January 2012 Administration Report
January 2012 Financial Report
This is another puzzling matter or maybe one of those odd coincidences that I`ve noted over the years: The Improvement District sent out this Water Transfer Survey, ignoring what we were told more than 2 years ago. Union Bay will not be part of a Regional Water Supply. It was sent out in late April 2011, before the AGM. The one where the KIP rep wanted to interfere in our democracy, and influence our votes.
Maybe it was a set up to transfer the licence to their good pal, Kensington Island Properties. The Water Agreement with KIP was also signed just before the election. Another coincidence. Just my opinion.
I would love to see the state of the files at UBID. Word has it that `you can`t find anything`. I bet I could find things.
Union Bay Improvement DistrictLandowner Survey April 2011
Summary of Results
From what I hear, the files at the UBID offices are a complete mess. We have had a steady diet of bad news since May 2011, with pretty well every Board meeting, some new problem surfacing as they try to figure out what's going on. What has the office staff been doing for the last 10 or so years? It appears staff lacked the basic knowledge of filing. Who works in an office and doesn't know how to file?
Things are still a mess because no one has the time to go back and organize every file. We were told over the years, we had the best employees doing a great job. Well, in my opinion, we have employed individuals who lacked the skills and experience to be entrusted with the everyday running of our local government. Overpaid and unqualified with no oversight has resulted in the state of our Improvement District office.
Were things always run this way, or did something happen? Answers would be welcome.
How can anyone go back to see what actions have been taken by those running the Improvement District for years when there is no filing system and 'poof' items that should exist - don't. As an example, I submitted correspondence in January 2011, to the Board regarding receiving water bills for a property which I had given instructions to turn the water off; received confirmation from UBID and yet was still being billed. I received written confirmation from the Chair confirming my correspondence would be on the Feb. 2011, Board Meeting agenda. This was during the time the UBID closed out the electorate. My concerns were never dealt with. I received another bill this month totaling over $300. I think I've been pretty patient considering it has been a year.
Plus, when I questioned why my correspondence wasn't dealt with, I received a response advising me UBID would not correspond with me. Any info would require the assistance of my lawyer. Ya, I've been pretty patient.
In my opinion, 'someone' has deleted/removed documents. Only someone with access to the Union Bay Improvement District offices could have managed to accomplish it - who could have done it?
There was a previous incident where my correspondence went 'poof'. Confirmation was provided my correspondence would be on the Oct. 21, 2009, agenda. Poof.
Any moron can organize a file chronologically, even me. I'd gladly volunteer to help straighten up the files. I'm sure there are a lot of people who would help!
Obviously, UBID can't operate efficiently under the present circumstances - major cleanups are required before it can be 'business as usual'. It would be like having your toilet back up and just cover the shit and smell, and carry on as though nothing happened. Make sense?