A landowner forwarded this message they received from Ms. Catheine Lee of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs this morning..
“Once the new Board is in place and construction of the Water Treatment Planthas begun, the Ministry is prepared to support UBID and the CVRD working together to consider a governance review.” received by landowner June 6, 2019!
The Ministry has never said the Water Treatment Plant must be constructed and operational as the Chair stated last night at the AGM.
This is what multiple letters from the Ministry have actually stated:
March 19, 2018 “..a vital step not yet completed – namely, getting construction of the water treatment plant well underway.” page 1
“the practical window of opportunity for the CVRD to request a governance study opens following the October 2019 general local elections.” page 2 – Marijke Edmondson Director, Governance Structures
May 6, 2019 “Once the new Board is up and running, the Ministry is prepared to support the efforts by UBID and the CVRD to work together to review governance. However it is important that the priority work of continuing construction of the water system plant continues.” Brent Mueller Director, Governance Relations (note: Several landowners received this letter due to multiple complaints about UBID governance)
Why lie about something which can be so easily disputed? Whose interest is being served when we are denied access to infrastructure grants and municipal financing 2% below prime?!
What if someone took out a massive loan in your name but didn’t tell you how much interest you will pay, how would you feel? That is what Union Bay did. Two million dollars in interest alone is what landowners will pay over 25 years. This does not account for massive water pipe replacement costs. We can not pay for this, ever! Time to become a service area of the CVRD and qualify for grants and cheap loans.