Posted in Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates moving more soil around again – not in the phase one area for the 'Discovery Centre'. MDA still not triggered.

Nothing happened for weeks and now digging a big hole where soil was trucked in last year. This is normal for KIP. That’s all this developer has done, clear land and make a mess every time there is a claim of ‘moving ahead’.

Months have gone by with nothing happening in the Phase One area – lots of trenches and soil moved around.

So KIP wants to dump 1875 Cubic meters of treated sewage into Hart/Washer Creek daily from Oct. through May. This will be sewage from all of Union Bay and Royston. How can that be approved? The creek is very shallow – there is not a lot of water flowing.

https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/projects-initiatives/past-current-projects/union-bay-estates

Wastewater 

The CVRD received the following information from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change:

“The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change received on November 11, 2019 a final application package from Kensington Union Bay Properties GP Limited for registration under the Municipal Wastewater Regulation for a seasonal discharge of up to 1,875 cubic meters per day of treated municipal sewage to Hart Creek during the months of October through May with storage and reclaimed water use during the rest of the year. The proposed discharge would serve a commercial and residential development in Union Bay subject of a Master Development Agreement with the Comox Valley Regional District. 

The Ministry’s next steps are a comprehensive review of the application for compliance with the Municipal Wastewater Regulation including review of the Environmental Impact Study, and First Nation consultation. There is no formal public consultation process for registrations under regulations such as the Municipal Wastewater Regulation. The review and decision phase takes up to 10 months to complete. Questions regarding the review of this application may be directed to Melanie Mamoser at melanie.mamoser@gov.bc.ca. The status of the application can be viewed here using the Tracking Number 370094 or Authorization Number 109314″

BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (MOECC)Sewer treatment plantsContaminated site remediationDesign and construct sewer system to service the Union Bay Estates development.The wastewater treatment facility to be designed to accommodate additional cells to handle the sanitary sewer flow from Royston and Union Bay if those sewer systems are tied into the Union Bay Estates sewer system in the future.
Posted in Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

Oh oh – big surprise – NOT. According to email “Development is stalled…” KIP/Union Bay Estates singing the same song.

Received this email circulated by the guy who brought you the petition that screwed up the 2015 Board’s plan to build water treatment facility by claiming KIP wasn’t being treated fairly. Their version of ‘fair’ was to force the 2015 UBID Board to extend the 2011 Water Infrastructure Agreement that KIP allowed to lapse Dec. 31, 2014. Here we sit under boil water advisory when we would have had the system by Aug. 2018 if these KIP flunkies hadn’t brought the process to a standstill getting people to sign stating they did not want to pay for the system.

More on Godfrey https://allthingsunionbay.com/2016/12/30/kensington-island-properties-zealot-david-godfrey-claims-union-bay-trustees-trying-to-pick-up-the-pieces-left-of-the-former-wia/ The documents Godfrey claimed to have seen proving UBID was stalling was bullshit. McMahon did his usual bullshit and stalling claiming he was going to provide me with the documents and then claimed I would have to attend his lawyer’s office in Vancouver to read them. BULLSHIT https://allthingsunionbay.com/2017/01/26/kensington-island-properties-aka-34083-yukon-inc-and-david-godfrey-claims-put-up-or-shut-up/

This is also the same guy who told the landowners in 2011 that the WIA was a $1.7 Million dollar GIFT to the community and only admitted it was an interest free loan after Dec. 31, 2014! Look at the track record from this guy before you drink the KIP koolaid. Plus, this same guy has been referred to as “Kip’s Representative”.

The CVRD isn’t turning Union Bay into a third world country – the hillibillies have that locked up.

Note the last line: “With the Development stalled..” Oh gosh, who would have thought the development might not go ahead? It’s only been 24 years since KIP has been making outrageous promises only to have nothing happen. How could anyone be surprised?

Did these guys send an email to Arbour about the 1875 cubic meters of treated sewage planned to be dumped into Washer/Hart Creek daily if they are concerned about the shellfish industry?

Anyone buying a home in Union Bay is getting ripped off. Every couple of years this developer shows up and announces he’s going ahead and renames the development. The realtors latch on and spew the bullshit about a marina, hotels, blah blah and nothing ever happens and yet the prices continue to rise with nothing happening.

Mar. 1, 2018 KIP announced their new development, Union Bay Estates. https://allthingsunionbay.com/2018/03/01/kensington-island-properties-aka-34083-yukon-inc-announcing-new-development-again/

This is the bullshit McMahon spewed 2 years ago. Let’s get real. This guy isn’t going to build a sewage treatment plant. He’s going to sit and wait for the landowners to put up the bucks. When the South Sewer Project was active there was not a peep from this developer – never offered anything towards the system. What exactly has KIP done since 1996 when it was no longer Weldwood? Zip. Cleared land, dug trenches, dumped the 27 contaminated coal hill acres back on the province all the while patting the local hillbillies on the head telling them how smart they are.

“Everything is approved now. Before, we had ongoing hurdles we kept trying to overcome. Everything has improved,” he said. Next steps Before construction of any of the housing units can occur, Kensington will have to supply a wastewater treatment facility in order to service the projects. “We have to get the wastewater treatment plant up and running before we can sell any homes,” he said. “In order to do that, we need to get the pipes in the ground, we need to get roads built. We were meeting this morning talking about where the pipes are going to go.” McMahon said the company has applied to the Ministry of Environment to begin work on implementing a wastewater treatment facility. “That application is in the process,” he said. McMahon added the goal is to possibly begin construction on homes by summer 2019. “Before that, there will be roads, pipes put in the ground. There will be all the underground servicing going in,” he said.  

Posted in Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Community Club, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

Area A Director Arbour now the target of Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates. Spider to the fly. How gullible is this neophyte Director?

EDIT Dec. 15, 2019. Arbour upset about me posting the info on his calendar on his website which he now states is wrong. Hasn’t fixed it though.

Noticed this on Paul’s blog http://newdaysinunionbay.com/2019/12/14/union-bay-area-a-director-daniel-arbour-going-to-seattle-washington/

Apparently, Arbour https://danielarbour.ca/contact/ can travel out of the country to receive an update on Union Bay Estates, but couldn’t be bothered to rent a room at the hall to meet with the landowners he represents. The only thing he could manage was a meeting at the market – how backwards and cowardly. Somehow he managed to meet with Fanny Bay residents at the OAP Hall and at the Royston Hall. How many people can fit into the market?

So Arbour is getting wooed by old slick. Guess slick sees the writing on the wall that his buddies on UBID are losing control and the dysfunctional form of government is not working for the landowners.

This trip is bs. It isn’t going to benefit anyone living in Union Bay and shows Arbour can be influenced and wined and dined by this sleazy developer, in my opinion.

  • Why would Arbour have to physically attend KIP’s lawyers office in Seattle for an update on a supposedly Canadian company project 15 km away?
  • Isn’t Arbour a pretty green Director?
  • What is his background that he will grasp what is presented?
  • What does he expect to learn from this trip that he couldn’t have learned right here where the project is and the VP of KIP?
  • Doesn’t our existing technology remove the need to physically attend in another country for an update?
  • Will KIP pull the old “you can view – but cannot have a copy”?
Posted in Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

Another update on Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates application to dump treated sewage into Hart (Washer) Creek.

This is a follow up to these posts: https://allthingsunionbay.com/2019/12/08/remember-the-south-sewer-project-was-not-going-to-outfall-into-baynes-sound/

Received the following email from a fellow landowner- name removed. Looks like the final decision to allow 1875 cubic meters of treated sewage to be dumped daily into Washer Creek will be made by the First Nations Bands mentioned in the email.

From: Mamoser, Melanie ENV:EX <Melanie.Mamoser@gov.bc.ca>
Date: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019, 8:36 a.m.
Subject: RE: Outflow
To: XXXXXXX <>

Hi XXXXXXX,

I forgot to mention this part in my previous responses to you. As part of the Review and Decision Phase, the province undertakes First Nation consultation. In addition to the K’omoks First Nation, we will be consulting with the Homalco, Qualicum, We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum First Nations to understand how their Aboriginal Interests may be affected by this application and seek to address their concerns.

Warm regards,

Melanie

Melanie Mamoser, P.Ag., M.A., B.Sc.

Sr. Environmental Protection Officer, Municipal Liquid Waste

Authorizations – South : Regional Operations Branch : Environmental Protection Division

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

2080-A Labieux Street, Nanaimo, BC, V8V 0C5

Office: 250-751-3184

melanie.mamoser@gov.bc.ca

Waste Authorisation Application Website

24-hour Spill/Environmental Emergency Reporting: 1-800-663-3456 (Emergency Management BC)

24hr RAPP-line (Report All Poachers and Polluters): 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) or #7277 on the TELUS Mobility Network. If the situation is not an emergency, report the incident.


From: XXXXXXXX <> 
Sent: December 11, 2019 7:35 AM
To: Mamoser, Melanie ENV:EX <Melanie.Mamoser@gov.bc.ca>
Subject: Outflow

Have the Komox First Nations approved the outflow plan ?

Thanks

XXXXXXXXXXX

Posted in Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., south sewer project, The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

Remember the South Sewer project was not going to outfall into Baynes Sound?

How is it that Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates is planning on dumping treated sewage into Washer Creek that runs into Baynes Sound? An outfall to Baynes Sounds was rejected when the South Sewer Project was planned. Will be interesting to see if the First Nations agree to KIP’s plan.

Previous posts regarding the failed South Sewer Project and KIP’s bs. https://allthingsunionbay.com/category/south-sewer-project/

Some more info from Decafnation https://decafnation.net/cv-sewage-issue/

Check out Paul’s blog on the same subject. http://newdaysinunionbay.com/2019/12/07/union-bay-residence-told-discharge-of-waste-not-a-negotition/

Posted in Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Island Properties aka KIP Costanza, 34083 Yukon Inc., Kensington Union Bay Properties Ltd., The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates, Union Bay Resorts

Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates is consistent year after year with the BS!

Kensington Island Properties aka Union Bay Estates latest website claims 300 acres and includes the coal hill! What’s “new municipal infrastructure”? Where’s the Gil Hanse designed golf course? Where’s the sewage treatment plant? Can’t build any houses without a sewage system.

Received the following response to my questions regarding the coal hill and KIP claiming it as part of the development. As usual, it’s more bs from this developer on their website claiming a 100 acre park. Has KIP forgotten the 27 contaminated acres dumped back on the Province which is referred to in the comment about “change of ownership”. It doesn’t belong to KIP anymore.

From: “Alana Mullaly” <amullaly@comoxvalleyrd.ca>
To: “Mary Reynolds” <>
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 12:03:56 PM
Subject: RE: Coal hill remediation and construction  Re: Revised MDA with KIP Designated Parks and Trails

Hi Mary,

I don’t know if UBE plans to purchase the coal hills after remediation. Thank you for bringing that marketing material to my attention. The coal hills were definitely removed from the park amenity when the MDA was re-negotiated, consistent with the change in ownership.

Thanks,

Alana

Alana Mullaly

Senior Manager of Sustainability and RGS Planning

Planning and Development Services Branch

Comox Valley Regional District

250.334.6051


From: Mary [mailto:] 
Sent: November 29, 2019 11:19 AM
To: Alana Mullaly <amullaly@comoxvalleyrd.ca>
Subject: Re: Coal hill remediation and construction Re: Revised MDA with KIP Designated Parks and Trails

Hi Alana,

No problem.  I imagine you receive many emails.  Thanks for responding.

Do you know if KIP/Union Bay Estates is going to own the coal hill after the remediation?  The reason I’m asking is because on Kip’s website the coal hill area is touted as part of the development 100 acre park.  See attached.  Also, according to the MDA the parks and trails designated total something around 50 acres and the coal hill is separate in the parks and trails map.  See attached.

Thanks,

Mary Reynolds

Union Bay landowner.