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?!