Had a conversation with a neighbour and we started discussing Union Bay Water, he thought the water was acidic so I went to get some answers.
Union Bay Water supply Langley Lake
The pH of pure water is 7. In general, water with a pH lower than 7 is considered acidic, and with a pH greater than 7 is considered basic. The normal range for pH in surface water systems is 6.5 to 8.5, and the pH range for groundwater systems is between 6 to 8.5. The Canadian drinking water quality guideline for pH is an Aesthetic Objective (AO) of between 6.5 and 8.5. pH
Updates on the Union Bay Estates to the construction of two buildings connected by a trellised walkway, parking area, drainage infrastructure, landscaping and related site works;
Tuesday July 31stBoardroom of the regional district offices, 550B Comox Road, Courtenay, BC commencing at 4:00 p.m.
Note: The in-camera session of the board meeting will commence immediately following the open session.
THAT the board approve the Development Permit DP 5A 19 (34083 Yukon Inc) on the property described as Lot 3, District Lot 154, Nanaimo District, Section 32, Township 1 and District Lot 28, Nelson District Plan EPP15507, PID 028-731-531 (Lot 3, Plan EPP15507, Island Highway) for the construction of two buildings connected by a trellised walkway, parking area, drainage infrastructure, landscaping and related site works; AND FURTHER THAT the Corporate Legislative Officer be authorized to execute the permit.
Spring is in full swing; the birds are chirping, the gardens are lush and the snakes are out. Do not fear, the snakes of Vancouver Island are non-venomous and feed primarily on slugs and worms. ... All three species of Garter Snake are common throughout BC and not at risk of extinction (yellow-listed).
Garter Snakes in the Yard and Garden
A few garter snakes in the garden can be a good thing. They eat insects and other pests, so they can control those pests that harm your plants. … While generally shy and withdrawing, a garter snake will bite if you accidentally step on them.
Understanding the interactions of nature helps one be an active participant, now about that superfamily Grylloidea…CRICKET
Union Bay Improvment District Parcel Tax backgrounder:
Had a chat with my neighbour and we discussed the difference between a parcel tax and property tax in Union Bay. So I decided to get some answers…
From the Trustee Handbook…..Improvement districts are incorporated by the Province of British Columbia (Province) under the Local Government Act (Act) and they are granted certain powers by the legislation. Each improvement district was created when the majority of landowners in a community petitioned the Province to incorporate an improvement district to deliver one or more public services on their behalf. The people with the responsibility for making decisions about the service(s) are elected by the landowners they are known collectively as the board of trustees.
Union Bay Parcel Tax covers supplying Potable Water , Fire Protection and Lights
Land owners will be responsible for the cost of borrowing through their parcel taxes. Current parcel taxes are $345 annually. Dependent upon final project costs (to be confirmed this spring), parcel taxes may increase between $45 to $90 annually. Final figures will be made available once project costs have been confirmed.
Rural areas receive their property tax notice from the province’s Surveyor of Taxes Office at the end of May each year with the taxes due by the first business day in July. In 2019, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is providing a total of 99 separate services to residents and businesses.
“Thursday July 25th, 2019 at 7pm UBID Board Meeting with a newly elected (April 20) majority composed of: Hein Vandenberg who was elected with a record breaking number of votes followed closely by Paul Healey.
Paul Healy has taken the oath
of office and is now officially a Union Bay Improvement District Trustee and
was unanimously elected Board Chair at the meeting, congratulations Mr.
McLeod Road Property – The McLeod Road property has been sold and the proceeds $323,200.90 will be applied to our capital infrastructure account. This property was originally purchased for a new Fire Department Building. A more suitable piece of property was provided to us by Union Bay Estates as part of our water agreement at a cost of $1.
CLEAN AND SAFE WATER FOR UNION BAY FINAL REPORT
Seeking an Agreement between the Union Bay Improvement District and KensingtonIsland Properties JS Mattison
Prepared for the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development