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First 100 Days

In the first 100 days….

The new majority did indeed get rid of the Overlay Districts…cause for much regret …with Oriana and Bougainvilla…in our midst…

now a follow- through needs to take place….

a resolution for residents to vote on…so it cannot revert back in 2 years time…if a change comes once more to the dais…

The original intention…as former Comm. Wessels explained in the Futures had its merits…but where it went astray…not fulfilling the criteria of keeping with a neighborhood/village theme…

This is an ideal project for the Master Steering Committee to work on…

The VFD in training…and ready to return…more have jumped on board with the change…than those detractors from the north end…using it for De-annexation fuel…due to ineffective 911 and response time by a BSO fire/EMS department that seems to have already thrown in the towel…

AMR to take over EMS…if successful…will lead the way for other communities to follow…as the BSO becomes more out of reach for the inevitable tightening of town budgets…

A neighborhood/ condo visiting tour should be in the works…with AMR /VFD to meet and greet….the residents…a reader’s wonderful idea….

Questionable contracts and use of taxpayer monies have been dumped….with the end of the Performing Arts contract…. and no enclosure of Jarvis Hall…

If a desire is there for some sort of Arts in the hall…open the door to others…they are out there…always looking for a venue…

Put the brakes on Jarvis Hall…. sprinklers….the chairs…most like them……and the new ones…might be like the new tables…not made very well…

as most residents are forgoing updates…in these precarious times…the town should show the same restraint…

Excess revenues from annexation … a good start…not over yet…answers need to be settled… so capital improvements can be fair…as we approach the budget next month…

Some rulings…. not well received….

Immediate health insurance/ cell phone …and seemingly… more perks in the works….

it was the timing….enough said…

The Town Attorney RFP process….and the choice…

The process was too limited….and should have been extended…the Manager had too much say… in a process that is the commission’s call… the new appointed attorney.. a Google …showing his Hollywood connection …no time or info given to the commission upon the firm’s approval… his take on the Sunshine Law extrapolation on talking to fellow commissioners… is questionable advice…

Public comments…yes all are allowed to speak…and not just at comment time…

a plus…. to allow residents to speak on an item as it comes up and at Ordinances 1st reading….

a minus….to not rescind …as of yet…the absurd rule of not allowing the public to address the dais members by name…

Town Boards…

Did not bode well for this new majority and the administration….

The actual process on the dais…showed that it was disjointed at best…and lacked enough residents to cover all the available seats…

Too bad the idea of each commissioner appointing a nominee…a reflection of the voters…and a respectful way to treat both the commissioner and the resident… in the process…

Some behavior over nominees..was an embarrassment and all the more reason why the public comments rule introduced was lopsided…at best..

Continuing on at the last meeting to again fill seats… turned down by quite a few…

due in many cases…to a misstep by the administration sending out unnecessary financial requirement paperwork for those boards that do not require it…

it unfortunately added to the insults tossed out previously… by taking away the right of the Master Steering Committee to choose their own Chair…

Administration changed the intention of the commission …by using a board that was dismantled…and dropping the ball…by not being prepared for the Master Steering Committee’s first meeting….

Moving the municipal election back to March…an election promise that should be discussed once more before the final repeal…due to the win in January…and Pompano Beach….. who in all probability will be going towards Nov…leaving LBTS all alone…with the expense…

The administration….needs to be taken to task…by the Commission…some serious re-education on how to deal with the residents…businesses…organizations needs to enacted ASAP!

Communication…and compromise …are the name of the game… the “gotcha” attitudes are rubbing the wrong way…resulting in…an unforeseen occurrence…

factions of residents on both sides politically… are in agreement… with their unhappiness over recent administrative actions ….the kitchen being locked…the Jazz night being halted…to name a few…

it will not work……. in the current majority’s favor…..

Answers need to be forthcoming..

BCbythesea…is frightfully concerned…the Cheshire Cat is sitting back….and watching ….with a smile…a grin…and his arms gingerly wrapped around his belly…waiting for his return….

The best politicians…the best representatives…the best government…are those that are willing to learn and admit mistakes….

in the next 100 days……….

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