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Here’s The Scoop 3/24-25/09 LBTS Commission Meeting #7…No Warning….”Your Done”……..What Would George Have said?…

THE MC-FURTH BTSTIMES…CHOSE GEORGE CARLIN…..THE TIMING…TOO FUNNY!

Because he “was one of our country’s greatest comedian/philosophers”… The Editor’s Furth say reading his words should give us all “pause”…to “re-evaluate our priorities in life”…to be “inspired by his message”…

BC- George Carlin was also well known for his lifetime of championing free speech….(George Carlin’s 7 words)…So isn’t it something that the same week the Furths choose to honor George Carlin……their 3 CIC-pal Commissioners throw Louis Marchelos out of Jarvis Hall with no warning …for his “9 words”…”Only to promote the Vice Mayor’s agenda against us.”…calling it a “personal attack! Can you even imagine the comedy routine Carlin would come up with after watching their “Routine”?…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Carlin

3/24-25/09 New Business item…

16E…Noise Ordinance: Music is very loud and neighbors are complaining . Should we be having weekend long event with music all afternoon and evening? Commissioner Clottey…

Commissioner Clottey- ” Yes, after the weekend last weekend ah, I don’t think this needs too much explanation. Um, what I would request if the Commission would go along with is to have the um, attorney draw up, look at our ordinance and draw it up in such a manner that the town can go out and have their own code enforcement officers checking on the noise. Ah, have the music, I understand the equipment costs less than $100, so it’s very inexpensive, but they have to have the authority to do that. Um, I know a lot of our residents are complaining about um, music and noise that starts in the early afternoon and goes into the wee morning hours. So, I would ask my fellow Commissioners to um, seriously consider ah, and think twice before approving 2 day events in the future cause um, I don’t think I will vote for one again.” She then made a motion for the attorney to proceed and asked for a 2nd….The Vice Mayor 2nd it…adding a “fast track” be a friendly amendment which Comm. Clottey thought was great and thanked him…

BC- Louis Marchelos asked to speak on this when his name was called for public comments the evening before…After all it was Athena that required a 2 day event approval and Athena that started in the afternoon…Also of note Commissioner Clottey came too the event…and did not say anything about any complaints…and as previously posted no complaints were made by phone or e-mail to Mayor Minnet or Comm. Dodd…This writer has met no one from the south end of town who has a problem with the events…on the contrary…they love it all…One caveat to the Commissioners who say no more 2 day events…what about the craft fairs?….

Louis Marchelos- ” I have a couple of questions, the people who complained, how many were they? Second how are we to determine that it was us causing the problem? How are we to fix it if not told at that time? Commissioner Clottey, you were at the event. Why didn’t you tell us anything? Common courtesy will dictate that you will inform us. Where were these calls coming from? Were they coming from every direction in town or is it possible it was coming from people with a certain political agenda? Common sense, you call the police. Common decency as our neighbors we should be informed right away so we can fix the problem. Didn’t you feel it was interesting that not one complaint went to BSO? I, I would like to know if the ah, Mayor got a complaint or Commissioner Dodd got a complaint as well because they were at the event also. And Commissioner Silverstone did pass by once and I believe Commissioner McIntee in his VFD vehicle with Marc Furth in the car came by a couple of times. Um, don’t you feel it interesting that the Vice Mayor was offended by the noise. He said last night that he was at his home which is almost 2 miles away and heard the music being played clearly. Commissioner Clottey you have my phone number, I call you many times, you call me back. If this  was so disturbing why not do something immediately and tell me so I could take care of  the problem. This is purely and simply a matter of not using resources that our town currently has available and to take punitive action would be unfair and only promote the Vice Mayor’s agenda against us. ”

BC- HERE WE GO….ARE YA LISTENING GEORGE….WHEREVER YOU ARE?….

Vice Mayor- ” Point of order that’s a personal attack!’

Comm. Silverstone- “That’s out of hand!”

VM- ” That’s out of hand, he’s done! Point of order, I’m asking to remove him, that was a personal attack!”

The Mayor said she was not going to remove him, but she would ask him to stop and finish up…

VM- ” I want to make a motion to overrule the chair on that.”

Comm. Silverstone- ” I’ll second that”

The Mayor implored them to stop…

VM- ” Oh no! The motion’s made to overrule the chair to remove him!”

BFF-Comm. Silverstone- ” I second it!”

BC-The Mayor had no choice…or did she?……according to the rules…there should have been a warning!…Mr Marchelos deserves an apology from the Commission…

The Mayor read the following-” There is a motion to remove Louis Marchelos by the Vice Mayor and a 2nd by Commissioner Silverstone”…the vote was taken 3-2…VM, BFF Comm. Silverstone and the “guaranteed” 3rd vote by Comm. Clottey (another stake through the heart!2x at one meeting)…dissenting votes..Mayor Minnet and Comm. Dodd.

BC- Louis was escorted from the hall by BSO  Lt. Cedeno…

Afterward his brother Spiro was allowed to speak…he spoke of the Chamber’s craft show…the events…and the positive response from business, tourists and residents…He said there were no complaints made…no disturbances…and again implored the Commission to responded who was making the complaints…He spoke of it being Greek Independence Day…and they were no longer “scapegoats” in today’s world…asking for fairness in treatment and no more discrimination…

Commissioner Clottey responded making this her worst Commission meeting to date…as she is now thoroughly in concert with the “bad acts” she sought to replace on the dais….”Okay, I want to respond to that. I have never said it was the Marchelos that the “main” complaints were about. You have attacked me sir (Mac -attackism) for absolutely no reason (she said she would no longer vote for 2 day events) I will tell you who it was one of the main noise makers was Ocean 101 had music playing later than 2:30 in the morning. Did I ever say it was you guys? Never! Never did and so you seem to have jumped to some conclusions. Maybe you feel guilty for some reason? (HUH?) But I never mentioned you guys.”

Spiro jumped up to say “You said it was a 2 day event, Ladies and gentlemen you said it was a 2 day event”…Athena’s was the only 2 day event….

Comm. Clottey-” Um, and I had so many complaints about all day, all night that I’m just telling you up front I will never vote for another 2 day event. But I never mentioned you by name (S0, what’s the difference?) never did! And I think sir you privately owe me an apology, so does your brother. I’m done.”

BC- Sadly, this was totally off the wall…and if anyone deserves an apology, it is Louis Marchelos and his brother……name or no name…it was evident who was “targeted”!…

The Vice Mayor chimed in trying to put a “spin” on it…to clarify the need for the decibel meter…for code enforcement to have it and use …and never one to stop while he’s ahead he went on ad-nauseum about “fairness” in all “acts” of code violations addressed by the Town Manager…droning on about a disturbance call at “restaurant A”…will bring code enforcement to “Restaurants..B…C… and D”…The VM  gave credence to the Town Manager’s well know code “sweeps”!…

BC- What a waste of resources…to think a complaint at one establishment automatically brings the enforcers to all  fellow establishments…Only now to be “armed” with a decibel meter…Welcome to the Mc-Police state of LBTS!…YIKES!… The Town Manager remained mute! WOW!…

Commissioner Silverstone went way off track trying lamely to tie in the brothers request for who was calling to the previous Clottey “afraid to call the BSO” claims made at these meetings…It didn’t fly…Gibberish like ” We just had a little discussion up here about people hesitating to call ah, with a complaint because of vindication (HUH?) or um, getting attacked.”…He agreed with Comm. Clottey and the VM and spoke also of motorcycles…and the noise he hears from his home..Elvis in the afternoon…but then “Jimmy” said ” It’s not my job to call you (Marchelos brothers) up, its, not the Vice Mayor’s job to call anybody up (code enforcement too, Jimmy?) it’s not our job. We have to go through the procedure here. There was a complaint about doing that before and so that’s not going to be done.” …He went on to say he respects the businesses…and then this “But, um, once I start getting (start getting Jimmy? Does that mean you didn’t get any yet?) complaints from my neighbors, well you’re gonna , then it’s gonna have to cease…” going on to explain the Town Manager will then get code enforcement to do their thing….

The Mayor spoke of her phone calls being for motorcycles…finding a balance for residential and hospitality…agreeing that 2 to 3 day events all day were too much…but did not share the need to alter the ordinance especially at this time of economic hardships facing the businesses in town…

The Town Manager spoke to say that Chief Gooding agreed the decibel meter was a good idea…and totally deflated Comm. Clottey’s negative BSO declarations…of BSO not doing anything or being uninvolved…The Manager said she had Comm. Clottey in her office…that the problem was with 101 Ocean and Village Grille…and while in the Manager’s office they called and spoke to the Chief “right away” and Chief Gooding “understands”…..HMMMM…..

Comm. Dodd briefly added that he and his wife…simply remove themselves from the event area if it gets too loud…and spoke of noise coming at other times from other venues…adding he was in favor of having a method to quantify any  scale  for an acceptable level of noise…supporting the ordinance and the enforcement..

Comm. Clottey had the last word reiterating the rights this ordinance would afford code enforcement to deal with the noise in our town…that is not contained in the ordinance at present…..

BC- Maybe, just maybe Comm. Clottey should have started out with her ending statement and left it at that…This writer thinks….George Carlin would agree!

The vote was taken-passes 5-0…

more to come…Hopefully apologies to the Marchelos brothers……on 4/14/09…

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