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WEATHER WORRIES….

‘We’re really getting socked’…Sentinel…Ken Kaye…unusually turbulent…not the norm…a predictor of what’s ahead?….

‘Lightning record: 7 strikes in a day’….Herald….Tim Chapman/laura Isensee…..

BCbythesea…Still feel the LBTS Hurricane Fair was a waste of bucks/staff time to repeat what is known by the majority living here….but the retiring guest from Broward County did give us the heads up on tornadoes coming closer to home…she could have been on to something….and as previously posted the transformer across the road from the BCbythesea abode on Washingtonia went out earlier than in past years after being hit by lightning….

I’M WITH THE PINES….

‘Pines breaks with BSO to field local calls to 911″…Herald…..Jasmine Kripalani…

Pembroke Pines hopes to answer and dispatch emergency calls faster now that it will operate its own 911 center….

BCbythesea…. With all the budget talks about pavilion…promenades…refurbishing hotels…building departments….this is one we could wrap our teeth around…this is a pressing piece of the puzzle….missing in the new direction of LBTS public safety that has not been addressed….the 1st line of defense to make the other two…VFD/AMR succeed or not….and as most residents know…from Comm. Clottey… revealing her startling observations upon visiting the center providing our present service…as she began her term….and previous posts about the abysmal 911 call center responses over the recent months……it begs to to be included!….. the monetary costs are not outrageous…with a possibility of recouping part of it from the County…

BCbythesea….Could somebody in the administration…on the Commission…call Pembroke Pines…and get the lowdown?……….

BUILDING DEPT. SLIGHT OF HAND….

Building Dept. director hands in his resignation…Herald…

Dirty dealings in the Miami Beach Building Dept…apparent bribery for expedited reviews of projects and some lowering of fees …with a certain developer…

BCbythesea….coming off the Oriana fiasco…(not insinuating bribery was involved)…….just lots of questions…for how plans were changed…allowances made…shoddy inspecting throughout the initial pouring of cement etc…. and mis-communications with Broward…that led to it being overbuilt….a new building dept. in LBTS ….whenever it comes to fruition will be looked at with a jaundiced eye… so if this Commission goes ahead with this idea…this budget year…

Do not let the Town Manager/Head of Development be in charge…they are up to there necks with duties…spread too thin already…

Listen to Comm. Clottey….she put forth the idea of hiring a building dept. director…(multiple RFPs please)….and letting them do the building of the department…pun intended…

No need for a full- time dept……..having been through the process many times…if folks know the dept. will be open 2-3 days widely published….a time certain…they will make use of it…if the residents can be assured that on 2-3 days of the week they will have an inspector appear…as promised…it will be a huge step forward…… a small part-time dept. ….. like an alternate Adopt-A- Street Program…(previous post)…might just fit the bill….pun intended…..

FADE TO GRAY….

Sentinel….15A…back to gray…the 2nd time for Calypso/Suez no color ad….having plenty of company with the abundance of oil drilling articles…and Chad Lowe cartoon…..

Sentinel…today…poll for drilling off the coast…53% for it….

Editorial exposes some little revealed points…the amount The U.S. Minerals Management Service estimates….the amount of oil and gas lying under the banned Gulf of Mexico regions…for meeting the nation’s demands… for oil….just 179 days…for natural gas…11 months…WHOA!!!!….

BCbythesea….How close are they to getting the final permits….once again…it will not produce until 2011…and might be the best choice for the interim …until the nuclear…solar plants are up to snuff in 15-30 years…previous post….under LBTS agenda/meetings…6/11/08….

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