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

Kensington Island Properties and Union Bay Improvement District Water Agreement

Here we go again folks.  Water treatment facility will be built by UBID and will accommodate roughly 800 connections (we presently use approx. 670).  When KIP comes on board KIP will pay for the second plant.  The 4 acres for the permanent water treatment facility will be provided to UBID by Dec. 31, 2017.

The Fire Hall land suffered more shrinkage tonight.  It’s gone from 4 acres to 3 acres and now it’s 2.2 acres.  KIP has 2 years to turn this piece of land over to UBID.

Agreement gives KIP 60 – 100 residential units.

The gong show disease reared it’s ugly head again tonight when Freedom of Information requests were discussed.  To sit and listen to someone just completely bullshit their way expecting everyone to swallow the crap and then insist that UBID’s bylaws could over rule the Freedom of Information just leaves me shaking my head.  Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence when you hear flaky alternative facts.  This is the UBID bylaw they believe trumps Freedom of Information legislation.  http://union-bay.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Bylaw-No.-223.pdf

The Admin reads out the letter regarding the mistakes the Admin has made regarding the FOI and does nothing with it.  The landowner sent this FOI months ago and that’s how they dealt with it.  Training, training, training.

The Admin charged a landowner for 4 hours of work at $50./hr to retrieve in camera minutes from June and July 2017.  What the hell could have taken him 4 hours?  Plus, he charged the landowner after the fact.  4 hours?????  Plus, you can’t charge anyone for the first 3 hours according to the FOI fees below.

It’s history repeating itself.  Pre April 2011, the board thought if they voted on something – that made it legal.  Now these brainiacs believe they can make up bylaws that will over ride Federal and Provincial legislation.

According to the knowitall the following stipulations don’t apply to Union Bay.  Another example of the lack of training with this board and admin.  They will only learn by stumbling/bumbling around doing a half assed job and complaining about it.  You’d think they didn’t know how to read.

Even after they are informed the Administrator does not have to be the ‘Head’ and a trustee offers to be the ‘Head’ they continue to use the excuse they can’t respond to FOI’s unless they can charge per bylaw 223 insisting it takes time away from the Admin.  Another example of their fear information will be released which exposes what has transpired.

See Part 6 General Provisions. #75 Fees

http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/96165_00

This Act is current to September 13, 2017
See the Tables of Legislative Changes for this Act’s legislative history, including any changes not in force.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 165

 

Fees

75  (1) The head of a public body may require an applicant who makes a request under section 5 to pay to the public body fees for the following services:

(a) locating, retrieving and producing the record;

(b) preparing the record for disclosure;

(c) shipping and handling the record;

(d) providing a copy of the record.

(2) An applicant must not be required under subsection (1) to pay a fee for

(a) the first 3 hours spent locating and retrieving a record, or

(b) time spent severing information from a record.

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a request for the applicant’s own personal information.

(4) If an applicant is required to pay a fee for services under subsection (1), the head of the public body

(a) must give the applicant a written estimate of the total fee before providing the service, and

(b) may require the applicant to pay a deposit in the amount set by the head of the public body.

(5) If the head of a public body receives an applicant’s written request to be excused from paying all or part of the fees for services, the head may excuse the applicant if, in the head’s opinion,

(a) the applicant cannot afford the payment or for any other reason it is fair to excuse payment, or

(b) the record relates to a matter of public interest, including the environment or public health or safety.

(5.1) The head of a public body must respond under subsection (5) in writing and within 20 days after receiving the request.

(6) The fees that prescribed categories of applicants are required to pay for services under subsection (1) may differ from the fees other applicants are required to pay for them, but may not be greater than the actual costs of the services.

When I asked the question as to who was the “Head” appointed by UBID to handle FOI requests – 3 trustees and the Admin didn’t have a clue what I was talking about.  It proves these people have not bothered reading or educating themselves on their duties and responsibilities.  Two of the trustees have been in the position for over a year and are just as clueless as the day they were elected.  The following is page 55 from the Improvement District Manual.  http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/gov_structure/library/improvement_district_manual.pdf

Talking about new families moving in with kids and jobs being available.  In what universe is he living?   Again, does this person realize KIP can’t build anything until he has a sewage treatment facility?  Even McMahon stated you can’t have one without the other – water and sewage.  No septic fields allowed on any of the KIP land.

The strange happenings with Bylaw 264.  For those of you who don’t know about this bylaw, it was passed at the March 2016 UBID meeting and then the Ministry sent it back with some minor changes and provided an example.  The board complied and the Bylaw was reconsidered and approved at the June 2016 UBID meeting.  Jacques and Loxam were against this bylaw even before they were elected because they said it discouraged development due to the MMIC Platinum standard and the 125% surety.  It has been explained to them many times that there no longer is a Gold Standard and it is now Platinum.  They both objected to the 125% surety because they claimed Crown Isle didn’t require that amount.

My only guess is that in that old bylaw KIP wanted (Bylaw 170 and now has thanks to his boys) there is something he can use to his advantage.  Bylaw 264 was 2 years of work by the previous Administrator Kevin Douville consolidating and updating the bylaw.  Now those in control don’t know why they oppose the bylaw – just that they do and I have a good idea who is instructing their every move.  They wouldn’t even consider setting it aside and working on it in the future – they insisted on killing it.

And to top it all off, they video recorded the meeting but when I asked if they were putting it on Youtube the Administrator could not answer.  He has to speak to the webmaster and they are going to figure something out.  Asked when the video would be up and no time was given.  Again, these guys don’t want you to know what’s going on.

Didn’t I say they couldn’t put it on Youtube if they claim copyright protection?  It’s only taken them 5 months to clue in.

They claim they are too busy for FOI requests and can’t answer correspondence and yet they have all the time in the world screwing around with the video recording, spending money on a Go Pro camera, figuring out where they are going to post it and learning how to post it.

For these tools to learn anything they have to be force fed because they assume they don’t need to know anything other than their opinions.

Luckily, a landowner recorded the audio.

 

 

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

Kensington Island Properties aka 34083 Yukon Inc., Like George Costanza, Suffers Shrinkage – Again!

The shrinking golf course, the shrinking/disappearing promises and now the shrinking land for the Fire Hall.

For those of us paying attention, the community was told in April 2011 that Kensington Island Properties $1.9 Million dollar Water Infrastructure Agreement was a GIFT to the community.  The amount decreased over the years and last count it was $1.2 Million.  Shrinkage.

Then in 2016 one of the trustees who took credit for negotiating the deal admitted the money was an “interest free loan”.   Shrinkage.

I didn’t dream up the 4 acre figure Kensington Island Properties VP McMahon has been throwing out there for a fire hall all these years.

Here’s McMahon in July 2011 mere months after signing the 2011 Water Infrastructure Agreement stating 4 acres.

Here’s McMahon at his March 2016 meeting again stating 4 acres.

Here’s McMahon’s own words June 7, 2016 stating 4 acres.

Here’s the last 2 pages of the July 27, 2017 UBID board meeting and low and behold now it’s down to 3 acres.  SHRINKAGE!

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

More Proof Union Bay Improvement District is Not Being Transparent or Honest With Landowners

This is an excerpt of part three of the July 27, 2017 UBID board meeting discussing the costs related to building a permanent water treatment facility on the land up by Langley Lake.

For all the times these people have thrown out ridiculous amounts without ANY RESEARCH about the cost to even get to this piece of property have been from $500,000 to $700,000.  They have stated the road must be brought up to highway standards and again their statements are based on whatever they have been told.  They have done zero research.

I have been told the estimate for the road work to the treatment site at the highway was between $40,000 to $80,000 and that was negotiable.

Remember when candidate Ted Haraldson told the community it would cost $500,000. each for pressure reducing valves if we built on the land by Langley Lake?  Absolutely wrong! Ted also claimed the site was a swamp.

I suspect the figures these guys spout come right from the lips of Brian McMahon, VP. Kensington Island Properties aka 34083 Yukon Inc.

This is an excerpt from KIP’s own consultants report Feb. 1 2008.  So why is KIP so opposed to UBID building a permanent water treatment facility on the very piece of property identified in the report?

If there had been a piece of land suitable within the KIP development, it would have been mentioned in this report.  The report already states the existing location does not provide adequate pressure – and we’re not increasing the elevation by going across McLeod Rd at Musgrave.

http://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/assets/Department/Documents/KIP_master_water_plan_report.pdf

 

 

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

Update on the 4 Acres Offered by Kensington Island Properties aka 34083 Yukon Inc. (who previously claimed 5 acres was too small)

This is an update to the post below:

https://allthingsunionbay.com/2017/07/28/kensington-island-properties-aka-34083-yukon-inc-offers-4-acres-knowing-its-too-small/

Looks like it was another pile of poo from the VP of 34083 Yukon Inc. AGAIN!

See how easy it is to get information from Acting Chair Elliott compared to when Chair Jacques is in control?