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Regional District of Central Okangan

Water System Freedom of Information Requests

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LAST UPDATE January 25, 2015

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This is a Freedumb of information request dated Sept. 3, 2010

to see a copy of Valley of the Sun water system grant application that was denied

and the reasons for denial from the Provincial Government.

Freedumb of information request for Valley of the Sun water system grant application that was denied, and reasons for denial from the Provincial Government Sept 3, 2010

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Freedom of Information request asking about grant applications for North Westside Road

A note was attached to this FOI request stating that copies are not needed of what is already posted to RDCO's website.

FOI Request of 3 pages below are the June 2, 2010 reply letter from RDCO regarding being denied grants for water system's for

Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun

plus

Westshore Estates and Killiney Beach

page 1 - June 2, 2010 Water System Grant FOI request reply from RDCO saying which grants for water systems were accepted and which have been denied.

page 2 FOI request reply from RDCO on what it will cost for copies of the applications for these water system grants.

page 3 of FOI request reply from RDCO in regards to water system grants

We didn't see the Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road water system application that was denied even being sent in the Regional Board minutes.  Nor did we see the Killiney Beach grant applications.  We did see the one water system grant application in the Regional Board Minutes for Upper Fintry/Valley of the Sun/Shalal Road???

Why doesn't RDCO post these other grant applications on the net?  Why do we have to pay to find out about our own water system?  It certainly makes a person wonder if a grant application was even sent.

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Director Jim Edgson, I can't afford to live, and I hope that everyone knows how you made me homeless ... you and your hand picked water committee.  Who can afford $150 per month car payment for 30 years for water ... not me.  Its too funny how your neighbours can kick you out off your own property because your neighbor's jacked up the price!  And who knows if that was legal because the law is not affordable to people whom are broke.  First it was just trailers on empty lots being kicked off, but now its the neighbours want a water system to be built that has never been in 40 years, which I have no way of paying ... and so now the government can take my 20'x24' house.  And then people wonder why there is homelessness.  Its because people vote people homeless.  Someone goes homeless so someone else can have water.  And the Regional District can withhold Freedom of Information requests for 60 days and more if the RDCO decides to make the information public, which RDCO said they will and which will be past the quashing period.  That's ok Regional District of Central Okanagan and Director Jim Edgson ... I can live on the street instead!  That's how the Freedom of Information Act works.

This so funny ... just type in "Freedumb of information act" into Google and guess what the top hit comes up as LMAO!

People shouldn't have to ask for letters patents, supplementary letters patents, bylaws or the law!  What is the big secret???  Someone is making money off people that shouldn't be.  If you have a printer, why should you have to pay someone else to print it?

RDCO spent more time fighting about not releasing the water system bylaws we asked for, when RDCO could have spent that time posting the bylaws to RDCO's website for everyone instead of wasting taxpayers dollars refusing to release them writing all those letters instead.

One property owner of Valley of the Sun has been vigorously asking through Freedom of Information Act for one 1969 Supplementary Letters Patent mentioned in RDCO's Subdivision Repeal bylaw #35.   It took from March 17, 2009 until May 29, 2009 to finally receive it from RDCO.  But by that time, we already found it through the BC Government.  The Letters Patents we have are listed on the Order-in-Council (OIC) page which OIC is just a tracking number for the letters patents.

RDCO says 56% of the property owners voted yes for the $17,500 proposed water system but how accurate is the vote count? RDCO counted the votes that came in one week past the deadline and said in a letter to residents that many more petitions of support came in after the petition deadline and showed the results one week later as less petitions of support or thereabouts, 3 less I think it was?  These petitions had no date stamped on them and they may have arrived after the petition deadline for all we know.  We asked to see the petitions as soon as the deadline but was refused.  Then when we did look at them, the book was taken away before we could count them.

April 25, 2009 another Freedom of Information request was sent to RDCO asking for everything that was not sent yet.  After we found the Letters Patents elsewhere, we finally received the Letters Patents from the Regional District of Central Okanagan on May 29, 2009.

Stop Adult Bullying

 

Delphine Maja RDCO Engineering Tech told two Valley of the Sun residents that Valley of the Sun was required to have water back when it was developed in 1970, but that somehow it quote, "slipped through the cracks".  Her words.  Is it true?

Harold Reay told me he disagrees with Delphine Maja.

Sure would be nice to know who is right!

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Local Services Act
Subdivision Regulations
[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 4/2010, January 14, 2010]

* This is only a snippett, please click link for entire Act *

Application
Where these regulations apply
1.01 These regulations apply to the subdivision of all land in the Province except land

(a) within a municipality,

(b) regulated by a bylaw under section 938 of the Municipal Act, and

Purpose
Purpose
2.01 The purpose of these regulations is to assist in assuring the safe, healthful, equitable, efficient, economical and attractive subdivision of land for the benefit of the community as a whole.

Regulations apply where there is no bylaw
1.03 Notwithstanding section 1.01 (b), where a bylaw does not regulate a matter covered by these regulations, these regulations apply to that matter.

[en. B.C. Reg. 424/87.]
 
Purpose
2.01 The purpose of these regulations is to assist in assuring the safe, healthful, equitable, efficient, economical and attractive subdivision of land for the benefit of the community as a whole.

Definitions
3.01 In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires:

"approval" means approval in writing from the authority having jurisdiction; 

"building regulations" means regulation of construction of buildings by a building code adopted pursuant to the Local Services Act or to the Building Regulations Division of the Municipal Actą; 1. R.S.B.C. 1960-255

"community water system" means a system of waterworks which serves 2 or more parcels and which is owned, operated and maintained by an improvement district under the Water Act or the Municipal Act, or a regional district, or which is regulated under the Water Utility Act;

"potable water" means water which is approved for drinking purposes by the medical health officer in accordance with the Health Act;

Other regulations
4.02 Nothing contained in these regulations shall relieve the owner of a subdivision from the responsibility to seek out and comply with the legislation applicable to his undertaking.

Community water systems
4.09 (1) The design of any community water system to serve the subdivision shall be in accordance with the requirements of any authority having jurisdiction over the system pursuant to

(a) the Health Act and the Water Utility Act,

(b) the Health Act and the Water Act, when an improvement district has an applicable subdivision bylaw pursuant to the Water Act, or

(c) the Health Act and the Municipal Act, when a regional district has an applicable bylaw setting out the terms and conditions of any extension to its community water system,

as the case may be.

(2) The community water system approved pursuant to section 4.09 (1) shall be installed as approved before the subdivision is approved.

(3) Notwithstanding the requirements of section 4.09 (2), a subdivision may be approved prior to the construction of the community water system, provided that an arrangement securing performance of such construction satisfactory to the approving officer has been made with

(a) the Comptroller of Water Rights (under the Water Utility Act),

(b) an improvement district having an applicable subdivision bylaw adopted pursuant to the Water Act, or

(c) a regional district having an applicable bylaw setting out the terms and conditions of any extension to its community water system,

as the case may be, but in no case shall the subdivision be approved before the plans for the community water system have been approved.

Water supply
4.11 Where a community water system is to be installed in a subdivision, a supply of potable water adequate to serve the subdivision shall be proven before the subdivision is approved.

"potable water" means water which is approved for drinking purposes by the medical health officer in accordance with the Health Act;

Access to navigable waters
5.06 When a subdivision borders on the shore of navigable waters, access shall be given in accordance with the requirements of the Land Title Act.

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The quashing period is over

Harold Reay from RDCO confirmed it.  The bylaws have come back with statutory approval and have been adopted in a special Regional Board meeting rushed through on May 14, 2009.  The quashing period starts after the bylaws are adopted and lasts for one month.  If these bylaws were adopted on May 14, 2009, then the quashing period ends June 14, 2009.  It only takes one property owner to quash the bylaw.

Regional Board of Regional District of Central Okanagan agenda May 14, 2009 SpecMtg.pdf
This first link shows you the May 14, 2009 meeting was to adopt the bylaws.

Item 1.1 RDCO Bylaw No. 1254.pdf

Item 1.2 RDCO Bylaw No. 1255.pdf

Item 1.3 RDCO Bylaw No. 1257.pdf

Item 1.4 RDCO Bylaw No. 1258.pdf

If this special Regional Board meeting held May 14, 2009 shown at the links above, was to pass third readings on the water system bylaws, then what was the other Regional Board meeting held on March 23, 2009 for shown at the link below.

March 23, 2009 Regional Board Meeting

Agenda - March 23, 2009.pdf

Item 6.4 a) Proposed Domestic Water System.pdf

Delphine Maja the Engineering Tech from RDCO wrote down on a piece of paper that the March 23, 2009 Regional Board meeting at the link above was to pass first - third readings on the bylaws.  RDCO Engineering Tech also wrote that after 3rd reading, the bylaws are sent to Victoria for statutory approval which may take 4-8 weeks and that the bylaws probably won't be adopted until June 22, 2009 Regular Board meeting after the bylaws return from Victoria with statutory approval.  It looks like the quashing period may have started already.

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Freedom of Information Act (This Act is Current to May 20, 2009)
[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 165

Protection of public body from legal suit
73 No action lies and no proceeding may be brought against the government, a public body, the head of a public body, an elected official of a public body or any person acting on behalf of or under the direction of the head of a public body for damages resulting from

(a) the disclosure, or failure to disclose, in good faith of all or part of a record under this Act or any consequences of that disclosure or failure to disclose, or

(b) the failure to give any notice required under this Act if reasonable care is taken to give the required notice.

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AT FIRST RDCO EMAILS AND LETTER SAID RDCO WOULD NOT POST OLDER BYLAWS TO THEIR WEBSITE.  NOW RDCO's LETTER STATES THEY WILL POST THE OLDER BYLAWS (Letters Patents) TO THEIR WEBSITE, BUT WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANY YET AND IT HAS BEEN A VERY LONG WHILE TOO HAVE TO WAIT WONDERING.  ITS TORTURE TO NOT KNOW IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE HOMELESS OR NOT FOR SO LONG!

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March 23, 2009 Regional Board Agenda it says on page 2 quote,

"Even after the deadline more petitions of support have been received, and Figure #2 highlights the results as of March 16, 2009."

Figure #2 shows

 56% voted yes for the water system
 

192 YES
149 NO AND NO REPLY

One resident was not permitted to see the votes the day after the petition deadline and one resident said that the day before the petition deadline there were not enough votes and now RDCO has stated in the agenda that they counted the votes up to a week after the petition submission deadline.  It must have been a pretty close vote at petition deadline.

see who voted what according to RDCO
Regional District of Central Okanagan's Agenda of March 23, 2009 map located on page 6 of Item 6.4 a) Proposed Domestic Water System

The petition deadline was March 9, 2009?

This is the letter (below) enclosed in the envelope with the petition.

This letter enclosed in the same envelope as the petition says quote, "If you are in favour of the proposed water system, we will require that all petitions are signed by all property owners, witnessed and dated, and returned to this office no later than March 9, 2009", so why are votes being counted up until March 16, 2009, past the deadline which show less support after the deadline?

These are some of the additional costs for hooking up to a Regional District of Central Okanagan water system in 2009.
click pages to read larger print.

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It started with asking for information through email and then Freedom of Information in regards to garbage service back in 2006.  Then it progressed to one new transfer station at La Casa Resort that was suppose to be built in early 2007 we think we remember RDCO saying through the Vernon Morning Star.  We wanted to know more so tried asking by email and ended up making a few FOI requests starting July 2, 2008.

 


page 1 of 2 pages (click to read larger print)


page 2 of 2 pages (click to read larger print)

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We read about Subdivision Repeal bylaw #35 plus there is more information on RDCO's website in RDCO's historical review on page 20 and 22 of the document.

Subdivision repeal bylaw #35 prompted this Freedom of Information request in regards to subdivision approval without a water system made on March 17, 2009 below.

Subdivision Repeal bylaw #35 talks about SLP approved on October 27, 1969

RDCO, and the Ministry of Community and Rural Development say there is no such Supplementary Letters Patent approved on October 27, 1969??

 

March 27, 2009 RDCO says they won't publish older bylaws in this letter below.

 

 

RDCO letter dated April 6, 2009 says they cannot find SLP dated October 27, 1969


We finally received SLP dated October 27, 1969 from RDCO on May 29, 2009 but we had already received the SLP from somewhere else.  It sure took RDCO a long time to find them and sure must have cost a lot of money for 2 months work LOL.  At first RDCO said they didn't have it, its funny how they finally found it.

 

RDCO says they will publish the Letters Patents to its website in letter below.

 

Chair Hobson's letter of April 6, 2009

It says no documents are available that haven't been previously provided or are not on RDCO's website.

And that RDCO will post their Letters Patent and Supplementary Letters Patent to RDCO's website which was back on April 6, 2009 and its May 25, 2009 now and not one Letter's Patent is posted to RDCO's website that we could find.  Yeh right, we know how the freedom of information act works in that you have to start the foi act request all over again.  In this way RDCO can withhold the information longer.  Its not like RDCO doesn't know 56% voted on a water system when they are the ones counting the votes and attending the meetings in regards to the water system.  There is a one month period that allows anyone to quash a bylaw.  I seen Chief Administrative Officer Harold Reay at the water meetings, all the meetings we went to, Harold was there and Harold is the head of the Freedom of Information dept.

Freedom of Information Act is current to May 6, 2009

Information that will be published or released within 60 days
20 (1) The head of a public body may refuse to disclose to an applicant information

(a) that is available for purchase by the public, or

(b) that, within 60 days after the applicant's request is received, is to be published or released to the public.

(2) The head of a public body must notify an applicant of the publication or release of information that the head has refused to disclose under subsection (1) (b).

(3) If the information is not published or released within 60 days after the applicant's request is received, the head of the public body must reconsider the request as if it were a new request received on the last day of that period, but the information must not be refused under subsection (1) (b).

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So foi requested March 17, 2009 for SLP approved on October 27, 1969 could take 60 business days from the end of the first 30th business day period, is how we read it, but we could be wrong.  But if we are correct, that is 90 business days it will take from the original March 17, 2009 request until RDCO has to publish the info.  This would land us after the quashing period proposed end date of July 22, 2009.  We counted 90 business days as July 27, 2009 which would land RDCO in the clear and they can do what they want and the residents have to live with RDCO's vexatious attitude towards its residents.  Property owners need to know that information now and not after the QUASHING period of only one month.

 

RDCO says they have made the decision to post the Letters Patent and Supplementary Letters Patent on the District's website... RDCO didn't say anything about bylaws ... wonder about that now... maybe RDCO won't include the older bylaws as well, but just include the letters patent maybe??

Letters that the complainant sent mentioned in the letter above that the Chair is referring to.

  • March 12, 2009 Gov & Services Committee Minutes not posted to RDCO's website

  • March 17, 2009 don't know when date for water system meeting at RDCO is, as its not posted to website

  • March 19, 2009 Budget meeting at 12 am it said on RDCO's website for days, even after I told them

  • March 21, 2009 Killiney Beach where Director Edgson lives, being able to fast track their subdivision water system upgrades depending on grants or not, but Valley of the Sun and Upper Fintry can't defer their water system??  No reply in regards to Director Edgson and Killiney Beach nor of what may have happened to the SLP in your April 6, letter Chair Hobson, why not???

 

Freedom of Information Act current to May 6, 2009

Duty to Assist Applicants
6 (1) The head of a public body must make every reasonable effort to assist applicants and to respond without delay to each applicant openly, accurately and completely.

(2) Moreover, the head of a public body must create a record for an applicant if

(a) the record can be created from a machine readable record in the custody or under the control of the public body using its normal computer hardware and software and technical expertise, and

(b) creating the record would not unreasonably interfere with the operations of the public body.

 

April 14, 2009 an email was sent in reply to RDCO's reply of April 6, 2009

In regards to your letters dated April 1, 2009 and April 6, 2009 in reply to my Freedom of Information request dated March 17, 2009 Supplementary Letters Patent approved on October 27, 1969 in regards to water systems. I don't understand why you cannot find this SLP, as it is mentioned in Subdivision Regulations repeal Bylaw #35. Thank you for the print out of all the Letters Patents and SLP currently acknowledged by the Regional District, and I am sorry my request was not listed. Maybe it is missing from the list?

Supplementary Letters Patent List

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See RDCO's reply letter dated may 6, 2009, it says, "no further response will be sent" to this letter immediately above dated April 14, 2009

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We are sending an email to the Ministry of Attorney General May 19, 2009 to retrieve Order-in-Council dated October 27 or of, 1969 as mentioned on page 20 and 22 of the document RDCO's historical reference webpage.

  ... Order-in-Council dated October 27, 1969 should be posted here May 26,2009 or so.  The Attorney Generals office was really fast emailing it the last time but this time the reply said "out till the 25th" or contact someone else if urgent.. we can wait.... we have no bylaw anyway!

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May 18, 2009

Me again from a while back.

Do you have a copy of order-in-council:

SLP dated March 19, 1969 which granted the Regional District of Central Okanagan the function of Regional and Community Planning. Community Planning Area 1 and 2. Or did you say you don't have SLP's.. I forgot what you said before.

Order in Council dated October 27, 1969 ??
to apply regulations in force and effect as if they were bylaws of the Regional District of Central Okanagan
(it says "in October 1969" so it could be a different date?? I am assuming its October 27 from reading other info) ... I also read Division (3) of Community Planning Area No. 1 Regulations pertaining to subdivision repealed March 17, 1971 and replaced by subdivision Regulations 262/70 of the Local Services Act.

North Westsider

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When the complainant clicked on RDCO's website on bylaw #66,.  Bylaw #66 was mentioned on RDCO's historical reference webpage on page 22 as a zoning bylaw.  Through foi RDCO then sent the bylaw in the mail, but wouldn't post it to their website they said in a letter.  In another letter they say they will post older bylaws but we haven't seen them yet and its been a month.

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Zoning Bylaw #176, 1980-1981


Click here to see more of zoning bylaw 176

 


Bylaw #82 is now posted to RDCO's website
It is also posted here on this site.

 

Longer Cost estimate that came with foi reply page 1 | page 2.   The longer cost estimate was not posted to RDCO's water system study webpage before the petition deadline of March 9, 2009.

 


No reply yet.

 

The last complaint to the BC Ombudsman was disregarded because Regional Districts can do what they want if it isn't against a missing law that needs to be made.  Too bad Regional Districts can spend money on the La Casa transfer station of over $3,500 in 2006 yet, and La Casa not even own the crown land?  Who knew, not the complainant that is for sure.

This second complaint to the BC Ombudsman should be a valid complaint, as it is against the Local Government Act and the Community Charter (links below) to publish notice of a public hearing in the Kelowna newspapers and not the Vernon Morning Star which is the only newspaper delivered to the area being rezoned (La Casa transfer station land) and still the ILMB website says La Casa doesn't own the land on May 18, 2009 and the ILMB website still says "No decision has been made".

Local Government Act current to May 6, 2009
How notices must be published in a newspaper
6.4 If this Act requires that notice be given by publication in a newspaper, the notice must be published in accordance with section 94 (1) (b) [requirements for public notice] of the Community Charter.

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Community Charter current to May 6, 2009
Requirements for public notice
94 (1) If this section applies, the applicable notice must be

(a) posted in the public notice posting places, and

(b) published in accordance with this section.

(2) Subject to subsection (4), publication under subsection (1) (b)

(a) must be in a newspaper that is distributed at least weekly

(i) in the area affected by the subject matter of the notice, and

(ii) if the area affected is not in the municipality, also in the municipality, and

(b) unless otherwise provided, must be once each week for 2 consecutive weeks.

Two letters were sent to the Regional District April 30, 2009 and again May 8, 2009.  A complaint letter was sent to the BC Ombudsman May 11, 2009.

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Don't miss RDCO's apology to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in regards to a request back on July 2, 2008 that we still haven't received all the information requested in regards to garbage.

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The Regional District letter below dated May 6, 2009, says RDCO will only respond by postal mail, and that no further response will be sent.

RDCO also says it applied to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to refuse the Freedom of Information Act to the complainant under Freedom of Information Act Section 43.


An email from the OIPC on May 19, 2009 says the OIPC haven't received anything from the Regional District yet, and the complainant already sent in a rebuttal!! 

 

Correspondence mentioned in the letter above of April 14, 2009 was asking RDCO why they can't find the supplementary letters patent in Freedom of Information request of March 17, 2009, RDCO reply of May 6, 2009 says no further response will be sent.  The jerks!!!  I suppose that is because RDCO said to the complainant that the OIPC told RDCO that RDCO does not have to answer questions, but that RDCO only has to supply documentation.

 

April 30, 2009 Public Hearing not published in local newspaper

April 30, 2009 jump in revenue for garbage collection fees at Sugar Loaf

May 5, 2009 asking for Fireboat info to be published to RDCO website.

RDCO's letter dated Feb 24, 2009, as mention in RDCO's letter dated May 6, 2009 above

RDCO's letter dated May 6, 2009 says quote, "The Regional Board has given direction to staff to apply to the Information and Privacy Commissioner under Section 43 to disregard your requests, as it is believed your requests are repetitious and interfere unreasonably with the public body operations."

 

Freedom of Information Act Section 43

Power to authorize a public body to disregard requests
43 If the head of a public body asks, the commissioner may authorize the public body to disregard requests under section 5 or 29 that

(a) would unreasonably interfere with the operations of the public body because of the repetitious or systematic nature of the requests, or

(b) are frivolous or vexatious.

 

Looks like drastic measures need to be taken!!!
Read the letter below dated May 19, 2009 that was friggin faxed!
Threatening and with a promise yet!
(that letter was typed awfully fast and furious, lol)

May 19, 2009

To Harold Reay:

I do not appreciate RDCO withholding evidence from the public especially in regards to the water, fire, and garbage.

You Harold Reay are abusing your power and being vexatious towards me and the rest of the community in not releasing all information immediately.  I feel you must have something to hide that its taking so long.  What do you have to hide?  We will find out what is up sooner or later.

Why won’t you reply to my email of April 14, 2009 that went through?  Did you know Mary Jane Drouin told me to try emailing the foi@cord.bc.ca?  The Regional District better release the information on Tues when I arrive, or a sign with a protestor will be pacing in front of RDCO until the information is released.  The sign will say RDCO is blocking the PUBLIC from Freedom of Information.

For RDCO’s sake and the rest of the councillor’s you had better change your mind and either publish the information to RDCO’s website in regards to water, fire, and garbage, or release the information to the community immediately on Tues. May 19, 2009 when I come down there to get it. 

The people of the community have been waiting far too long already and I am getting mad enough where I will have to take the action I spoke of.  Go ahead and call it a threat but I call it a promise!

And yes I am faxing this and I don’t care if you don’t want to accept it!  My protest sign will say it all for me if you don’t accept the fax and release the information!  I am really tired of you not releasing information and making me complain about everything to the OIPC and to the BC Ombudsman, which is taking up all my time and not getting me anywhere.  I have other ways like my protest sign and the internet now.

For your information, your freedom of information antics are posted to the internet and it isn’t just on okanaganlakebc.ca.   The information is on a few websites now.  Every time you piss me off, the information will be going onto another website.  I have had it and I am not taking your crap anymore!   I promise you that I will do what I can to get the information legally before the quashing, as I am sure that is why you are withholding the information.  This will be brought up in court along with the video and your reply emails!  

You do what you like, and I will do what I have to do!  Good luck!

North Westsider

* The video spoke about above is of Director Jim Edgson interrupting his meeting in the Killiney Hall downstairs with the water committee he hand picked to move his hand picked water committee meeting upstairs when he noticed I just sat down to listen with the other people there.  This meeting was after the meeting with residents, and the whole committee was sitting down in the Killiney hall downstairs in a circle while some people stuck around.  When Director Jim Edgson saw me, he immediately moved everyone upstairs and when I tried to follow Director Edgson physically blocked me at the door to the upstairs Firehall and told me he didn't want me up there (his words are on video), that is when he called his bodyguard Fire Chief Wayne Carson to "take care" of me (on video as well), and that's when I decided to leave, but not without slamming the door first.  There is no arguing there, what can a person do with two goons on you?  I can only try and deal with the after affects of that encounter.

We have a copy of this video taken by RDCO themselves that was released through the freedom of information act but its funny its cut off right after the encounter.  I wonder if there wasn't more to that video.

 

The complainant phoned and talked to Harold BetterPray (RDCO Chief Administrative Officer) later in the afternoon of May 19, 2009 after faxing the letter above, and the complainant told Harold he was being vexatious in withholding information in regards to the Freedom of Information Act requests, and especially with the one request he has been ignoring since March 11, 2009 which was requesting a Supplementary Letters Patent from October 27, 1969 (as mentioned in bylaw #35) and saying that RDCO can't find it.  The complainant told BetterPray on the phone that this SLP was described in Subdivision repeal bylaw #35 and that if BetterPray had read the email dated April 14, 2009 that the complainant did email and then mailed, he would have seen where the complainant told BetterPray this SLP was described in Regional District of Central Okanagan's own Subdivision repeal bylaw #35.  The complainant then asked BetterPray if RDCO throws older supplementary letters patents out, and BetterPray said no.  The complainant then asked BetterPray why RDCO can't find this SLP.  BetterPray said he will go look for it and call back.  The complainant also told BetterPray they wanted everything to do with the water and subdivision approval back then.  BetterPray asked if the complainant sent in a request asking for everything to do with water and subdivision approval back then in 1969 and the complainant told him yes.  Harold is now looking for the March 11, 2009 SLP October 27, 1969 Freedom of Information Act request and hopefully going to take care of the April 25, 2009 request asking for everything to do with the water system back then in 1969 - 1970 below, plus all the information needed to know what the law was back in 1970 and why "Valley being made fun of by RDCO" was approved by the Dept of Highways approving officer on August 18, 1970 without a water system, if as RDCO's Engineering Tech stated that "Valley being made fun of by RDCO" quote, "slipped through the cracks".

 

 

In talking to Harold BetterPray it sounded to the complainant that Harold BetterPray is using the complainant as a guinea pig to see how far BetterPray can take the Freedom of Information Act law, plus BetterPray was complaining he doesn't have the resources.  BetterPray asked the complainant if the complainant didn't contact the Ombudsman, but the Ombudsman was contacted in regards to the Regional District not publishing proper notification of a public hearing in the area in which the La Casa rezoning would occur and it had nothing to do with the release of information through the Freedom of Information Act.  The complainant asked Harold BetterPray if the Regional District has a complaint with the OIPC against the complainant and Harold BetterPray said RDCO did.  When the complainant sent in a rebuttal to the OIPC, the OIPC said they hadn't received anything from the Regional District yet and that the complainant would have to wait.  Harold BetterPray basically said he will wait and see what the Ombudsman or OIPC says.  The complainant truly believes that RDCO and BetterPray are being vexatious in trying to block the complainant.  RDCO know residents are in the middle of working on a water system and so why don't they release all the information when someone starts asking for it without having to make a request for each bylaw etc. and without having to state the name and number of each bylaw in separate FOI requests and then try to block the information from getting out.  How would the complainant know the details if the complainant has nothing to go by and the bylaws are not posted to RDCO's website?  RDCO has made no effort to help the complainant.  RDCO (B.S.) Communications Coordinator at first said RDCO wouldn't publish older bylaws, and then in a letter sent by mail RDCO say they will publish older Patents in the future.

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Local Services Act November 5, 1970

Local Services Act
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Transportation Act
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[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 323

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