This is a good example of how this admin spends most of his time covering his ass and wasting time and money. How much time did he spend on the letter advising he couldn’t provide a copy of the Water Agreement with KIP instead of just sending the pdf to the person? A copy of the Water Agreement should be readily available on the UBID website for all landowners to access. This guy is never going to learn this job and we are being taken to the cleaners financially while he empire builds.
Why is the agreement suddenly secret and McMahon would have to review and approve the release? We are being fed bullshit. Do not vote Loxam back in – what a dysfunctional mess. Who the hell does he think he’s fooling? Are we to believe it would take hours for him to locate the Water Agreement? Isn’t it on his computer? Why would it take more than mere minutes to locate and there is no shipping and handling, nor is there anything to prepare the record for disclosure and providing a copy is electronic – mere minutes. I would challenge the Admin on the claim that UBID’s legal counsel advised that nothing could be disclosed that wasn’t in the Oct. 2017 minutes. I call bullshit on this and would like to see proof. When was this instruction given? What prompted this decision from Peter Johnson, (UBID’s legal counsel) since the time the agreement was originally posted on UBID’s website in Oct. 2017, by this present incompetent Admin.
How many hours did it take the admin when he sent out the notice that the agreement was posted? Did it take him 12 hours to locate, retrieve and produce the record? Then prepare the record for disclosure? Then the shipping and handling cost and then providing a copy of the record? If this isn’t the best example of incompetence… To top it off he thinks KIP has to agree to let the landowners view the agreement. Again, it’s KIP running UBID just like pre April 2011.
These five men have gotten away with meeting secretly and making board decisions outside the guidelines as to what constitutes a legally convened meeting of the Union Bay Improvement District Board of Trustees.
The first most obvious is the meeting from Oct. 18, 2018 which was adjourned by the Chair and is visible on the video of that meeting and recorded in the minutes. That was the end of the legally convened UBID board meeting – it was ended when the chair declared the meeting adjourned. Then 5 men met secretly afterwards and made decisions when they had no authority to do so and submitted the false minutes as a legally convened meeting.
The video below is from their own meeting which ends with the Chair adjourning it. Whatever took place after the adjournment was not a legally convened meeting and all the decisions made are null and void.
These 5 landowners did the same thing at the Nov. 15, 2018 meeting. The Chair clearly adjourns the meeting at the 12:39 mark and resumes with no explanation. At that point it was just 5 landowners gathering as it was no longer a legally convened meeting of the Union Bay Improvement District Board of Trustees. These decisions are null and void.
We know these 5 landowners gathered again on Jan. 10, 2019, and attempted to unlawfully suspend a fellow trustee, unlawfully changed the election dates and AGM and unlawfully fired the Fire Chief. None of these decisions were made by the current Union Bay Improvement District Board of Trustees.
These same 5 landowners gathered on Jan. 17, 2019, and have tried to pass off their actions at that gathering as a meeting of the duly elected Board of Trustees for the Union Bay Improvement District.
ALL the decisions made by these 5 landowners are null and void – they did not have the legal authority to make any decisions without the knowledge of ALL trustees.
This imitation board believes we do not have a say in the filtration plant because it is mandated by Island Health. We do have a say in the amount of money we are being committed to repay and the length of the loan. They seem to be under the impression that no matter the cost – it must be done. If it’s too expensive – they will have to scale it back or do it in phases.
We were advised March 2018 that UBID had $l.5 Million as a down payment towards the costs of the water filtration plant and borrowing up to $4 Million.
Now they claim to only have $1 Million and are planning on borrowing up to $4.5 Million over 25 years. We should not be considering 25 years for this loan according the the BC government who advises the length of the loan should not exceed 20 years.
So we’re putting less down and borrowing more over a longer period of time and all this is being done by individuals who have proven they cannot be trusted.
Almost a half million dollars more in interest $488,177.00 when the loan term is increased from 20 yrs to 25 yrs.
Then the board met unlawfully Jan. 17, 2019 and are planning on spending $4 Million on a Fire Hall. NOTE: “They” minus the Firechief looked at what Cumberland was planning so they knew then they were going to fire him.
These guys believe what they are doing is perfectly acceptable. No shame in any of the unlawful decisions made at fake UBID board meetings. This is not a democracy – this is a dictatorship governing as they see fit, ignoring rules and regulations and making up their own as they go along.
No mention of the AGM in the update. They can’t face the landowners before the election – absolute cowards. Show them the door!
Let’s not forget that all the actions taken by this imitation board since Trustee Kaljur was unlawfully suspended and/or all the meetings and correspondence she was denied must be revisited. All those decisions were made by a group of 5 men meeting on their own time making decisions and then attempting to pass off their actions as legal by the Union Bay Improvement District Board including the CAO fabricating minutes of those unlawful meetings.
I guess the anonymous coward will complain the local media only wants to publish one sided stories while completely ignoring the fact the media (as a rule) contacts those involved to allow comment/ rebuttal – a ‘no comment’ is unacceptable coming from an elected official who continues to break UBID’s own bylaws.
I suspect this is from bat shit crazy loonie – always short on facts and heavy on the bullshit. Should we get our facts from this informative site created for the other side of the story they feel isn’t being told? http://www.unionbaytoday.com