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Here’s The Scoop…#3

Commission Meeting 7/22/08

WITCH HUNT?…..

The Chamber….Paul Novak came forward to present the statistics previously posted on this site…for June…to give his “pitch” for the $35 thousand…needed again from the Town’s budget…and to touch on the “hot button” issue of relocating it to Commercial Blvd…….

First time we heard a few things…their contract with the Town has expired…and it was Paul that called the Vice Mayor to meet…which took place…Wed. at 3 p.m. at Town hall….

BCbythesea …a little history….Comm. Dodd …as previously posted ….was investigating the situation….and was following a path to get all the information needed for a final sit down…to come to terms with dealing with this chamber going forth….

He encountered a few “bumps” along the way…with the M&Ms…..

The Editor M… used to be the President of the Chamber….and seems to hold some ill will…left over from going their separate ways…. (would love to know what happened)….

His pal the Vice Mayor….took it as some calculated act…on the Commissioner’s part a few meetings back…when Dodd received a disk with some accounting information requested at a meeting with the President and some Chamber employees….

Commissioner Dodd was simply unaware of the requirement that all the commissioners gets a copy….nothing intentional….and after the questioning.. to insinuate otherwise …by the Vice Mayor….it was turned over….

Then McIntee…made his infamous…”idea” comment….during Commissioner Comments….saying that this idea just came to him……..just not HOW it came…and from who…..although he was fully aware of whose idea it was to ……to move the Chamber…to Commercial Blvd….

Followed up at the next Commission Meeting with usurping the Commissioner to his left…and taking this “baby” over….

This agenda…..the item put on addressing the Chamber…….by the Vice Mayor…..without Comm. Dodd….

Why?….

BCbythesea…hears…the M & Ms were none too pleased with the way the Commissioner was handling it….they want “payback”…for personal reasons….for past injustices…they encountered….by the Competitor paper…the Futures…and the President of the POA…..and others who are still on the Chamber’s Board….

They are sure that monies had been siphoned in the past for the Future’s publication…. it’s inception…to compete with the Times….and they must be contained in the books…..somewhere….

What will happen….now….

Could go two ways….

Putting his finger up to the wind….and appeasing his pal at the Times…the Vice Mayor could try to “deal”…”Cut to the Chase” as he so often says….

Offer to let the Chamber stay where they are….if they help support his future plans…….realizing that the “idea” he threw out was political suicide….if he intends to run again….

and he must be…….especially after he made the motion to appoint himself and his co-chair and fellow running mate…who followed suit by seconded the appointment….for the 2009 July 4th event… ..he’s running for…. McMayor….

If his pal M is not so easily contained…he may have no choice but to play hardball…while “playing” them both….not an unusual situation ….for him….. as those who have been around for a while are well aware…

Keep an eye on the August 19…7 pm Master Plan Steering Committee…for the 1st public clue…and the results in September’s first Commission meeting….for the result….

more to come…..

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