Posted in Government, UBID

How the Union Bay Improvement District Pro Kip Trustees Weasel Out of Motion for Information About Becoming A Service Area of CVRD

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.










Posted in UBID

Union Bay Improvement District Trustee Ensures A Gong Show

The one Trustee who just can’t keep his mouth shut during meetings.  Loves to hear his own voice and is an expert on everything.

Here’s a reminder to him of what he stated when he butted in at the Nov. 13, 2016 meeting.  The Chair has never told him to shut up so he continues over a year later.  Instead the Chair thanks him for his support.  Clowns.

This 3 minute clip is from the 8 times this trustee spoke without being recognized by the chair at the Feb. 18, 2018 meeting.  Every other trustee requests to be recognized but not Mr. Knowitall.  Seems to have a problem controlling his temper.  When’s the last meeting you attended where someone is throwing a hissy fit banging the table because he’s not getting his way?  Only in Union Bay folks!

Posted in UBID

Union Bay Improvement District Gong Show Returns for Another Season

This clip is from the All Candidates meeting in April 2017.  It clearly displays the ignorance of Trustee Rick Bitten.  Listen to him talk about how they’ve (who?) researched and he provides absolute falsehoods to the landowners.  Luckily our MLA Scott Fraser also attended the meeting and provided information as to the process of joining the Regional District.  Who are you going to believe… Rick Bitten or Scott Fraser?  The thing that is mind boggling is that Bitten is still spewing the same false information.   These tools refuse to allow any new information to penetrate their thick skulls.   What is terrifying is what they term “research” in their decisions.

Trustee Bitten needs to go to anger management!  What’s he going to do next – bang his shoe on the table?  According to Bitten the Admin used an illegal recording of the Jan. 18, 2018 meeting to compose the minutes.  Bitten seems to be really pissed off about this instead of being thankful there was any recording.  What the hell would the Admin have used to compose those minutes if there wasn’t a recording?  Certainly doesn’t take ANY notes during the meetings.

There was quite a good turnout for the gong show this evening and landowners are getting fed up with the bullshit they’re being forced to swallow.  A good indicator was how the Chair handled the meeting.  Notice Bitten speaks whenever the mood strikes him and yet Jacques refused to allow Trustee Kaljur to speak when she requested and then immediately allowed a question from Trustee Elliott.  WTF?

It was a wild one and at the end of the meeting Trustee Loxam’s wife thought I should respond to her questions even when I told her I didn’t want to talk to her and then advised that I don’t talk to stupid people.  She then asked why I talked to Walter (who was standing beside me) and then pointed to Janet Thomas and asked why I talk to her.

I had to yell at her to fuck off and that I didn’t want to talk to her – even then she was in my face.  This is the same person who responded to Union Bay Improvement District correspondence by telling the writer not to send any more emails as they would be deleted as the original was.  Who the fuck elected her?  If I pulled this crap – they’d be calling the police.

There is no hiding these idiots don’t have a clue what they’re doing.



Posted in UBID

Union Bay Improvement District Trustee Jim Elliott Seeking Another Term – YAY!

Just heard on the Goat radio station that UBID Trustee Jim Elliott is seeking another term.  Excellent news for landowners as Jim’s experience and character are keeping the dysfunctional board above water – pun intended.  Can you imagine the dogs breakfast that would have been served up by the Pro KIP heavy Board who have zero experience negotiating a new water agreement?  Dodged another bullet folks.

Mr. KIP was at the shack today with some guy looking over papers.  Would have loved to overhear the fantasy he was selling today to some poor shmuck.

Monthly meeting tomorrow night at 7 pm.  Come one and all to witness the slapstick performance.


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The Admin for Graham Lake Improvement District Isn’t Afraid of Information: Denman Island Water Local Service Area – Conversion Study

$10,000.00 – Money for study regarding possible conversion.  Our green Admin who can’t successfully record every monthly meeting, failed to research bylaw 270, failed to accurately record minutes of monthly meetings, failed to keep the electorate informed by way of the UBID website – is going to decide whether Union Bay landowners have access to information?

At the January 18, 2018 UBID Meeting (which the Admin failed to video or audio record), Trustee Bitten chimed in at one point and stated that UBID would hire their own consultants.  Really?  He wants landowners to pay for consultants when there are funds available?  Something stinks in Union Bay!


Report dated February 1, 2018 seeking approval for the allocation of feasibility study and Community Works Funds for studies regarding the possible conversion of the Graham Lake Improvement District to a CVRD service and a water treatment options study, for receipt. [Item]

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Recommendation # 1:

THAT up to $10,000 of Baynes Sound – Denman/Hornby Islands (Electoral Area A) feasibility study funds, function 154, be allocated for the completion of a comparative study to assess governance options and associated costs related to conversion of the Graham Lake Improvement District to a Comox Valley Regional District service.

AND FINALLY THAT an application be made to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for restructure implementation grant in the amount of $10,000 to help fund the conversion process.

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