformation you spread, and lack if perspective on this matter.”
Well Daniel, how about manning up and clarify with Union Bay residents the misinformation you are currently spreading? I asked, did he speak to someone who told him the application was being ‘reworked’? Didn’t you take your own advice about minimal due diligence or it doesn’t apply to you? Your words: “You could have contacted me. You could have checked to see if Union Bay Estates has lawyers there. You could have contacted our EA Teresa. Any of the above would be minimal due diligence.”
Arbour does the minimum due diligence in providing accurate information to landowners. He is fine when the info is flowing one way, (from him), but the second you have a follow up question, he runs away and wants CVRD staff to answer for him. Is he our representative or not? Goober.
This is the email chain regarding the misinformation Arbour had posted and his cowardly actions.
Received this response regarding KIP’s retroactive gravel/sand pit application. This is a continuation of these posts: https://allthingsunionbay.com/?s=gravel+pit
Still no application submitted for sewage.
The black soil is the coal soil excavated from the old railbed which KIP covered and used as a berm in the top portion of the picture. KIP has covered the black coal soil now with other fill after trucking it to the Discovery Centre area.
August 19, 2021.
August 24, 2021