It appears a retired cop and an electrician have negotiated some type of agreement with Kip Costanza to provide water to this development. They have more knowledge than the engineers and are far more capable of negotiating on behalf of the Union Bay landowners than a silly professional negotiator. What could go wrong? It’s done all the time.
After all, no one would give a thought if Bruce Joliffe campaigned on behalf of KIP, whining to Minister Fassbender’s office they weren’t getting what they wanted. Then, once they have a facilitator appointed by Fassbender’s office and a memorandum of understanding is reached, turn around and secretly negotiate a deal without the knowledge of the rest of the Regional District Directors. Nothing wrong with that, right?
Before you jump on the bandwagon thinking KIP is providing “at no cost to the landowners”, think again. To believe a developer is giving something for nothing is just childish. The concerns regarding the expired agreement were read by Alan Webb last year at the June 2015 meeting.
The following excerpts (NOTE: the highlighting appears in the original document) are from: http://www.union-bay.ca/pdf/15Jun17%20Signed%20Board%20Meeting%20Minutes%20Package.pdf
This situation is beyond belief. How could a local government cope with the financial implications of just 50 homes (let alone 3354) Alan is right in his analysis. But there is no financial plan for the future and exactly how long is the future. Let’s face it UBID is a mickey-mouse organization with a gross income of under $1million and they are trying to grope with millions. If we all could get together and combine our information then we could maybe develop a Plan. Cheers