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Here’s The Scoop….#8

6/24/08

THE LINES WERE BLURRED……

Was this what the Ethics Commission had in mind when they said…. on June 11,2008….

“because the action of the Commission in this matter will serve to correct future conduct by the Respondent, the Commission will take no further action on the alleged violations.”….regarding the VFD/Commissioners Silverstone & McIntee?….

How can they recuse themselves for the monies reimbursed for the expenditures to go to the ethics hearing…but be front and center last night on all things regarding the VFD?…..

Do they receive absolutely no benefit from the VFD….in any form….for training…for calls….in the retirement fund?….

They moved in and out of their duel roles last night …being addressed by others and answering …wearing both “hats”…. intentionally or not…. it looked bad…..

The Vice Mayor….announced there was a contract with Sea Ranch Lakes…and the amount….$65,000.00 ….only to turn around to say…….. he did not know what was in the contract…. which is it?…….

Comm. Silverstone/Vice Mayor McIntee and Chief Perkins…all kept referring to “losing” the contract to Pompano Beach….until the Town Manager…came out with the fact that Pompano Beach did not bid….and they were all informed of such!…..

It was then presented as a hypothetical….HMMM…….

KUDOS…to Comm. Clottey…for getting the incredible info revealed…it is a 5 year contract!…YIKES!

The Vice Mayor back-peddled off his original response to Comm. Clottey …informing her…. she was “too late” for any surcharge…due to the RFP being done and the contract accepted….

Maybe because Chief Perkins said the $67,000.00 contract was not accepted yet..OOPS!…..

Back and forth they all went on the VFD being a separate entity…their own corporation…. what the Town could and could not do….

Note:…a member of the audience asked this writer……if they ( VFD) are their own corporation…why are they turning the money from SRL over to the town?….

Even here the lines are blurry….

The outcome…it is tabled until they know the results…with some friendly advice to not negotiate a 5 year contract….

More VFD full involvement came later in the acquisition of the new firetrucks….and a Referendum

more to come……

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