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Here’s The Scoop #4…LBTS Commission Meeting 11/10/08…NO GO…

THAT’S A NO GO…

5. Reports…Terra Mar Bridge…it needs repairs…no …it does not…a tug-of-war..between the wants of LBTS owners and the “needs” seen by Pompano Beach…a long ongoing…game…reports in 2003…2005…2007…with another for 2009….and a lot of questions…with none to pleasing answers …both from the dais…and in a rather curt letter sent by the newly named Assistant Town Manager (no longer the Assist. TO….) Olinzock…informing the residents…to pony up the funds…on their own…if they are in a hurry…

This one will be back…with documentation…photos…from a well oiled neighborhood…that will go beyond the Town hall limits…to see where they really stand…in line…on this bridge to somewhere…their homes…

9 a….Ordinance 1st reading for 2008-17…making it a certainty that the VFD is here to stay….as the sole LBTS fire protection service ….with a referendum or a four-fifths vote of the Town Commission..which was sidelined by its maker…McIntee…knowing that in this highly charged…atmosphere…a mere 42 days in on the new LBTS-VFD contract…he did not have the votes…both on and off the dais to get this unnecessary ordinance on the books…

As previously posted…no politician is going to disband the VFD…again….except perhaps … the Vice Mayor himself…as he threatened to do in his tirade to the VFD in the Pointu resignation letter…”or the statement that he was ” the one who brought back the department” and if it is not going the way _he_ wanted that he will “in one commission meeting bring back the BSO to replace us.”

Note to VFD members…he hasn’t got the votes for this either….

It was tabled for 6 month….

13 a. Quasi Judicial Hearings…The Attorney was there..the court reporter was there…but Mr Arker was not…the Coral Key Ocean Club appeal…will be appealed on Nov. 25th…

15 a & b….Discussion and/ or action on the Pointu resignation letter…to determine the allegations…..through an investigation done by either the Town Attorney or outside counsel…it died for a lack of a motion…and the hope of oversight…see previous post…..let the voters decide…oversight…internal only…hands on…hands off…this one did not fly…contact your commissioners…

15c. This one went..5-0 to spend money on attorney fees  for a resolution….to essentially make a statement…a well-worn…dredged up statement …that South Florida should get equal funding based on population…waste of money…and time…

15 e…OK…this writer was wrong…the word was that Commissioner Silverstone was going after Comm. Dodd…for not attending his “Great Pumpkin” Halloween chaired event…but the replacement was even more ridiculous…if you could even understand his convoluted explanation…….for requiring Commissioners to assist with various duties within the Town…like “answering phones”…getting in the trenches…HUH?…Are pensions advisings down…has he got extra time on his hands… the Mayor…Commissioner Dodd and Commissioner  Clottey…have full- time careers…aside from their Commission…Board…Community event duties…this one was met with an appropriate THUD!…Bet the staff was glad as well…….

15 h….Seagrape Project…proving once again who reads the backup materials on the dais and who does not….who played “big Mc-man on campus”…doling out $35-45 thousand dollars…without batting an eye…for what the backup material….turned over days before to the Commission…stated was in large part a private driveway…cul-de-sac…alley…with right of way issues…

Comm. Silverstone who used to live in the vicinity..asked if they required a sidewalk…showing he did not read it or he would have…should have known…they are on the east side of Seagrape…the non- sidewalk side…HMMMM….

Next time…call up the Director of Development to clarify…before the vote…OOPS…couldn’t do that for Director Jeff Bowman was MIA…yet again….although we did have 2 Town Clerks…

This will be on the next meeting…after the extra $$$ are included…by the Town…

If the rug is pulled out from the Mc-offer…will the newest member of his ever rotating Walk Around Committee …resign faster than Fleishman…once again leaving a lone member?…

15j. Report from AMR…broken hearted…disillusioned …was the reaction from many in the hall and a few on the dais…with the Hipaa…hand-off…of not answering the logistical questions…of who attended to the victim on Oct. 25, 2008 at the near drowning event… Comm. Dodd called Lt. Liddle on the expectation…and the differences in what was being asked of AMR…and what was not…

The answer from AMR was to have medical review board…containing various representatives…in closed meetings…. to fulfill the patient required confidentiality….AMR insists they must honor…

An offer was made by the Vice Mayor…to table this for 2 weeks for AMR to contact the victim to ask her permission…..something the Lt. said they were unsuccessful in obtaining for this night…it was agreed to….but still leaves much room for the next time…LBTS wants questions answered about an AMR call…

15 k…Discussion about a fire lane at By The Sea Laundry….hotly disputed…the owner of the property…the owner of Walgreens…and the Laundry…21 years of loading…and unloading…without incident…that has broiled over to the status quo…the “small town village” VS the “new administration”…Town Manager/Assistant Town Manager…LBTS view….of “black and white”…”no gray!”….

Looking beyond this single incident…in a disturbingly coy manner…the Manager let the Commission know…this was only the beginning…of the “new” code enforcement..with the addition of a newly hired code enforcement employee…and fire inspection fees…BIG REVENUE!…

This along with the pending additional ordinances…to come…for swales…and other …Town owned pieces of what “rightly” belongs to the Town government…get ready….you have been “coyly” warned…

Tabled until Dec. 16th…

more to come….

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