Although this small flock of supporters no longer have a group name/identifier, there they were at the June 17, 2015 UBID Meeting, all proud and indignant about the treatment their hero/zero was receiving.
What that means is the Union Bay Residents’ Association operated under the guise of a “registered non-profit association” when in fact it morphed into a private glee club and mouthpiece for KIP Costanza.
After 3 years of failing to file a financial report, on August 27, 2010, the Union Bay Residents’ Association was struck from the Registrar and dissolved. see bottom image.
The following from May 14, 2008, when UBRA had already failed to submit their financial statement and maintain their good standing as a non-profit association. In my opinion, glaringly deceitful. Do you remember all the letters to the CVRD, papers, presentations, etc.? I call bullshit on this lot of dolts.
And the deceit continued into 2009, now 2 years without filing a financial statement as a a registered non-profit society……….
Click on the following image to enlarge. Union Bay Residents’ Association is the last entry on this page.
Continuing the deception…..
KIP moves ahead as year ends
The Courtenay Comox Valley Record [Courtenay, B.C] 30 Dec 2009: 7.
Go, go, go, stop. Go go.
That sums up the year 2009 for the Kensington Island Properties Project. In the past four years, KIP has been a top story three times — and this annum is no exception.
The year started off relatively quietly. The Comox Valley Regional District’s bylaws were still under the legal challenge launched by the Baynes Sound Area Society for Sustainability (BSASS) in 2007 and KIP representatives tried to work where they could.
They began looking at some changes to their bylaws to allow golf course on all portions of their property, and released some marketing material about the links designed by Gil Hanse.
It was the beginning of what seemed like two tracks for the project in the early year. In February, BSASS and the CVRD had their days in court, and set about waiting for the judge’s decision.
In the same month, amendments to those challenged bylaws were introduced.
The amendments even went to public hearing
“This is a huge opportunity to deal with an environmental issue that has plagued Union Bay for decades,” said Joe Smith, speaking in favour of the course work, which would require capping the coal hills.
In April, however, nine words threatened to end KIP’s story altogether.
“Bylaws 2812 and 2813 are set aside for illegality,” wrote Justice R.D. Wilson in his judgment.
The main issue, he said, was that the CVRD had contravened the Local Government Act by changing the proposed water source for the project after the public hearing in 2006.
He added that the K’omoks First Nation had not been consulted sufficiently.
“We are not anti-development as some would make us out to be. Development that follows the local area plans and sustainable practices and makes room for public input — this is what BSASS stands for,” said spokesperson Karen Hurley.
“It is regrettable that the interests of a very small group of opponents have been permitted to override the interests of the Union Bay residents of the community at large,” said a press release from KIP.
A month later, there was no word on what would happen. The CVRD decided not to appeal, the Union Bay Residents’ Association pleaded for them to move ahead with the project and the Union Bay Improvement District struggled with planning and lost support for a fire hall proposal over questions around their future — but KIP’s reps had decided their next step.
Finally, in June, word came. KIP had applied, and the CVRD was at work on the new bylaws. It was their first priority.
“The next chapter in the Kensington development proposal unfolds this morning,” said Ralda Leroux, senior planner for the CVRD, when introducing the new bylaws in July.
Those came with an extensive referral list and First Nations Consultation Process — as well as higher-density proposals offered in exchange for sustainability initiatives.
In August, first and second reading were given. It was a fine line for directors to walk — wanting to move the project ahead efficiently, while not rushing and overlooking things.
The next few months were busy behind the scenes for those working on the KIP project: referrals were collected, updates to the bylaws worked on, studies into water were called and negotiations with the K’omoks band were held. Special meetings were held periodically to get business done in between regular monthly board dates.
In October, KIP and KFN announced they had come to an agreement — the band was now behind the project.
In November, the public hearing date was set: Dec. 7, just in time for the holidays.
When that day came, 250 people turned out to weigh in on the project. Over 33 speakers stood, 25 of them in favour of the project.
On Dec. 11, at the CVRD’s inaugural board meeting, Area A director Bruce Jolliffe said about 80 per cent of their submissions were in favour of the project.
They easily gave third reading, paving the way for approval in the new year.
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