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Here’s The Scoop …. Scene And Heard Around Town … “Bad Eggs”…

THE EASTER BUNNY’S CAR EGGED APRIL 2, 2010 …

Dear Readers … While life is moving on in LBTS and from what most report back to this writer, the general atmosphere in town is upbeat and positive …with one local newspaper out of commission? (pun intended) …. one local newspaper about to go monthly…and a lull of sorts due to the mess-up with the swearing- in date …the mess-up with the 1st Round Table  date and time … (prev. posts)…and the holidays along with Commissioners being out of town until they can meet on Monday April 12th at 6pm to start playing catchup with the overloaded Round Table agenda (due to staff overloading the 1st Reg. Comm. meeting on March 23rd)…Some “dye-hard bad eggs” are still acting “rotten”!…

This writer received not long ago a nasty e-mail from Hannah Hempstead trying to say I did not hear what I heard from her “galpal” , Silverstone Treasurer-wife of former Mayor Wardlaw-BFF of the Furths-and CIC board member Maryann Wardlaw … at the swearing-in last month…I did not respond to Ms. Hempstead…Why would I? ..I stand by my post…I turned as someone asked me about the small group sitting together to support Silverstone …and I absolutely heard Mrs Wardlaw make her most unkind statement about the new commission…no if, ands or buts!……In her nasty e-mail Hannah Hempstead..who may need to answer some Fl. Election Commission questions in the future for how much she contributed to the campaign (the CIC website still incorrectly states $500)….and how it was possible for her postcards which were included in the CIC door-hangers for the CIC candidates to state they were paid for by her without the candidate’s (Silverstone) approval?..It did have his scanned signature… ….One last remark to Ms. Hempstead …working in Hollywood..(according the what the Wardlaws told me long ago) as a producer…I cannot imagine you cannot figure out what “She’s a nasty piece of work means”…Ask around…

Somehow, the By The Sea Future newspapers were again “dumped” at my condominium…Old habits?……A 2-1 loss in all 3 buildings?…. Let your neighbors read the paper …please….

The new commission has continued to receive memos despite asking from day one for scanned e-mails…(prev. posts)..In response…instead of carrying out that “directive”…last Friday they received even more than usual……by way of 7 pages of a memo 4 times  for each of 4 Commissioner (No Clottey?)…for 28 pages for each one  or a total 113 sheets of paper distributed….to inform the Commission that they and their fellow Commissioners (Minnet/Dodd/Sasser/Vincent) were the subjects of changes made due to their re-election/election/change of title…One swift scan could have been sent to inform them all on one page of the switch over …along with the salient pages of the memo…What was the memo that cost 113 pieces of paper to be distributed in their boxes…”Marta has contacted Broward County-Environmental Protection and Growth Management and has requested to have your name added to the mailing list”… and a copy of the Broward County Water Conservation Incentives Program”…113 pages used for an environmental conservation memo…We can’t make this stuff up…

The Commissioners are having a terrible time with their computers…and one Commissioner has tried repeatedly we hear, to inform the town that it is a simple re-certification that needs to be done by the vendor…So far …no such action has been done…and the problem continues…

Word is the Town Manager is “spitting bullets”…over the fact that this writer posted the McIntee Suicide “supplemental” on March 28, 2010… (prev. post scoops, VFD)..  The one that clearly shows McIntee did not offer aid to the victim when he broke the VFD-SOP and entered a house where there was a possible suicide and a gun….He enterd as a “first responder” from the VFD ..TM Colon did not yet have it …and for some reason felt it was for her to have first?..Why?… It was a Public Records Request …and it had nothing to do with her!… Or did it?… After all, it does cast a bad light on her for insisting another VFD member be sidelined from the VFD until he was cleared of any wrongdoing…That case was nothing compared to this one…when it comes to “public safety”…. in this writer’s opinion…GULP!…

And finally there is this …”Bad Egg”….. Apparently the CIC Chair did not read the column next to his own when throwing his ill-will out on their website…..

Former Comm. Jim Silverstone wrote to his CIC supporters and listed what he considered his and his supporters  “accomplishments”…on that CIC site…included was this line…”It is now time to support our new commission and to stay informed. An important fact is we had almost a 40% voter turn out. The average in Broward County was only 9%. We care and it showed.”…

CIC Chair Bob Roberts – To his left-over members ..(if there are any?)…

“The March 2010 election was a different story. The opposition “Old Guard” supporters managed to adopt the same positions advocated by the CIC and the candidates it endorsed, and to convince a majority of the voters that the CIC was the cause of the dissension in LBTS. All three of the well qualified CIC endorsed candidates lost to less qualified candidates selected and endorsed by the “Unite our Town” (UOT) organization. In hindsight the CIC was not sufficiently forceful in getting the word out and encouraging the residents to vote.
Now it is important that the CIC organization remain active as a watchdog over the new administration. If they attempt to undo the major accomplishments of the prior administration over the past two years we must be ready to respond via the petition and special election route to repeal any adverse ordinances. Our aim is to keep Lauderdale-by-the-Sea the charming seaside community we all came here to enjoy!”

COMMENTARY ….

“The opposition “Old Guard” supporters managed to adopt the same positions advocated by the CIC and the candidates it endorsed”….

As one “Avid Reader” pointed out….Shouldn’t the CIC be happy that this was the case?….

BC-It’s called evolving!…

“and to convince a majority of the voters that the CIC was the cause of the dissension in LBTS. All three of the well qualified CIC endorsed candidates lost to less qualified candidates selected and endorsed by the “Unite our Town” (UOT) organization.”…

BC-To this I say…The CIC was the cause of dissension…dirty campaigning…and fear-mongering…(prev. posts)….How sad that the Chair of the CIC believes the overwhelming voters in this town are stupid and the new Commissioners were less qualified…that was certainly not so!…. Whatever happened to believing in the process?….

“In hindsight the CIC was not sufficiently forceful in getting the word out and encouraging the residents to vote.”…

BC-Chair Roberts, again … read the column next to you….Former Comm. Silverstone -“An important fact is we had almost a 40% voter turn out. The average in Broward County was only 9%. We care and it showed.”…

“Now it is important that the CIC organization remain active as a watchdog over the new administration. If they attempt to undo the major accomplishments of the prior administration over the past two years we must be ready to respond via the petition and special election route to repeal any adverse ordinances. Our aim is to keep Lauderdale-by-the-Sea the charming seaside community we all came here to enjoy!”…

BC-…For the CIC to return to being the “watchdog” rather than the “cheerleaders” they were for the previous 2 years… that alone is a plus!… As for the Chair’s “fear-mongering”…”fear-mongering”  is what lost the race for the diminished CIC…and to continue it on afterward…shows why the CIC of long ago is no more….Perhaps with a new Chair… there’s a slight chance to revive it?….

Finally- Note to the LBTS-BSO…Please keep an eye on my house this week…I am not looking forward to “Bad Eggs”…and “Blue Easter Dye”…making an appearance after midnight!…

more to come….

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