A special treat: UBID Geneal Meeting! 🙂
I love video – it captures the startled (deer caught in the headlights) faces and their inability to answer questions. The admin can be counted on to say at least once “I’m not arguing with you” because he doesn’t know the answers – and with that attitude – never will. This board and admin are so bad that it’s comical – you couldn’t make this shit up.
Now it takes 3 weeks to post a meeting video. We’re paying big bucks for this efficiency.
You have to look on the funny side or it will drive you crazy!
From the Record today. Always enjoy ‘Under the Glacier’. 🙂 :https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/e-editions/?iid=i20180130040503843&&headline=Q29tb3ggVmFsbGV5IFJlY29yZCwgSmFudWFyeSAzMCwgMjAxOA==&&doc_id=180130120702-5fd5a95b548948cfae0e8775d1e0826f
Union Bay Improvement District Board Meeting tonight at 7 pm Union Bay Community Hall
I guess we’ll find out tonight if KIP managed to meet the deadline for turning over the 4 acres for the water treatment facility. I believe it will be a first for this developer to actually meet any deadline since darkening our doorsteps in the early 2000’s.
It will go down in the history books or ……another excuse – caused by someone else of course.
According to the Jan. landowners update:
We are happy to report that a Legal description of this site in UBID’s favour has now been forwarded to the Provincial Land Titles Department by our Legal counsel for registration.
Well what do you know – KIP appears to have actually complied with a deadline. After all, KIP believes timelines don’t matter when you’re dealing with government!
Looking back on 2017 is like waking up after a party where you made some poor decisions, such as drinking tequila squeezed from the underpants of a person you do not really know. (At least you hope it was tequila.)
The next day finds you lying naked in a dumpster in a different state, smeared from head to toe with a mixture of Sriracha sauce and glitter. At first you remember nothing. But then, as your throbbing brain slowly reboots, memories of the night before, disturbing memories, begin creeping into your consciousness. As the full, hideous picture comes into focus, you curl into a ball, whimpering, asking yourself over and over: Did that really happen?
That’s how we here at the Year in Review feel about 2017. It was a year so surreal, so densely populated with strange and alarming events, that you have to seriously consider the possibility that somebody — and when we say “somebody,” we mean “Russia” — was putting LSD in our water supply. A bizarre event would occur, and it would be all over the news, but before we could wrap our minds around it, another bizarre event would occur, then another and another, coming at us faster and faster, battering the nation with a Category 5 weirdness hurricane that left us hunkering down, clinging to our sanity, no longer certain what was real.
Take “covfefe.” Remember? For a little while, it was huge. Everybody was talking about it! Covfefe! But then, just like that, it was gone. What the hell WAS it? Did it even really happen?
Another example: We have this vague memory that, for the briefest flicker of a moment, the White House communications director was a pathologically bronze man named Anthony Scaramucci, who — remember, this was the White House communications director — called up a reporter for the New Yorker and informed him, on the record, that he, Anthony Scaramucci, differed from White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in that he, Anthony Scaramucci, THE WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, was not trying to commit an act of self-gratification that would be extremely challenging even for a professional contortionist.
Did THAT really happen?
And were there really thousands of people marching around Washington wearing vagina hats?
And did the secretary of state really call the president of the United States a “moron”?
And did the president (of the United States!) respond by challenging the secretary of state to compare IQ tests?
We want to believe that we imagined these things. But we fear we did not.
There’s one thing we definitely remember happening in 2017: the “fidget spinner” fad. This was huge, and for a good reason: It was extremely stupid. In terms of mental stimulation, fidget-spinning makes nose-picking look like three-dimensional chess. You mindlessly spin the thing around and around, accomplishing nothing. It’s an idiotic, brain-cell-destroying waste of time.
So it was the perfect fad for 2017.
The perfect artistic achievement was “The Emoji Movie,” which was released in July and was widely hailed by critics as possibly the stupidest movie ever made. It was the fidget spinner of movies. One of the emoji voices was provided by the distinguished British actor Patrick Stewart, who has been awarded many honors, including a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.
The role played by Sir Patrick Stewart was: Poop.
If that wasn’t the essence of 2017, we don’t know what was.
So now, finally, it is time to flush this turd of a year down the commode of history. But before we do, let’s don eclipse glasses to prevent retina damage, then take one last flinching look back at the events of 2017, starting with …
… which begins with the nation still bitterly divided over the 2016 election. On one side are the progressives, who refuse to accept Donald Trump as president, their reasoning being that:
1. He is Hitler.
2. He is literally Hitler.
3. He is LITERALLY WORSE THAN HITLER.
On the other side are the Trump supporters, whose position is:
1. You lost!
2. You whiny liberal pukes.
3. SHUT UP, LOSERS.
It’s no surprise to me. Where can you find out what the Union Bay Improvement District is doing? Can’t count on the limited information available on UBID’s website. May and June 2016 minutes posted are actually the 2017 minutes.
Sent numerous emails trying to get the Feb. and March 2017 signed minutes posted but instead of correcting the error the administrator reverted both months back to ‘draft’ status and then the Chair advised me the administrator wouldn’t be responding to my correspondence the Chair viewed it as ‘minutiae’.
Facts, accuracy, recording are now ‘minutiae’. Well, that just about says it all doesn’t it? These details are trivial according to this board.
Proud of what you elected?
Maybe a resolution for the New Year that
you’ll be more informed instead of bobble heads?
This top heavy pro KIP board went behind the backs of the electorate and convinced the Chair to change his vote and pretty well killed the motion put forth and passed because the Chair broke the tie at the November 2017 meeting stating “There is no harm in asking for information.” So why did the Chair do a 180? What new information was provided that convinced him that there was harm in asking for information?
Why did these three trustees think they could do this behind the backs of the electorate (over 400) who requested the board approach the CVRD? They think they can have these Committee of the Whole meetings and not bring the matters forward to a public board meeting. They don’t know what they’re doing!
When trustee Elliott asked why the recommendation hadn’t been brought forward from the COW meeting the Admin responded that he hadn’t been given one. Shouldn’t the Administrator know when there is a recommendation at a COW meeting it MUST be brought to a public board meeting? Again, this Admin has zero government experience and there is no one training him so he is just guessing.
The Admin wanted to charge a landowner $200. for 4 hours of work for a Freedom of Information request retrieving in camera minutes from June and July of 2016 which would have taken mere minutes if he knew what he was doing. Instead, he complained about how much time it took but them admitted he didn’t know how to handle FOI requests and contacts the FOI office for direction on each request. The last correspondence he was claiming it was a total of 8 hours! So, why was he trying to charge the landowner for his incompetence and/or training?
This board hired an Administrator with zero government experience, who has changed his title to CAO, been given a pay raise, is too busy to answer correspondence but can be away from the office for 3 weeks.
This board hired an Administrator when the board themselves didn’t have a clue what the position required and therefore have no idea at this time if he is capable. I’d like to see him be as efficient and as courteous as Administrator Kevin always was before this Admin bestows a new title. In my opinion, he’s more like an Admin assistant than an Administrator – forget the CAO crap. Looks like a plan to pad his resume before the errors start costing landowners money.