Union Bay style..
So what happened at the UBID Committee of the Whole meeting on April 23, 2019? Agenda items included the auditors financial report debrief. At the last minute, the Inaugural Meeting of two newly elected trustees in the April 20, 2019 election, was added to the Agenda!? The UBID AGM had been changed in January 2019 to April 25 instead of April 11, 2019. Have you ever heard of an AGM take place AFTER the election? Me neither. Perhaps that is why the two new trustees declined attending? Meanwhile 3 landowners showed up to witness and support the inauguration of two new trustees, who were elected with record numbers and a record turnout of voters! Listen to the 7 minutes of audio/video recordings. Decide for yourself who or what was “unsafe” and or “violent”. Warning!: This audio/video may be triggering for those who have experienced harassment, bullying and intimidation.
Written on April 24, 2019 to the landowners from myself:“Just want all three of you to know that what happened at the Union Bay office on April 23 2pm was disturbing and unsafe.
I have begun to make notes of what happened so i won’t forget. I urge each of you to do so as well. I am prepared to be a witness should any of you three want to make a police report. What Haraldson did was threaten the three of you in a menacing physical manner with his body. This was done without just cause. The meeting was open to the public and you had the right to be there, not one of you said or did anything wrong. It was an unprovoked attack. IMO.
At approximately 2pm on April 23, 2019 Chair Haraldson approach the three of you as you were all seated at the farthest wall away from the Board table. The meeting had not yet begun. Ted Haraldson stood within a foot of you, leaned down, put his face inches away and glared at each of you in a menacing manner. I could not hear what he was saying.
I became alarmed at the aggressiveness Haraldson displayed towards all of you. I got up from the Board table and stood by Haraldson saying in a calm voice “your behaviour is inappropriate”. At some point the assistant CAO also got up and tried to get Haraldson to sit down.
You may use this if you wish to file a police report.”
RCMP File # 2019-15109 formal complaint filed against Ted Haraldson by Susanna Kaljur.
At the September 19, 2019 UBID Board Meeting Trustee Bitten repeats “unsafe” and “violence” at least a dozen times through out the meeting implying that a small handful of landowners are to blame including myself. He describes how the logging company won’t meet with the UBID Board due to “violence”.
So what happened at the UBID public board meeting on Sept. 19, 2019, after trustee Bitten shouted “turn off the camera, we’re gonna get sued”!? You will hear rustling and movement…
Excerpt from Ombudsperson’s complaint filed Sept. 24, 2019 by Susanna Kaljur; “At the Sept 19, 2019 UBID Public Board meeting Trustee Bitten proceeds to make a number of claims of violence aimed at a specific group of landowners, (names withheld) and one Trustee, myself (he did not name names but the implication was clear). At that point I stood up on Point of Order and said that the claims of violence are untrue and there is no actual verifiable evidence to support Bitten’s hearsay claim. As I began to detail what I witnessed on April 23, 2019. Bitten jumped up and shouted “shut the camera off we are going to get sued!” This caused Chair Healey to jump up knocking his chair over and Bitten hurls himself towards me and shoves a microphone in my face. The Board tables are U configured with Chair Healey on the short side and Bitten and I are seated directly across from one another. I felt threatened and intimidated. I immediately turned around and left. This is my formal statement regarding the September 19, 2019 UBID Public Board Meeting.”
RCMP File # 2019 – 15124 formal complaint filed against Rick Bitten by Susanna Kaljur.