Union Bay Improvement District

The Union Bay Improvement District (UBID) is a local government authority responsible for providing Waterworks, Fire Protection and Street Lighting to the residents and property owners of Union Bay. UBID was incorporated by Letters Patent on March 18th, 1960 when Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited sold their water system to the newly formed Union Bay Waterworks for $1.00. Fire Protection and Street Lighting were later added in 1972.

UBID is governed by a volunteer elected Board of Trustees who are chosen to serve rotating terms at elections which are held as part of an Annual General Meeting.

Vision Statement:

The Union Bay Improvement District will be recognized by our community and employees as balancing best practices, cost effectiveness and efficiency in providing water, fire/rescue and street lighting services. We will be an organization demonstrating leadership that is responsive to the needs and concerns of the community.

Mission Statement:

  • Support an affordable volunteer fire/rescue service that has the resources to meet UBID’s service goals;
  • Provide sustainable, quality drinking water that is affordable within a well maintained system; and
  • Provide street lighting that incorporates best practices for energy efficiency and reduces light pollution.

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Strategic Planning Policy

Strategic planning is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people. UBID’s Board of Trustees has a pivotal role in establishing a strategic plan that will serve to guide our accomplishment of priorities as we move forward. Progress will be reviewed periodically and an annual report of results will be made at the AGM. Annual updates will ensure that the plan reflects current priorities. We will undertake a formal review of the plan itself every three years.