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Here’s The Scoop….HOW THE SAUSAGE WAS MADE …Part 6

HOW THE SAUSAGE WAS MADE and BEYOND…

THE INVESTIGATIONS…

The campaign committee would hear about independent investigations being done behind the scenes….causing us even more concern than the alleged deals… the hair brained ideas on the topic of the day….or going off message….from the campaign….

One such investigation brought this writer huge amount of trepidation…….it came from an inquiry made by Commissioner Silverstone who was sure that Sea Ranch Club had received an unfair monetary benefit from LBTS with their sewer bills…He thought the Town was paying the bills for a number of years….from the SRC annexation with LBTS… made prior to the north end annexation…….making the Palm Club situation look like “small potatoes”…….at the time he was behind the sewers for Palm Club…as were McIntee and MacMillan…. and looking for a way to justify giving them their sewers….He asked me for a copy of my SRC budget…to check it out…I agreed……but took it upon myself to call a former owner and inquire about the Commissioner’s suspicions …..worried that Jimmy would jump ahead and make these accusations from the dais….during the campaign…

The gentleman who was living at Sea Ranch Club at the time of the annexation immediately disputed the allegations…. did some checking…. taking information from this writer’s LBTS house sewer bills…and the numbers from the SRC budget covering my condo…also asking another LBTS resident for the same sewer bills to compare…. he went further ….looking at his own paperwork from the time of the agreement…he even took it upon himself to call Silverstone…explain what transpired ….how it was nothing at all like the Palm Club…that what was asked for and was accepted by LBTS ….for SRC during the annexation was for the billing rates to be equal….. ensuring SRC residents would be paying the same amount as LBTS residents in the amount being charged…….to the residents…

Unfortunately this did not stop the behind the scenes…”investigating”…brought to this writer’s attention once again much later at a CIC board meeting by McIntee…who thought I did not know…thinking he was throwing me yet another one of his “threats”… but I countered that I knew…that in fact …I was the person that supplied the information to Jim….informing him he was wrong…and worried these two would go to the dais…open up a “can of worms”…unsubstantiated …once again….and cause a major loss of SRC votes…for our candidates in this election….

Fortunately…they held off only to find out that indeed the Town was just paying what it had agreed to…as the learned gentleman had stated…repeatedly…during this unwarranted investigation…WHEW!

Investigations by Maureen McIntee….were always a great cause for concern…. we all knew how this was her M. O. having been well aware of all the prior “investigations” she had done….

It was Maureen McIntee who was investigating the alleged flipping LBTS properties…by Commissioner Clark….certain it would cast a cloak of “deceptive practices” upon the Mayor Pro Tem….this one unfortunately did make its way to the dais…. presented as the “big gotcha” from her husband….Commissioner McIntee……. only to be met with Clark’s immediate explanation….the McIntee “Big Scoop” investigation….the “big gotcha”… turned out to be a “big dud”….

That was nothing compared to the 24/7 “investigation”…ongoing…that “consumed” her…. all around her would say….

We heard she was on to a more extensive internet investigation …..

She was sure a certain Commissioner had a secret that would destroy him….and although it was well known by all….the incessant hours spent….consumed with digging up this dirt…it went beyond the pale….of “acceptable political tactics”……this writer was told….all around her were hoping it would stop…or not be found out by the other side….for it was so unscrupulous it would destroy our candidates …our organization…and rock it to its core….

It was a no-win….situation….either way….

If true…it would not produce the response she thought it would…

If false and found out…a disaster….

Bottom line….it was was incomprehensible….to all around her….talking to the candidates and the campaign committee……that this wife and mother….would even want to do such a thing…especially to the wife …and to the family….

We held our breath…knowing that many had tried to stop her….many still within her inner circle… she would not….

Luckily…..either she did not find what she was looking for…or again…there was nothing there…whichever….it was over….

and so was the election…..PHEW!…..

It’s no wonder…that many of us……who have walked away…who have each dealt with “Scorched Earth”…..the compiling of papers…rantings and ravings to those still friendly with both “camps”…. have no doubt …….that these investigations are ongoing… only the “subjects”……of the “investigations”….have changed…….

Any Guesses?…..

YIKES!….

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