Have heard rumours that this area was shut down by Work Safe and there are claims made by the workers. Not sure how accurate the rumours are, but it seems weird that the 2 large mounds of soil have been covered with plastic.
The ‘soil’ is black like the coal hills which shouldn’t surprise anyone since according to old maps and the Friendly Port, there was coal action on that side of the creek. Wonder how much of it is contaminated?
Took the pic below Mar. 12, 2019 after the wind tore apart the ‘condom’.
Took this one today and it looks like they have put up some type of barrier to prevent any of that ‘soil’ from entering the ditch which leads to Washer (Hart) Creek. Notice the “muster point” sign?
This is a good example of how this admin spends most of his time covering his ass and wasting time and money. How much time did he spend on the letter advising he couldn’t provide a copy of the Water Agreement with KIP instead of just sending the pdf to the person? A copy of the Water Agreement should be readily available on the UBID website for all landowners to access. This guy is never going to learn this job and we are being taken to the cleaners financially while he empire builds.
Why is the agreement suddenly secret and McMahon would have to review and approve the release? We are being fed bullshit. Do not vote Loxam back in – what a dysfunctional mess. Who the hell does he think he’s fooling? Are we to believe it would take hours for him to locate the Water Agreement? Isn’t it on his computer? Why would it take more than mere minutes to locate and there is no shipping and handling, nor is there anything to prepare the record for disclosure and providing a copy is electronic – mere minutes. I would challenge the Admin on the claim that UBID’s legal counsel advised that nothing could be disclosed that wasn’t in the Oct. 2017 minutes. I call bullshit on this and would like to see proof. When was this instruction given? What prompted this decision from Peter Johnson, (UBID’s legal counsel) since the time the agreement was originally posted on UBID’s website in Oct. 2017, by this present incompetent Admin.
How many hours did it take the admin when he sent out the notice that the agreement was posted? Did it take him 12 hours to locate, retrieve and produce the record? Then prepare the record for disclosure? Then the shipping and handling cost and then providing a copy of the record? If this isn’t the best example of incompetence… To top it off he thinks KIP has to agree to let the landowners view the agreement. Again, it’s KIP running UBID just like pre April 2011.
What the hell has this guy got to offer based on his performance in the last three years? Some questions to ask if he shows up on your doorstep:
Since you are touting the Water Infrastructure Agreement with KIP as an accomplishment, why won’t you let the landowners view the Water Infrastructure Agreement reached with KIP in Oct. 2017, since you expect us to go into debt for $4.5 Million dollars?
What constitutes a legally convened meeting of the board of trustees?
Is a board meeting legally concluded when the Chair adjourns the meeting?
Was the decision to dismiss the experts discussed at a board meeting and what was the reasoning? Did the trustees believe they were qualified to undertake the negotiations with KIP?
In your private life were you ever employed as a negotiator? If not, why did you believe you had the skills to negotiate on behalf of the landowners of Union Bay?
Where did you seek information, what professionals/experts did you consult with while negotiating the water agreement with KIP?
Have you been billed for your portion of the costs of sending out the apology letter to Trustee Kaljur as per the costs in Bylaw 223?
Why did you falsely inform landowners the expired 2011 WIA could be extended asking for their signature on a petition without getting legal advice?
Why did you refuse to get legal advice before attempting to push through the expired WIA at the first meeting of a neophyte board and against the advice of the professional Administrator?
Where are landowners expected to get information if UBID refuses to answer correspondence, meetings cancelled and staff are unqualified to provide accurate information?
Why did you hire an administrator with zero government experience?
How many gatherings/meetings have you had which UBID business was conducted that excluded Trustee Kaljur since April of 2018?
Do you believe all Union Bay Improvement District Bylaws should be adhered to by all, including the trustees?
Have you educated yourself on Robert’s Rules?
You have raised a “Point of Order” at UBID meetings. What is “Point of Order”? What is the next step after a “point of order” is raised?
Do Robert’s Rules allow a motion to be included by the individual who raised a “point of order” and have that motion voted on by the board?
Do you think it’s appropriate for your wife to respond to UBID correspondence?
Have you made mistakes as a Trustee?
What actions are you most proud of from the last 3 years?
Do you think it’s appropriate for your wife to hassle landowners at public meetings?
As an elected official, representing all Union Bay landowners, do you think it is appropriate to voice your personal opinions calling a landowner disgusting and questioning why they were in the community at a UBID meeting?
Would it be acceptable if a landowner told you that you were disgusting at a UBID meeting or would the landowner be removed from the meeting?
Since becoming a trustee, how many times have you met with Brian McMahon and discussed UBID business? How many times without the knowledge of Trustee Kaljur?
Have you discussed Trustee Kaljur with Brian McMahon?
Have you received advice and/or direction from Brian McMahon?
Why didn’t Brian McMahon want Bylaw 264 passed which was an updated subdivision bylaw? Why did you insist on using an outdated bylaw 170 because you claimed the new Bylaw 264 would “severely limit any development save that of the most expensive kind”?
Is it true you stated Trustee Kaljur was not invited to the Union Bay Estates unveiling hosted by Brian McMahon in March 2018 because she was negative in spite of the fact she voted for the Oct. 2017 Water Agreement with KIP?
Why did Brian McMahon only invite Loxam, Jacques and Bitten and exclude Kaljur and Elliott since all five voted for the agreement? Were the invitations personal or to the UBID Board?
Were you representing the board or as a personal friend of Brian McMahon when attending the unveiling ?
Where have you sought advice as a trustee with no experience during the last 3 years? How do you determine if what you are proposing is within your authority?
When you met on Jan. 10, 2019, were you aware Trustee Kaljur was not informed of the meeting?
Did you seek legal advice before meeting to suspend Trustee Kaljur without any notice to her?
Did you seek legal advice before supporting a motion to suspend an elected official? If not, why not?
Did you seek legal advice before continuing a meeting after it had been adjourned by the Chair? If not, why not?
How do you determine what your powers are as a trustee?
Who instructed the Admin not to include Trustee Kaljur in all correspondence sent to all trustees?
Did you meet with the Admin and the other 3 trustees to conspire to remove Trustee Kaljur from the board prior to the Jan. 10, 2019, meeting?
Are there minutes of all meetings discussing the suspension of Trustee Kaljur?
Have you met with the other trustees and admin since the apology letter was issued to Trustee Kaljur? Were these meetings as a board or as friends – if so, was UBID business discussed?
Did you advise Peter Johnson, UBID’s legal counsel, that the decisions being made during January and Feb. 2019 were being made without the knowledge of all Trustees?
Was Peter Johnson aware of the firing of the UBID Fire Chief was made without the full knowledge of the UBID board?
This guy was involved in changing the AGM to after the election because he couldn’t face the electorate before the election. Same goes for Jacques who should have known better than any of the five that what they were doing was not in their authority and conspired to remove a trustee and make decisions knowing they were not made as a legally convened board. At least Jacques had the sense to not run again after the gong show he created starting in Oct. 2016. He has skulked away hoping people will forget the havoc caused by him and Loxam weeks after they took the oath. He can be credited with creating the most ridiculous and incompetent board in the last twenty years. Even worse than pre April 2011 – and we thought it couldn’t be worse… Taking that petition around as a flunky to McMahon has caused all the division in the community. Shame. Shame.
How this individual can even show his face never mind run for trustee after all the unlawful actions by him and 4 other landowners imitating a board shows how unaware he is and unfit to hold the position of trustee.
This guy has learned zip as a trustee and is just as ignorant now as the day he published this flimsy flyer where he realized there is a “need for honesty” in Union Bay. This guy has been useless and just taking up a seat at the table. Can’t follow what’s being discussed and listening to him read a report is painful and embarrassing.
These five men have gotten away with meeting secretly and making board decisions outside the guidelines as to what constitutes a legally convened meeting of the Union Bay Improvement District Board of Trustees.
The first most obvious is the meeting from Oct. 18, 2018 which was adjourned by the Chair and is visible on the video of that meeting and recorded in the minutes. That was the end of the legally convened UBID board meeting – it was ended when the chair declared the meeting adjourned. Then 5 men met secretly afterwards and made decisions when they had no authority to do so and submitted the false minutes as a legally convened meeting.
The video below is from their own meeting which ends with the Chair adjourning it. Whatever took place after the adjournment was not a legally convened meeting and all the decisions made are null and void.
These 5 landowners did the same thing at the Nov. 15, 2018 meeting. The Chair clearly adjourns the meeting at the 12:39 mark and resumes with no explanation. At that point it was just 5 landowners gathering as it was no longer a legally convened meeting of the Union Bay Improvement District Board of Trustees. These decisions are null and void.
We know these 5 landowners gathered again on Jan. 10, 2019, and attempted to unlawfully suspend a fellow trustee, unlawfully changed the election dates and AGM and unlawfully fired the Fire Chief. None of these decisions were made by the current Union Bay Improvement District Board of Trustees.
These same 5 landowners gathered on Jan. 17, 2019, and have tried to pass off their actions at that gathering as a meeting of the duly elected Board of Trustees for the Union Bay Improvement District.
ALL the decisions made by these 5 landowners are null and void – they did not have the legal authority to make any decisions without the knowledge of ALL trustees.
What happened to all the workers and equipment? This is the pattern of this developer, shows up to announce the development is going ahead, clears some land and then poof – gone for a few years and then turns up to create chaos in Union Bay again crying the blues about how (fill in the blank) prevented him from proceeding.
Same old, same old. The realtors love it because it inflates the values of Union Bay homes with the sales pitch about this huge development going ahead. Nothing every transpires and the cycle continues every few years.
Sarah Palin had the bridge to nowhere – Union Bay has the road to nowhere. What is the plastic for?
Quite a few homes now have an ocean view after the clearing of land by the KIP shack. Until he subdivides – nothing happens and it looks like nothing is happening – again!
This imitation board believes we do not have a say in the filtration plant because it is mandated by Island Health. We do have a say in the amount of money we are being committed to repay and the length of the loan. They seem to be under the impression that no matter the cost – it must be done. If it’s too expensive – they will have to scale it back or do it in phases.
We were advised March 2018 that UBID had $l.5 Million as a down payment towards the costs of the water filtration plant and borrowing up to $4 Million.
Now they claim to only have $1 Million and are planning on borrowing up to $4.5 Million over 25 years. We should not be considering 25 years for this loan according the the BC government who advises the length of the loan should not exceed 20 years.
So we’re putting less down and borrowing more over a longer period of time and all this is being done by individuals who have proven they cannot be trusted.
Almost a half million dollars more in interest $488,177.00 when the loan term is increased from 20 yrs to 25 yrs.
Then the board met unlawfully Jan. 17, 2019 and are planning on spending $4 Million on a Fire Hall. NOTE: “They” minus the Firechief looked at what Cumberland was planning so they knew then they were going to fire him.