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Here’s The Scoop……THE VICE MAYOR MAKES A SCENE….

McIntee and McIntee  making  the “rounds”……..doing the “tour”….making a scene….

Here’s the story going around……

Many believe he is after the “Athena Boys”…especially after they had the audacity to stand up to him at the podium last month…..to then send a letter to the Commissioners and the town…calling it like it is…daring to say what few will…. concerning the state of the town and who is responsible for its rapid decline…the Vice Mayor…..(previous post…scoops category…LBTS agenda/meetings…also in today’s 1/9/09 Futures paper)…

On the night of Dec. 28th …the make or break  holiday season weekend for the restaurants here  in town…residents and tourists were enjoying a meal outside at the many sidewalk cafes we have to offer……including the one at Athena…which happens to be on private property…their “veranda” underneath their overhang facing A1A…

Suddenly those enjoying their meal were interrupted by a car that drove into the alleyway to the north of the restaurant on A1A… and the man who left his wife in the car to come to the outdoor area and start shouting for one of the owners….

It is said he was yelling for Louie…yelling over the patrons…loudly, rudely and alarmingly so…….

Louie did not hear the man…but his brother Spiro did……

The man started “interrogating” the owner about having the proper number of parking spaces for the tables at his establishment…getting increasingly belligerent, and causing the patrons to witness an exchange that many will not soon forget….

After the heated exchange the man went back to his car in the alley…wife still inside…and screeched away …heightening the angst of those who came to enjoy a meal…

One patron was so shocked she asked the owner to call the police…and was dumbfounded when the owner informed her the man in question was the Vice Mayor of the town…The owner tried to explain to his customers the Vice Mayor was not happy with him or his brother…..and tried to remedy the Vice Mayor’s incomprehensible actions by way of not charging the customer for their meal…in the hopes they would not be fearful to return.

This is Vice Mayor McIntee …so you know the story does not end here….

The next day Code Enforcement Officer Cam Parker called the Athena owners and told them they needed to speak, but not on the phone.

The brothers with their attorney went to the Development office and found there had been a complaint made. The outdoor cafe had too many tables…13 instead of 6.

The outdoor cafe…again on their private property has had these extra tables for 5 years without incident…until now…HMMM…(north side—boats…years without incident…sound familiar?)…

They were treated well at the meeting by Assistant Manager Olinzock, Director of Development Jeff Bowman and Code Officer Cam Parker…all doing the best they could …stuck in the middle of this no-win  situation….

It was decided they needed to apply for an amended sidewalk cafe permit…and get it on the Commission Agenda…

But before that could be done…they needed to deal with the timing…New Years Eve…and a bad economy…VS  Mc-Payback…and the complaint made …from “someone”…

At the first of two meetings  that day the restaurant thought they had found a compromise…some breathing room…to take the extra tables down after the holiday…but it did not last…(must not have met with a certain elected official’s approval)…and the compromise was rescinded a few hours later by phone…..They now were given 24 hours to comply ….allowed to have only 6 tables outside or risk losing outdoor dining altogether…the tables were removed…

On Jan. 2nd the restaurant handed in their paperwork, and were hoping to get back to business as usual after it is heard by the Commission…

A few nights later…the restaurant pushed their luck, they put out too many tables…and their nightly drive-by “investigator” and wife…took notice…after all ….they were on the “hunt”…doing the nightly “tour”…

“Someone” called BSO…and BSO came and took pictures….

The next day…Code Enforcement Officer Cam Parker came and gave them the expected violation….

There is a letter from that startled and dumbfounded patron present for the Vice Mayor’s “scene”…. It was sent to the town and to the Commissioners yesterday…..containing ….in this writer’s opinion…. grounds the Commission and the Town must immediately address…(the letter is posted below)…….

Since October…here’s a few of the Vice Mayor’s other “scenes”….

We have seen the VFD resignation letter from former Battalion Chief Pointu….with outbursts and threats from Vice Mayor McIntee

The Town Manager heard from former VFD Ocean Rescue Training Officer Scot Fowler about why he really left the VFD and Beach Patrol…..Vice Mayor McIntee…

The VFD has violated it’s own SOPs with bad behavior……under direction and/ or due to inciting of the members from Vice Mayor McIntee…….

Attempts made by the Vice Mayor to stop Public Records information from being provided….both from the VFD and the Town…

The Vice Mayor has gone into the Editors of the Sentinel to “go after” their reporter….

The Vice Mayor has come into this writer’s building, uninvited “surprising” the Manager and disparaged a resident and citizen…

Nothing was done…by the Commission …. the Town…or the VFD…

This time…with this letter….there will be no excuses tolerated by the taxpaying residents of this town….for no action being taken…no excuses tolerated!

more to come…

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