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Here’s The Scoop … Scene And Heard Around Town … Updated …

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE …

Dear Readers … Here we are on December 26, 2009 … and we really are sitting pretty in the best weather in the country… and the overwhelming feeling that a great weight has been lifted off the town as a whole…It comes still from the VFD vote on Dec. 14th and the ouster of Vice Mayor Jerry McIntee from having any leadership role… In the time since .. we have seen and heard that there has been some real thought coming from those who left the VFD after many of years membership,of possibly coming back…if McIntee leaves altogether… As of now we have not heard that he has resigned, ( no call or letter)  despite not being seen since his final roll of the VFD dice that did him in big time…Of course we have heard he is planning and plotting to undermine the department and those who could not be “bought” or intimidated ….But if he follows through…besides his BFF Commissioner Jimmy( He’s not a nice guy) Silverstone, where will any further support come from?…The Furths? …It is said that some of the old-timers were asked to come to the VFD Christmas party and when they politely declined they were told emphatically…”Next year for sure!”…NICE!.. We know of many who would like to offer their service to the VFD but have not due to the “Reign of McIntee” since 2005!…Yesterday we hear there was a call to Starlight Towers and though it turned out to be a non- incident…all went well…A near- drowning took place Christmas morning..but upon arrival the swimmer …though exhausted had made it back to shore…The VFD is to be monitoring for days with riptide warnings and to be out in full beach patrol force …especially on the holidays… Perhaps when we find that McIntee has exited both VFD and dais…former member Scot Fowler can be asked to return and offer up some viable alternatives to lifeguards as we were promised he could long ago in 2008…

Out and about we saw no lights at all in the Washingtonia portal…the comment made …perhaps the Clottey “lingerers” turned them off to go to sleep!… Construction is moving forward on the White Cap nearby…paint ( familiar color for this writer) and final touches…and up the road in the south-end of El Mar the Seaward is fenced and without roof…finally getting on with their updated approved apartment-private residence… While people were still admiring the Chamber’s Christmas tree in Pelican Square …just south on the west side cameras were clicking on a second outside tree… A Christmas tree decorated with beer cans… by the alleyway..Quite a sight…

Much discussion about where was the expected BTSTimes… out on Christmas?…Out next Friday New Years Day or  in the week between?… Perhaps opposing papers out together on Jan. 8th?…

UPDATE… Ask and you shall receive..We just heard  the Mc- Furth BTSTimes is “scheduled” for the 28th…Their year in “review” …This writer will certainly have some fun with that!… (Thanks to the reader…with this news…pun intended!)

Will the new VFD continue to use their supporters funding to fund a politically charged local paper put out by their own photog-Marc Furth?…If the VFD is going to advertise …it needs to be from their own funds and in both papers to now be fair!…Also being asked after the BTSFutures Editorial and the follow-up on this site…is the VFD going to rectify the very serious problem they have with not being properly registered with the state for their supporters to deduct their donations to the Booster Fund legally?… http://www.bytheseafuture.org/ …And lastly, why is Commissioner Silverstone still listed as of Dec. 16, 2009 as the “registered agent”?…

It seems a little early but the Sun-Sentinel has already made their first call to the candidates to see why they are running…Those declared candidates responded and we hear the Sentinel will have a political blog of sorts following them through the election online…Of course the candidates will still have the Sentinel’s questions and interview to get their endorsement… We have heard many  after seeing Town Topics or reading on this site of the two February debates do not think there should be two debates this time around…The comments,  that the last time it was redundant and boring at debate #2…It should be for the candidates to decide …and if they agree it is possible to cancel the Feb 16th and keep Feb. 25th… In the paper today…Hillsboro also having commission elections in March… Hope they get better info from their Town Clerk than the candidates in LBTS (post to come)….The budget book is out (post to come)…and to this writer it looks as if the Manager spent much more time and money to get her coveted “award” for presentation…No wonder it was so late…(end of the 1st quarter) ….A Public Records Req. was made for the cost/staff time…Cover…was done by BTSTimes Editor-VFD Photog. Marc Furth…

The signs are popping up around town…with many more to come as we approach the the 2010 LBTS Municipal Election… We hear this year there will be “patrols” of supporters to monitor any shenanigans made by those late night “touring ” marauders…Looks like “siestas” will be required for those on both sides of the aisle!…

Scot Sasser … 954-254-1743   http://www.scotsasser.com/

Chris Vincent ….  954-612-8606   http://chrisvincent2010.com/

Finally,… Thanks to all the readers who sent this writer their holiday wishes…and especially those I haven’t heard from for a while who assured they still are avid readers … Please make sure to stay in touch!… This site is still here almost 2 years later (Jan. 30th) for one reason only, to rectify what I helped create in the last municipal election… because certain nefarious “characters” had the last word …and were allowed to forge ahead unchallenged!….The success of this next election and a positive future for the Town Of LBTS comes from all those people who have taken the time to get involved and find the real answers… This does not come from one person alone!…So to all of those who have helped behind the scenes …and there are so very, very many …a special thanks to you all!… But, now is not the time to get complacent…I am counting on you …. for there is much to do between now and March 9, 2010…

Support the “Good Guys”… Scot Sasser/ Chris Vincent/ Roseann Minnet ….and get your friends and neighbors on board…and registered to vote….

It’s A Wonderful Life… In Lauderdale-By-The-Sea ….

more to come…

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