Why is UBID stonewalling the Kensington Island Properties development?

Dear Editor.

Until recently, many landowners of Union Bay were hopeful that the Kensington Island Properties development would move forward. And in turn, would help with the heavy financial burden of a VIHA mandated water treatment system and the CVRD’s South Area Liquid Waste (Sewer) Management Plan facing the community.

Despite receiving final approval for the Master Development Agreement from the Provincial Government in October 2014, Kensington is now being stonewalled by the Union Bay Improvement District board for approval of new water agreement. The former agreement, which expired on December 31, 2014, allowed for a phased-in approach to water treatment, sufficient for all existing Union Bay properties plus the initial phases of the development. It now seems that the current UBID board has their own demands from the developer which have yet to be made public to Union Bay landowners.

I would encourage all Union Bay landowners to attend the Annual General Meeting at 1 p.m. at the Community Hall this Saturday, April 25. Let us all hear the report from the board how their plan is going to benefit our community without bankrupting its residents. Let them prove to us that the UBID’s stand alone water treatment plan is more cost effective than having a major developer ready to invest in these systems taking the financial burden off the taxpayers.

 

Dave Godfrey

Former UBID Trustee

 

Just Posted

Commen-Terry: Helping Hands to benefit flood victims

Fundraising concert Feb. 7 in Courtenay for those affected by Mariner Apartment flood

Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 %

K’ómoks First Nation re-elects Chief Rempel

Chief Rempel re-elected for her second term; three new Councillors elected

Comox council allocates $20,000 for dog park consultation

With interim measures in place, Comox council has decided to proceed with… Continue reading

Vehicle collides with building in downtown Courtenay

No major injuries were reported late Monday morning as a car drove… Continue reading

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

YANA Online Auction runs until Feb. 8

Items include four pairs of tickets to sold-out Big Love Dinner

North Island College Activity Assistant program returns

Learn more at a free information session Feb. 9 - pre-registration required

No cash, no election sign policy pondered by B.C. city

A deposit could be required to put up election signs in 2022.

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China detained two Canadians on Dec. 10 in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng

9 brains, 3 hearts: Some wild facts about octopuses

Things to know about the giant Pacific octopus, which is naturally found in the waters of the U.S. West coast, the Aleutian Islands and Japan

Hollywood announces 2019 Oscar nominations

Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought

Auto shop apologizes after Vancouver Island employees disrespect memorial convoy

Mr. Lube staff members suspended after incident Sunday in Nanaimo

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

Most Read