This massive clearing happened in the last 6 months. This is a follow up to this post with videos: https://allthingsunionbay.com/2020/12/09/kensington-island-properties-aka-union-bay-estates-borrow-pit-off-mcleod-rd/
The images below were posted by the individual identified.
Same pic below with borrow pit area circled.
Same pic below with borrow pit circled.
Ole slick had lots of flunkies help kill Bylaw 264. Check out the link below to view the history and emails obtained through an FOI showing KIP’s Liberal buddies in the Ministry kowtowing to this developer. KIP’s sycophants. For those who may not be aware, this developer has strong ties to the Liberals, in fact his previous wife was an MLA and he ran and lost an election prior to darkening our doorstep.
This is an update to this post: https://allthingsunionbay.com/2019/07/11/kensington-island-properties-union-bay-estates-liberal-buddies-at-the-ministry-manipulate-bylaws-protecting-a-developer-instead-of-landowners/
Did anyone notice the new UBID board is once again looking at their subdivision bylaw? It appears the items listed in Bylaw 264 are to be addressed and then approved.
It started in March 2016 with then pro KIP candidates Peter Jacques and Glen Loxam prior to their election in April 2016.
At the same time the Ministry in charge of registering bylaws for the province also expressed concern over KIP’s objections to the bylaw. Weird eh?
One of the many emails in a response to a landowners FOI:
The Administrator for the Molstad board worked 2 years on updating a new subdivision bylaw and passed it in June 2016 after complying with the changes requested by the Ministry. For some reason the bylaw was never registered by the Ministry after UBID passed it.
The old subdivision bylaw 176 predates 2010 when it was consolidated https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RetkSslb0a0kiysRGAG6JuGRhhcT60Ny/view
Here’s the draft of Bylaw 264. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vk4mbPBvD3p5jYdfppmCS2KnDT7zshVg/view?usp=sharing
The excerpt below is Jacques and Loxam objecting to the bylaw claiming it’s standards are too high and will cut developers off at the knees making it cost more to develop lots. Also the need for a 125% surety is disputed with claims someone at Crown Isle told Loxam didn’t have to put up anything. He should have just said “I don’t know a lot about it.” at the beginning so we could ignore the rest. These 2 are more concerned with the developer than the future of Union Bay.
For you folks in Craigdarroch, listen to the Chair explain why the board is ensuring developers are held to standards in the bylaw to ensure there isn’t another infrastructure problem like the disintegrating water pipes in Craigdarroch.
Kip’s sycophants were successful in killing bylaw 264 in Oct. 2017 – the exact same month the UBID board negotiated the 2017 Water Agreement with KIP – using the old bylaw 176. The same trustees complained about old bylaws and policies that would need to be updated – but not this one!
So what standards is Kensington Island Properties going to build by?
Noticed there has been a lot of people reporting a bear getting into garbage the last few weeks. Let’s all make sure this big fella moves on when there is nothing for him to munch on.
Why is KIP proceeding with this application knowing it does not comply with the MDA? Because that’s what this developer does – never happy with any agreement, always wanting to change the conditions previously agreed to. That’s why nothing ever materialized all these years except constant whining about how it was everyone else preventing the development from proceeding.
In the FOI response there were emails between the CVRD and the Ministry regarding KIP’s sewage application.
Received the following response to my email question if the CVRD made it clear to Melanie Mamoser that KIP’s application did not comply with the MDA.
More from the FOI response to Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates application to dump 1875 cubic meters of treated sewage into Washer/Hart Creek daily.
Link to Union Bay Estates Sanitary Master Plan Review Draft Sept. 2019: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19IOd-g4cZtE5l2XrVPCDZoSkc6hLcXDq/view?usp=sharing