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Here’s The Scoop….Jerry One Note…

“JERRY IS GOOD WHEN YOU NEED TO FIGHT A WAR, BUT NOW HE’S A LIABILITY”….former Battalion Chief Patrick Pointu…in the 10/17/08 Pelican….

The question is…..do Jerry and his Mc-CIC-Gang have enough soldiers to keep it up….with yet another war….fighting LBTS non- gang members on two fronts?…

It is said the battle cry went out last night at the CIC meeting at their Palm Ave. clubhouse….

They are gearing up…for the umpteenth time…”David VS Goliath”….David and Goliath

to revise LBTS voter history…and claim 33 feet for height limits town-wide….along with no oversight committee for the VFD!….

Familiar tactics…are being enlisted….for die-hard MC-CIC members to come to the Jarvis Hall podium…and exclaim…33 feet…no VFD oversight…en mass….just how en mass the mass will be …remains to be seen….or heard ….

Are there enough new recruits…who are early in the cycle of compliance….(speaking as one who’s been there…done that)….buying the” us against them” pronouncements….of “them”…the “evil ones”… wanting to do harm to the VFD and the Town?….HMMMM….

The height limit win in 2oo6…was for 44 feet…3 over 1….and was definitely no mandate…unlike term limits…which leads this writer to surmise….a big loss for the Mc-Faction …to ignore the previous voters and to ask to further tie the hands of all buyers …developers and non-developers from purchasing and building in LBTS…..in fact this go round…it is likely that a referendum….could conceivably contain revisiting the 15 stories abolished in the north end…per an organized petition drive from north end residents…overturning it in the process…YIKES!…

(full disclosure…many including this writer went for the 44 ft. height in the north end…for Jerry and Moe…and will most certainly be voting differently…should the opportunity arise)…

Vice P & Z Chair Crisite Furth….who is leading the 33 ft. cause with her husband Marc..(who many say is “interpreting” the Charter ….disregarding the words included in it…….to accommodate their personal choice of throwing out the voter’s will)….made the suggestion that those who purchase properties on the beach…should forgo the 1st floor parking by digging out underground parking…thus making it virtually impossible for anyone to afford it…

The Abacoa report…previously posted….presented the fact….that keeping the heights at 44 feet or lower will discourage hotel…hospitality establishments from being built…ensuring more town homes…and a residential…bedroom community…the opposite of what the Furths and their pals are wanting for El Mar Drive…

It also said that 5 stories on Commercial…west of A1A…would be more in scale with the width of Commercial Blvd….even with the eventual demise of Beach Hardware…and the strip stores….with a move to rebuild closer to Commercial…opening up the “hidden gem” of the Basin Drive area…that would maximize the return to a downtown…producing a lucrative and unique seaside village area…leading to the revitalization of the seedy underbelly that is “the seediest small town” area…the “no mans land”…between the tourist attracting beach front area and the growing Silver Shores family neighborhoods…we were told we needed the increase in recreational funding for…

The same Urban Planner that Ms Furth is begging to return to speak to the MPSC will undoubtedly be in favor of much that has already come in prior reports to the Town…from Abacoa and the 2004 Master Plan…both found reprehensible by Ms Furth…and now the Mc-Gang….so if Ms Plater-Zyberk is so kind to come for a return visit to LBTS….what she has to offer will not be welcomed…from this narrow-minded Mc-Group….which is too bad…for her and the residents of this town….

The “movement” to 33 feet has been in the works…even before the election was won in January…..beginning with the knee-jerk repeal of the Overlay Districts…and the delays to give the boards direction….slowing down any process ….

It has been seen from the podium with preempted strikes from the Vice Mayor and the P & Z Vice Chair….with another stab at the “consequences” of going over 33 feet from the Vice Mayor as he addressed members of both P & Z and MPSC at the last MPSC meeting on the 21st… …leading up to last night’s…same old tired chest beating theatrics of “David” and the 33 feet….height limits….

Not done chest beating yet….McIntee and Mc-Gang…went to the immediate battle at hand…”there will be no oversight committee for the VFD”…and anyone who suggests such a committee is “going after the VFD”…”out to destroy the VFD”….and will be stopped at all cost…”scorched earth”…

Why fight so hard….why not be receptive…when both the 2 “hats”…VFD /Commission members…exclaim…”our books are open”….something must be going on…for Jerry is “deflecting” again…as he does anytime the heat is too close and he is the thick of it….lash out and deflect…to Stuart Dodd…to the Mayor…to the Futures …to this writer…this site ….a ploy to buy him time…rile up his minions…and leave him to fight another day….AHHH….WAR….http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1219719/apocalypse_now/

Public information requests are being ignored by the VFD from this writer…since mid-September…and from the Editor of the Futures since October 6th….not quite the “open book” policy coming from this 2 “hats” de-facto VFD leadership?….

BCbythesea…hears Mark Brown is prepared to go to the Florida Attorney General…with the complaint of ignoring public information requirements……all the more reason for residents not to fall for the McIntee deflection…..but to follow what this bunch themselves would be demanding…of the former BSO fire provider….full and transparent information…

Case in point…when BSO was involved with an altercation 2 years back at the Easter Egg Hunt….with then-Commissioner McIntee and this year with Commissioner Silverstone and the BSO alleged assault…….a full inquiry was insisted on by both men…including taped interviews…of all involved…and it was done…by BSO…

When you have a letter such as the resignation letter ….the fallout….and the lack of a proper…thorough inquiry by the Town Manager….the reports of a questionable a fire call and follow-up response at the Cristelle ….and the now infamous McIntee water rescue over the weekend at the beach….spreading around town in 3 version……in less than a month of beginning their contract….the only screams there should be….are screams of oversight NOW!….

BCbythesea…the McIntee rescue…hearsay…3 versions…

1. McIntee ran into the water…to save a victim…was so out of breath he needed assistance…previously posted…

2 McIntee was at home…with his radio beside him…heard the call…and high tailed it to the beach…rushing by the BSO to save a victim in the water…hurting his back…needing oxygen…

3. McIntee was not at the beach…heard the call…pursued the 911 call …went in the water to rescue the victim…was out of breath …..he required medical attention….

None of the above scenarios are heroic…and none of the above scenarios are in accordance with what the VFD Fire Chief Perkins stated to the Commission would be the role of the beach patrol …especially when Comm. Dodd insisted that if they were to be a water rescue service…they should be lifeguard trained….HMMM…..

What kind of liability is it for the VFD and the Town when Vice Mayor/VFD Training Officer McIntee ….comes running to the beach from elsewhere in town to do a water save?…

Look “war” is tiring…and no one that is not bi-polar lives in a constant state of requiring the effects of a full- on frontal attack…the adrenalin rush….required in battle….especially when it comes to the issues of properly governing and protecting a town…

In conclusion….for those of us…who are at odds with the Mc-Gang…it comes down to this…it’s really rather simple…especially for this writer….

I am not after Jerry McIntee….I am after the Vice Mayor…because I disagree with him in that capacity…whether he is Vice Mayor McIntee or Vice Mayor Clark or Vice Mayor Kennedy…

I am not after Esther Colon…I am after the Town Manager…because I disagree with her in that capacity …whether she is Town Manager Colon or Town Manager Bob Baldwin…

I am not after the VFD….I am after the LBTS fire safety provider….because I am concerned with them in that capacity…….whether it is the VFD or the BSO….

That is the difference…the rules still apply…the majority may be different…the administration may be different…the provider may be different…but the accountability…remains the same….

WAR…HUH…….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d8C4AIFgUg

more to come…….

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