History repeating. I sent this email and received this non answer from the new administrator. Obviously, we can’t expect the same professionalism displayed by Kevin Douville who would never have responded in this fashion. Completely ignores my question regarding Bylaw 263. Who’s training him?
Will be interesting to see what the response is. I’m not sitting by and letting this crap happen again. In January 2011 then chair Alan de Jersey, threatened to call the police if the electorate demanded access to the public meetings. He and his 2 pro KIP trustees had absolutely no authority to prevent landowners from attending the public meetings. It didn’t become much of a story because the three of them were gone by mid 2011, two not getting re elected and a resignation. Threatening the electorate never turns out well.
Here’s a sample of the attitude displayed by then chair Alan de Jersey. Bullshitting and threatening – sound familiar?
Same old same old. McMahon claimed he couldn’t meet the Dec. 2014 deadline because he was held up due to the coal hill remediation. Claims he received the go ahead in Oct. 2014 but as of December 2016 the Union Bay Improvement District had never received any documentation confirming there was an agreement according to then Administrator Kevin Douville.
West Fraser is responsible for the $ 17 million dollar remediation of the coal hill which will be completed by late 2016.
Maybe July 2017!
McMahon and Youngren really should update the bullshit.
UBID is a train wreck. There is absolutely no indication these trustees retained any of the information from their orientation. Just as dysfunctional as ever. You can’t change what you are.
The Chair advises of the rules right before Q&A and after I ask my question, some dolt tells me to go home.
What makes it worse is that the Chair allows the dolt to give legal advice about copyright law. This guy isn’t a lawyer. The Chair even tells the dolt he has the floor. WTF? That answers the question as to where they get their information to base their decisions. Useless.
These guys are just stumbling, bumbling around and have no idea how to run a meeting or understand their duties as trustees. A complete lack of interest in obtaining correct information. They refuse to allow any new information to penetrate their skulls.
Here’s what happened the last time we had board members who believed they could make up new rules and regulations. The Ombudspersons Office advised the locking out of the electorate from January 2011 through April 2011 was not legal. The offending trustees were no longer on the board so they didn’t get their wrists slapped. Note where it states one of the topics: restrict public recording of the meeting
There is so much wrong in this clip. Listen to how ridiculous some landowners are at the 4:50 point when trustee Loxam doesn’t want to use the microphone but there are calls stating people couldn’t hear. Only in Union Bay can you hear people claiming they can hear just fine and even stating that the trustee doesn’t need to use the microphone. That causes those who have already stated they couldn’t hear to voice it over again. That’s how sick this place is. Anywhere else with a room full of senior citizens they would be booed for being so inconsiderate. Who cares if you can hear? You’re just about on the table in front of the trustees and oh lucky you, no hearing problems yet. Stupid.
This problem adding the transcript of what transpired that caused the abrupt end to the Union Bay Improvement District December 2016 Monthly Meeting could have been dealt with by now. Instead it is in the hands of the Ombudsperson’s Office. Like Trump, there is a complete disconnect thinking laws can be changed/suspended simply because it makes them uncomfortable – doesn’t have to be legal – they just vote on it and presto. Doesn’t matter – it’s what they want.
They should be embarrassed by this exchange. Add this gem to the mounting pile of evidence displaying their complete lack of understanding and habit of winging it with a nonsense answer.
These are the same people who voiced concerns at the May 2016 UBID board meeting when the bylaw was adopted to include video recording. Asking how much it was costing to accommodate Mary? What if ten people showed up with cameras? Well, it’s going to cost a lot more than the couple of hundred bucks spent on the lawyer for the bylaw now if they contract with someone/company to provide video recordings. It is a step in the right direction and worth the cost.
The same people then showed up in June 2016 and recorded the meeting but didn’t post the video but posted a completely false written account of the meeting they recorded! First they posted it as May 2016 and it just gets worse as you read. Why did they record it if they didn’t intend to be accurate?