Posted in Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

KIP almost giveth and then he taketh – no surprise for those of us paying attention

EDIT July 10, 2019 @ 1:42 pm. This is the latest email regarding irrigation – now it appears as though

is claiming an underground cistern will be used to SUPPLEMENT irrigation for landscaping. What a joke. Who’s going to ensure that happens? This is the same bs that KIP spews and in the end there is nothing that resembles what was originally promised. After promising $17.4 million for upgrading water and Langley Lake dam the only thing Union Bay has received is 4 acres at the same unsatisfactory elevation as the current waterworks and then reneged on the 4 acres for the Fire Hall by reducing it to 2.2 acres thanks to the incompetent gong show board of Oct. 2017.

After the APC meeting, the proposal was revised to include an underground cistern to capture rainwater to be used to supplement irrigation for landscaping. The staff report for the development permit will be posted once the EASC agenda is released (probably Friday). 

 

https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/minutes-agendas

 

Thanks, 

Brianne Labute, MCIP, RPP

Planner

Planning and Development Services Branch

Comox Valley Regional District

600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6

Tel: 250-334-6091

Toll Free: 1-800-331-6007 Fax: 250-334-8156

This is a follow up to this post https://allthingsunionbay.com/2019/06/10/big-news-kip-received-release-letter-from-the-ministry-of-environment-goes-to-apc-june-11-to-review-application-remember-the-claim-of-cash-cow/ about KIP’s development permit application for 2 buildings which went to the APC and was approved even though KIP’s rep submitted an addendum the same day as the meeting – June 11, 2019.

The landscaping for the buildings originally was to be irrigated by utilizing underground cisterns to catch water for irrigation. The addendum took this out and was replaced with the irrigation being potable water. So much for the guidelines relating to irrigation and water conservation. KIP is big on promises and short on delivery.

https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/projects-initiatives/past-current-projects/union-bay-estates
It is anticipated that the staff report and draft development permit will be heard by the Electoral Area Services Committee at its July 15, 2019 meeting. The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting and can be found here.

Don’t forget the Chair of the APC is none other than the guy who trumpets that KIP is a ‘cash cow’. Someone needs to clue him in on what the phrase actually means.

This email was received by an individual questioning the CVRD regarding KIP’s irrigation plans:

Please note, there was an addendum to the APC memo that discusses some changes to rainwater management: http://agendaminutes.comoxvalleyrd.ca/cvrdboardmeetings/default.aspx?MeetingID=2867&PrinterVersion=0&DocumentTypeID=1&AgendaDeadline=6/5/2019%208%3A32%3A23%20AM

 

To be issued the development permit, the proponent needs to demonstrate how the proposal meets the guidelines. See below for guidelines relating to irrigation and water conservation. 

 

(11) To reduce water consumption for landscaping, all landscaping should be xeriscape, which reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental irrigation. Native, west coast plants that are appropriate to the local climate should be used and care should be taken to avoid losing water to evaporation and run-off. 

 

(12) In order to minimize water use the water systems used in the development area will, where appropriate, utilize recognized water conservation techniques, including low water use and flush appliances, cisterns for storm drain collection, water meters and other similar techniques, to the satisfaction of the regional district.

 

The owner will need to work with Union Bay Improvement District, as the water purveyor, regarding water supply as well as distribution.

 

Thanks, 

 

Brianne Labute, MCIP, RPP

Planner

Planning and Development Services Branch

Comox Valley Regional District

600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6

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