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Here’s The Scoop….#5

Commission Meeting 7/22/08

DID THEY OR DIDN’T THEY?….

So what’s the deal with the Ordinance 2nd reading …2008-01….providing certain text amendments to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan…to address the 2005 evaluation and appraisal report?….

If it was just to “simply do a little housecleaning” on a few pesky amendments that the Commissioners should just not worry their little heads about…leaving it to staff and the the former Town Planner….( we all know how well we’ve done with his advice in the past)…… then …WHY…..when the two new commissioners …(previously admonished..by the Times for NOT doing their “homework”)….asked for more time to read the thick plan….(which was delivered to them 4 days prior to the meeting.)……did the Town Manager suddenly go all…”LINDA BLAIR”….start shaking her head…becoming increasingly agitated ?….

When Commissioner Dodd voiced concerns with……the overlay districts…zoning…contained in the plan…and the fact much was passed by the OG….and may not be in line with the present majority….he was again met with that all to familiar….incumbent….wall of “loyalty”…to a fault….

Were the incumbents aware of what is contained within the plan?…

Any bet…on the answer….

If it was indeed just a few amendments….and the rest of the plan could be addressed before going to the state….why not say so…. Madam Manager/former Town Planner/Town Attorney?

Commissioner Silverstone showed his lack of knowledge about the whole process….by implying it wasn’t that important….only to have the Town Attorney…say it certainly was…it was not only an Ordinance….and all that implies…it was an Ordinance that involved the state….which only adds another layer….to the process….and importance…. YIKES!….

It was tabled 4-1 …Mayor Minnet dissenting….

BCbythesea….Questions…

Why is the Town Manager telling the Commissioners and the residents…that the Commission have been in receipt of this plan for 6 months…and the 2 new Commissioners insist otherwise?….

Why was this approved by the previous Commission in Jan. on the 8th…and brought back for a final reading in July?…

BCbythesea….hears that during the “lovefest” that ensued on the dais at that time between the former Mayor and the then Commissioner McIntee….it was McIntee who prevailed upon the dais to leave it to the NEW COMMISION to address….HMMM!….

Why is there always an apparent disconnect on the dais…between the questions and the answers?….

The Attorney… Town Manager….and Commission can’t seem to get on the same page…..

Is the Mayor really as well versed in this plan as she claimed?….

When did she get the plan?…

Did she read it all?….

Did she get some help with it by those involved in 2005-2006…who would be all too happy to let it remain in its current state?….(for the next possible majority next election)

The incumbents….too…are well aware of the full contents?….

COME ON….unless it has to do with the VFD…NO WAY!….

HATS OFF…..to Comm. Dodd/Clottey…..for buying some time to see just what was being sent on to the state…

What should happen now….

The whole Commission should read the dang thing…. get the attorney’s opinion whether the amendments can be voted on separately and sent in….leaving them to deal with the rest of the plan….or…

If holding onto the whole plan to make those changes makes more sense …due to Mr Keller informing them at this meeting….. they can only make changes 2 times a year……..

and of course they are dealing with the state….

more to come…..

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