Posted in Hillbilly, UBID

Cowardly, secretive, bullshit brought to you by the Union Bay Improvement District Board

What the hell have these tools been doing for the last year?  October 2017 an agreement was reached with good ole KIP (again) for the 4 acres of land for the water filtration system.

Not a mention of the water superintendent using an outdated turbidity tree for the last 5 YEARS!

What a slimy bunch of spineless goofs.

This meeting was 17 minutes.  No correspondence?  That’s not true and they know it.  When people are that comfortable lying it’s a good indicator of their character as it comes so natural to them.

 

 

Posted in Hillbilly

Union Bay stupid white folk struck again last night.

Gee, who could possibly be upset at my sign of Rodney Bitten’s apology?  Hmm.

Isn’t the apology genuine from Rodney Bitten, admitting and regretting what he did to me since March 2016?  More than 2 years!  Someone doesn’t want the truth out there – who could that be?  Hey, no one forced the Bittens to pay me money and to sign the apology – they wanted to settle. I was looking forward to Examinations for Discovery – transcripts would have been an eye opener!

Seems they were so upset they even took the post.   Not to worry – have another one and now that I know the quality, I have ordered more including a 24 x 36 one.

Have heard the Bitten’s are claiming they won the court case.  Just want to make sure the TRUTH gets out there.  While we were negotiating they actually put a for sale by owner sign up – must have thought I wouldn’t care about the case if I thought they were moving.  If you’re going to sell your house, you don’t just put a sign up in front of your house – you would at least put it on craigslist.  Typical.

This is what they thought we would agree to – dream on!

IT IS FURTHER UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED that Reynolds and the Bittens will at all times maintain the confidentiality of the terms of settlement of the Action, the Criminal Proceedings, the fact that money has been paid, and this Release, and will not divulge or publish, either directly or indirectly, in any manner whatsoever, the terms, details, facts of, or related discussions about the settlement of the Action, the Criminal Proceedings and this Release to any person, excepting immediate family members, for any reason whatsoever, except with respect to any obligation to disclose as may be required by law, or bona fide disclosure to legal, accounting or tax advisors, treating therapists, or treating physicians to which doctor/patient confidentiality would apply.

Jason told them either they agree to the terms of the mutual release which did not prevent me from sharing the apology or there was no deal.  Facing the consequences of being questioned under oath by Jason during Examinations for Discovery which could very well include admitting to lying to the police, they agreed to the terms.  This is why they are so upset. They don’t want anyone to know what they did and the apology lays all that out.  The money is secondary to the apology.  It’s the apology that has value to me.

Might order some flags to continue the neighbourhood theme of flags.  Here’s mine. 🙂

Posted in Hillbilly, UBID

Union Bay Improvement District Trustee’s Wife thinks it’s okay to respond to UBID business queries

Obviously, missed this one.  So Cheri Loxam thought it was fine to respond to an email regarding UBID business because she recognized the sender.  Well, that makes it all okay, right?  That’s her justification – if she recognizes the sender, she’s free to respond?  Bad enough we have the elected gong show – seems the gong show spouses believe they have standing.  Hillbilly politics.

The lack of knowledge by this admin is astounding.  James Wood asked all the right questions and Mason was unable to provide answers.  Mason refers to the the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection and yet provided my personal email address to
Simon Rasmussen in April 2018, and then lied to me twice claiming he hadn’t provided it to Simon.

https://www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/31437/union-bay-trustee-sees-no-problems-use-personal-email-government-business/

UNION BAY TRUSTEE SEES NO PROBLEMS WITH USE OF PERSONAL EMAIL FOR GOVERNMENT BUSINESS


UNION BAY, B.C- A recent email exchange with a Union Bay trustee has put a spotlight on how the district handles it’s record-keeping.

According to the information listed on the Union Bay Improvement District (UBID) website, all six elected trustees of the district appear to be using personal email addresses to communicate with each other and landowners in the district.

The use of those personal email addresses led to the spouse of trustee Glenn Loxam responding to an inquiry from a member of the public, instead of the trustee it was intended for.

In an email exchange posted to a local blog focused on Union Bay matters, Cheri Loxam, the wife of Glenn Loxam, appears to have replied to a message that appears to have been sent to the UBID administration in late December.

The sender had copied every member of the trustee board in the message. The photo of the exchange, posted to the blog, is included below.

When reached for comment on the matter, Glenn Loxam stated he had no issues with his use of a personal email for UBID business, and said he had no plans to change his email practices.

Cheri Loxam also confirmed that she had replied to that particular inquiry, though she had only done so because she recognized the sender.

98.9 The Goat reached out to Gordon Mason, the administrator for the UBID, for clarification on what rules the district has on personal email use by trustees.

According to Mason, the UBID doesn’t have an internal email system, beyond the one used for employees of the district.

“The emails that are posted on the website are the emails that trustees use for corresponding between themselves and the landowners,” said Mason.

There are also no plans to change the email addresses listed on the website, or to give trustees email accounts that are used for solely UBID business.

“Currently, there are no plans in place to change anything,” said Mason.

“We have internal email addresses for the staff, and for the trustees, they use the addresses that are posted on the website.”

98.9 The Goat also reached out to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commission for British Columbia for further clarification on the rules governing personal email use by public officials.

While they couldn’t comment on the specifics of the Union Bay situation, the agency indicated that there are no regulations in provincial privacy legislation that prohibit the use of personal email accounts.

However, the use can “frustrate” the ability of public bodies to comply with their duties laid out in that legislation, with a focus on the accessibility, security, and storage of records in Canada.

The agency’s response indicated that under the Freedom of Information and the Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) in British Columbia, public bodies are required to take reasonable security measures to protect personal information in their custody, or control.

If personal email accounts are being used for public business, the messages are considered to be under the control of that public body.

Emails are also considered records under FIPPA, and are subject to freedom of information requests, which means the public body must be able to search for and retrieve records that fit those requests. According to the agency, personal email use could make this process difficult, as the public body may not be aware of emails that are responsive to the request.

FIPPA also requires that public bodies store personal information in Canada, as it’s disclosure is restricted outside of the country. The use of an email service with servers outside Canada could lead to a risk of non-compliance with FIPPA.

When asked for further information on the email practices of the UBID, Mason indicated that he couldn’t answer any questions about how trustee’s store their emails, or if they are actively archiving their emails concerning UBID business.

When asked if members of the public and residents in the UBID could assume that only trustees will be viewing emails sent to their email addresses listed on the district’s website, he again couldn’t answer the question.

“I can not answer this questions as this is personal information concerning the trustee’s,” he wrote, in an emailed response.

Despite his inability to answer most questions related to the email practices of the trustees, Mason did state that the district follows Chapter 165 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, which lays out how public bodies should handle the information they collect.

He also said that all information requests concerning the UBID come straight to him from the Information Access Operations branch of the Ministry of Citizen’s Services.

However, when asked if he would be able to search the personal email accounts of trustees for information pertaining to a request, his reply was simple, –simply “NO”.

He also couldn’t answer whether or not any steps would be taken to ensure that personal information collected by the UBID in trustee’s email accounts would be stored in Canada, as is required by the legislation he indicated the UBID follows.

“I can not answer this questions as this is personal information concerning the trustee’s,” was his emailed response.

Peter Jacques, the chairperson of the UBID board, declined to comment for this report.

Posted in Hillbilly, UBID

Does Union Bay Improvement District Have an Unelected Trustee/Administrator Now?

You better think twice before sending an email to any of the Union Bay Improvement District Trustees on the contact page of the UBID website.

Perhaps they should include a disclaimer that only Union Bay landowners might be treated professionally – no guarantee there either!  I guess it depends on the mood swings of their spouses.

This is the response from the WIFE of a Trustee to a letter sent in an email to the Admin and all trustees asking questions regarding UBID issues.  Correspondence sent to an elected official about Union Bay Improvement District business.  Who the hell does she think she is?

You would think these guys would have an email account that is specifically to do with UBID matters instead of their spouses/shared emails to prevent crap like this happening.

Funny, I don’t recall seeing this individuals name on any ballot ever.  Only in redneck/dysfunctional Union Bay this is normal!

This is the letter sent to the Admin and trustees Elliott, Kaljur, Jacques, Bitten and Loxam.

 

http://union-bay.ca/contact/

Posted in Conflict of Interest, Hillbilly, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., UBID

Update on Conflict of Interest Complaint Against Union Bay Improvement District Trustees

This is a follow up to the 2 posts below regarding my conflict of interest complaint.

https://allthingsunionbay.com/2017/06/11/my-conflict-of-interest-complaint-regarding-union-bay-improvement-district-trustees-received/

https://allthingsunionbay.com/2017/06/07/union-bay-trustees-jacques-and-loxam-must-recuse-themselves-due-to-conflict-of-interest/

Note the email from the Admin on June 15, 2017 stating:

Once the board has made a decision we will let you know.

Note the most recent email where the board made a decision July 4, 2017.  The administrator only responded on August 17, 2017 when he was forced to by Acting Chair Elliott.

And the decision:

Chair Jacques indicated there would be no further discussion on this issue.

This board is absolutely useless and nothing is being accomplished because we have 7 people who don’t have a clue what they’re supposed to be doing.  No experience, no committees – a big f**king mess.

I think the posts are up to date now.

Posted in coal hill, Government, Hillbilly, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., UBID, Union Bay Goofs

Does Kensington Island Properties Resemble What We Were Told in 2005?

We were ripe for the picking.  A community with a population easily fooled who believed a developer was going to GIVE Union Bay a new water treatment facility, 3,500 more people NOT 3,440 doors, sewage treatment, and on and on.

For those who weren’t here in those years, Langley Lake was initially proposed as a temporary water source, then Bob Long assured landowners Langley Lake wasn’t even being considered and then the Regional District changed the source to Langley Lake for the entire development.

The Comox Valley Echo June 10, 2005. What’s interesting is KIP’s fear of the media as evidenced in the last paragraph of the first section of the article:

Plans for the development were released to the media Wednesday after two private open house meetings in Union Bay.  Reporters were asked to leave or not attend both meetings.

 

 

The water for homes, golf course and development will come partly from Langley Lake which will could see a longer intake pipe and new dam onsite for a cost of $1.5 to $2 million.

Kensington has also found underwater aquifers on site and may consider creating a second lake to help supply water into Washer Creek, a salmon habitat.

“We are not looking for money,” said McMahon.

Calling the company a Canadian Corporation “based in Courtenay” McMahon says its primary shareholder Jim Youngren had lead several successful developments in Canada and the U.S.

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May 27, 2005 Comox Valley Echo

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