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Here’s The Scoop….#7

Commission Meeting 7/22/08

THE LBTS EVENT COORDINATORS INC

Will there be a Referendum to make it be necessary for the voters to “terminate” this private corporation …also?

Furth Inc…the “fs” of the M & M &Fs….are firmly installed as the “Officials”…2nd TIER …in this town…

A “trifecta” on this evening’s agenda….the “hats” they wear are plentiful……

Cristie Furth….Chair of the CIC Party….Vice Chair/ Summer season Acting Chair…of P & Z….Event Coordinator …of the Halloween Haunted House……The 2009 Easter event….The 2009 July 4th celebration…writer for the BTSTimes….

Marc Furth….Official Town Photographer….. Master Plan Steering Committee member……CIC Party member….BTSTimes photographer….Event Coordinator appointed for the same 3 events ……..

BCbythesea….a little history…..

Ms Furth had higher aspirations ….not long ago…to become the Commissioner from the south end of town….sitting to the Vice Mayor’s left…..

Her pal the Vice Mayor….. a newly elected Commissioner at the time….made it clear to her that after all she and her husband did for him and Silverstone…..he would absolutely back her….in the next election

She was counting on it….

Stuart Dodd….in the meantime became more involved in the CIC…rising to the top….of the organization…putting himself out there…with petitions….elections….for new term limits…and heights… becoming the name of record on the Recall effort …to remove Mayor Parker….filing an inquiry for possible ethic violations….conflict of interest…..Vice Mayor Yanni…. becoming the Chair of the CIC.. …..

Stu too had the desire to run for Commissioner from the south end of town….

This writer ….learning close to decision time….with the moved up election date in January… of her desire….informed Ms Furth…I was supporting Stu….

It should be said…McIntee did tell both Stu and I…he did indeed make the “pact” with Cristie….

Stuart to his credit…early on replied…if…either Furth was intending to run….tell him ASAP…and he would sit this one out….

Which led to the beginning of the end ….of this writer’s…..existence …in the world of McIntee……

A group of CIC members formed a “pizza night”….just a group of social friends having pizza…. to keep it from causing any hard feelings from those not included in this regular get together….

Problem is…the group had a hierarchy… not spelled out…just observed….

My first step off the “merry-go-round”….was to have the audacity to believe my opinion…my ideas were welcome….and equal to everyone else’s…WRONG!….

You see…. way back when ….during the failure of the CIC Recall….we CIC members were told…that Marc Furth would step up to become Mayor…..we were ecstatic….never doubting what McIntee told us….

One small problem…we found out…AFTER…the Recall failed………Marc Furth did not want to be Mayor or Commissioner …. and had repeatedly told McIntee so…..

Here is what happened….

The thinking at the time of this pizza night….. Parker was running again….

The opinion…the suggestion…. made that evening at the Furth’s…..that a Furth…either Furth should be on the ticket for Mayor……so the ballot was Parker VS Furth…..both recognized household names…. in LBTS….

Much discussion ensued with most in agreement….that if not Marc….then Cristie…for she could win….no doubt!

The fall-out….

McIntee was furious…and true to what this writer had only stood by and quietly witnessed so often in the past….

that anger….. was now directly aimed at me!….

Accusations …it was a premeditated….a set-up to “his plan”…for Marc to become the CIC candidate for Mayor…. to undermine him….YIKES!….

Days went by …..no word….just “messengers”….McIntee was “mad”….he felt “betrayed”…..watch out….he will “threaten you”….you have been “warned”…..

A few days later…that anger came out big time …again in the living room of the Furths….no reasoning could be made….no belief that it was not orchestrated….just more of those “after him” …diatribes…and the “beating of his chest” to assert his position…that no one tells him what to do…how to act…or goes behind his back….WOW!

This writer…walked away that night… to decide….it was time to part ways….making it known to his wife and the others….

Word travels fast in this circle…this group….and a message was left… on voice mail….a peace offering… I chose to ignored….

A meeting took place at my home…with another familiar observed act… that of trying to re-write the volcanic occurrences…… to repeat how it all came down…according to the “detective’….until the other party…backs down and agrees…….no takers in this room… but we agreed to go ahead…1st strike….

Fast forward to a slew of these same types of behaviors…with no one around left immune…..leading to McIntee being on the outside….for a while….while those inside “compared notes”….

Ms Furth later on was encouraged once more to run for Mayor….and she seemed to be headed that way….but her pal…undermined her….encouraged another candidate….and made it impossible for her …she asked …rightly so…for a little time to make a final decision….he swooped in and derailed that too….leaving her to walk away…mission accomplished…..

More transpired…from this point on….”Anatomy of an Election”…..but as the Vice Mayor often says about his pals…this is what they do…”they fight…..and come back together”…..

and THEY did……

The 2nd Tier appointments….for the Furths…. from their pal….

“making things right”….for now…..

more to come…..

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