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Here’s The Scoop…#5

6/24/08 pre-/regular Commission meeting…

“POLLING”…….. the Commission…..

It rose it’s ugly head several times last night…

Starting with the Vice Mayor calling the Mayor and Comm. Clottey on going directly to the Town Attorney for an Ordinance and a Resolution…

Vice Mayor Mcintee told them they needed to follow the correct steps before bringing it to the attorney and costing the Town $400 a pop!…

BCbythesea…. What is the Vice Mayor’s tab for Town Attorney hours?…

What followed though …made a huge impact later on in the regular meeting…when Mr Abbott informed the Commission that the Town Manager’s “polling” of the commission…could be seen as breaking Sunshine…because it was like taking a vote outside of the public view…

Numerous times it was said by the Commission…. that the Town Manager “Polled” the commission about the coconut Ordinance…it was presented as …they all knew they were “in favor” of the outcome…before the Ordinance was added to the agenda… OOPS!…

Later it came up….at the regular meeting ….. readers …..you need to watch to see the interchange …before the Town Attorney spoke….the Commissioners responses…and the exchange between the Town Manager and the Town Attorney…which took quite a while …for them to each understand the questions and the answers….

BCbythesea….To her credit…The Town Manager took it upon herself to jump right in… in order to get the correct ruling…explain what her understanding was on “polling”…. the status quo…and still direct the Town Attorney to research and report back…to move ahead in the correct manner….

more to come…..

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