The above document was sent to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure from the CVRD “..in response to the referral received June 4, 2020, concerning the proposed revised 38-lot strata subdivision…” application by 34083 Yukon Inc. (aka Kensington Island Properties, Union Bay Estates and all the other names dreamed up by this developer).
Why did the CVRD advise the Ministry the proposed system did not comply and yet now are considering allowing it? What is the justification?
Allowing KIP to build the sewage system dumping 1875 cubic meters of treated sewage into Hart/Washer Creek daily exclusively from the development while waiting for a regional system the developer can hook into is NOT “…providing a comparable sewer amenity for the community.”
As the months pass, the CVRD’s wording and justification for allowing KIP/UBE to install a sewage system exclusively for phase one, once again demonstrates the ability of this developer to renege on agreements and screw Union Bay landowners.
This is what I received in Dec. 2020 from the CVRD stating: “The MDA also includes requirements for a system capable of expansion to service the communities of Royston and Union Bay. The MDA does not include requirements related to the discharge of treated wastewater to the environment as this is an area of provincial jurisdiction.”
Sent this to Arbour:
5 months later and… Now it has turned around to be “could include connection to the CVRD’s regional sewer system”. This is backwards, allowing the developer to build exclusively for the development, pumping 1875 cubic meters of treated sewage daily into Hart/Washer Creek while Union Bay landowners wait to pay for a regional sewer system that the developer will hook into.
Arbour had Rutten respond on his behalf and this is my response to Rutten.
With all the digging going on behind the berm, landowners are wondering why the developer is going ahead without a sewage system in place.
Came across this and was surprised at the circular answers provided by our Area A Director, Daniel Arbour. Red emphasis added by me.
So I sent Daniel Arbour this email:
13 minutes later I received this response. Funny, staff is going to explain Da’s circular answers when he states “can not think of a simpler way to state it…” which is pretty condescending. It’s like saying that’s the best I can do because you are too thick to grasp what I have put in simple terms that any idiot would comprehend. And ends it with “Hope that helps” which is like saying that’s it – we’re done here. Conversation over.
Kathy left this comment on my blog and I thought it deserved to be a stand alone post. She has been trying to sort out this mess for years now.
This developer has caused many problems for landowners in Union Bay. It continues after 25 years.When referred to as GONG show. That is bang on. Never in our 60 years have we seen anything like U.B. We bought at 5071 Island hwy South end of 2015. There is a right of first refusal on this piece of property called Van West. It is NOT a logging road. I have asked Russell Dyson to investigate how, we know why. Our access was removed from Beaufort. I can find zero paperwork approving this action. The developer made it more suitable for him and Hancock Forest Products. We lost our access and services,a safe exit and entry. We are TRESPASSING & breaking the law entering or exiting “OUR HOUSE” Any human that can treat Senior’s like he and Kensington have, is outrageous to us. A Creek is dying here too. Our life in Union Bay has been like living in a Town with 2 sets of rules. The Province did NOT approve this road. Forest Land Natural Resource office has zero to do with this piece of land. It is clear to anyone that looks at Beaufort. Drive to the North end. It is blocked off and was cut through in 1996. We have had many sleepless nights trying to protect the area around us from crime. We are woken at all hours. Logging starts at 4 am. It has been a personal nightmare. We were told it was a OLD UNUSED LOGGING ROAD by Remax. I would encourage any fellow landowners to pick up the phone and ask why a fellow landowner is being abused. Call John Horgan,UBID CVRD,MOTI or FLNRD. Is it favoritism or entitlement? I have requested our taxes be looked at. It needs to reflect the loss of services. Those services are provided to all of you. I have been involved in all the protests and Elections since I met Susanna in spring 2016. I thank her for her assistance and service. I do believe from the referendum that we represent the 72%. I don’t think any of you can disagree, this situation here is unfair and maybe unlawful. I encourage any of you to come look for yourself. Drive to the North end of Beaufort Thanks for this blog. Thanks for reading our story. Kathy Calder