Posted in Funny, Hillbilly

Ha ha – Ted Trump

Received this from an interested person in response to UBID’s stupid declaration to Trustee Kaljur.

Jan.15, 2019
My Opinion
Under the dictatorship of Ted Trump and his allies the Union Bay Improvement District has successfully barred landowners from attending regularly scheduled board meetings and Trustee Susanna Kaljur has been suspended from the board. Rumour has it from the US/ Russian embassy, is that a secret agenda will be approved at an undisclosed location Jan. 17
th. A motion to build a concrete wall around Union Bay paid for by landowners thru a new parcel tax is the suspected theme. As you can see work has already begun.
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Posted in Hillbilly, UBID

If you voted for Trustee Kaljur, the board just decided your vote doesn’t matter

Check out Trustee Kaljur’s latest post. https://unionbay.news.blog/2019/01/14/ubid-board-votes-to-suspend-trustee-kaljur-democracy-is-now-officially-dead-in-union-bay/

Was it a dictatorship you voted for? How does the majority of this board decide the trustee you voted for can be removed? Did these clowns come up with this on their own? Did they seek legal advice? We know they didn’t when they believed they could legally extend an expired water agreement.

How many of these brave men did it take to compose this hillbilly dog’s breakfast? All of them! Not the best and brightest here!

Noticed this excellent comment left on Trustee Kaljur’s blog:

Posted in Uncategorized

Pacific Herring: Small Fish – Big Problem

Received the following informative email and amazing video. Well worth the watch.

Hi All,

If you’ve not seen this….   Folks on Hornby & Denman have launched a campaign to close the herring fishery.   They’ve produced a petition, and a great video.

Among other things, the video includes an important link to salmon farming – a large % of the catch is turned into food for fish farms. 

– Alice

The Petition:

...the last herring population Pacific Coast (the little fish whose spawning here in early March kickstarts everything) is in critical danger.
 ... sign the petition "MP Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Say NO to Pacific Herring Roe Fishery".   You can help by adding your name.
You can read more and sign the petition here:
 http://chng.it/NGzwM8D6kJ
 And, please forward to others so we can actually speak with a loud and clear voice.

The video: 

Please take the time to have a look and send it along to friends.

The Roe fishery takes the biggest and the best herring just before they

spawn.  Each female carries 50,000 eggs +/- so each female the fishery

removes is a potential 50,000 baby herring.

( “If we killed a chicken every time we wanted an egg pretty soon we

wouldn’t have any chickens” )

Posted in UBID

Why can’t UBID follow the direction from Municipal Affairs and Housing?

How many times has this board been advised regarding being accountable and consistent in their policies and actions by the Ministry?

Why haven’t they taken advantage of the help offered and instead continue in ignorance making rules and regulations which they don’t abide by themselves?

Reached for comment on the UBID decision, the province’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing supplied the following statement.
“Improvement District trustees are accountable to their community for conducting their business in an open, transparent and respectful manner,” read the statement.
Trustees can make a decision to close a meeting to the public to manage conduct at meetings. While it is rare, trustees may take such a step to ensure a secure and productive environment for both their staff and the public. Improvement districts are encouraged to establish clear policies and procedures to guide their decision-making, including having processes for receiving public input and reporting on decisions affecting the community. Ministry staff continue to be available to provide Union Bay Improvement District staff with information regarding best practices for the conduct of board meetings.”

I notice Trustee Kaljur has the latest article by James Wood of the Goat Radio on her blog but I’m going to post it here as well.

UNION BAY BARRING THE PUBLIC FROM PUBLIC MEETING

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JAMES WOOD, STAFF FRIDAY, JAN. 11TH, 2019
 UBID chair Ted Haraldson is pictured during the UBID trustee meeting of November 16th, 2018. Photo by James Wood/98.9 The Goat/Vista Radio 
UNION BAY, B.C- Residents of Union Bay aren’t allowed to go to their local government meeting this month.
According to an announcement from the Union Bay Improvement District (UBID), which serves as the municipal government for the area around Union Bay, the next public board meeting set for January 17th, 2019, will be closed to the public.
“There is an increasing number of hecklers attending the UBID Public meetings,” read the announcement.
“The public are guests at the Board meetings and are not to participate in any way. There is now several Landowners that feel they can control the meeting by shouting comments from the audience. Our Chair has asked for these comments to stop but there is no respect for the chair or the trustees, and it makes it very difficult for the UBID Board to make business decisions and have discussions regarding agenda items. This behaviour is disrespectful to our trustees and the other landowners in the audience. Our trustees do not have to be subjected to this harassment.”
The announcement asked for questions to be emailed to the district five days in advance of the meeting, which will be summarized, approved by chair Ted Haraldson, and answered by staff at the next public meeting.
“This change was made to make sure questions can be answered with accurate information,” read the announcement.
“The meeting will be taped and put onto the Website.”
Reached for comment, Haraldson stated he did not like having public meetings where there is disruption.
“I would prefer to have the public there to participate, but that hasn’t been the case unfortunately,” said Haraldson.
UBID’s public meetings have been chaotic at times.
In November’s meeting, trustee Susanna Kaljur left the board table after a vocal disagreement with the rest of the board, and Haraldson adjourned, then resumed the meeting. At one point, he had threatened to call the police to deal with disruptions.
Union Bay trustees meeting dissolves into shouting, threats to call police

Asked if the barring of the public was a solution to the disruptions, Haraldson said he didn’t feel comfortable with it, but that it was a necessity at “this particular time”.
“’I’m hoping that it doesn’t last for any length of time,” said Haraldson.
He also stated January’s meeting would be the last one before the UBID annual general meeting (AGM), which he said would be open to the public.
“I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Haraldson.
There are two more scheduled regular board meetings before the AGM, which is set for April.
As for what happens if there are hecklers at the AGM, Haraldson was vague.
“That’s a concern, but it is what it is,” said Haraldson.
“There’s an election coming up for replacing trustees, and it’s an open public meeting, after that election is done, to announce new people and all the rest. Of course, as I say, it is what it is.”
He also said that there had been consultation with other levels of government for the decision.
“They haven’t got a problem with it,” said Haraldson.
“That is our decision, not their decision. There is bylaws, and so and so on, and the operation of meetings and so on, and different things that can be done. There are many improvement districts that have board meetings that don’t have public attendance at all, period.”
According to the “Active Policies” section of the UBID website, all meetings of the board are public, except where the board passes a resolution to close the meeting, or a portion of it, to the public.
The handbook for trustees listed on the district’s website also touched on meetings.
“The general public will likely be interested to hear about issues affecting the service(s) being managed by the improvement district, and how well their trustees are dealing with those issues,” states the handbook.
“If the trustees allow all meetings to be open to the public, then the public interest can be served. However, there can be circumstances in which the board of trustees believes that it is in the public interest to close a meeting, or portion of a meeting, to persons other than trustees and employees. A meeting that is closed to the discussing issues related to the purchase or sale of land, legal issues, or personnel matters.”
The UBID has moved to hold “executive meetings” in recent months, which are themselves closed to the public. However, all their public meetings are recorded, and placed on their website after the meeting is held.
“This is strictly a board meeting and it will be recorded, and put out on the website as well,” said Haraldson.
“So, during that board meeting, they (the public) can know what exactly went on during that board meeting.”
An amendment to the district’s meeting’s procedure bylaw in 2017 also states that meetings that are closed to the press/and or public may not be filmed or recorded.
Haraldson indicated there are no plans to live-stream the meetings at the moment.
“This is a board meeting, and as far as the public attending it, that is a privilege,” said Haraldson.
“Because of what I’ve gone through in the last couple of meetings, we have employees that don’t want to come to these board meetings and make their reports. I don’t like that either. They don’t want to be harassed.”
As for whether or not residents of Union Bay had a right to attend the meetings of their local government, Haraldson said they had a right to go to the AGM.
“No doubt about that,” said Haraldson.
“As far as board meetings are concerned, the ones that come are the same ones, and unfortunately, they come there prepared, to turn the meeting upside down. And it’s very unfortunate.”
After mentioning the mandate of the UBID board to get a water treatment plant built, and his view that landowners want to get it finished, Haraldson said that many landowners in Union Bay don’t want to come to the meetings.
“We have a lot of wonderful landowners, and really, I would like to see them all attend, but under the circumstances, with what’s gone on in these meetings, a lot of them will not attend,” said Haraldson.
“And I don’t blame them. There’s a lot of good people that could be trustees, but they’re not going to throw their hat in the ring if they’re going to be abused, period.”
He also believed that residents had a right to question the UBID, in a “civilised manner”.
“When it comes to the board of trustees, and coming to the Union Bay Improvement employees, we have to protect our employees,” said Haraldson.
“When people come out and make false statements, and turn around and harass our employees, now you’re getting into a WorkBC situation, where it’s not good. I won’t stand for harassment or bullying, or I will not stand for a board meeting where the public turns around and gets out of control. Sorry, I won’t do it.”
The barring of the public may revised after April’s AGM.
Reached for comment on the UBID decision, the province’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing supplied the following statement.
“Improvement District trustees are accountable to their community for conducting their business in an open, transparent and respectful manner,” read the statement.
Trustees can make a decision to close a meeting to the public to manage conduct at meetings. While it is rare, trustees may take such a step to ensure a secure and productive environment for both their staff and the public. Improvement districts are encouraged to establish clear policies and procedures to guide their decision-making, including having processes for receiving public input and reporting on decisions affecting the community. Ministry staff continue to be available to provide Union Bay Improvement District staff with information regarding best practices for the conduct of board meetings.”



Posted in UBID

Did you vote for this lousy board passing itself off as government? Are you going to be stupid again this April?

Don’t forget to check out honest an accountable Trustee Kaljur’s website at: https://unionbay.news.blog 

The January meeting is not open to the public because this cowardly, inept, deceitful group of morons can’t answer questions because they don’t know what the hell they are doing. Who is directing their actions? Sure as hell aren’t coming up with ideas on their own. Is it the saviour of Union Bay or his representative who is always lurking pushing bullshit?

How about the lie if you send in a question 5 days before the meeting, it will be answered. Bullshit – they claim there hasn’t been any correspondence at each meeting.

Snowflakes are upset because landowners don’t like they way they treat Trustee Kaljur at the meetings and have voiced their disgust. What hipocrytes talking about being disrespectful to the trustees when they treat Trustee Kaljur like a piece of shit.

That’s why they don’t want the public there to witness these spineless men verbally abusing the lone female on the board. Cowards!

Go have a look on UBID’s website and see if information is available and good luck finding it.

Posted in Hillbilly, UBID

Union Bay Improvement District holding back information to landowners

Last years Audited Financial statement was only available at the April 2017 AGM and the board refused to answer any questions thereafter. In June the board employed Janice Swanson as Deputy CAO, mainly responsible as Chief Financial Officer. Land owners have not seen a financial report posted on the web site or otherwise since then.

Prior to this year’s AGM in April land owners should have the opportunity to review UBID’s December 31st., 2018 year end financial report including the balance in all reserve fund accounts.

Where is the Watershed Protection Plan? The last report from Sonya Jenssen is dated 2014 on the UBID website. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dHYIHdGVuWkGeU3-SZPuWjiRQRptOg8m/view

Also, if you’re looking for the figures on the water treatment plant we are going to be paying for are also no longer on the website.

Don’t waste time trying to find the Emergency Response Plan of Nov. 2018 because it is no longer on the website.

We are paying top dollar for unqualified staff who can’t even keep info on their website. What a shitshow.