This is the history of what has transpired (or not) since this Board was presented with a petition in November 2016 signed by over 400 landowners. These pro KIP trustees have tried all kinds of excuses to prevent the landowners from obtaining information which would not cost UBID any money or manpower. Instead of listening to the landowners the Admin who has zero government experience has introduced the possibility of municipal status when there was absolutely no direction from the Board of trustees to take this action.
This Admin is running scared because he cannot do the job and it wasn’t fair to him or the landowners to hire someone who simply is not capable or qualified for the position. We know what an Admin does and our previous Admin was superb in the position so it’s pretty obvious when you compare what we had and what we have now. The trustees who hired him didn’t know their own jobs as trustees never mind hire someone for a job they were ignorant about. This Improvement District is set up to fail. Five trustees who are struggling to grasp what’s going on and an Admin who is unable to perform. In my opinion.
Right from the get go this Admin was against this motion. And by the way, why does this Admin participate as though he is a trustee? Watch any of the meeting videos with previous Admin Kevin and even temporary Admin Martin and you will see what position they take at meetings. This guy doesn’t know his place. And who the hell told him he could change his title to CAO when he can’t even do the job as Admin?
Landowners Petition presented to the UBID board Nov. 13, 2016 requesting action taken to dissolve UBID and become a service area of the CVRD.
Discussion of petition at the Dec. 14, 2016 UBID Meeting. Note that Trustees Loxam and Bitten insist the matter should be discussed ‘in camera’. This does not fall under the the categories which are discussed ‘in camera’. It’s another example of why they can’t face the public and discuss the matter in the open.
No meeting in January 2016.
Excerpt from Feb. 16, 2017 meeting. Trustee Kaljur brings forth a motion to form committee to explore the pros and cons of becoming a service area of the CVRD
Feb. 16, 2017. Now the pro Kip trustees are claiming the ‘ministry’ has told them to concentrate on water filtration. Bullshit and back pedalling trying to weasel out of following the landowners wishes.
Excerpt from Feb. Meeting with the Chair stating “The CVRD doesn’t want anything to do with UBID. They didn’t want to get stuck with a system that requires nothing but money and a lot of work to get into place.”
Mr. Knowitall butts in again and provides the same misinformation he’s been spewing for over 15 months. Send him for training too!
At the All Candidates Meeting in April 2017, this is what this Trustee believed then and has not changed his mind. He didn’t know what he was talking about then as Scott Fraser’s response indicates.
This is the missing 17 minutes of the Nov. 16, 2017, UBID meeting where trustee Kaljur brought forth her motion and it was passed with the Chair breaking a tie vote. You will note the Admin chimes in (even though he was not recognized by the Chair) and is not in support of the motion. Poof – the motion is erased from UBID’s video of the meeting.
This is the an excerpt of the Dec. 14, 2017, Trustee Kaljur indicates there is no mention of the motion from the COW meeting the night before.
Another excerpt from the Dec. 14, 2017 meeting. A question from a landowner asking about the letter not being sent to the CVRD. The Chair states it’s not on the Agenda!
Then at the Jan. 18, 2018 UBID Meeting (which the Admin failed to video or audio record) the Admin talks about another option of becoming a Municipality. Why is this Admin speaking about Municipality status since the board NEVER instructed him to do so. This guy thinks he has the power to make these decisions – he doesn’t and someone needs to clue him in as to what powers he has and what he doesn’t.
This is the motion put forward by Mr. Knowitall. It is the most convoluted ridiculous bunch of words – makes no sense. This is the board’s attempt at rescinding the Nov. 16, 2017 motion which PASSED and they went behind the electorates back at a COW meeting Dec. 13, 2017, where Mr. Knowitall brought forward a motion to kill the approved one.
Then at the Dec. 14, 2017 meeting it was not brought forward from the COW meeting and the Chair refused to discuss any part of it as it wasn’t on the Agenda. The Chair also assured Trustee Elliott it would be on the Jan. 18, 2018 Agenda. But low and behold it wasn’t and instead Mr. Knowitall presented a plate of word vomit which was passed.
This is from the Q & A portion of the January 18, 2018, discussing the plate of word vomit with the Chair insisting this new motion is the same as the one they killed secretly at their COW meeting Dec. 13, 2017.
NOTE: Working on clips for Feb. 2018 to finish this post.