Posted in UBID

Union Bay Improvement District January 18, 2018 Meeting in a Nutshell – Whinging

A fellow landowner summed up the January 18, 2018 Union Bay Improvement District Meeting perfectly:

As for the impasse over the CVRD “study”, my main thought every time I heard Chair Jacques and Administrator Mason allude to the overwhelming amount of work that Mason has is that all their whinging* [see footnote below] only furthers the argument that this little Improvement District does not have the resources – both human and fiscal – to handle the growth that is hoped for/anticipated. Talk about destroying your own case – “we are completely overwhelmed with what we are dealing with so our conclusion is that we don’t want to consider the advantages of aligning ourselves with a body which could alleviate our problems” We were completely underwhelmed by Trustee Bitten’s “motion” which only proved to us that he loves the sound of his own voice and has a reasonably good vocabulary which he hopes masks his muddled thinking. You would think that this water treatment facility was equivalent to building the new Tate Museum in London.
*whinging” – an old English word which takes “whining” one step further to mean “whining in a persistent and annoying way”
Here’s the audio of the whinging – this is a compilation of statements made at the January 18, 2018 meeting regarding the board’s refusal to send a letter to the CVRD which was passed at the Nov. 16, 2017 meeting with Jacques stating there was no harm in getting information.
Posted in Government

Union Bay Landowners Need to Take Action BEFORE the Logging Planned for August in Our Watershed

This is so important that I wanted to post it again and keep it fresh in the minds of fellow landowners.  No one will be able to live here without clean water and the potential for our water source being contaminated by the planned logging in August of this year must be stopped.

That will only happen if everyone who lives in Union Bay and depends on the water from Langley Lake tells all the levels of government involved and the logging company that we will not allow our water source to be negatively impacted by logging.

Check out this link to a pdf.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zhXAfvC6WN3l5z3xJVKbv6hDrku_nQbbk7DJPYlkks8/edit?usp=sharing

If you have a problem with that link, here is the pdf.  Action Plan to Defend Union Bay Water

If you have a problem with the link to the letter from UBID to our MLA Scott Fraser – here it is. Jan 10 Letter requesting Environment and Land Use Committee Intervention

(Letter 1)___________________________________
Email to MLA Scott Fraser

Address

Optional CC

Subject: Temporary Harvesting Injunction – Langley Lake

Dear Honourable Mr Fraser
My name is _________ I am a resident of Union Bay, and a voter in the riding of Mid Island-Pacific Rim.
I am writing requesting that you take action to protect our drinking water. It is my understanding that our Union Bay Improvement District has requested your assistance as well. I want you to support their request to bring a motion before the legislature’s Environment and Land Use Committee seeking a temporary injunction to prevent Island Timberlands from conducting any industrial activity anywhere within the Langley Lake watershed until such time as a democratic process can be undertaken to permanently protect our water.
As our MLA I expect you to protect the drinking water my family depends on.
Sincerely,
……….
Your Name.
Your Address
Optional Phone Number

 

 

(Letter 2)___________________________________
Email to Bruce Jolliffe

Address

Optional CC

Russell Dyson, Chief Administrative Officer Comox Valley Regional District administration@comoxvalleyrd.ca

Subject: Defend the water supply for Union Bay

Dear Director Jolliffe
My name is _________ I am a resident of Union Bay, and a voter in Area A.
I am writing requesting that you take action to protect our drinking water. It is my understanding that our Union Bay Improvement District has requested the assistance of our MLA to defend our communities water supply from proposed logging in Langley Lake. I want you to support his attempt to bring a motion before the legislature’s Environment and Land Use Committee (ELUC). This motion would seek a temporary injunction preventing Island Timberlands from conducting any industrial activity anywhere in Langley Lake watershed. I would also like you to write to ELUC requesting a temporary injunction. I would also like you to explore every option available to you as Chair of the CVRD to find a permanent solution to the threats facing our drinking water.
As our Area Director I expect you to protect the drinking water my family depends on.
Sincerely,
……….
Your Name.
Your Address
Optional Phone Number
Posted in Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Union Bay Residents' Association - fake of course

Example of Why You Can’t Trust What You Are Told – Kensington Island Properties aka 34083 Yukon Inc. – You Are Paying Now!

This editorial by the then editor of the Comox Valley Record is a perfect example of some of the blatant misinformation provided to the community on behalf of this development.  The editor falsely states KIP would pay a significant part of the filtration system, Sewage treatment system and a new Fire Hall.  I highlighted the text.  I guess the editor didn’t bother to read the judge’s decision that the landowners were not given the opportunity to speak to the change in water source for KIP.

“The issue is, and always has been, water” Honourable Mr. Justice R. D. Wilson taken from his BC Supreme Court Judgment, April 28, 2009

Lots of information of what transpired on my old blog including the falsehoods provided the the FAKE Union Bay Residents’ Association headed by Susan Hargreaves (who managed to confuse this referendum with joining the Regional District at the last UBID meeting Jan. 18, 2018).   People are gullible.

I’m not complaining about having to pay my share as I never believed the bullshit spewed by KIP and supporters (suckers).

By the way, KIP won’t be contributing CEC’s until he starts building homes – can’t build homes without a sewage system.  The CEC’s are what UBID is relying on for funds to help pay for the huge infrastructure costs we are facing.

http://maryreynoldsunionbayblog.blogspot.ca/2011/12/more-of-bullshit-weve-been-fed.html

Democracy loses

The Courtenay Comox Valley Record.  Courtenay, B.C.:Feb 15, 2008.  p. A34
Full Text
(297  words)
(Copyright (c) 2008 Black Press Group Ltd.)

If democracy manifests the will of the majority, then what has happened with the Kensington Island Properties proposal is most undemocratic.

It’s been obvious for some time that a clear majority of Union Bay residents approved of KIP’s 342-hectare development proposal called Kensington Coastal Pointe.

After an agonizing decade-long process culminating in Kensington meeting more than 20 conditions insisted upon by the Comox Strathcona Regional District (CSRD), KIP finally appeared to have a green light late last year.

That’s when a small group of dissidents calling themselves the Baynes Sound Area Society for Sustainability (BSASS) appealed at the 11th hour to some skilful development-killers from Victoria.

In short order, a lawsuit was filed and the K’omoks Band adopted a hard-line stance absent in previous discussions with Kensington.

With new demands from the local native band and a predictable complaint about lack of consultation, the provincial government withheld approval of bylaws necessary for the project to proceed.

Kensington vice-president Brian McMahon could not be blamed for throwing up his hands and walking away.

Valley residents should be vigilant to protect their interests and way of life in the face of major developments proposed for the area — and that is not meant to criticize the Trilogy project in Cumberland.

But Coastal Pointe is a responsible development that even includes provision for Habitat for Humanity housing. Kensington improved salmon habitat in Washer Creek and was prepared to pay a significant part of the cost for a badly needed water filtration system, sewage treatment system and a new fire hall.

If Kensington walks away, how will the 1,000 residents of Union Bay pay for that?

God help the people in Union Bay who helped to kill the project if they’re ever overheard complaining about having to pay their share.

editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Posted in Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., UBID

Union Bay Improvement District Meeting – Ignorance is Bliss – We Have a Blissful Board!

Audio only.  Will post the video when it’s available from UBID.

Go to the 18:58 mark to listen to Trustee Bitten’s motion and go on to explain we have 4 employees to think about with regards to the option of joining the CVRD.  Again, does this guy ever read or research anything?  Who says these people would lose their jobs?  Everything remains the same except we would not be an “improvement district”.

Why does this trustee not realize the Improvement District Trustees are there to represent the landowners best interests – not to sacrifice that over misplaced and inaccurate concerns about employees who are personal friends losing their jobs.

This is the same guy who told me to research copyright because he had done his – bullshit.  This is the same guy who now admits the bylaw he championed (which caused the Admin to spend time and money since May of 2017 for nothing – when he could have been doing his job) is not what he envisioned and yet allows it to be violated.  This is the same guy who claimed they wanted to do it right – ya dream on.  These guys are ignorant by choice.

To listen to this green Admin who has zero government experience tell the landowners he’s going to decide whether we the landowners of Union Bay are allowed to get the pros and cons of joining the Regional District is laughable.

The same guy who can’t answer any correspondence or questions but just had a 3 week holiday and he hasn’t even been employed a year yet and to say he doesn’t know the job is being very kind.

So he wants us to believe the Ministry is instructing him to concentrate on the water filtration only and not bother with taking advantage of the fact the Regional District would provide the funds to carry out the necessary work for the pros and cons.  I don’t believe it.

So with big projects on the horizon, just how does this guy think he can handle the work load and have the expertise required?  Let me guess – he’ll want to hire more staff – empire building again like it was pre April 2011.

When is this Admin going to be trained?

We’re being fed bullshit folks!

Posted in Funny, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., UBID

Did Kensington Island Properties aka 34083 Yukon Inc. Meet Dec. 31, 2017 Deadline to Transfer Land to UBID?

Union Bay Improvement District Board Meeting tonight at 7 pm Union Bay Community Hall

I guess we’ll find out tonight if KIP managed to meet the deadline for turning over the 4 acres for the water treatment facility.   I believe it will be a first for this developer to actually meet any deadline since darkening our doorsteps in the early 2000’s.

It will go down in the history books or ……another excuse – caused by someone else of course.

According to the Jan. landowners update:

We are happy to report that a Legal description of this site in UBID’s favour has now been forwarded to the Provincial Land Titles Department by our Legal counsel for registration.

Well what do you know – KIP appears to have actually complied with a deadline.  After all, KIP believes timelines don’t matter when you’re dealing with government!