Posted in UBID, Uncategorized

Union Bay Improvement District Candidate Ted Haraldson’s crackpot claims – is this a joke?

I’m starting to feel sorry for Ted.  Who goes around intentionally spreading false information right after being advised of the facts?

Is Ted capable of retaining new information?  How can he make these crazy claims about municipality status after he was corrected at the All Candidates Meeting just last week?  Is Ted capable of the simple act of checking to ensure what he is claiming is in fact true?

Ted starts out by saying we should all work together to make this community the best it can be and then jumps right into targeting six people who write letters stating their opinions.  News flash Ted – that’s democracy.  I hope I’m one of the six!  Who knew six people had so much power.

UBID is a joke and dysfunctional – you don’t have to believe me – just look at the videos of the meetings.

I can never understand the belief that there should be jobs available for the offspring of those who live here.  What kind of a control freak has already planned for their offspring’s future.  Maybe your children will opt to live somewhere else.  How many reading this were born and raised here?  It’s a ridiculous statement.  We need jobs but not because you have gone forth and multiplied.

Ted wrongly states:  “…joining the CVRD would mean our additional CEC credits (connection fees) created by our new development would NOT stay within our community.  Becoming a Municipality would mean we would keep them.”  Completely false!  The CEC’s are collected and would be retained for projects within Union Bay no matter who is governing us.  The funds for each area governed by the CVRD are kept within that area and to suggest anything different is just stupid.

Maybe his flyer went to print before he found out what he has been spewing about CEC funds is totally false.

Ted says we should all be informed even though he isn’t.

I love the first two sentences of the last paragraph.  Did you choke on those words, Ted?  “We must ask questions and demand answers”.  Didn’t Ted claim the Admin shouldn’t be required to answer questions from an elected trustee at a public meeting?  So we should demand answers but it’s okay if the board or the Admin refuses to answer?

This is how Ted remembers the incident of insubordination by the Admin at the Mar. 22, 2018 UBID meeting:

This is the reality.  A Trustee respectfully asking a question regarding financial statements – not demanding – look how he’s treated.  Notice the Chair busily looking through papers acting as though the Admin isn’t being insubordinate to an elected Trustee.  This Admin should be fired.

This board is dysfunctional because it is being run by three trustees with the assistance of the Admin.  This Elected Board is not being run by the rules governing Improvement Districts.  You can claim it’s not dysfunctional but all the evidence points to sleazy tactics behind the ratepayers backs.

 

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

Kensington Island Properties aka 34083Yukon Inc, aka Union Bay Estates – Hilarious – A “Game Changer” – Too Funny!

BIG NEWS from the Comox Valley Echo June 10, 2005!  Just look at what this developer is willing to do for Union Bay – Isn’t it great?  Imagine what Union Bay will look like in 15 to 20 years!  Oh, oh – what happened?

July 2011 right after the 2011 Water Infrastructure Agreement was signed.  Ready to go!

Here’s another chuckle from the President of Kensington Island Properties, aka 34083 Yukon Inc, Kensington Coastal Pointe, Kensington Coastal Point, Union Bay Resorts, The Union Bay Community, Union Bay Estates.  Sort of contradicts what the VP has been publicly stating.  The VP claims there were hurdles preventing the development going ahead and that’s why nothing has been done.  Funny, according to President Jim Youngren in his letter, which was visible for a number of years until finally being taken down in late 2017, the project was ready to go and all the zoning approvals and “heavy lifting” was done.

Almost 13 years later – BIG NEWS – AGAIN!  Hmmm… those promises to the community seem to have gone poof – just like everything else KIP has promised.  How come there is no mention of the golf course anymore?  This is the fourth article about this recycled development that fails to mention any golf course. 

https://www.cheknews.ca/development-in-union-bay-being-called-the-largest-on-the-island-north-of-victoria-424651/

Development in Union Bay being called the largest on the Island north of Victoria

Kensington Union Bay Properties announced the launch of Union Bay Estates, a 346-hectare real estate development project in Union Bay, south of Courtenay.

After 19 years of setbacks, including legal challenges and other delays, Kensington Union Bay Properties has announced it’s moving ahead with an iconic 346-hectare development.

The construction situated in Union Bay, south of Courtenay, is being called the largest development of it’s kind outside of Greater Victoria.

When the several phases are completed it will include just under 3,000 residential units, a new marina, two hotels and numerous other amenities.

The current population of about 1,200 people could grow to over 10,000 when the final phases are finished.

WATCH: Kensington Union Bay Properties Vice President Brian McMahon talks about a new 346-hectare development in Union Bay.

The first phase which will include commercial buildings and waterfront improvements are expected to begin this spring.

Posted in Government, UBID, Uncategorized

Is Union Bay Improvement District Up To Protecting Our Water From Logging in the Watershed?

These short clips are from the Dec. 14, 2017 UBID meeting when the threat of logging in our watershed was discussed.

Again, these trustees and Admin have no direction or experience and are flailing around thinking we are at the mercy of a logging company.

If they had bothered, they would know Vancouver Island Water Watch was involved in 2013.  Sitting back and waiting for a response to a few letters is not an option.

Letter to our MLA Scott Fraser from June Ross of Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition dated January 9, 2018.

 

Logging has been a concern for every Union Bay Board.   Here’s some info from March 2013.  Unsure what happened to the $5,000. grant.