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Here’s The Scoop…Local Papers…New Advertiser…

April 24, 2009 by Barbara

BCBYTHESEA.COM NOW ADVERTISES IN THE BTSFUTURE …Paid for by the BCbythesea “Booster Club”!…

Dear Readers,

With the newly designed website, this writer had a choice to send out a second townwide mailing or to advertise…

Now that “season” is officially over and many residents are heading home, it seemed a “no brainer”…advertising was the best way to go…

Then came the decision of where would it make the most impact and reach the most people?

Well, that one was easy, all I had to do was take a look inside the mailroom in my condominium …. and check out the newsracks around town…as well as residential driveways at dog walking time…The best “bang for the buck” was to place my ad in the BTSFuture to ensure it would be seen and add to the ever growing number of faithful readers…in year 2!

It is true this writer has been at “odds” with their publication in the past, but a common goal with eyes now wide open can surpass any such differences of opinion.  In the last year through alot of research I found much of what I was told was the truth, were the facts, turned out to be anything but! Those I put my faith in, trusted, volunteered countless hours to  and donated money to had their own private agendas, that have proven to be to the detriment of this town I love……

Placing an ad comes with an association that leaves you wide open for accusations from certain “groups”, as well as being seen as a “ringing endorsement” from those who enjoy your site of the newspaper you have chosen  …..After a year of watching both local papers the association works for me with the often shared viewpoints of the downfall experienced in a little over year one of the “new majority”on the dais …..

This was the right choice to make and I look forward to a “Future” where we “get it right” in 2010…

http://www.bytheseafuture.org/

BCbythesea is also advertising weekly in the Pompano Pelican. The criteria was the same as stated above, with the superb expanding coverage of our town by Judy Vik and the increasing number of LBTS residents who regularly look forward to this publication and her work….

much more to come…

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Here’s The Scoop….What’s Your Decibel Meter Say….

April 17, 2009 by Barbara

THE NEWEST GAME IN TOWN….

‘Ever wonder how loud a sound really is? Well now you can with Decibel Meter! Decibel Meter uses your iPhone’s built in Mic to determine the intensity level of sounds it picks up, and displays it in dB SPL (Decibel Sound Pressure Level). *

Simply start up Decibel Meter and it will automatically start sampling sounds, and shows you the RMS average decibel reading as well as the peak decibel reading. Decibel Meter also provides a fun graphical way of interpreting the level of sound.

The iPhone’s built in Mic has the ability to pick up sounds near 0 dB SPL and up to around 110 dB SPL. Be sure to check out our website for a better understand of how decibels are measured!

FEATURES:
-Easy to use, little user interaction required
-Easy to read Display
-Multiple views! Choose between level meter, and graph view
– Average and peak decibel levels, as well as peak hold feature
-User adjustable sample rate
-Graphical representation of sound level’

AND CHECK  THIS OUT….BELOW……

‘*Decibel Meter should be used for entertainment purposes; the iPhone’s built in mic is not sensitive enough for professional level sound metering’

We hear everybody with an iPhone is paying $1.99….(although some have found it for .99)…. are playing the McIntee game…trying to see what the sound levels are…

We hear a normal conversation was at the same 70 decibel level the Mc-Gang wants to impose upon the music downtown!…

One only needs to take a look tonight at the lively crowd……the music was rockin’ and everybody was happy!…

Any attempt to say there were calls of complaint received for this event….will be just as reliable as the iPhone meter itself…offering up pure “entertainment” of “payback”……

Do yourself a favor Commissioners …lower your “Noise” on this ordinance…..

The Pompano Pelican 4/17/09 edition has an article on the 2009-14 “Noise Ordinance” by Judy Vik…”Pipe-down, say Lauderdale-By-The-Sea officials”…

As Comm. Dodd said at the 4/14/09 meeting and reprinted in the article…”How many complaints have we had? And how many happy visitors? The number of happy visitors greatly outnumbers the number of complaints.”…

Tonight those happy visitors, happy residents and happy business owners would agree…

more to come…

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Here’s The Scoop..3/24-25/09 LBTS Commission Meeting #6…The Pier Sign…Finds A New Commission “Peer”…

March 28, 2009 by Barbara

A SIMPLE SIGN….SIGNS ON A 3RD VOTE….THE “NEW” CIC MAJORITY IS NOW IN PLACE!….

Well….well….well….”we’ve” got a liability problem in this town…”We” need to get this crisis straightened out…”We” need to spend $500 and besides “We” FINALLY HAVE 3 to 2!…MCINTEE,SILVERSTONE and CLOTTEY…WEEEEEE…..

Unfortunately….”We”, the townspeople now also have it splashed front and center …front page news…in the local paper …from our neighbor to the north …The Pelican…’Lauderdale-By- The -Sea vice mayor takes on role of code enforcer’…which starts on the front page….continuing on to page 5 under the header ‘Harassment’…. with the litany of VM vs the Marchelos brothers…(previously posted here )…from the VM’s wife yelling out in Jarvis Hall that Louis was “texting” in the hall…The event port-a-potties…The visits from code enforcement “messengers”…The stalling of opening the pier egress voted for 4-1 months ago…….The Dec incident of the Vice Mayor and his wife showing up and making a scene at the Athena’s outdoor dining…and the slew of code warnings that have been constant from the “Vigilante” nightly drive bys…including for a table inches over the boundary line….(Does the Vigilante carry a measuring tape?) extending to the latest “gotcha”…the Pier sign…and the cost this too will bring to the town ala McIntee using the Town Attorney as he has before …..for the retraction early on from the BTSFuture…Greenfest and now this ….

“We’ the townspeople now also face a lawsuit…possibly costing the town  big bucks all for one “Vigilante and his sidekicks to “Huff and Puff” like those they claimed they would replace!…YIKES…

The fallout…from the 3-2 new dais majority vote on Consent agenda item 12 j….was this letter was received by the Town ….

LETTER TO THE TOWN…..

3/26/09

Dear Esther,

After the commission voted to engage legal counsel to determine ownership of my pier sign in spite of my offers to share information with the Town, I consulted with legal counsel. Counsel has informed me that the commission’s action has made this a contestd matter with broader implications than a friendly dispute.

All further communications will be through litigation counsel. I fully expect this to only be resolved after certain parties are placed under oath and all hidden agendas are exposed to the light of day.

As a show of good faith, not to be construed as acceptance of the bogus liability argument Commissioner Silverstone and Vice Mayor McIntee, I have placed liability insurance on my pier sign including the Town as additional insured.

Thank You,

Louis Marchlos

Fisherman’s Pier Inc.’

more to come….

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Here’s The Scoop…BTSFutures…A Certainty?…A Picture Says A 1000 Words….Let It All Height Out….Private Property -Political Knowledge….Local Papers…

February 22, 2009 by Barbara

SHE SAID….HE SAID…SHE SAID….WHAT?….

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Think of this as a high tech version of the classic “8 Ball” toy of the ’50s/’60s (you remember, the black plastic ball you would ask a question, shake, and peer into the portal to get answers like “without a doubt”, “signs point to yes” or “ask again later”.) By the way, the first time we used it, we thought of a friend’s pet cat. After 20 questions, the unit guessed “A Persian Cat”. So what if the cat isn’t Persian. 20Q went on to guess4 of the next 5 “tests”.’

Was Editor Geesey playing with the “Magic Question Ball” while writing her article in the 2/19/09 edition of the Futures?…

In her 12 step article Ms. Geesey wrote  Commissioner Dodd conceded he had some harsh comments concerning  the “Old Guard” …which is true…along with “drinking the Kool-aid.” But he does not have “remorse” for heading the recall of former Mayor Parker…feeling it was justified and may have led to Parker’s ultimate decision not to run again…What he does regret and has publicly acknowledged during that time…and again quite recently…. is the Town paying the legal fees of Parker’s high priced Attorney when an alternative could have been found with the Florida League of Cities providing legal counsel…because Dodd felt then and still asserts what is offered to a Commission member is “reasonable legal representation”…not the most expensive high priced attorney in the book…If that is the call of the Commissioner …let them pay the difference…Commissioner Dodd has said the word he would use about the Parker situation is not “remorse”…it is “saddened”…because the recall was political…not personal …and today after all is said and done, it would be helpful to be able to call upon his neighbor Oliver Parker, to get input on items from the past….

Ms. Geesey in finishing up her piece writes of an admission by Commissioner Clottey, that the Commissioner regretted she signed the “bogus” ethics complaint against Ms. Geesey…(pertaining to the Oriana “flip” done while Ms. Geesey was Chair of the P & Z Board)…The Florida Ethics Commission did find probable cause on 6/11/08…as they did for Comms. Silverstone/McIntee (previous scoops/VFD categories) with a finding of no probable cause on the contract to purchase…but  finding  probable cause of not reporting it on her required financial report as a P & Z member and a time frame to fix  it… … 6/27/08…previous BCbythesea…post…

‘they found no probable cause for failing to report a contract to purchase a condominium on her CE Form 1, Statement of Financial Interests filed for Calendar year 2004 /2005…

‘The Commission further finds based on recommendation of the Commission’s Advocate that there IS probable cause to believe the Respondent violated Section 112.3145, Florida statutes, by failing to timely, and accurately file a CE Form 1F, Final Statement of Financial Interests within 60 days of leaving her public position for the period between Jan, 1 of the year in which she left and her last day of holding her office.’

According to Comm. Clottey, she has said to others, including this writer, that she wished she had not signed on to the complaint, and although no probable cause was found for the “flip” itself, it still did not sit right with her, and there is little chance that any public apology will be forthcoming. Commissioner Clottey has also said she has never spoken with Ms. Geesey about the complaint….

As for the rest of the 12 steps…it was pretty familiar ground for this writer…due to much being written right here….in previous posts…the lack of following the Silverstone initiated Town Mission Statement….the bullying on the dais….the need to be be prepared with the backup material…making Town business the top priority…… the description of “Jim” becoming “Jimmy” …and the increase  in confidence and handling of the dais by Mayor Minnet…

Ms. Geesey’s “steps”…6 thru 12….are all right on the mark….But alas, Ms Geesey…. for these 6 “steps” to happen with the present dais…with the “2-Hats” occupying seats at either end…you really do need a “Magic Ball”…Because the “odds” of these 6 “steps” becoming  a “certainty”…are about the same ….

WHAT’S UP DOC?….

Hey what happened…no photo…with the byline…with our Governor…on the front page of every newspaper…and on Meet the Press today……Doc really should have his picture included with this timely article…guess this writer is partial…seeing the”get” the Futures received with this new addition to their publication…just a humble opinion offered…he’s worth a weekly pic….

LET IT ALL HEIGHT OUT….

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Mark Brown has point…made in his “Leadership” editorial……If you’re going back to the “drawing board” on heights…to see if 44 feet meant…33 feet…then take the leap…town wide and see if 44 feet really meant 44 feet town wide on the coast…north and south…fair is fair…for this “laundry list” of items being prepared for the LBTS Referendum…in November…If the north is truly interested in making it so…ala the boats being kept as status quo. pre-annexation…..(previously posted scoops…LBT agenda/meetings categories)…and on the 2/24/09 Regular Commission meeting for 2nd reading…then they …the northenders… need to assemble…send the massive e-mails…make numerous calls to all Commissioners…and occupy the Jarvis Hall seats…line up for public comments…for it to really be a go…..included in the referendum for the “will of the people” ……

You have precedence for getting it on… Comm. Silverstone and VM McIntee said in their Commissioner Comments…(previous post…LBTS agenda/meeting category 2/10/09)  giving  praise to the “Tennis People”… “this is how it’s supposed to work”… this is democracy…at it’s best!…So make your calls and  send those e-mails…… see you there when you fill the seats..to have your say……and then we’ll all see if the same rules apply…on heights as they do with tennis….

REPUBLICAN ELECTED OFFICIALS WANT STIMULUS $$$ FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY?….REALLY?….

Editor Brown writes the VM McIntee voted against the Palm Club sewers and now has done an about face to assist the “horizontal condo” getting the “shovel” federal dollars to get the project done….(previous posts…history in the last election-sausage series category/previous posts…recent  Mc- vote getting initiative…LBTS agenda/meetings categories)…We all know why…VOTES…but the point well made by Brown, if true…besides the fact…it is still a private property…and the Town residents…especially many of us who live in “vertical condos” are  still not willing to pay …for their sewers …how is it “shovel” ready if it was “scrapped” …”wiped off” the Town’s books?…Also quite disturbing…the response included  in the editorial that Rep. Bogdanoff and Sen Atwater will help in it”s approval…do they know…it is a private property?…

Sorry Palm Club, the facts haven’t  changed with the “looming” 2010 election drawing near…public taxpayer funds…should not be used to pay for private property improvements…and the “greater good” of  sewers over septic for the health of the town …well the fact also remains on that one…Sea Ranch Lakes…is still firmly planted in the middle of Palm Club and LBTS…using septic…OOPS!…

TASTE OF THE BEACH….

Make your way to both…event and Commission…2/24/09….6-9 pm El Prado Park….details previously posted…places to go category…

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more to come……..

full text…link below…….

http://www.bytheseafuture.org/
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Here’s The Scoop…Hero From The North In 2010?……MORE VFD SUSPECT RESPONSE TIMES……

February 14, 2009 by Barbara

COULD WE HAVE THE REAL HERO FROM THE NORTH STEP UP….IN 2010…PLEASE!….

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he·ro Listen to the pronunciation of hero
Pronunciation:
\ˈhir-(ˌ)ō\
Function:
noun
Inflected Form(s):
plural heroes
Etymology:
Latin heros, from Greek hērōs
Date:
14th century

1 a: a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability b: an illustrious warrior c: a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities d: one that shows great courage2 a: the principal male character in a literary or dramatic work b: the central figure in an event, period, or movement3plural usually heros : submarine 24: an object of extreme admiration and devotion : idol

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I’ll give em’ credit…the BTSTimes…was “spot on”…in printing the correction(s) Letter To The Editor in this week …in the “Valentine Ode To Jerry And Esther”edition of 2/13/09…

The “REAL HERO”…Mark Mitchell sent the Editors a letter to set the record straight on some “factually inaccurate” items….in the BTSTimes 12/5/08 edition…

(Mark Mitchell was the gentleman that really did save the woman from drowning in the north end of town…and was recently awarded the LBTS Lifesaving Award…His coming forward in Jarvis Hall soon after the incident put the kabosh on the Vice Mayor’s VFD beach Incident Report taking credit…even after it was found the VFD report was also at odds with the BSO Incident Report …….previous posts scoops/VFD categories…)

1st -Major Mitchell wanted to let it be known he is not yet retired from the Air Force…having 6 more years in the Reserves to complete his 20 year career….

2nd-Major Mitchell said Chief Perkins  arrival (based on his (CP) own time estimates) 30 seconds after AMR- 2 minutes after the Vice Mayor- “about 1.5 minutes after the alarm would make the Major into someone with” running /swimming abilities into something world class.”…a point he said humbly was not so…

BC- this appearing right on the heels of other VFD response claims that are certainly suspect and embellished…..(previous 2/2/09 incident report….VFD category)…

3rd- Major Mitchell said Chief Perkins arrival on scene came once the victim was already on the stretcher and must be the reason  for the Chief to make an account that was inaccurate in his recounting the incident with the victims mask….

The Major went on to describe that both mask incidents he referred to at the Town Meeting occurred when the victim was initially placed on the stretcher prior to being moved to the ATV…

The Major implored that better training would have mitigated this” oxygen mishandling incident.”

4th- Major Mitchell said that AMR Brooke Liddle’s statement about oxygen was correct….when he demonstrated and said “the reservoir bag will not inflate unless oxygen is turned on and flowing”…However the Major went on to write…he observed the  2 AMR respondents from the the vantage point of the victim’s left shoulder and saw no bag inflated…which meant the bag was not inflated…the air was not turned on.

Last- Major Mitchell said he watched the AMR respondent located at the victim’s feet reach towards her midsection and turn the air supply to the on position after the AMR respondent near her head asked him if he turned the air on…The Major said the the same respondent at the victim’s feet was the one who initially secured the oxygen bottle between her ankles for transport. Furthermore the Major noticed that while the stretcher straps were being secured, the mask had been pulled off her face and the hose was severely kinked, thus the Major directed the AMR respondent at the victim’s feet to undo the straps which the respondent immediately did…fixing the “strap-entangled cord and re-seated the mask”…

BC- It says so much about Major Mitchell’s character that he was unwilling to let revisionist VFD history usurp his 1st hand account…and the facts…

Residents in the north end of Town…it is not too soon to implore the “Real Hero”residing in your end of town to consider a run for Commissioner…in 2010!

It is also time once again to call for a VFD Oversight Board…in light of the litany of incidents….stories…false information …and “incredible” response times we have been receiving….over the last 4 1/2 months…

VIGILANTE OR HERO?….It’s your choice…..

more to come………

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Here’s The Scoop….local Papers…For Those With Their Heads In The Sand…..

February 14, 2009 by Barbara

BURY YOUR HEAD….AND MAYBE YOU’LL BUY THE Mc-Furth”SPIN”…….In This Edition…out today…

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Boy…. I thought the Rorshach test was the way the LBTS residents viewed the VFD Press Release on February 2nd, 2009…(previous scoops/VFD categories)…but this issue of the Mc-Furth BTSTimes is the mother of all Rorshach tests…a real test of the great divide of reality and “spin”..pure ….sugary diabetic inducing “spin”…that may induce many to immediately sit down in order to regain some equilibrium…after reading this Valentine Edition “Ode To Vice Mayor Jerry McIntee and Town Manager Esther Colon”…..

This dashing duo can do no wrong…with photos galore…of the new “Queen B” of LBTS…Town Manager  Esther Colon who single-handedly “directed” this town into a streamlined government sponsored burb of “black and white” austerity…with an abundance of decisions…made all on her lonesome….No need to “bother” with Commission input…any “mistakes”….or feigned “lack of direction”…are guaranteed…. that all will be forgiven…when you promise “hands off” on all things VFD ….

HONOR ROLL ALERT….A+…A+….A+….for the Vice Mayor ….the will of the people is served…the Administration is protected….dedicated to community service…and it helps that the Mrs. VM  Kindergarten teacher-Slap-staff writer is the author….when giving her guy the inflated grades…Makes perfect sense…inflated grades…inflated ego…inflated claims…inflated stories….A+…A+…A+…..A+…by the self appointed Commission Overview Board…(good enough for the Commission…but the VFD…Nah..)

Giant kisses…lollipops…and cutesy pink frilly hearts go out to all things CIC…VFD…”BROOM BOYS”…in this Gummy Bear new world order…..follow the leader…feel Cupid’s arrow of love..and loyalty …and the world can be your oyster….la..la…la….”come on get happy”…..

How to maintain this love fest?….Well it’s simple…bury your head in the sand…no questions….no pesky facts…don’t let them get in the way….they’ll only make you sour anyway…and there’s no sour allowed in cheer leading….just follow the leader…it’s easier that way….wipe any thought process right out of your pretty little heads…

Those “evil traitors on a witch hunt are only here to bring you down”…..So what if the Manager and Staff changed the pavilion…decided no plumbing …no walls….So what if the Staff made code sweeps…throughout the town….So what if the Manager plays gotcha…against any  Commissioner that questions such actions….So what that the Manager does not advertise for top personnel armed with the required degrees and experience….So what if the VFD doesn’t follow it’s own Bylaws…and puts the Vice Mayor in charge making his Chief just a patsy…….So what if the Vice Mayor drives around the streets of this town in his Deputy Chief SUV on patrol….So what if the VFD  “fudges”their response times and embellishes the Vice Mayor’s role….So what if the Town and the VFD ignore public records requests….So what if secrecy has replaced the promise of transparency….so what!…

It doesn’t matter anymore…it only mattered when the majority…the Administration…the Fire Department was not theirs…When it was…an Old Guard majority…it mattered….When it was Town Manager Baldwin…it mattered….When it was Clerk Medina…it mattered….When it was BSO Fire …it mattered….but that was different…”they “say….That was different…..

For this writer…the great divide is this simple…the ultimate test is this……Why did it matter then….and it doesn’t matter now?….WHY?….

more to come………..

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Here’s The Scoop….Local Papers…Scene & Heard Around Town…UPDATED…

January 31, 2009 by Barbara

FUTURES IS OUT FOR DELIVERY….

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The January 30,2009 editions of the Futures and the Pelican are out….around town….

The Futures…gives the heads up?….Bert J. Harris is waking up…from his long slumber …to come a calling on LBTS in the weeks to come?….

Question arises…on the Palm Club’s participation…if they get the grant..( previous post…scoops & LBTS agenda/meetings categories)….they’ll say “adios?”…

Look like someone paid attention…to the P.J. Rossi -LBTS bracelet in the window……besides this writer…(posted on Xmas Day..scoops category)…it a beauty…getting “oohs and ahhs”…

Congratulations to both Doc Lawrence and the Futures on his new “gig”…readers will be very pleased indeed…with his first rate contributions….

Nice pics of the Vice Mayor…VFD Deputy Chief’s…quotes for the canopies… being shown…( previous post…LBTS agendas/meeting categories)….HMMM…about that letter to the Ethics commission …( previously posted ..1/27/08 LBTS agenda/meetings category)….with no involvement with VFD monies?….

Sweeps…(previously posted…scoops category)…are still ongoing…we hear the shops are on this weeks “sweep list”…  requiring them to  take down too many signs in their windows…(Old City News Stand shop)…and Delacaseas……told no radio outside…(no bubbles either?)….guess quaint…just flew out the window…

BC…hear the Mc-Furth Times is running a contest for a slogan for the town..here’s a suggestion….”Welcome to Lauderdale By The Sea…Where The Charm Was Swept Away”……courtesy of your “black and white” bureaucratic administration ….

THANKS JERRY….PELICAN FRONT PAGE NEWS….

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The Pelican this week…front page story by Judy Vik….the pier access…the “Athena Boys”…the Commission fiasco….and the Vice Mayor’s big mouth…that made it known to all …that  the Mrs…was called a “Cockroach”…now extending beyond town limits in hard print…….YIKES!….

THEY ONLY REMEMBER THE SHORTS….

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It’s happened again…residents are disturbed by seeing the VFD on scene in shorts….

We hear there was a call on Thursday morning….a little after 1 am…to a nearby motel…a disturbance … brought out 4-5 BSO cars…2 AMR and the VFD…with 3-4 on scene….3 VFD in gear….and 1 guy on a radio in shorts and a T-shirt….(no pictures taken)……

So what stood out…about the VFD……the shorts!…….

BYE BYE …..

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The Holiday Inn is no more…just as the former Clarion went solo…to become

Lauderdale Beachside Hotel

the Inn has followed…now the Lauderdale By The Sea Resort and Beach Club……

Lauderdale by the Sea Resort & Beach Club

STIFFED…

please have a seat by Darwin Bell.
UPDATED:…
We hear the Town Manager was none too happy….with the empty seats…left at the Plantation Advisory Meeting …FLOCities…yesterday…36 were paid for by the Town…3 Commissioners and the Mayor were there…12 in total …with a total of 11 elected officials…out of 45 in attendance….2  Commissioners left “side by side”…early on… …within 15 minutes to a half hour of their late arrival….although the meeting ran until 4 pm…..It was “advised” from the Manager for the commission to come to deal with the confrontation on the dais.  ……. The word is that the speaker “hit the nail on the head” with what goes on in LBTS with our marathon…contentious meetings…We hear this speaker does private consultations!

Could that be why the “Broom Boys”  made  a quick exit…at the taxpayers expense…both for the $$$ paid for their attendance and the certainty of more of the same “bad behavior” to come…due to their turning a blind eye?….Shame on them…. Any July 4th talking going on on the trip back?….

Any “lame” excuses about “getting a call”…the meeting was in Plantation…and if the department cannot run without these 2 in town…all the more need to take another look at the VFD…newly elected Chief and Deputy Chief….

Is the Manager mad enough to do do that….NAHHHH….

more to come…

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We Made The Papers…FRONT PAGE…Reopening The Access To The Pier Parking Lot……

January 22, 2009 by Barbara

Click here to find out more!

‘LBTS’ Anglins Pier owners fight road closure’

|Forum Publishing Group

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‘For five months, Louis and Spiro Marchelos have been asking the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Town Commission to reopen an access road between the Anglins Pier parking lot and the Oriana By The Sea Condominium, which has been closed off by a fence. But so far, the fence remains.’

BC….Is the Vice Mayor  utterly incapable of telling the truth?…..

This statement  to the Hi-Riser from the Vice Mayor…is totally bogus!….

‘Vice Mayor Jerry McIntee said the road “is the number one source [for pedestrians] to the beach.”

BC…Thank you Ms. Patterson for catching him in this latest one!…..

‘But at 11 a.m. on a recent Thursday, just three people could be seen using the road — which has a sidewalk — to access the beach.’

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‘Everett Sorensen, who built the pier and parking lot in 1963, said the lot’s entrance was originally on the north side, with the exit on the south, where the Oriana condo is now.

“[This issue] has really handicapped [the Marchelos brothers] and the pier,” Sorensen said. ‘

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/news/lauderdale_by_the_sea/sfl-flhrbpier0122esbjan22,0,5331506.story

Time to stop the insanity…open the access…and leave it open!….

This will be addressed this evening at the 1/22/09 continuation of the 1/13/09 Regular Commission meeting….

BC…from the article it looks like 2 commissioners are for it….Good Move!…Now about Aruba/ Village Grille/Hi-Noon’s alleyway……leave it 2-way!….

more to come….

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Here’s The Scoop…Local Papers…The Sentry…Lack Of “Backup”…..Keeps Us In The Dark…

January 8, 2009 by Barbara

IT’S BENDER TIME….

This week …Bender is on the mark with “backup” materials…and staff …we again see LBTS parallels!…

Mayor demands staff performance

‘It’s almost as if City Hall wants to keep the Commissioners and the residents completely in the dark – so that the Staff won’t have to be answerable for their miscues.

Providing timely and complete back up materials is part of the function of the City Staff, and when that doesn’t happen, the Staff clearly is not doing its job.’…..

‘Accountability happens in private industry, all the time and at all levels; it should happen in government. When people do not fulfill their responsibilities, they should be held accountable. It all stems from leadership – or the lack thereof. I have always believed that any organization succeeds from the bottom up and fails from the top down. Remember what we have as our City Manager.
Oh yes – regarding the fulfillment of responsibilities and accountability – that applies to elected officials, too.’

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Here’s The Scoop…”The Half-Truths Detected”…

January 7, 2009 by Barbara

FULL OF HALF -TRUTHS…

Have you taken a look at ‘The Truth Detector’?….

It’s a regular column written by “Staff Writers”……in the Mc-Furth Times…and it is unofficially referred to around these parts as the “World According To McIntee”…or “The Half-Truths Detected”…

In this last edition…these references apply once more!…

Page 1 & Page 5…from the “other town paper”….About that patient in in Terra Mar Island and the violation of Hipaa….”The Truth Detector”… states it was an “assist the resident call”and that ‘Not one word was discussed about any medical problems nor was the name or address of the resident disclosed. The resident called for assistance…not medical help.’……NOT SO FAST…HALF-TRUTH….

The Nov. VFD Activity Report List….Medical Calls…

’13-Nov-08….Address included…..medical, assisted M12 w/citizen back in bed 2:05:00 pm…2:35:00 pm….7 FF’

above that is a prior call  to the same address…

’15 – Nov-08…….address  included….medical assist, M12….9:57:00…11:59:00….17 FF’

BCbythesea….has previously posted that the VFD may be in violation of Hipaa in their activity reports…due to the fact they disclose in public records the addresses of the medical calls…for the above resident and others…

The VFD report clearly calls it a medical call and lists it under the Medical Calls category in their report…..

I have spoken to the Chief Perkins about this in the past…and also with Brooke Liddle of AMR in LBTS…due to the fact that this writer believes the VFD inclusion of these addresses..which includes AMR in their report…along with the AMR monthly report shows they were there on Nov. 13th at the same time….thus the address and medical problem is released….clearly in violation of the privacy act afforded to the patients…

Further implication of AMR being in violation by association ….All one has to do after looking at the report is to get the address from the VFD report…..look it up and it is easy to see that the person living at the address had …. attempted suicide…had a heart attack…was assaulted…..had a seizure…had a mental illness…….all included in the VFD Nov. Report as well as the October Report…

ALERT!…While looking into this correlation to double check…the calls…..it appears the VFD might have “fudged” their medical call report ……

On Nov. 15th..the VFD report states…as above…”medical,assist M12″…for the Nov. 15th call…the 17 FF call….but…

The AMR report shows no such M12 response to a call to that block…..on that day…

The AMR  report does show an M12 call to that block on 11/06/08…….

The VFD report shows they too went to the same address on 11/06/08…

’06-Nov-08….address included…..”medical, E12 standby”….5:05:00 am- 5:31:00 am….6 FF.’…..

It is time for the VFD to follow the same report procedure as AMR….

AMR…produces no specific address…just the block…with no medical reason for the call put out into the public domain…

Here’s another one…

Page 1….from the “other town paper”…’Again, Vice Mayor McIntee is the most experienced firefighter in the VFD….’…NOT SO FAST….HALF-TRUTH…

According to the VFD Roster provided in September…’McIntee, Jerry Firefighter I certificate 127669 11/28/2005….First responder/CPR health provider…no certification number…valid until 5/31/2010’…

Unless we are unaware of the de-facto Chief  removing all the Firefighters with more experience…ala the Pointu incident……he is definitely not “the most experienced firefighter in the VFD”……

The joke going around about this Half-Truth….”Yeah, he’s the most experience firefighter…because he won’t let anyone with more experience join!”….

more to come…

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