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Here’s The Scoop…LBTS 3/10/09 Commission Meeting #1….Lemmings ….Now That Really Says It All….

LIKE LEMMINGS….THEY CAME TO SPEAK….After Being Directed to appear the 3/9/09 CIC meeting…

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Been there …done that….This writer…was the one with the life preserver……who decided in 2007 to no longer blindly take the plunge!….

In all their “glory” the McIntee- Furth Brigade of lemmings came to “save” the Town Manager…at the 3/10/09 Commission meeting…signing up for Public comments… 19 of them…

Who they were………

CIC- Chair /BTSTimes Owner-Editor/P & Z Vice Chair/Town Event Coordinator  -Cristie Furth

CIC member/ BTSTimes Owner/-Editor/Town photographer/VFD photographer/MPSC member- Marc Furth

CIC -Vice Chair/ SlappBCsitewriter/BTST-staff writer/VM wife- Moe McIntee

CIC member-/ VFD member -Ken Johnson

CIC member/ BTST-staff writer-Patty Domin

CIC member- Gail Albohn

CIC member Bill Hennesey (husband of Mercine who spoke)

CIC Secretary/BTST Editor- Bob Roberts (husband of Adrienne who spoke)

CIC member- Happy Vasil

CIC member /BTST-Editor Adrienne Roberts (wife of Bob who spoke )

CIC member/BOA member- George Crossman

CIC member Rosa Michailiuk (son is a Town employee/VFD member)

CIC member Mersine Hennessey (wife of Bill who spoke )

CIC Board member Renee O’Neal

CIC Board member/BOA -Chair/VFD member- Tom Carr

CIC member/ BOA member Joe Couriel-(Who thinks McIntee is God…previous post)

CIC member/P & Z Chair- L. Peanuts Wick

CIC member/VFD member- Bob Karley

CIC member- Frank Herrman

BC- The sum of what they said…Esther Colon has kept us financially sound!….Great for a Finance Director…but for a Town Manager there is so much more required!…

BC- forget the McIntee exagerated “spin” in his Comm. Comments…not 100…not 200…19…All directed to come to the podium and speak to stop the Town Manager from being “picked on”…..previous scoops post…

The splendor of it all….in all it’s planned deflection….  Ms. Colon’s  “victim-hood”…a ” damsel in distress”…”God save the Town Manager” from the “attackers”…those who dare to ask for backup materials…even worse “mundane” backup materials…

The e-mail…..to Town staff….that set them over the edge….

‘Please find attached a new business item for March 10th meeting.

A list of the RFP’s, approximate values in excess of $15,000 and dates would be helpful back-up material

Stuart Dodd’

The request that made the Town Clerk cry…with this overwhelming request for information…

BC-There’s no crying in Town Clerk-dom…

Commissioner Dodd after reading the Commissioner Comments in the CIC-Mc-Furth BTSTimes 3/6/09 edition…..(VM McIntee states we have a “crisis in this town”…The Town employees “are on the verge of quitting”…”morale is collapsing”…….the “workforce is being abused”….that a certain Commissioner has been “demanding in his requests”….with an employee “in tears”…and it is time for this Commissioner to realize he is the “problem and not the cure”)….went in to see the Town Manager to ask her about these statements…and low and behold the Town Manager responded as if she had written the McIntee comments herself…(Pocket anyone?)….

Commissioner Dodd asked for an example of what was so overwhelming…that  it would make the Town Clerk cry…The response…the RFP backup request for the Waste Services  Contract…

He asked for the e-mail….and they produced the one above…After all the hand wringing…the Town Manager actually told the Commissioner “We don’t know how to appease you.”…

BC- HUH?…Appease…the Commissioner…this is the verbage used by the Town Manager….Now that really says it all!….

Commissioner Dodd responded to the Manager….”I thought there would be a file”…….

BC- The Commissioner figured that there would be a Town file…a file that was for “Waste Management Contracts”…and there is not?….YIKES!…Now that really says it all!….

Commissioner Dodd asked  IF there was a problem…and the Town Clerk  did not understand what he was asking for…needed  more time to get it together…or could not supply the answers……why did she not contact him?….Now that really says it all!….

Instead …we have a crying Town Clerk….A Town Manager that made a beeline to her “protector”…her “buddy” Vice Mayor McIntee…who then wrote it in his CIC -VFD Mc-Furth Times paper….Now that really says it all!….

But that was not enough…the Town Manager and her staff must be “rescued”……from public requests…from scrutiny from “attackers” writing of the administrative screw-ups…the less than steller “performances” by Department heads….such as Town Assistants unable to answer contract questions…at a pre-bid meeting….Town Development Directors…pointing to Town Assistants to speak for the Development Department on behalf of the Town at a Quasi Judicial hearing…and having no recommendation…no materials to present….Town Clerks that mess up agendas…and citizens calling to task rude behavior on the dais from the Town Manager herself to sitting Commissioners….when cornered by her actions or inaction………Now that really says it all!….

Dear readers….Take a look back….spend some time in 2006 online in the archived minutes…It’s an eye opener….”The pot calling the kettle black”….The minutes show the “actions” of the lemming’s leader…when the majority was not his…and the Manager was not “in his pocket”….the hours of requests made for BSO information…times…costs….reports…extended questioning…no pre-written questions…and not by just one Commissioner but by two BFF’s……..The insults and demands of “investigations” into administrative actions….The Oriana debacle when departments in the town let things slip…and somebody needed to answer the hard questions…….with no line of  orchestrated public outrage….Take your pick…Regular Commission meetings…Special Fire Workshops…It’s all there….it’s all there….it’s all there….Now that really says it all!...http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/

After all the comments were done…amid the supportive CIC applauding from the right side of the hall and the groans of “set-up” heard distinctly from the left….The Vice Mayor  in his Commissioner Comments…called for a 60 day peace ….A stay….Sort of like Hamas saying to Israel…”we’ll put down our weapons if you will put down yours”….”Come on…believe us.”…while Israel…being well aware of Hamas’ checkered past……..knew that 60 days was simply  a ploy to restock and regroup!…Now that really says it all!….

Nahhhh….. I don’t think so…Vice Mayor…I think this writer…this resident…this taxpayer will continue to write…continue to ask for information…continue to call bad acts …bad acts…continue to expect the best from those I employ as a taxpayer/ resident/ voter….continue to hold elected officials and administrative staff accountable……

Because you see…when all is said and done…It does not matter to me if the name of these people have changed…It does not matter to me if the Majority in charge is different…it matters to me what my administration does…It matters to me what my elected official does…it matters to me….Now that really says it all!….

more to come….

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