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Here’s The Scoop … Just In Time For Halloween …The “SCARY” Edition of the BTSTimes ….

NO SUPPORTERS ….SCARE EM’ TO COME BACK …

Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive!

Dear Readers …. The Halloween Edition of the BTSTimes is out…(if you can find it…as of Sat. night…not in condos/in front of houses around my neck of “Mayberry”)the Editors and staff have really spun some “scary” tales from the crypt…”Commissioner McIntee and his pack of ghouls” are finding “no treats” this Halloween season……So they are bringing out all the “tricks” spinning  a web alright…in order to deceive…the voters…Let’s lay them all to rest….in peace……

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The “gravest” attempt to trick the readers is in the prev. post … Mighty Moe as “Truth Detector”..(last years green-faced Lady Liberty”)… makes the “case” for the BSO to re-interview the Deputy Chief for his sworn BSO investigative statements….. “Witness 3″interview does not match up with the BTSTimes “TRUTH-tales”… Ooooohhhhhh….

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MAYBERRY …was a back-lot on a TV Show… But the Police Department did have a jail cell!

The Editors would like everything to stay the same…no development… and everything is “black or white”…any “re-development” is PRO-development…Pretty scary stuff that re-development…I would ask the Editors who asked the Editor of BTSFutures about what “pro-development” has done for LBTS to get their “frightening” facts straight…Ocean Terrace Condominiums and the Seaward have been just as stagnant in their building as the new development properties …..”dust-cobs galore”… it’s called a lack of funding!…. Take a walk at midnight, the  “ghost tour” and see the decaying, foreclosed  buildings all around…”Mayberry” Fla. is not only Commercial straight to El Mar Drive…Those on El Mar that have invested millions are longtime owners…..no one could buy and make a profit with an old motel…..frightening…but true!…

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” Andy, the Town Manager is messing with the The Senior Center…She’s putting out an RFP on Monday!”

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“Howard, Andy just told me the Town Manager is messing with the Senior Center, She’s putting out an RFP on Monday!”

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“Andy, let me out of here, I just heard the Town Manager’s messing with the Senior Center. She’s putting out an RFP on Monday”…

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“Happy One Year Anniversary VFD”…”They have PERFORMED beyond  anyone’s WILDEST expectations” …Let’s see the many highlights…They allowed Vice Mayor Jerry McIntee to run the whole shebang!…He had no oversight from the get-go…despite assurances from the “worth her weight in gold” Town Manager who told the Town’s residents SHE would be the oversight committee of one!…She did nothing after receiving the letter with serious charges from Battalion Chief Patrick Pointu in Oct. (prev. post)…The VFD stood by and watched as Vice Mayor Jerry McIntee pushed out every qualified firefighter that might give him a run for his money on knowledge and expertise……including Scot Fowler…and too many of the original 90+ to count… The VFD with the full blessing of Commissioner Silverstone  disregarded their own bylaws and made Jerry McIntee the Deputy Chief in an election that still has many who were there and who remain wondering who exactly voted for him when so many deny they did?…The VFD who touted open meetings and transparency closed their meetings to Comm. Dodd and to residents…and at times we hear to members as well….The VFD has black marks on its service with the actions seen from their Deputy Chief…the most aggregate being the May 4, 2009 suicide where as “First Responder” he did nothing! (prev. post)…The VFD has spent money like drunken sailors…with McIntee leading the way despite his claims to the Fl. Ethics Commission he had no involvement with purchases (admitting his involvement from the dais with 1 of the 3 trucks purchased)…And in this article the “Staff Writer” falsely claims “five mainline pieces of equipment, one of which was 102 foot tower ladder truck REQUESTED BY ISO “… there was no request…….and the 102′ ladder truck is virtually useless for the north end condos …the Chief acknowledged it is too heavy and too big to go on the properties ….and we now hear Pompano Beach is going to purchase their own (touted as another reason for the $150,000 purchase)…add to that the Town had no say-so in the McIntee led purchase of the 1989 truck although they  still want the Town to purchase it with no RFP for a reduced price…and it has had multiple incidents of repair requirement…we hear it is in the shop again after a mishap under the Vice Mayor’s training last week (prev. post) when he was cursing the VFD on Pine Ave!…As previously posted this writer was 100% behind the VFD…when and if they follow their bylaws and vote McIntee out…I will be again!………

BCBYTHESEA…March 20, 2009 previous post …ISO at Jarvis Hall (full post VFD cat.)

The equipment…the pumper truck…the reserve pumper truck…the ladder service truck  and ladder reserve truck…..In a town of this size we need 2 trucks and a 3rd would be used as a reserve truck…a 4th truck was not required by ISO…quite a different representation than this one…(one of many such misrepresentations made by the VFD)…3/10/09 Commission meeting-public safety agenda item…being the latest one…

Public Safety Report exchange excerpts….

Commissioner Dodd-” I came and spoke to you a couple of weeks  back and I felt it was something the public should know, that we are getting a truck”…he asked the Chief to elaborate…

Chief Perkins- ” Ah, the truck we’re buying is a pumper. It’s similar to the engine that we bought a while back, Engine 212. It’s going a backup reserve and a training truck and yes it does help our ISO rating. Ah, with equipment, hoses, nozzles etc. It’s gonna be great truck to have another truck. It will be our fourth truck.”

The VM went on to again lead the Chief about the new truck and ISO…

CP-” Ah, yes they were here last week and they wanted to know if it (the truck) was on its way and ah, he he waited long enough to turn in his information. He couldn’t wait any longer so , and he’s gonna  come back on the 19th where he’s gonna do that class here and he’s gonna then check the truck out and make sure it’s what we said it was.”

The VM asked the chief if he had any indication of how it went with ISO and the equipment and such….

CP-” He, um indicated to me we were doing a very good job protecting this town.”

From Brad Bain ” No bonus for extra engines”….”Got 4 engines, need to be able to staff them”….”Sensible for smaller services (towns) to have a reserve ladder truck, probably not.”…”For every 8 engines-1 reserve”…

BC- we now have 4 trucks…and we still do not have a 100 ft ladder truck…which according to ISO is a must to increase a rating…A 100 ft. ladder gives a community a 100% (or the height to the tallest building)…75 ft. ladder…75%….A ladder truck is for 5 or more buildings over 3 stories…BUT…

Brad made this startling statement…(an example not intended to say they will do this for LBTS)…alarmingly strange though…He said that they are a “kinder gentler ISO” “So when you get your report and it says you have a ladder truck,you may look at it and wonder where this guy was”  …The ISO report now says you have a ladder truck when in fact you do not!…Same example was used for a reserve….HUH?….

Asked at the end of the presentation about how many trucks this size town needed it was affirmed 2 and a 3rd could be the reserve..and the 4th we will get credit but it will not improve our rating….( a ladder truck might have done that)…it was not required by ISO…The VM clearly unhappy …(Gotcha)….said it was a positive thing…it couldn’t hurt…that was affirmed by Brad…This writer responded by saying… “That was not the question.”…..The  VFD Chief said the 4th truck was for hurricanes…when it would really be needed…..WHAT?…

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Commission meeting highlights… perhaps Editor-Photographer Marc Furth was looking for “sign Language” among his photos of the commissioners with their hands up?…

“He has nothing to hide because people that know him know I don’t do emails”…27 emails to this writer posted……and countless others from other constituents with responses…from  a commissioner with a taxpayer- paid Iphone to boot…Simple solution…..to give him the  boot…..no email…no 2nd term!…

New business….This writer was never “taunting” the Manager as those in the hall and around me will be happy to attest to…The Manager is very thin skinned these days… and she has a strange fear of paper plates that say “MARCH 2010″… Hmmmm…

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Who knew that handing out a business card would ruffle the feathers of the Town Manager…perhaps because this “blog” has opened up the RFP responses to those that can save the Town big money…In response…we saw retaliation from the Town Manager with legal costs and costs for the Town of a big black eye…in PR …with businesses who want to come and bid…More will come from this……No matter who you are …when a Town takes sealed bids…slices them open…and takes them away..it looks bad…and any sane Town Manager and straight thinking commissioner would know that and not condone it!…

Try one on for size…when this writer stood at the podium, I NEVER “claims Dodd had executive privilege”…I said all commissioners should be allowed something like executive privilege…You see most people don’t take siestas and stay up until all hours of the night…they communicate through email…to plan and advise just as the many e-mails this writer and candidate Dodd/Clottey  had with Editors Furth…should those be public record…Hmmmmm .. my Yahoo …did not delete automatically them!…

Where have all the By the Sea Times Gone?…… “Fish Stories”….This tactic was used in the last election…along the same lines of “attacks” …”misinformation” and “evil” “out there”…TRUTH be told…it is the Futures that is MIA…found in garbage bins….. and put under old papers…just as it was at the last election…MOE-VIN On….

“What’s a Nice Citizen Like you”…Editor  (possible Mayoral candidate?- Cristie Furth) would have readers believe there should have been an RFP for metal detectors in Jarvis Hall!……It’s hard to watch your CIC numbers drop…Chalk it up to the tides turning……but this calculated fearmongering…is desperation pure and simple…There are no attacks in Town Hall…and this crowd that now fills those seats on both sides of the aisle…compared to the past McIntee-Furth led gang…is like comparing a tide to a tsunami!…

Commissioner Comments…

Clueless Clottey…has again changed the rules for the Town Manager’s  “breached” contract Performance Review evaluation…Now she states the “Range Rider” a retired Town Manager according to the Range Rider site…will not do the evaluation…he will “speak with  the commission first”…at the meeting which the Comm. has wrong…it is at 4pm (not 5pm ) on Monday Oct. 12, 2009 (not the 13th) at Jarvis Hall… At a time and date that was picked to cut down on the input and attendance of those who work for a living!…

Vice Mayor McIntee…is “shocked”…and states “for the first time in his life he is dealing with people who have no conscience”…to that this writer responds …using one of the Vice Mayor’s oft said lines on the dais…”look in the mirror”…Vice Mayor ….. If the TM was named Baldwin…you would be leading the charge!… Talk about a load of bull…”I will no longer accept any e-mails because I now understand they are considered public information”… Time to take him off the dais…Fl. Ethics/Election probable cause…and now breaking the public records laws as well…He is not worthy to sit in office….perhaps the Senior Center computer class could have saved his hide?…

Commissioner Jimmy-Boy Silverstone… quotes Murray Gell-Mann a Nobel Prize winning physicist…who spoke of humanity and complexities…a book bio of Gell-Mann says the following..”The book, like Gell-Mann’s life, divides neatly into three parts: before, during and after physics — or, one might say, history, business and humanity. The first part examines the world and family into which Gell-Mann was born and the forces that shaped his life until his almost accidental foray into physics. The picture Johnson paints of the young genius is at once exhilarating and sad. He was born in 1929 and grew up in Manhattan. We feel the loneliness that developed out of the tremendous intellectual gifts that his parents were unable or unwilling to guide effectively. Gell-Mann was profoundly puzzled by the alienation that followed from his spouting of facts or abruptly correcting other people.”…I wonder what Gell-Mann would say sitting in Jarvis Hall listening to the 3 commissioners above?…Hmmmm…

New turtle lighting in the pavilion…( anyone tell the commission?)…what happened to the turtle friendly lighting in El Prado Park? / Jerry’s Kids…anyone watching knows…there were no takers..for the event..the $4,000 event for mostly out of town kids (per Jerry’s own admission) that shuts down the Senior Center and Jarvis Hall for approx. 2 weeks..Comm Dodd declined knowing he would be put in the uncomfortable position of dealing with the Editors-Event Coordinators Furth…and what the tidbit “teller” left out…was Comm. Silverstone putting out this writer’s name to Chair……and while I declined for the same reason as Comm. Dodd (after all we have both “been there, done that”…Furth wise)…If I could hit rewind…I would have accepted…because the I could have chose the event coordinators…right?…Nah…./Edmund Malkoon announced he will be running…and judging by the incorrect spelling of his name (Moanin-Moe)…it’s still better than Comm. Silverstone calling Ben Freeny…Mr. “Freely”..Now the Tidbit “teller” knows…as does her hubby the VM…Mr Malkoon “graciously stepped aside” to let Michael Powers have a turn…something the VM said himself from the dais in June…OOPS!…We are hearing a great sigh of relief from Bel Air…Terra Mar…the condos…and many residential areas in the south…businesses as well…an 180-McIntee candidate…it’s about time!…/Burning the mortgage…”We are debt-free”…well, huh… did it cost to pay off the mortgage? …YOU BET…big time…$300,000+/ and with 1.6 million in another ( penalty clause) promissory note for  parking …only a CIC politician running for office could discount that as debt!..A look at meeting from last month when the payback was discussed will show Mcintee was against til the very last vote…perhaps he wanted it for a firehouse if there is no grant?… Conveniently missing…thanks to Resident Yann Brandt and Comm. Dodd for letting all the taxpayers FINALLY know the finances we have in this town!…Thanks!…

The BTSTimes receives emails…it’s “inevitable”…just as “inevitable” as the 1st names only …and AOL did not delete them…Imagine that!…

An Open Letter to the Residents of LBTS from this writer and ex-CIC Mc-Gang “Kool-aid” drinker…a look at the open letter to you, the residents from the current Mc-Furth Roberts CIC board will further make you understand that this once important organization members…now wear egg of their faces…IF they are quietly standing behind this board that so blatantly distorts the truth…and continues to discard those that have not changed their positions one iota…from when they lead this “watchdog” group in the days it had credibility…Sad to say…those days were gone for good…when it became the cheerleaders of Mc-Furth style revisionist history propaganda…(“the current maximum height in LBTS is 33 feet”)…

And last but certainly not least…the VFD -Booster Club funds paid full back page…displaying 12 months of Booster Club funds paying for the BTSTimes…Did you know where your donation went?…Now that’s scary!….

more to come…..

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