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Kensington Island Properties aka 34083 Yukon Inc., Like George Costanza, Suffers Shrinkage – Again!

The shrinking golf course, the shrinking/disappearing promises and now the shrinking land for the Fire Hall.

For those of us paying attention, the community was told in April 2011 that Kensington Island Properties $1.9 Million dollar Water Infrastructure Agreement was a GIFT to the community.  The amount decreased over the years and last count it was $1.2 Million.  Shrinkage.

Then in 2016 one of the trustees who took credit for negotiating the deal admitted the money was an “interest free loan”.   Shrinkage.

I didn’t dream up the 4 acre figure Kensington Island Properties VP McMahon has been throwing out there for a fire hall all these years.

Here’s McMahon in July 2011 mere months after signing the 2011 Water Infrastructure Agreement stating 4 acres.

Here’s McMahon at his March 2016 meeting again stating 4 acres.

Here’s McMahon’s own words June 7, 2016 stating 4 acres.

Here’s the last 2 pages of the July 27, 2017 UBID board meeting and low and behold now it’s down to 3 acres.  SHRINKAGE!

Posted in coal hill, Government, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc.

Update on Kensington Island Properties aka 34083 Yukon Inc. Violating the MDA by Subdividing Contaminated Coal Hill Section

This is an update to the following 2 posts about KIP pulling a fast one by subdividing a portion of the coal hill which is KIP’s property but contaminated and gave it back to the province.

This was accomplished in April 2017 just prior to the provincial election where KIP’s Liberal buddies were voted out.  KIP then advised the Regional District through his counsel April 28, 2017 that KIP was in compliance with the MDA.  How did KIP arrive at that conclusion?

This developer is very successful at making everything a dog’s breakfast.  Remember, “time lines don’t matter when you’re dealing with government.”  Neither do agreements from these actions.

Proof Mark Lewis in the above document is KIP/34083 Yukon Inc. lawyer.

Posted in coal hill, Government, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc.

Kensington Island Properties aka 34083 Yukon Inc. Misled the Comox Valley Regional District April 28, 2017

Add this slimy tactic to the ever growing list of stunts pulled by this developer.

It appears Brian McMahon, VP of Kensington Island Properties aka 34083 Yukon Inc. misled the Comox Valley Regional District when McMahon responded on April 28, 2017, to the deadline set by the CVRD of April 30, 2017, by claiming to be in compliance with the master development agreement in all material respects.

The CVRD started to put some pressure on KIP in Sept. 2016.  The CVRD then gave McMahon a deadline of April 30, 2017,

Planning for this project started in 1996 and to date, no progress has been made on the development of the property, and nor have the parties developed a new water agreement.  As things have changed since 1996 and 2007 when the MDA was signed, the CVRD made a written request to KIP on September 23, 2016 to meet and discuss amending the MDA to reflect the current context.

The CVRD wishes to see this matter resolved and has requested that KIP advise of its intentions by April 30, 2017.  In order for the CVRD to consider its role in serving the best interests of the community of Union Bay in terms of planning and infrastructure, this matter needs to be clarified.

A fellow landowner received this response from Ann MacDonald of the CVRD which I posted here:

other posts regarding the deadline:

On April 28, 2017 solicitors for KIP advised the CVRD through its solicitor that KIP is of the view that it is currently in compliance with the master development agreement in all material respects.

How was KIP in compliance when McMahon had just finished subdividing a section of KIP’s property which is a violation of the master development agreement when he had his solicitor advise the CVRD he was in compliance?  He knew he wasn’t.

The letter below from CVRD Chair Jolliffe states the application date was April 6, 2017, and the date of entry was April 20, 2017, and yet the CVRD was notified April 28, 2017 that KIP was in compliance.

Why does anyone believe the bullshit KIP spews?

Posted in coal hill, Government, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc.

Kensington Island Properties aka 34083 Yukon Inc. Pulled Another Fast One – You Are Going To Pay – Update on The Coal Hill

Update on this post:

So does anyone else think it’s a coincidence that KIP dumped his contaminated section right before the Liberals lost the election May 9, 2017.  Did his Liberal buddies come to the rescue?

So now that KIP has walked away from the coal hill remediation there is a good possibility all of us as taxpayers are going to be footing the bill to ‘remediate’ the coal hill.

On top of that, looks like slick has pulled a fast one by subdividing a section of KIP’s property to return to the province so he won’t have to foot the bill for remediating the contaminated section of KIP’s own property.

McMahon knew he was violating the terms of the Master Development Agreement by subdividing without meeting the conditions set out in the MDA.  Why do people trust this guy?

See the darkened section in the document below – that’s the portion you are now going to pay to remediate KIP’s land.

Note the comment by Russell Dyson CAO of the CVRD:

Please note that a Section 219 covenant exists on this property and its parent lot prohibiting subdivision until certain terms of a master development agreement are met.  The master development agreement was signed by the CVRD and the property owner, 34083 Yukon Inc., (Kensington Island Properties) in 2011.

Note:  I think there is a typo in the above quote stating the MDA was 2011 when it was 2010.


Is the Covenant listed below as registration number: FB349802 with the Registration Date and Time of 2010-05-28 10:59 the Covenant the CVRD CAO Russell Dyson is referring to in the Master Development Agreement?  The date appears to match up.  So how come this subdivision proceeded if the Covenant is in place?

Posted in coal hill, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc.

Kensington Island Properties aka 34083 Yukon Inc – Still Fact Challenged in August 2016

The guy who wrote this article should have fact checked the bull he was fed by the VP of 34083 Yukon Inc before putting his name to it.  Check out the comments 🙂

Someone give the VP a hanky – alway crying the blues.  The guy who let the WIA lapse and claims a new board tried to undo agreements.  I have learned not to believe anything this guy states relating to Union Bay.

Basically the plan for Union Bay spent nearly two decades running into practically every conceivable hurdle. Politicians who initially supported the venture were voted out of office. The replacements tried to undo agreements that were already inked, leading to court battles on both a provincial and municipal level. That means in almost two decades, little has actually happened and the golf course is a long way from being completed.

Posted in coal hill, Government, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc.

Confirmation Coal Hill Reverted to the Province – Another Kensington Island Properties Promise Goes Poof!

Thanks to Bruce Livesey for this information.

Looks like the golf course is going to shrink by a few spectacular HOLES.  This was the gem of the course.  Look at the diagrams below and then at this edited version of the Gil Hanse promo and you will see which ones have gone poof!

Well Bonnie, it would sure be interesting to know what water treatment plant may be installed!  Does this person know anything about the topography in Union Bay?

Green space?  Does that mean park?  If so, then the access road opposite Jones St. should be the access as the area is landlocked by the itsy bitsy KIP land.  🙂

Wasn’t it March 2016 when McMahon claimed he was given the go ahead in October of 2014?  McMahon’s own words:

So what happened to the go ahead?  Just like the professional Administrator Kevin Douville stated last fall that UBID had never been provided evidence of an agreement being reached.

When are people going to wake up and realize there is never going to be a house built by this developer any time soon?  He must have a sewage treatment facility – according to the Master Development Agreement no septic systems are to be allowed.

Second last paragraph:

“It’s going to cost a lot of money and we’ve budgeted for it,” McMahon said.

Didn’t he tell us that’s why he was held up and couldn’t install the water treatment facility according to the expired 2011 Water Infrastructure Agreement?

Didn’t trustee Loxam want to grant an extension to the expired agreement because the developer had been held up due to an environmental study?

Here’s another example of the pretty pictures Union Bay fell for when this developer showed up with unbelievable promises:

And the letter from Jim Youngren still on KIP’s website claiming remediation by the fall of 2016:


They need to update their website as this one is also toast.

Going to have to redesign that old golf course there Gil!  Watch this for a good laugh!

The area within the red lines indicate the KIP lands minus the small section the province took which appears in the shaded area of the two pictures in the middle of this post.