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Here’s The Scoop …. PREVIEW … Mc- MUTE IS NOT Mc-MOOT!!!!….

6 MONTHS OF “MUTE” DOES NOT ERASE THE Mc-MESS OF THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS!!!!!….

Dear Readers….Ahhh, the churning campaigners located at Town Hall East must have their campaign playbooks spread out on the dining table …laid out on the floor… and opened to pages that they think will provide them with the greatest “cover”  in preparation for the campaign season of their political lives!…

An early preview of the September 9, 2009 Commission meeting shows that Vice Mayor McIntee….is conspicuously absent from putting any items on….alas he is MUTE…and that folks may be the Mc-status quo under strict orders from his two favorite”special event organizers” for the next 6 months…

But MUTE is not MOOT…..It does not erase the vast array of video tapes circa March 2006 to  July 29, 2009…..It does not erase the memories….long, long memories of where the bodies are buried….It does not erase the countless bad deeds of the Mc-Furth/Colon “Gang” that have sucked culture and civility right out of this town since McIntee arrived on the scene…gunning for the VFD…the VFD…the VFD… first …last and foremost …24/7….leaving in his wake… nothing but a 2-bit town …run on the whims of self interest and self aggrandizing …..teaming with non-transparency and the overwhelming appearance of deals being done behind closed doors!…

This writer has been told in recent days…people are fed up…they don’t want to hear anymore from the “gang”…they just want it  (them) to go away…and I certainly can understand…bad acts that beget bad acts are time consuming….They wear you down and make you question the time you invest ….. They’re downright exhausting in the quest to assure yourselves that the Town Administration and your elected official are working for you and with you rather than against you and for themselves…. Believe me I get it!..

But, if you the readers…and your neighbors…shut down…turn it  (them)off….or get lulled into thinking it was a distant memory…replaced by some scatterbrained scheming being done as we speak on El Mar Drive and within the Town Hall offices of the first LBTS lifetime Manager to revise history ….you lose!…You lose big time!….Because with the final votes counted in March 2010….and a tight race as a result of tuning out…..a race lost on those who buried their heads in the sand…the day after the election….make way for the parade!….It will be a no-holds barred free for all! …No developing this town! ….No boards will be filled with qualified members!…No planning!…. No participation!….Just a longer reign of terror…housed in whatever strikes their fancy….every single day….with the continued guarantee they got the majority still on the dais…the lifetime Town Manager ….and a town that them cart blanch til 2012!….

You all really want that?….NAHHHH…. So wake up…have a cup of Joe….take a brisk walk….read the local NEWSpaper….watch what’s happening…….ask a lot of questions and don’t stop until you get answers and of course….keep your computers/Ipods/BlackBerrys bookmarked and alerted to this site….I promise,  you will then be armed with knowledge enabling you to make that all important decision in the voting booth!…

The Highlights from the 9/9/09 LBTS Regular Commission Agenda…..

ALERT…. VFD TOWER TRUCK…ASKING FOR $$$$$?

ALERT…..FISHING FROM THE BEACH ORDINANCE….ELECTION TIME APPROACHING!

ALERT….RFPS….WITH OR WITHOUT EVALUATION?

ALERT….LEASING VFD APPARATUS…ANY NEW ADDITIONS?

ALERT….STREET DRAINAGE THROUGHOUT TOWN…SEE NEXT POST!

ALERT…. VACATION RENTALS…SILVERSTONE BROUGHT IT BACK!

ALERT….3 TIMES…FOR 3 MINUTES…COMMISSIONERS!…..MAYOR MINNET….LOVE IT!

ALERT…. GARBAGE…. LOOKING FOR THOSE “EXCEPTIONS”?

ALERT…..CORNER LOTS…ORDINANCES…..TO PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE….(CAN OLD “HORSES” HITCH A RIDE?)

ALERT…..MINTO BOND….REVISITED….PINK SIDEWALKS ANYONE?

ALERT…. RFP BIDS…SPELLING IT OUT FOR THE MANAGER IN THE PURCHASING MANUAL…PRE JULY 29,2009!

ALERT….ADVISORY BOARDS…ADVICE VS PAYBACK!

ALERT….PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS…. THE NITTY GRITTY!

ALERT….VICE MAYOR MCINTEES’ VENDETTA….VILE-OLATION OF THE CONSTITUENTS TRUST!

ALERT…PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST CHARGES…EENY MEENY MONEY MOOOORRRREEEE

ALERT…EXPLANATION OF FUNCTION OF TOWN GOVERNMENT…COMM. SILVERSTONE…SEE NEXT POST!!!!! …

THIS TOWN GOVERNMENT WILL NEE TO BE SUPPLYING PLENTY OF EXPLANATIONS OF HOW THEY FUNCTION!!!!!

Draft agenda of items below…..

7. PUBLIC SAFETY DISCUSSION

a. Tower Truck (Chief Perkins)

10.-1. Ordinances 1st Reading – “Public Comments”

a. Ordinance 2009-27: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE SEA AMENDING CHAPTER 5, BEACHES AND WATERWAYS, TO ALLOW AND REGULATE FISHING AND SURF CASTING ON THE PUBLIC BEACH; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

12. CONSENT AGENDA

a. Commission approval of contractor and award of RFP 09-06-03 – Beach Cleaning Services agreement from WD Thompson, Inc.– $162,000 ( Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

b. Lease Agreement Renewal with VFD – fire trucks, boat, trailer (Clerk White) (Needs organization)

6. NEW BUSINESS

a. Appointment of Trustee to the LBTS Volunteer Fire Department Pension Plan (Town Clerk)

b. Commission selection of contractor and award of RFP 09-06-02 – IT Services (Manager Colon)

c. Commission selection of contractor and award of RFP 09-07-01 – Commercial Blvd Drainage Improvements (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)
d. Commission selection of contractor and award of RFP 09-07-02 – Parking Citation Processing Services (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)
e. Commission selection of contractor and award of RFP 09-07-04 – Sewer Line and Storm Drain maintenance – (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)
f. Discussion and/or action regarding Citizen Contact Forms for drainage $15,188 (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)
1. Harbour Drive – $160,000 estimated construction
2. 4400 El Mar Drive – $61,250 estimated construction
3. 1755 E. Terra Mar Drive – 9,500 estimated construction
4. Chen & Associates design and permitting $15,188 plus reimburseables

g. Discussion and/or action for amendment to Ordinance 2009-19 – Vacation Rentals (Commissioner Silverstone)

h. Discussion and/or action to limit commission members to a total of (3) times, (3) minutes each, on each agenda item (Mayor Minnet)

i. Discussion and/or action to review Ordinance Chapter 10:

1. Garbage and Refuse (Mayor Minnet)

2. Review the Ordinance for garbage enclosures in all districts (Mayor Minnet)

j. Discussion and/or action to review Chapter 30:

1. The ordinance on corner lots (Mayor Minnet)

2. Amend Section 3.13 #29, pertaining to the insulation of pools on corner lots (Commissioner Silverstone)

k. Discussion and/or action to support staff’s request and reset the bond to its original value – Minto (Commissioner Dodd)

l. Discussion on Bid opening procedures – change purchasing manual section 4 (a) to read – All timely – received bids shall be publically opened and read aloud in the presence of witnesses at the place and time designated in the RFP. Town staff shall warn all present the bids have not been checked for responsiveness or mathematics (Commissioner Dodd)

m. Discussion and/or action regarding Board of Adjustment, P & Z and MPSC sub committee recommendations, functions and raison0d’etre of a variance and code enforcement penalties when a variance is denied (Commissioner Dodd)

n. Discussion and/or action on the Law Enforcement Trust Fund (Commissioner Dodd)

o. Discussion and/or action concerning Public Information Requests:

1. Vice Mayor’s request for copies of Mayor Minnet’s emails and Commissioner Dodd’s emails (Commissioner Dodd)

2. The costs of Public Information requests (Commissioner Dodd)

p. Explanation of function of Town Government (Commissioner Silverstone)

r. Discussion and/or action regard the clarification of the ordinance pertaining to the storage of boats, boat trailers, boat enclosures and boat covers in the Town (Mayor Minnet)

s. Discussion and/or action: Faced with record numbers of foreclosures, some Florida communities are using more innovative ways of maintaining foreclosed properties than fines and liens. Some communities in Florida have programs where the municipality takes over the maintenance of a deteriorating property and adds these expenses to the tax bills of these respective properties. This way the Town will get reimbursed for its services and neighbors do not have to deal with deteriorating properties and overgrown lawns, green swimming pools, etc (Commissioner Clottey)

t. Cost study for police services $2,500 (Commissioner Silverstone)

more to come…..

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