Glenn Loxam and Peter Jacques have joined the campaign for the two seats open for election at this year’s annual general meeting of the Union Bay Improvement District (UBID).
Both gentlemen have formally submitted their nomination forms and are prepared to challenge the previously announced candidates.
Jacques is a retired RCMP officer with 30 years of service, while Loxam works as a lineman for BC Hydro. Both will bring qualities of leadership, responsibility and accountability to the board.
They are community-minded individuals who enjoy volunteering in their community with a hands-on approach. They help with the Union Bay Community Hall, the boat ramp, the local museum, the church, and elsewhere when needs arise.
Realizing that the people of Union Bay need changes, both men firmly believe that the present board does not reflect the wishes of the majority of Union Bay landowners.
Last summer, 66 per cent of landowners made it clear when they petitioned the UBID board to allow Kensington Island Properties (KIP) to follow through with the new water system, as determined under the Water Infrastructure Agreement In subsequent statements by the board of trustees, the 424 petitioning landowners were brushed aside with false calculations and remote promises.
“It seems the present board has its own agenda and constantly ignores the wishes of our community,” said Loxam.
“The board needs to sit down and talk with KIP, and work out the indifference’s regarding a new water filtration system,” said Jacques.
It’s something both Loxam and Jacques are prepared to do.
“Change needs to happen now, as Kensington is prepared to move forward with or without us,” said both candidates.
“When elected, we will do everything in our power to bring about change and provide the community with the sustainable development already approved by the CVRD,” said Loxam. “As a result of the non-accountability and unacceptable attitude of the board, we are seeking the vote of Union Bay landowners to put the ‘trust’ back into the position of trustee.”
They urge Union Bay residents to get out and vote on April 2 at 1 p.m. at the Union Bay Community Hall. They are prepared to arrange rides to the hall for those who may need one. There will also be an advance poll at the UBID office on March 21 (2-7 p.m.) for those who can’t make the election on April 2.
For more information contact Glenn Loxam at 778-427-4566 or Peter Jacques at 250-335-1325.