To: “Bruce Livesey” <t>
Cc: “islandcashservices” <email@example.com>, “Brent Mueller” <Brent.Mueller@gov.bc.ca>, “ubjim” <>, “galoxam” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “admin” <email@example.com>, “rbitten” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:52:35 AM
Subject: Fwd: Re: mason 2018
January 16, 2018
Attention: Mr. Livesey, Union Bay Board of Trustees, UBID Administration and Brent Mueller Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing,
Re: Chair Jacques Reply to Mr. Livesey
For the record Chair Jacques did not consult with the Board regarding his reply to Mr. Livesey, his response is therefore his own opinion which does not “speak for the Board”. I must emphasize that I am appalled at the tone and content of Chair Jacques’ reply as well I strongly disagree with assertions Chair Jacques makes. It is, in my opinion, both inappropriate and inaccurate for the Chair to unilaterally dismiss the concerns of Mr. Livesey as it is immaterial that he is no longer a land owner, as an elected public servant and elected member of a local government it is our duty to respond to any and all questions and concerns raised by citizens.
Further the response must be polite, neutral and factually correct, this is specifically required by UBID’s Communication with the Public Policy which should be posted on the Union Bay website, however currently it is missing. Passed in 2008 it is still a valid policy which the Board must adhere to. Based on recent correspondence sent by the Chair and Administrator it seems evident that a review of this policy needs to be undertaken sooner than later.
Also missing from the website is any notice regarding the completion of the Land Transfer from KIP to UBID. This transaction was supposed to be completed by December 31, 2017 as per the terms of the signed Potable Water Agreement with KIP October 2017. Therefore Chair Jacques is incorrect when he implies that Mr. Livesey can find this information on UBID’s website.
Also incorrectly posted on the UBID website (as Mr. Livesey rightly points out in his letter to the Board) is the May and June 2016 minutes which are in fact the May and June minutes from 2017 not 2016. Our current Administrator has had ongoing issues with posting minutes in a timely and accurate manner. It is alarming that these kinds of errors and omissions (including the recent deletion of 17 minutes of a Board meeting video) are still a regular occurrence.
This dismissive response sent by the Chair to a concerned citizen is inappropriate, unfair and inaccurate. I can not in good conscience as landowner and in my ethical responsibility as elected Trustee remain silent on this matter.
Landowner and current UBID Trustee
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|Subject:||Re: mason 2018|
|Date:||Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:07:43 -0700 (MST)|
|From:||PETER JACQUES mailto:email@example.com|
|CC:||UBID Admin mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, Jim Elliott mailto:, Susanna Kaljur mailto:t, Rick Bitten mailto:email@example.com, Glenn Loxam mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org|