This is what suckers do. Champion for a fucking developer and spew bullshit on his behalf, and the kicker is that half the voting population ate it up and screwed Union Bay in the process. Too lazy to think or question what they hear. Groupthink?
This twit had a blog for a short period of time and put shit like this on it claiming to represent 66% of the community. This is her interview with McMahon which was posted on the short lived blog/website. Her website is gone but I copied it all before it disappeared. 🙂 https://allthingsunionbay.com/2017/01/05/some-of-the-crap-spewed-by-kensington-island-properties-zealots-website/
Please read what she chose to end her post from the book about Union Bay titled “The Friendly Port”. She may as well have signed it “I’m a moron.”
This is what ole slick states below: “Bringing our services under the CVRD would mean that Union Bay landowners would have to pay the millions of dollars to install the water treatment plant and its associated infrastructure. The KIP development’s offer to front these costs would no longer be an option, should Union Bay join CVRD prematurely, therefore, Union Bay landowners will be expected to pay for these improvements and infrastructure.”
That was August 2016. He did not want Union Bay to become a service area of the CVRD. His flunkies ignored the petition presented to UBID in Nov. 2016, and failed to give KIP an extension to his EXPIRED Dec. 2014 Water Agreement because it couldn’t legally be done. KIP managed to prevent Union Bay Improvement District from sending a simple letter requesting information on a Governance Study. This went on for years with Trustee Kaljur bringing it up numerous times and being bullied and treated like shit.
August 9, 2019, Chair UBID, Paul Healey sent the letter to the Ministry before resigning. And because of the stalling by KIP’s flunkies on the board for years landowners would have to pay the millions of dollars to install the water treatment plant and its associated infrastructure. because we weren’t eligible for grants as an ID and they all knew it. That’s why we’re millions in debt. Stupid people.
UNION BAY TODAY
THE MISSION OF THIS WEBSITE
“We are here for the majority of landowners, that is the 66% of you who signed the petition letter in support of the Kensington Development. We want to help move our community forward. The future of Union Bay can be good if we all work together, support each other, be kind, considerate and help one another by putting grievances aside. Let’s once again make Union Bay the “Friendly Port” as it was previously know to be.
INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN MCMAHON – AUGUST 2016
Question: In April of 2010 Kensington received approval for the Development from the CVRD. What does this approval give you the authority to build?
Answer: In 2009 the CVRD passed Bylaws 56 & 57 making way for the Master Development Agreement to be negotiated and signed in 2010. This gave Kensington the approval to build up to 3354 doors of single and multifamily residential homes together with density bonus. Also included in the approval is the Golf Course(s), Marina and some Commercial space for the Development. It also includes parks and trails and some recreational facilities. Property is also set aside for a new school for the future and the fire hall.
Question: 3354 new homes for Union Bay scare a lot of people. That’s a lot of new homes, traffic and congestion for our small community. Can you give us assurances that we will not be overrun?
Answer: First…we will never overbuild. We will not build to the maximum of 3354 doors. This is a 25 – 30 year build-out…well beyond my years.
Let’s look at the timeframe it has taken Crown Isle to build and they are in the city. In the early years there will probably be 20 to 50 homes built per year. After 5 years we would hope to see that number increase to 75 per year and eventually up to 100 new homes per year. This is a Master Planned Development with the majority of the development being built to the north and west of the existing Union Bay. There will be a new road constructed off Argyle and a second road built almost 1 KM north of Washer Road. These two roads will service the majority of the residential development contained within CD Zone 1. There will also be some early residential construction in CD Zone 2 north of Washer Creek on the ocean front with access off the same intersection about 1 KM north of Washer. All the access and the new roads will be constructed so as not to impact the residents of Union Bay.
AN APPLE TO ORANGES COMPARISON – PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!
Q. A petition is being circulated around Union Bay in support of having the CVRD take over the responsibilities of the Union Bay Improvement District. The comparison is with the Royston Improvement District a few years back. What is the major difference between what Royston did and what is proposed for Union Bay?
A. The major difference being Royston buys their water from Cumberland, and therefore does not have the VIHA mandated water treatment requirements that Union Bay faces. They also don’t have a fire service to consider funding either. Bringing our services under the CVRD would mean that Union Bay landowners would have to pay the millions of dollars to install the water treatment plant and its associated infrastructure. The KIP development’s offer to front these costs would no longer be an option, should Union Bay join CVRD prematurely, therefore, Union Bay landowners will be expected to pay for these improvements and infrastructure. Comparing the Royston ID with Union Bay is like comparing apples and oranges. Many UB landowners are not aware of these differences and are obviously not being told this when asked to sign the petition.
NOTICE TO THE LANDOWNERS OF UNION BAY
Union Bay landowners need to be made aware of a campaign to once again discredit the Kensington development. Recently, some landowners have been approached by a previous trustee, who did not get re-elected to the UBID Board last April, petitioning them to have the UBID dissolved and to seek to become a service area under the Regional District.
In order to convince people to sign this petition, they are being told that Kensington wants to “own the water system.” It has been stated publicly many times that KIP does not want to own nor operate the water treatment system in Union Bay. I repeat, “Kensington does not want to own the water system!” This is just a ploy.
The former trustee is telling people who will listen that he is all for development; but be aware, he has a personal problem with KIP and so he is using you, the landowners of Union Bay, to get back at him. He told people before the last election that he is all for the development. But he has also publicly stated he is not in favour of the KIP development.
So be careful, do your own homework, and don’t be drawn in by misinformation and untruths. He is polluting the minds of the good people of Union Bay and this in turn is tearing us apart.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT UNION BAY
Some Excerpts From “The Friendly Port”
Did You Know?
“In the beginning the Chinese outnumbered the white men and everyone was employed. They worked in jobs which Europeans were loathe to do, so the workers at the Bay did not feel threatened as the Cumberland miners did. By and large, the Chinese were very law-abiding humble people who lived within their tight-knit community. The white settlers adopted a “live-and-let-live” attitude. Some friendships developed between fellow workmen, but the Chinese “knew their place” and few were ever invited into the white man’s home or socialized away from the job. The only exception to this was after the flood in 1912, when Chinatown was virtually wiped out. The white settlers welcomed the Chinese into their homes, and clothed and fed them. Although the adults treated the Chinese as inferiors, the children were taught to be courteous to the hard-working men. Some of the older boys played pranks on the Chinese but there was never anything malicious reported. The Chinese seemed to enjoy the young people and turned out to all the ball games to cheer on the local team.”
Page 84 – The Friendly Port