Posted in Dictatorship, Hillbilly, Imitation board, UBID

We need to start ignoring the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. They have made it clear we are on our own to make decisions, so let’s get the study done to become a service area of the CVRD.

Annual General Meeting 7 p.m. June 3, 2019, Union Bay Community Hall

With a new board we can finally move forward instead of being held back by ignorant hillbilly attitudes. Time to move into the twenty first century.

More proof that the Ministry will not step in even when unlawful actions are being taken by UBID trustees. If that’s the case, why do we even bother listening to what they want us to focus on? They certainly aren’t going to stop the new board from sending the letter referred to in the motion in Nov. 2017, to the CVRD. The decision is with the landowners who are the ones footing the bills – not Mueller or Faganello et al.

The current board is a perfect example of the corruption allowed by the form of government we have right now. There is a reason why improvement districts are being phased out – you won’t hear of any new improvement districts being created.

From: “Brent Mueller” <Brent.Mueller@gov.bc.ca>
To: “Mary Reynolds” <@shaw.ca>
Cc: “AG Minister” <AG.Minister@gov.bc.ca>, “scott fraser mla” <Scott.Fraser.MLA@leg.bc.ca>, “Selina Robinson mla” <Selina.Robinson.MLA@leg.bc.ca>
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019 2:51:31 PM
Subject: Union Bay Improvement District 


Ref: 246034
 
May 6, 2019
 
Mary Reynolds
@shaw.ca
 
Dear Ms. Reynolds:
 
Thank you for your emails of April 26, 2019 and April 30, 2019 to the Honourable Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Honourable David Eby, Attorney General, and Tara Faganello, Assistant Deputy Minister, Local Government Division, regarding the Union Bay Improvement District (UBID) Board.  As Director, Governance Relations, I am pleased to respond on behalf of the Ministers and Assistant Deputy Minister.
 
I can appreciate that there has been some frustration and concern with how the Board has been conducting business recently.  It is clear that there are strong differences of opinion at the Board table and within the community.  The Ministry is aware of these challenges and has been monitoring the situation in Union Bay and providing guidance to the Board where appropriate – all the while, being respectful of the fact that the Board is made up of elected representatives with the responsibility to make decisions on behalf of the community.
 
While I appreciate that some of your concerns involve questions about whether UBID has complied with its letters patent and bylaws, any allegation that decisions were made contrary to these documents would not be decided by the Province of British Columbia, but rather through the courts.  Should an individual seek a judicial review of the actions or decisions of any local body they would be well advised to first seek legal counsel to understand the review process, the resources required and the potential outcomes.  Ultimately, it is the courts that have the expertise to adjudicate questions of jurisdiction, authority and due process  .
 
Currently, it is my understanding that the Board is working to arrange for external facilitated support so that the annual general meeting can be held under conditions that are respectful and safe for land owners, staff and Board members.
 
I recognize that there has been, and continues to be, community interest in governance change.  The Province generally supports dissolving improvement districts where there is evidence of support from the Board, the local government that will take on the services, and the landowners, and where the key considerations for such a change are understood.  The process can take time and involves dialogue amongst all parties.  Last fall was not an optimal time for this conversation to get started as the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) was running its local elections.
 
Once the new Board is up and running, the Ministry is prepared to support efforts by UBID and the CVRD to work together to review governance.  However, it is important that the priority work of continuing construction of the water treatment system continues.  For now, UBID’s focus must be to ensure full compliance with Island Health’s Surface Water Quality Treatment Objective.  Once the water treatment plant is underway,  there will be more opportunity for the community and the UBID trustees to have a conversation about governance, and for UBID and the CVRD to decide to approach the Ministry about exploring governance options.
 
Sincerely,
 
Brent Mueller
Director, Governance Relations

Posted in Dictatorship, Hillbilly, Imitation board, UBID

Union Bay Improvement District Letters Patent – another document ignored by the gong show.

https://allthingsunionbay.com/2019/04/26/is-there-anyone-who-can-convince-the-ubid-chair-to-read-the-bylaws-directives-and-policies-which-they-took-an-oath-to-abide-by-no-legislative-authority-to-hold-agm-after-april-30-according-to-lette/

The Letters Patent clearly states: “All subsequent elections of Trustees shall be held at the annual general meetings of the improvement district, and it shall be the duty of the Trustees to call a general meeting to be held between January 1st and May 1st in each year…”

These tools seem to be under the impression everything is optional. They don’t have a clue as to the purpose of the AGM and changed it without any thought or adherence to rules in place.

They are incompetent. Show up at the AGM June 3, 2019 to hear what ‘alternative facts’ will be provided.

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Posted in Dictatorship, Government, Hillbilly, Imitation board, UBID

Response from MLA Scott Fraser re: Union Bay Improvement District Dictatorship – just more blah blah blah. Maduro must be their idol.

Received this non response today. Turns out it is a form letter sent to all you pesky folk that think democracy will be protected by elected officials. Ha ha – jokes on us.

From: “scott fraser mla” <Scott.Fraser.MLA@leg.bc.ca>
To: “Mary Reynolds” <shaw.ca>
Sent: Friday, May 3, 2019 2:25:19 PM
Subject: RE: The Union Bay Improvement Distict mess you created

Hello Mary,

Thank you for contacting MLA Fraser regarding the Union Bay Improvement District. 

When MLA Fraser heard from his constituents about their concerns he wrote directly to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. MLA Fraser asked Minister Selina Robinson and her staff to look into the postponement of the annual general meeting. The Ministry has acknowledged receipt of this letter.  We look forward to hearing back from the Ministry in the upcoming days ahead.

Thank you again for contacting MLA Fraser.

Sincerely,

Andrea McDonald Constituency Assistant

office of Scott Fraser, MLA

Mid Island-Pacific Rim

250-720-4515  |   1-866-870-4190


This is the email sent.

From: “Mary Reynolds” <shaw.ca>
To: “Tara Faganello” <tara.faganello@gov.bc.ca>
Cc: “Selina Robinson mla” <selina.robinson.mla@leg.bc.ca>, “scott fraser” <scott.fraser@bcndp.ca>
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2019 12:36:54 PM
Subject: The Union Bay Improvement Distict mess you created

The three of you have abandoned Union Bay and allowed it to become a dictatorship.  Fassbender interfered appointing a Facilitator on behalf of a bloody developer and yet you claim you never get involved in a governing body.  You had to know in Oct. 2016 that you couldn’t suddenly create a whole new board with zero experience and expect it to function – it was doomed from the start.  The inexperienced board went on to hire an Administrator who had zero government experience.  You interfered again by telling the board we shouldn’t attempt to obtain a study as to the pros and cons of becoming a service area of the CVRD while we are building a treatment plant.  They keep hauling out your letter stating they have to abide by the Ministry – the very people claiming they don’t get involved.  They completely ignored your Jan. 2018 letter advising them how to conduct meetings and only made it public when Trustee Kaljur insisted.

You all sat by as they unlawfully ‘suspended’ a duly elected official who had to retain counsel to force them to admit it was ‘unlawful’.  That’s what we have been told by your Ministry – if we don’t like it – get a lawyer.

I could understand if you were consistent and never interfered, but that’s not the case.  We have a chair who unilaterally cancels meetings, including the AGM which according to Union Bay’s Letters Patent must be held between Jan. 1 and April 30 of each year.  He has not rescheduled the AGM that was to take place Apr. 25, 2019, and refuses to allow the swearing in of the two new trustees elected April 20, 2019, until after the AGM.  Haraldson claims the ousted trustee and the one who didn’t run for re election are still trustees until after he decides to hold the AGM.

So are you going to allow this to continue because we’re not a developer crying the blues?

I won’t be voting for you again Scott.  You were effective when in opposition and acted very concerned along with Selina over what was happening here – now you’re just as ineffective and useless as the Liberals/McRae.

A very disgruntled voter in Union Bay.

Mary Reynolds

Box 449,

Union Bay 

Here’s some of the crap from the monster you created: https://www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/53535/union-bay-chair-confirms-lame-duck-trustees-still-working-as-trustees-despite-election-results/