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FALL-ING BEHIND ON POSTING ….

Dear Readers… behind the scenes it is business as usual …the lines of communication are open more than have been in quite a while from within Town Hall…albeit a few leftover staff members who seem to be wavering between the old and the new ways of customer service… Bad acts or rather acts condoned in the past are few and far between and being done out of the new administrations line of sight…but alas, the new Administration seems to be catching on to those instances in taking the time to personally check up any such behaviors still being demonstrated… Note to the Admin. no matter the time left til retirement…or good intentions… It’s still time to clean house of some of these holdovers…They know who they are…

The weather in Chicago has been warm …high 60s and Lilly’s mom has been back in Scotland this week for more research…thus Nana time is extended leaving posting on the wayside even more-so… Miss Lilly has a new toy…a leather ottoman Nana waited to purchase when the first 6 months of baby paraphernalia was no longer in use… She is enamored by this 3×3 “gym”… as it provides not only something to hold onto to pull herself up…and a distance …in baby steps to make her way around…but it is a slide of sorts and a great drum to boot!…

In town we hear the business wanted and denied as referenced by a speaker at the last Commission meeting (prev. post) was a Hooka Bar…That was a new one to this writer…although the BCbythesea Hubby stated there is one a few block from where we reside in Chicago…

As one reader stated …we definitely need more input from the Chamber for businesses to thwart this kind of mainstay…not exactly that Macks Grove feel this writer had in mind…While I am glad the businesses allowed will now include those temporarily sidelined on 1st reading…I still believe there should have been a zoning for them on the west side of A1A as well …Hopefully that will come due to traffic and parking if not cleared up in the code itself…

CIC-Chair Liliana Pomareda is at it again…I guess the CIC website is her “blog” now…and as such provides much fodder for this writer and others…Now Chair Pomareda has included a LBTS Halloween 2010 “slide show” complete with music …It only shows the CIC table.. CIC member Rosa the “Tomato lady” and daughter..and Chair Pomareda’s children along with those who were also with her in the July 4th parade we believe.. The only “outsiders” …were a photo-op for the kids with the Ragusa’s… Now that’s CIC censhorship…or perhaps a visual into the world the “knuckleheads” continue to live in ..in 2010…

We hear resident Sandra Booth is on the mend after a freakish fall while on vacation…Nothing can keep this powerhouse down for the count… pirates… hurricanes or solid concrete!… We also hear a good friend facing his own battle with “the elements” that seem to befall more and more of those we hold near and dear…has thus far done a “side step” of the effects that are usual …leaving all of us who think of him everyday breathing a sigh of relief!…

On a personal note…this writer has warned many off-post to be careful this year of the annual flu shot… Watch for where the provider wants to give it…Do not let them give it to you higher than normal on the shoulder…This writer and a growing number of others per Google are left with weeks of chronic nerve pain that travels from the unusually placed injection site down the arm…left to endure and in some cases go on steroids¬† we have now read in the hope it will eventually dissipate …According to other providers the those giving the show are offered a distance of acceptable sites that includes the usual area on the arm up to the shoulder where it seems to be problematic… If it is in the shoulder only by whomever is doing the injection..take it from me…walk away to another place of business…you’ll be glad you did!…

A followup to a few items previously posted …

A PRR was made on the updated employee salary ranges in LBTS and finally received…I was provided with an outdated 2005 version…the last one is scanned below..from 2009/2010 is showing our Town employees are paid well and as such we will have no problem getting the kind of employees needed to move forward equal to the caliber we now see at the top …

Scanned in Salary Ranges …

Also for the many who are still talking about the number one issue next to the Master Plan revisions and the future visioning of the Town…Here is a scan of the Nov. 13, 2007 Master Sewer Agreement approved by the Comm. on Nov. 13, 2007 as Consent agenda item H. …with no discussion … and we are told no backup of this agreement and no report on the specifics were turned over to that full Comm. before it was unanimously passed according to files in Town Hall at the present time…

The Nov. 13, 2007 Master Sewer Agreement Amended on Nov. 13, 2007…

The Particulars …

BC- as stated previously …we do not know why each year for over a decade since the annexation of Sea Ranch Club/Sea Ranch Lakes North Condominiums the former two administrations and former Town Attorney chose to subsidize a sewer rate charge to bring the buildings under the same rate as the Town of LBTS (the south end only at that time the north was still unincorporated Broward) as promised without going through the direction given at a special meeting concerning the annexation in that same year… We do not know who thought up the ruse to instruct the buildings to send their sewer bills to LBTS and then Fort Lauderdale when they took over the billing to continue on with it…We also do not know why the Town under the past two administrations would continue to state all increases from Pompano would go directly to the consumers …and then do just the opposite since 2003…We also do not understand why the past two administrations made it a practice not to provide all materials required for each Commission to vote on correctly…as well as not understanding commissions that “blindly” passed such agenda items seemingly based on verbal assurances only from those they relied on …. Luckily for all of us…as we face the big hits we continue to face in their wake…we can be assured with this Commission/Administration …history will not repeat itself… First though…these 4 buildings need to be under some sewer agreement with someone…which they are not at the present time…stuck in the same spot as they were prior to annexation!…..

More to come…Three very important meetings to happen next week …Mon. Nov. 15th 5 pm Special Workshop on priorities/TM annual performance review …Tues. 2nd Master Plan Steering Committee meeting at 7 pm w/ TM Hoffman…Wed Planning & Zoning …dealing with the codes/ordinances for parking requirements and signage… All open to the public with public input at the committee/board meetings …all televised/live-streamed on Town website…I will post agendas w/ comments (Backup in full will all be on Town website late today)…as well as cover after each meeting…

This weekend be sure to stop by Interior Digs in LBTS for “Let It Snow” …more info on http://heresthescooponline.com/

The event is also on the Town website… http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/ ….NICE!…along with all the backup…etc….

more to come….

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