Search and Categories

Here’s The Scoop … Lauderdale-By-The-Sea V. Former Town Manager Esther Colon …. Coming To Terms? ….

WHAT’S AGREEABLE TO WHOM ….AND AT WHAT COST?…..

Dear Readers …We heard the Town Manager had been “in mediation” last week and that the Commissioners were contacted for a shade session on Wed. July 28th at 4 pm … It was thought some attempt would transpire before going to court and this may be it, if the threshold of coming to terms on the payout is agreeable to both sides…

Commissioners need to weigh not only the cost factor to the taxpayers, but the actions taken by Ms. Colon( if the payout was indeed correct on the whole sum or close to it) cost thus far when she could have come  forward and handled this matter as soon as she received the Int. TM’s letter in late May…

In the aftermath of what Ms. Colon herself set in motion….we the taxpayers have uncovered much more than just a $69,000+ overpayment that she and her “gang” left behind for the new administration, Commission and yes the taxpayers to clean up and remedy …. in this writer’s opinion…

This writer was in mediation once…when a decorator scammed me and unless I went through the mediation process and settled …I was advised she would shut down her business and I would get nothing…I ended up with 25% and I was not allowed to “bad mouth” her business practices for one year …The cost to go to court would have ended up more than the monies stolen due to loss in work time …I do hope that something similar is not in the works in this settlement …. The outcome for the decorator…she went on to pull the same scam on others, we were told……and they too lost money ….ultimately, a few years later, she shut down shop in Pompano and left town…in part I believe she was able to continue her scam because of the clause of silence I was required to sign in order to obtain the partial repayment of my stolen funds… through mediation…

P.S. …Commissioners when you go into the “Community” Center to discuss …look down at the cleaned carpet…and look up at what has been improved thus far…Then please make it your business…pun intended …to replace the carpet and do everything on the Directors “wish list” and then some !….

…………………..

From the Town’s website….

TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA
TOWN COMMISSION
SPECIAL MEETING
Jarvis Hall
4505 Ocean Drive
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
4:00 P.M.
1. CALL TO ORDER, MAYOR ROSEANN MINNET
2. Shade Session – Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea v. Esther Colon
Pursuant to Florida Statutes 286.011(8), there will be an attorney-client session
beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 attended by Mayor Roseann
Minnet, Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd, Commissioner Birute Ann Clottey, Commissioner
Scot Sasser, Commissioner Chris Vincent, Town Manager Connie Hoffmann, and
Town Attorneys Susan L. Trevarthen and Brett Schneider.
The closed session will last approximately one (1) hour.
3. Action Item
Resolution 2010-19: A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COMMISSION OF THE
TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLORIDA APPROVING SETTLEMENT
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA AND
ESTHER COLON; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF THE SETTLEMENT
AGREEMENT; PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
4. ADJOURNMENT

…………………………

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-19
A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN 1 COMMISSION OF THE
2 TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLORIDA
3 APPROVING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN
4 THE TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA AND
5 ESTHER COLON; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF THE
6 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT; PROVIDING FOR
7 IMPLEMENTATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
8 DATE.
9
10
11 WHEREAS, the Town Commission of the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida
12 (the “Town”) desires to resolve and settle litigation which is pending between the Town and
13 Esther Colon (“Colon”), as described in and in accordance with the terms of the attached
14 Settlement Agreement; and
15 WHEREAS, the Town Commission finds that approval of the Settlement Agreement
16 between the Town and Colon is in the best interest of the Town.
17 NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE TOWN
18 COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLORIDA, AS
19 FOLLOWS:
20
21 Section 1. Recitals Adopted. Each of the above stated recitals is hereby adopted and
22 confirmed.
23 Section 2. Settlement Agreement Approved. The Settlement Agreement between the
24 Town and Colon, in substantially the form attached hereto, is hereby approved, and the Town
25 Manager is hereby authorized to execute the Settlement Agreement on behalf of the Town, once the
26 Settlement Agreement is approved by the Town Attorney as to form and legal sufficiency.
27 Section 3. Implementation. The Town Manager and Town Attorney are hereby
28 respectively authorized to take any and all action necessary to implement the Settlement
29 Agreement and this Resolution.
2
Section 4. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect 30 immediately upon
31 adoption.
32 PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS ____day of July, 2010.
33
34
35 ____________________________________
36 Mayor Roseann Minnet
37
38
39 Attest:
40
41
42
43 _____________________
44 Town Clerk, June White
45 (CORPORATE SEAL)
46
47
48
49
50 APPROVED AS TO FORM:
51
52
53
54 ________________________________
55 Susan L. Trevarthen, Town Attorney

……………..

more to come….

Tags: ,

Post Division