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Here’s The Scoop … IN THE TOWN OF Lauderdale-By- The-Sea …. THE LEFT HAND DOESN’T KNOW ….

August 29, 2009 by Barbara

WHAT THE RIGHT HAND IS DOING ….

Dear Readers …It never fails…the plethora of material to post being supplied by this Town administration  …Just when you think there can be no more…there is!…

It makes this writer often wonder…when can I become a “centrist” once more?… I suppose it will be when the actions are no longer done that require such postings …I am hopeful that day will come…… sooner rather than later……

But alas…it is not today…no sirree….. sad to say….

In the previous post was the August 29,2009 Sentinel RFP 09-08-01 for “Public Safety Complex-Police Office Improvements” which contained the new Town Manager directed change of the RFP bids to be “PUBLICLY OPENED AND RECEIPT ACKNOWLEDGED”… on the date and time the bids are required for consideration…replacing the longstanding LBTS-RFPs previously published with the “publicly opened and read aloud”….

Now comes this….on the Town website (scan and link below)…the RFP 09-08-01 “PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX-POLICE OFFICE IMPROVEMENTS”

4th paragraph….

“SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE UNDERSIGNED AT THE OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK, TOWN HALL, 4501 OCEAN DRIVE, LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLORIDA 33308 UNTIL 2:00PM ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2009 “…

ALERT…ALERT… HERE IT COMES…

“AT WHICH TIME THEY WILL BE PUBLICLY OPENED AND READ ALOUD.”

BC- the bid onlineon the Town’s own website has the same verbage used prior to the Sentinel change published on the 29th!…Now we have to wonder what is in the bid packets?…Which of the two will be followed if the Commission does not vote in the affirmative to return to the “publicly opened and read aloud” directing  specifics be included in the LBTS purchasing manual/a new ordinance that will return to the Town the same guidelines we observed until it went array?…ARGHHHH……….

THE RFP SCAN …Town website (8/29/09)…

town website rfp police dept

http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/

more to come….

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

August 21, 2009 by Barbara

PROJECT VFD …. YOU’RE OUT!… “AUF WIEDERSEHEN” DEPUTY CHIEF…

We hear the Vice Mayor/ Deputy Chief returned last week and found out for himself…. the rumors are true!…His days as a VFD Officer are numbered! ….. He started too many “fires” in the department!….We hear the demotion should coming sooner than usual…….Stay strong  and united VFD members….the whole Town is behind you!….. You’ll be Heroes!…..

NO JUSTIFICATION PAGES….NO RFPS….NO STAFF JOB OPENINGS…… JUST  P.R….

A look at the Town website shows …NO  2009-10 Budget Justification pages added to the Budget…No RFPS (next one due on 8/27)…NO job openings for Code Enforcement Officer (Cam Parker is leaving)…NO job opening for Municipal Works … ( Secretary is exiting)…Just jobs open for a Mc-pool life guard/ karate instructor …salary negotiable…

But they made sure to include a  link to the Sentinel (prev. post  http://heresthescooponline.com/) to tout the town not raising taxes!…Hmmmm….

LBTS one of
few cities not
raising taxes!

http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/

THE “WIZARD” WAS NOT IN …… COME BACK ANOTHER TIME ….

OOPS!…We hear the Town was left a little chagrined on Wednesday August 20th…when those with tickets assembled in Jarvis Hall for the Special Magistrate found out after a half hour of waiting…. the LBTS Special Magistrate Gordon Linn was out of Town!…

The Assist. Town Manager “did a little song and dance” and told those who were summoned to come back at a later date…YIKES!…

All Town Boards were canceled for August….

YOU CALL THAT BEAUTIFICATION? …. SORRY CHARLIE!……

The notoriously empty Mc-Furth Gang special “BEACH PARKING PERMIT ONLY’ spaces for their CIC pals…have big red lettered stencils on the curbs in the El Prado parking lot  and in front of El Prado Park…saying “PERMIT ONLY”….tacky …tacky…tacky… Can we make an Anonymous/ Resident  Citizen Contact Center Form complaint?….

more to come….

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