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Here’s The Scoop…Be Careful What You Wish For…

Be Careful What You Wish For….

For 2 years I thought about what this town could be….how it could be different from what I had observed starting from that fateful day when I was given another code violation for the fence that was put in around my house ….which was done under the direction of the Development Director at the time…2 years prior …

That code violation came exactly as the first one did…1 year earlier…from Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Bowman…after I had called to complain about the house next door…a house in disrepair…lacking a proper roof…exposed wiring and a host of health hazards from the tenants at the time with dogs and garbage…

The neighbors property was ignored…and today…it still stands with no proper roof…wiring exposed…although the tenants are much improved…and Jeff Bowman is the new Director of Development…

Due to the mistake being made by the town…the second code violation required getting a variance to keep this from happening a 3rd time…which would have kept this writer from calling code enforcement the following year if need be…due to 3 times a charm…for a fence violation coming my way….

A series of visits to Jarvis Hall…observing what was going on from the dais… the fact that my children were grown and I had time to get involved…I jumped in with both feet…applying to the P & Z Board… attending CIC meetings…signing onto get signatures for petition drives…(which I now disagree with…term limits…and heights in the north end of town….the height limit question I and many others petition gatherers did not care about even as we collected those signatures…we did it for McIntee)…and getting “sucked” into the world of McIntee with his “Pied Piper”…. David VS Goliath…”I have a Scoop”…the evil “Old Guard”…the “nasty” people…the “briber” felon…the money hungry developers… the BSO…unions…the “investigations”…and so on and so on…

The “How The Sausage Was Made” series and the E-mails…pretty much covers the specifics of what occurred during that period and how I wised up to the personality of the “Pied Piper” and all that happened before my eyes……shamefully turning a “blind eye” for far too long…

Not too surprising so many have sent e-mails…or stopped me on the street to say…they knew only too well the tactics…McIntee uses….the outbursts…the verbage…the threats and the control…. for they too had witnessed it or been subjected to it……qualifying what I have often said “I wasn’t the first and will not be the last”….to feel his wrath….along with his gang…

Squandered were the opportunities that I envisioned from the New Guard majority…the inclusion of all the town’s residents…the change in the dais from what I had observed from the previous office holders…the chance to really have transparent government…fair government and most important ….financially prudent government…

As readers now know…that did not happen….and I have written about it all….ever since…much to their chagrin…

What has transpired in this writers’ opinion…”Parallel McIntee worlds”….making LBTS into Mc-LBTS…in the worst possible ways… I imagine all those who warned of such….are standing back…keeping track and preparing for March 2010…with “Cheshire cat” smiles…along with “I told you so”…assertions…

The Hierarchies are in full force all being led by the Vice Mayor in official or de-facto leadership roles…

The CIC….has finally returned to what he tried to have when Stu Dodd and I were in the leadership roles…it is controlled by McIntee /wife and gang…… run without regard to the by-laws or the members…essentially throwing John Thompson off the board by leaving him out of board information supplied to the rest of the board…on numerous occasions ….

The LBTS-VFD Ocean Rescue-ATV program…is reportedly being run by McIntee who is the “training officer”…after the coordinator resigned…previous posts…most likely this program would not have been accepted by the Commission if it was known McIntee would be in charge and Scot Fowler would not…

The LBTS-VFD…is reportedly being run as the “old VFD”…with the old members…and the old Chief and Deputy Chief really calling the shots…..rumors that seem to intensify with the resignation of Battalion Chief Pointu…previous posts…leaving no one else with the credentials he has…including being able to fulfill the FF1 classes…most likely if it was known that this resignation and multiple others that have taken place ….the Commission might have had some great concerns…over the “new” VFD…. any talk of a VFD Referendum should not be entertained….in February …

The Manager is really no different than her predecessor with seeming too cozy with McIntee with the early on attempt to fulfill his desire for compensation for not partaking the insurance now being given to the Commission…and the “pet project” for a swimming program…along with numerous other “we have the money for that” responses to him on the dais….while always saying no to others…

It is this writer’s opinion they are two “peas in a pod”…with “department heads”…hers in the administration…Municipal/Finance/Development and Clerk……his in the CIC/VFD…being under qualified and unable to stand up to their respective bosses…

One bright spot is the increasing independence of the 2 new commissioners…Stuart Dodd since he was “thrown under the bus”…see previous posts…and Birute Clottey….who is really representing the north side of town where they have not been effectively represented before by the Vice Mayor…over the last 2 + years….

Oh I know…I’ve been told…”watch your back”…a “slap” site is coming….”you are hated”…and much…much more…. coming from this small-intense Mc-faction…but…nothing they can say or do will make me feel worse than what I wished for….all I worked towards being dashed… being duped for what was most likely the McIntee “plan”…all along….

Now what I wish for …..but I’m not holding my breath…

For the CIC Board and its members who still give a damn to stand up and ask questions…

For the VFD to have someone in charge with credentials … (even though the state does not require them to do so…. which is incredibly shocking…previous post)… that are irrefutably top notch….both for the department as a whole and for the Beach Patrol program…

For the Administration…to hire from the outside…from a broad spectrum of ad placements…the top applicants in their respective fields…with the required credentials…and the ability to counter the status quo…

Otherwise….I wish for 2010….careful about what I am wishing for….AHHHHH………

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