I’ve added a condensed version of the November 13, 2016 meeting. These two videos are proof the three pro KIP trustees don’t understand the importance of accuracy. Listen to how many times they state “as I understand it” and “my understanding”. Well, there’s the problem isn’t it? Their understanding is wrong!
This is Jacques repeating to the board what he understands Trustee Kalju’s motion for a committee to be struck:
“So we have a motion put forward by Trustee Kaljur to the effect that she wishes to establish a committee to look at producing a petition in order to dissolve the UBID board in favour of joining the CVRD.” SEE DEFINITION BELOW!
Here’s the November 13 meeting condensed to 29 minutes, highlighting the lack of understanding exhibited. How can they not be embarrassed? Kind of makes you feel a bit sorry for them. 🙂
At 4:54 an interesting exchange takes place between Trustee Kaljur and the chair regarding how correspondence will be dealt with at the meetings.
These trustees really don’t seem able to understand or grasp what is being said. At the November 13, 2016, all three of them mentioned hearing back from the lawyer confirming if the agreement was in effect and yet Loxam’s motion clearly instructed the lawyer to enact the force majeure clause. They see nothing wrong with this and remain ignorant. Their ignorance puts landowners at risk as there is a need for accuracy in all legal matters involving Union Bay.
The first part of the meeting highlighting the reasons for my conclusion of them being unfit. Comprehension problem is evident. Condensed to 8 minutes 48 seconds.
At the Dec. 14, 2016 meeting, Trustee Kaljur brings forth a motion for a committee to be struck to look at the pros and cons of joining the Regional District. At 3:45 Jacques repeats what he has comprehended and no surprise it is not what Trustee Kaljur stated in her motion. Bitten makes a statement regarding someone running for trustee and then putting a motion forward to give the board away to the Regional District. How Bitten arrives at that conclusion is mind boggling. Although he does admit he cannot comprehend the motion. No surprise there. Trustee Elliott clarifies the motion that it was to form a committee. Bitten’s snarky response is that he understood the motion. No – he didn’t – and then after the motion was defeated Bitten says “what a waste of time”. You have got to be kidding. The last 18 months have been a waste of time because none of this was necessary. What is a waste of time is the fact we have three trustees who choose not to listen to anything other than KIP related matters. The three of them voted to defeat a motion they did not understand and they refuse to educate themselves preferring to believe the bullshit spouted by the VP of Kensington Island Properties.
What does Jacques think “Business Arising” means? He claims “the Administrator pointed out where the receipt of the letter should be” in response to Trustee Kaljur claims of the Administrator advising the letter would be added to “Business Arising” in the agenda. Comprehension.
The arrogance from these ignorant people is astounding. They believe they have all the knowledge necessary to make decisions simply because they have been elected. There is absolutely no proof they have done any research and don’t pay attention to what is being stated at the meetings. Bitten talks about the committees admitting he doesn’t know anything about how the committees are created and thinks he’s coming up with something original when it is identical to what the Administrator was instructed to do at the Nov. 13, board meeting. Try to catch up.
A chair who is rude at every opportunity, banging the table like a child and raising his voice because people aren’t cowering to his authority. A chair who thinks he has the power to remove a duly elected Trustee because he doesn’t want the embarrassing correspondence provided by Loxam. A chair who thinks he can bring a meeting to a halt to avoid the embarrassment of more misinformation spewed by a trustee who is unfit and unable to comprehend the issues he’s expected to be able to make informed decisions. You can’t sweep this shit under the carpet. These tactics where attempted by the corrupt board who were turfed in April 2011, who figured if you were given an answer, that’s the end of it. Doesn’t matter if your questions/concerns were addressed – you got a response – deal with it.
I don’t believe Loxam authored the motion on Nov. 13, and I don’t believe he authored the letters signed by him to Trustee Kaljur and landowner Bruce Livesey. This guy doesn’t have a clue and all three pro KIP trustees campaigned on putting the trust back in trustee.
The chair reads out a question from a landowner regarding employing Hew McConnell to complete the water study report in preparation for KIP or any other developer who wishes to acquire water. The chair answers “no” because there is no water agreement at this time. How can he not understand what he just read? This is when Trustee Kaljur calls him on the no answer and results in Jacques throwing a hissy fit and shutting down the meeting. So now we’re at the mercy of someone who can’t control his outbursts. We are a laughing stock.
These three trustees can’t take questions and will be running for cover at every opportunity. This is the attitude the board that was turfed out in April 2011 possessed, when they unlawfully locked out the electorate while Royer and Godfrey secretly negotiated the NOW DEAD 2011 WIA. They couldn’t take the pressure from the landowners and decided to close the meetings to the public through emails to each other. These trustees will be taking their direction from VP of KIP Brian McMahon and David Godfrey. It’s been Godfrey of the Concerned Citizens pushing the resurrection of the NOW DEAD 2011 WIA which cost the landowners money unnecessarily spent on legal opinions and a complete shutdown of the progress trying to meet VIHA’s mandate.
Loxam, Jacques and Bitten are out of their depth here and their careless attitude cannot be allowed to continue. Media exposure and public pressure in the form of letters and demands for accuracy and accountability has the same effect as sunlight on a vampire.