Posted in UBID

Wake up folks. What exactly are Union Bay landowners getting from the Union Bay Improvement District office staff if the admin/CAO is teaching at North Island College?

These catalogues from North Island College only cover from Sept. 3, 2019 to Dec. 6, 2019. How long has this been going on? I know I heard over a year ago that this Admin was teaching at North Island College, but am shocked at the hours during the day as I thought it would be in the evenings. These hours only cover the course times, doesn’t include traveling or preparing for these classes. Exactly what are the priorities for this admin and board?

We have been told how hard he works and all the overtime he puts in. Too busy to answer correspondence, ignores FOI requests, refuses to attend meetings and has lied to me personally which I have a recording.

Salaries doubled from 2017 when this new admin came on the scene. He has been paid overtime in order to complete his tasks as he has zero government experience. So if we are paying him overtime – how is it he teaches during working hours at North Island College at the Campbell River, Port Alberni and Comox Valley campuses?

Sent the following emails to a trustee with my concerns:

The UBID CAO teaches at North Island College.  Could you explain how he attends these classes from 11:30 am till 1 pm in Campbell River and Port Alberni and again from 4 pm to 5:30 pm in Campbell River?
This is unacceptable.  This individual is being paid top dollar and yet can’t complete the tasks other admin’s have excelled at.  How can this individual be claiming full time pay from UBID?
Here is the link to the courses which I took screenshots:  https://selfservice.nic.bc.ca/Student/Courses/Search?keyword=BUS-162  Click on “View Available Sections for BUS-162” and UBID’s Cao’s name appears twice.
Here’s another catalog to courses from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. in Campbell River:  https://selfservice.nic.bc.ca/Student/Courses/Search?keyword=BUS-150 Same thing – click on “View Available Sections for BUS-150” and UBID’s Cao’s name appears twice at the Campbell River Campus.
The Board needs to investigate and find out who authorized these absences and correct this situation.
I look forward to your response.
Thanks,
Mary ReynoldsUnion Bay landowner.



It just got worse.
Here is another set of 3 classes at the Comox Valley North Island College campus from 4pm to 5:30 pm.  These classes appear to be  Tues/Thurs where the ones in my previous email appear to be Mon/Wed. Same thing – click on the heading.    https://selfservice.nic.bc.ca/Student/Courses/Search?keyword=BUS-152
Seven classes Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs.  How many hours a week is the Cao expected to work?
This is a mess and immediate action needs to be taken.
UBID’s office hours are below and the office is closed from 12 to 1 pm but the Cao takes his lunch from 1 to 2 pm.  That strikes me as a convenient 2 hour lunch. OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday – Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm (Closed over lunch from 12 noon to 1:00pm) Closed Monday and Friday

Thanks,
Mary Reynolds,Union Bay landowner.

Posted in UBID

Union Bay Improvement District huge staff wage increases since 2017!

Total increase since last year for (3) office, (2) waterworks and (1) fire chief – a whopping $121,475. increase! This is for six individuals.

Union Bay landowners are suckers. Suckers to a developer who promised millions of dollars and the UBID board first negotiated (2011) with Kensington Island Properties an interest free loan on a water filtration plant we wouldn’t own until we didn’t need it. Suckers.

Then in 2017 the UBID board negotiated down the number of acres for the fire hall which had nothing to do with the new water agreement as it was in the MDA with the CVRD. But slick had them take less land and they were very proud of their negotiation skills. Suckers.

Suckers believing a gong show board who are clueless as to what is expected of the admin of a government office hiring staff with zero government experience. This has got to be the worst admin yet – and that’s saying a lot because we know how bad it was before. Suckers.

So the 3 admin office staff received an increase of $17,681.63 in the 2020 budget, over the 2019 budget. Who got what portion of that increase? Why when the admin costs doubled – 2017 budget was $91,981 for employees salary/wages. The budget for 2019 doubled to $184,052! Now they’ve been given another increase? Suckers.

Noticed a huge increase in the Waterworks renumeration. Went from $121,191. in 2019 to $179,415.25 in 2020 an increase of $58,224.25 between 2 employees!

Fire department went from $73,430. in 2019 to $119,000. in 2020. An increase of $45,570!

Posted in Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates is consistent year after year with the BS!

Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates latest website claims 300 acres and includes the coal hill! What’s “new municipal infrastructure”? Where’s the Gil Hanse designed golf course? Where’s the sewage treatment plant? Can’t build any houses without a sewage system.

Received the following response to my questions regarding the coal hill and KIP claiming it as part of the development. As usual, it’s more bs from this developer on their website claiming a 100 acre park. Has KIP forgotten the 27 contaminated acres dumped back on the Province which is referred to in the comment about “change of ownership”. It doesn’t belong to KIP anymore.

From: “Alana Mullaly” <amullaly@comoxvalleyrd.ca>
To: “Mary Reynolds” <>
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 12:03:56 PM
Subject: RE: Coal hill remediation and construction  Re: Revised MDA with KIP Designated Parks and Trails

Hi Mary,

I don’t know if UBE plans to purchase the coal hills after remediation. Thank you for bringing that marketing material to my attention. The coal hills were definitely removed from the park amenity when the MDA was re-negotiated, consistent with the change in ownership.

Thanks,

Alana

Alana Mullaly

Senior Manager of Sustainability and RGS Planning

Planning and Development Services Branch

Comox Valley Regional District

250.334.6051


From: Mary [mailto:] 
Sent: November 29, 2019 11:19 AM
To: Alana Mullaly <amullaly@comoxvalleyrd.ca>
Subject: Re: Coal hill remediation and construction Re: Revised MDA with KIP Designated Parks and Trails

Hi Alana,

No problem.  I imagine you receive many emails.  Thanks for responding.

Do you know if KIP/Union Bay Estates is going to own the coal hill after the remediation?  The reason I’m asking is because on Kip’s website the coal hill area is touted as part of the development 100 acre park.  See attached.  Also, according to the MDA the parks and trails designated total something around 50 acres and the coal hill is separate in the parks and trails map.  See attached.

Thanks,

Mary Reynolds

Union Bay landowner.

Posted in Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., south sewer project, The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

Update on KIP aka Union Bay Estates application to discharge treated sewage into Hart Creek

Received this email from an individual (name removed) regarding the proposed application. This is a follow up on this post: https://allthingsunionbay.com/2019/11/26/kip-aka-union-bay-estates-plans-on-discharging-1875-meter-cubes-treated-sewage-daily-to-hart-creek-is-more-than-the-new-reservoir-holds/

Public Health Act SEWERAGE SYSTEM REGULATION http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/22_326_2004 “(2)Despite subsection (1), a person may discharge domestic sewage or effluent into waters as described in section 2.1 (1) (a) if authorized under another enactment.” Is KIP authorized under another enactment to discharge treated sewage into Hart Creek? A salmon bearing creek?

From:Darry Monteith Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2019 1:38 PMTo: XXXXXX’Cc:Russell Dyson ; Marc Rutten ; Michael BriggsSubject: RE: sewer 

Hello MXXXXXX,

Thank you for your enquiry, Russell Dyson has requested that I respond on his behalf.

The CVRD is aware that Union Bay Estates is proceeding with an application for registration under the Municipal Wastewater Regulation (MWR) for a seasonal discharge of treated effluent to Hart Creek.

The discharge of treated effluent to the environment is regulated by the Province of British Columbia under the MWR. The MWR registration process does not provide opportunity for regional district input however, First Nations referral is required as noted in the response below.

The CVRD is currently reviewing the developers proposed method of treatment and discharge for compliance with the Master Development Agreement. The MDA and information on current site activities can be found on our website at the following link: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/projects-initiatives/past-current-projects/union-bay-estates (also provided below).

Regards,

Darry Monteith

Manager of Liquid Waste Planning

Comox Valley Regional District

600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6

Tel: 250-334-6012

Toll Free: 1-800-331-6007 Fax: 250-334-4358


From: XXXXXXXXXX>

Date: Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019, 10:41 PM

To: Russell Dyson <rdyson@comoxvalleyrd.ca>

Subject: Fw: sewer

Hello,

Please find the attached letter for your information. This letter prompts two questions??

1} Was the CVRD aware of this application to deposit 1875 cubic meters of treated municipal sewage per day into Hart Creek in Union Bay ??

2} Will the CVRD support this application??

Sincerely

XXXXXXXXXX

Posted in Uncategorized

Sewage update for Union Bay – "…there are no immediate plans to extend servicing to this area at this time.”

Check out the questions on Paul’s blog about the 2020 budget. https://newdaysinunionbay.com/2019/11/26/union-bay-improvement-district-2020-budget/

Previous post about KIP aka Union Bay sewage possibilities. https://allthingsunionbay.com/2018/03/15/is-the-sewage-system-planned-for-union-bay-estates-aka-kensington-island-properties-34083-yukon-inc-based-on-dubais-model/

Received this email from an individual – name withheld. There is no mention of KIP aka Union Bay Estates going ahead with a sewage system is there?

From:Brianne LabuteSent: Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:17 AMTo:‘xxxxxx’Cc:Sylvia StephensSubject: RE: Form submission from: Comox Valley Regional District – Planning & Development Services 

Hello XXXX, 

Please see response below from CVRD’s engineering department. 

“The CVRD has been actively working to implement a long term sewer solution for Royston and Union Bay for many years. Implementing sewer service for the south region is challenging due to high costs and a difficult discharge environment for treated effluent. While we continue to evaluate options and partnership opportunities for improved wastewater management for the south region there are no immediate plans to extend servicing to this area at this time.” 

Information about applications associated with the Union Bay Estates development can be found here: https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/projects-initiatives/past-current-projects/union-bay-estates. There are no long range planning projects for Royston/Union Bay at this time. 

Regards, 

Brianne Labute, RPP, MCIP

Policy and Planning Analyst

Planning and Development Services Branch

Comox Valley Regional District

600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6

Tel: 250-334-6091

Toll Free: 1-800-331-6007 Fax: 250-334-8156