It has been literally months since landowners questions were allowed at the board meetings – not that you will actually get an honest answer. Let’s hope mrknowitall doesn’t have another hissy fit calling for the video camera to be turned off because “we’re gonna get sued” when he doesn’t like the questions and facts.
If you listened to the audio of the meeting yesterday, you heard that the billing is NOT going to quarterly as it is supposedly not financially beneficial. It is to remain bi monthly. Am I the only one who thinks the water bills don’t make any sense? For months I had a $13.00 credit, but the new bill shows a payment Sept. 2019 of -75.00 with a balance forward as of Oct. 31, 2019 of -438.00. Current Levy 75.00 Account Balance $ -363.00.
Bill only shows Previous Reading and Current Reading. The old billing system showed the consumption from the previous 12 months. How is it that we paid big bucks for this software only to have it provide less information and be confusing at the same time?
Did the individuals who were trained on this new software learn the ‘preferences’ the software offers the user? I find it hard to believe this expensive software came without bells and whistles as options in the billing to landowners. Anyone getting new software checks out the preferences to see exactly what the program can do. We are paying top dollar for bargain basement service.
Sorry, I was a few minutes late to the meeting and missed newly elected Trustee Ian Munro’s swearing in.
NOTE: Chair Vandenberg confirmed there will be a board meeting Dec. 19, 2019, and will allow questions from landowners.
Regarding the conversion study, there is to be a member of UBID Board of Trustees on the advisory/study group and thankfully, we will have Ian Munro representing UBID instead of mrknowitall who wanted the position. Let’s get this done and join the CVRD – if only because this form of government is antiquated/outdated and ripe for corruption.
You really have to wonder if some of these characters actually remember what they have stated previously. Remember when mrknowitall put forth a motion in Jan. 2018 basically killing the motion passed at the Nov. 2017 meeting to write a letter to the CVRD regarding the pros and cons of conversion? Check the minutes from the Jan. 2018 meeting showing the coordination that obviously took place before the meeting by the admin and a trustee.
From the Nov. 2017 meeting minutes (entire 17 minute discussion erased supposedly by accident) showing Kaljur’s motion and that it passed. Listen to the reasons why mrknowitall doesn’t want the letter sent.
Here’s how they screwed with a board decision a couple didn’t like and figured out a way to screw us. The admin failed to audio or video record the entire January 2018 meeting.
Today we are expected to swallow the new bs which is that the admin shouldn’t have anything to do with the conversion study as now it’s claimed it is a conflict of interest. Another stupid statement just like the one about it being a conflict if someone runs for Trustee and then wants to know the pros and cons of conversion. Just like stating that no matter how many people show up in Union Bay, UBID must provide water – complete bs. Just like the actions taken to try to extend the expired 2011 WIA in Nov. 2016, stating it was a legal document. Just like the ridiculous statement about UBID claiming copyright over their video recorded meetings – absolute bs. There’s lots more but those are off the top of my head.
Now mrknowitall believes it’s the board who should be in control. More bs about how busy the admin is and how much more work the conversion study would take. It’s pretty obvious there are characters who do not want this study to be successful. First, the admin was going to do the study ‘when he had time’ and now the admin shouldn’t have anything to do with it because it’s a conflict. Brainless.
The letter mentioned in the agenda is another grasp at Municipality status. The board is sending a letter to Selena Robinson confirming the actions taken to date BUT they have added a stipulation that if the conversion to the CVRD fails at a referendum, they want a study into municipality/incorporation. When did ‘no’ stop being ‘no’?
Received the following email from a fellow landowner- name removed. Looks like the final decision to allow 1875 cubic meters of treated sewage to be dumped daily into Washer Creek will be made by the First Nations Bands mentioned in the email.
I forgot to mention this part in my previous responses to you. As part of the Review and Decision Phase, the province undertakes First Nation consultation. In addition to the K’omoks First Nation, we will be consulting with the Homalco, Qualicum, We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum First Nations to understand how their Aboriginal Interests may be affected by this application and seek to address their concerns.
Melanie Mamoser, P.Ag., M.A., B.Sc.
Sr. Environmental Protection Officer, Municipal Liquid Waste
Received confirmation that there is one full time permanent position in the UBID office, which is the CAO/admin and 2 part time permanent employees which is the Deputy CAO and a clerk. Between these three individuals we are paying them a total of $201,733.63 a year.
We were paying $91,981. in 2017 for one full time permanent position which was the professional and qualified Admin and 2 permanent part time clerks. UBID still has the same number of office employees and yet are paying $109,752. more a year for unqualified staff who cannot perform the duties previous employees (2011 to 2017) provided efficiently and accurately. What is the justification for these outrageous salaries?
How is it that Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates is planning on dumping treated sewage into Washer Creek that runs into Baynes Sound? An outfall to Baynes Sounds was rejected when the South Sewer Project was planned. Will be interesting to see if the First Nations agree to KIP’s plan.