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Here’s The Scoop …Scene And Heard Around Town ….

YELLOW BALLOONS …YELLOW FLIERS …YELLOW UMBRELLAS…YELLOW MOVING TRUCK?…

We hear there was a moving truck outside the Former Vice Mayor’s House today…No word if it was yellow?… But many wonder if he was within Town limits Monday night as he left his BFF to leave the dais one last time alone… Guess you could say McIntee gave Silverstone the “Brush off!”…

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WAS THERE A SLOGAN CONTEST?….

Have you seen the ” Big Kahuna” …. LBTS-VFD 102′ Ladder Truck …

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IT ‘S OFFICIAL ….NO MORE “OFFICIAL TOWN PHOTOGRAPHER”….

What a difference 2 years makes…

BCbythesea posts…from the past…. (the Kool-aid was still being ingested)….

Feb 19, 2008 Agenda

“14 D. Appointment of Marc Furth as the official town photographer….great title for a job that he essentially has been doing for too long without the proper recognition….good move!”

Feb. 20, 2008 Commission Meeting …

“Former Commissioner Marc Furth was installed officially…as the official Town Photographer…a job he has been doing un- officially for some time now! Passes 4- 1”
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LBTS Minutes…

14D. Designating Marc Furth as the official Town Photographer (Commissioner McIntee)

“Vice Mayor McIntee made a motion to designate Marc Furth as the official Town Photographer. Commissioner Dodd seconded the motion.

Mayor Minnet was concerned about the Town’s liability under the official title of Town Photographer. She asked Attorney Cirullo whether the photographs would become Town property and if Mr. Furth tripped and fell or dropped and broke his camera, would the Town be responsible. She also wanted to know if the Commission should send out a request to see if anyone else wanted to become the Town Photographer. Attorney Cirullo said he would need time to review all those issues. He suggested checking the limitations with the insurance company to determine what the coverage was for those type of issues. Vice Mayor McIntee asked for a vote on the motion. Discussion continued. Manager Colon said that Marc Furth had been the Town Photographer for the eight years but had not retained the official title. She added he always gave the original photographs to the Town. Mayor Minnet said she was concerned as to what the status of his official title brought to the Town. Mayor Minnet called for the vote on the motion.

In a roll call vote, the motion carried 4-1 Mayor Minnet voted no.”

BC- This writer has been told the photos were not given to the Town and were not available for use by newspapers etc…without permission of Marc Furth. If the Manager was truthful in her remarks, someone needs to see those photos have been turned over for the last 2 years. Also, in this “Blast from the past”…It is quite amusing to see that Town Photographer Marc Furth and Town Manager Esther Colon both got their jobs with no competition!… But did he have a years severance¬† kept under wraps as well?…OOPS!… (Guess Clueless Clottey was not such a “stickler” on opening the position up for others to apply in 2008 as she was in her “payback” move to replace Comm. Dodd on the Hillsboro Inlet in 2009!…OUCH!…

FURTH MEMO ….

March 15, 2010

“Dear Town Manager Colon and the Town Commission

Please accept my resignation as the Town Photographer. It has been a pleasure to serve Lauderdale-By-The-Sea in this capacity for the past two years.

Sincerely, Marc Furth”

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WILL THERE BE A RESIGNATION WITH THE NEW MAJORITY?….

Wednesday night is the organizational meeting…where decisions will be made on who will be the Vice Mayor….protocol…administration…etc….just as in 2008… In 2008 then- Town Attorney Jim Cherof knew he was going to be terminated if the CIC majority won…In fact this writer brought a cake to a CIC party decorated with the names of those who were gone ..including Town Clerk Medina… and Town Attorney Cherof … It was agreed on by the running mates and the campaign committee along with the CIC …(Furth/Wardlaw/ McIntee/Silverstone/Roberts etc…)… Town Attorney Cherof would be the 1st to go if we won!… Instead…Town Attorney Cherof resigned…He said it was usual when a new majority came into power to replace the key administrative employees who serve at the pleasure of the Commission ….Hmmmm….

Feb. 19, 2008 LBTS Minutes …

16. TOWN ATTORNEY REPORT

” Attorney Cirullo announced the resignation of Attorney Cherof and asked the Commission to provide information or undertake the process for the appointment of an interim Town Attorney and selection of a successor.

Commissioner Silverstone made a motion to request Town Manager to obtain Request for Proposals. Vice Mayor McIntee seconded the motion.

Vice Mayor McIntee questioned whether the firm would be available for the next couple of meetings.¬† Attorney Cirullo said the firm would be available until the Commission appoints an interim Attorney. In a roll call vote, the motion carried 5-0″

BC- In March 2010 ….. Carnac anyone?….

more to come…………

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