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Here’s The Scoop LBTS Commission Meeting #3….Getting Their Licks In…

CONTINUATION….IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD….

Continue they did…at 4 pm on Monday 12/1/08…slightly less loud…but no less nasty..personal…with many gunning for those sitting up there beside them …pointing fingers……shaking heads…scooting forward and back in their chairs…and making statements and accusations…that dashed any hope for decorum…implored from those on and off the dais…

The Vice Mayor and Comm. Silverstone…along with the Manager gave it to the Mayor…in Greenfest round 2… ..with the questions on her accounting information…and non-stop badgering…from the Vice Mayor…you know…the guy who provides no answers for his VFD involvements……..Comm. Silverstone…trying to make us all believe he made no accusations in round 1…..again mum on his own VFD inquiries…HMMM…in the VFD meeting minutes…moving $50 thousand… asking for it ….without the required vote……and the the look of disbelief on the Mayor’s face when …the Manager played her part in the “tag team”…that look could not be faked…

The Vice Mayor/Comm Silverstone and Comm. Clottey were aiming for the Mayor…for she has “done things” in their eyes…no matter if it was intentional or unintentional…legal or not…allowable…practiced previously by others…or just new territory…never questioned before……

Where does she conduct business…Is it in town?…Is it allowed in town?….How does she introduce herself..as a business owner/resident…or does she include Mayor?…Can she include Mayor?…On a business card can it include that she is Mayor Minnet?…apparently not…as asserted by the Town Atty. for the evening….But did that get her business…who knows?…Should she be denied the right to do business in the town…while an elected official?…apparently not…said the Town Atty. for the night…but no matter…if we are going to try and have a referendum on “2 Hats”…let’s include the Mayor…in some capacity…HUH?…

The Vice Mayor / Comm. Silverstone…are aiming for Comm. Dodd…for so many reasons…personal and not…his oversight request…his VFD/ Beach Patrol/AMR questions…his referendum requests…heights…and especially tonight’s “2 Hats”…his assertions of a double standard within Town Hall from the Town Manager.. lamely finding little ground to stand on…Silverstone smirked when asking what “employees” meant to Dodd…when addressing the referendum…Dodd proposed…….saying it did not apply to anyone on the present dais…(this “buys” into the Vice Mayor’s assertions that he and Silverstone “have not taken a dime”….so they are untouchable)…and McIntee…”glommed on ” to his use of “laughingstock”…sidestepping the issue of conflict of interest……saying he would be calling Tallahassee today to find out what was said…by whom…deflecting yet again…..

Come on …..finding “probable cause” is not finding nothing…and the Ethics Commission in Tallahassee found “probable cause” for both the Vice Mayor and Comm. Silverstone…period!…(previous post)…

They were recipients of a slap on the wrist with parting words of caution…not to “go there again”…Have they?…We will probably find out…as it is said more charges are being looked into…”laughingstock” or not….

Any “tradition” of VFD serving both on the dais and in the department…is a moot point…with the abuse of that tradition…coming from these two presently serving…as previously posted….when the Vice Mayor and Comm. Silverstone took their seats as new Commissioners in 2006…they knew they were violating their own VFD By-laws…that state no VFD officers may hold elected office… they were elected VFD Chief and Deputy Chief 2 months prior to their winning their seats on the Commission….and they would not have voluntarily stepped down on their own at any time……if the Town had not enacted the VFD’s removal ….

The Town Manager…was aiming at the Mayor and Comm. Dodd…talking audit…and subpoenas…no special treatment …insisting she did not say what he said she had…saying Comm. Dodd was asking her speak off the record…without saying what his subject matter was…..implying something underhanded on his part…

31 years of service are all fine and well…but as Town Manager …..it is less than 2…… not answering to the residents public records…picking and choosing what to inform the Commission of…certain Commissioners….it still appears loud and clear……and only if they “ask the right question”…showing up in her “arena”…the lack of hiring the most qualified department heads…and the dais theatrics…still require scrutiny…by those you work for…the citizens of this town…including the Mayor and Comm. Dodd…

Commissioner Dodd…is after the Vice Mayor and Comm. Silverstone…to stop…stop the attacks…stop wearing the “2 hats”…stop their incessant tabling of items…to get back on track…(no wonder they fight him so hard)…

The Attorney sitting in for Mr Abbott…informed the battling dais…they …the firm “Don’t want to act as police….they want to interpret codes.”….well said…Mr Weiss…well said…

more to come…

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