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Here’s The Scoop…LBTS Commission Meeting 10/28/08…I KNOW NOTHING……….

I KNOW NOTHING!….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztgYhVFSDS

“I don’t know what the Chief is talking about?”….said Town Manager Esther Colon…stating she has no access to the VFD system…no incidents report…nope….never had an incidents report…

When pressed further by Mayor Minnet …reading from past Commission meeting minutes…that Manager Colon had BSO software installed…the Manager responded…does it say Town Manager’s computer or Town Computer…then clarifying it went to the Clerk’s computer…as a matter of record…HMMM….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4XT-l-_3y0&feature=related

Anybody who has watched this present administration can pretty much tell you…this Town Manager is a hands on …micro-manager with full knowledge of all that goes to any Town computer …in any department…with any of her employees… so this “meaning of is…isn’t!….

We were led to believe during the recent transition that Manager Colon was hands on with the VFD…..with full access of all information….as she assured the residents time and time again….she was watching them….

Now with the ongoing VFD trials and tribulations…catching her off guard…undeservedly so…in this writer’s opinion….there is distance…a separation from the private VFD non- for profit corporation…..

She did call…. at Commissioner Dodd’s insistence former VFD members…. Scot Fowler and Patrick Pointu…doing in this writer’s opinion …..the minimum required to be able to assure the Commissioner she complied with his direction… walking a fine line of doing her duty and not stepping one step further than the task at hand….required of her…

She reportedly found paperwork that the resignation letter said was not in place….after searching it out…after finding it was not in her possession …..but neglected to ask the letter writer…Pointu… why he included these items…if as she found….they were indeed in order….something anyone reading such charges in such a volatile letter would want the answers to…

What are the differences in the contract…and the VFD By-Laws…and do they conflict in a manner that would still cause major concerns?….

BCbythesea hears that in the 2000 By-Laws…. all VFD applicants needed to present a full medical exam at their own expense upon joining the department for training…with a required update every 2 years…

The last By-Laws were updated in 2003 or 2004…and again this writer hears the entry medical exam was a requirement…but the 2 year required update exams were removed….HUH?…..

Also it has been revealed that one conflict among the VFD not so long ago was the need to update the By-Laws….which was ignored….WHY?….

Other questions….when this new VFD returned …were the previous members required to return with updated medical exams…just as the new recruits…and were both being done….diligently?…

When was the last time Vice Mayor McIntee and Commissioner Silverstone submitted a full medical exam?…

Also questioned…in the By-Laws ….. what positions an elected official can hold within the department….which this writer has heard contains that no elected officials can be officers…either in the chain of command or in the corporation…no matter what the Florida Ethics Commission decides….HMMM….

UPDATE…do the By-Laws contain any reference to Associate VFD members?…YIKES…

It is time …if they have not done so already for the Commissioners to request the following…the VFD-LBTS contracts …current and prior to their termination along with their By-Laws….to see if there are difference adding to all this confusion… lapses in fulfilling the requirements…and perhaps violating their own rules …

Why this was not done by the Oversight Administrator herself…bodes poorly on Town Manager Colon….as does her actions throughout this last 2 weeks and last night on the dais…..

The topper to this ongoing…head scratching debacle….came when Manager Colon was asked for the Town Manager’s Report…responding…””I have no comment at this time”….YIKES!…

BCbythesea….shades of old time behind the scenes shenanigans…in LBTS….

more to come….

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