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LBTS Agenda …7/22/08

LBTS Agenda… 7/22/08 ….overview…with “history” highlights…

full text online…www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov

1-4…usual….

5. Reports….

a. Finance….should carry over from Budget Workshop #3…which starts a 6 pm…Jarvis Hall….

b & c. Development/Municipal…..usual updates…

d. VFD Transitional ….This should be a “preview” of things to come…”Will they or won’t they”….the 2 VFD/Comm…..will they ask questions….direct the Chiefs…or start anew and listen to the Fl. Ethics directives they received in June?….

e. Status Report on Seagrape/Washingtonia…”Engineer of Record Walter Keller”…Another change order…”CHA-CHING!”….has to do with those “pesky” berms…on around 5-6 properties…due to the placement of the sidewalks….so say the owners….but to the the Town…it has to do with land being “altered” at some point….and the question now….what to do with the raised properties…and who pays to rectify yet another “missed” detail…last one was the sprinkler system for the “swales”….according to Walter per phone to this homeowner/writer…2 choices…re-grade the pitch…… or put in retaining walls….

This homeowner sent an e-mail 1 week ago informing the Town…we will pay for our own….

In talks with Assist. to Town Manager Olinzock…and Walter Keller…it will be for the commission to act on the costs for the Town’s part and if the other homeowners will also pay…

Whatever happened to Comm. Clottey’s request to look into this project and previous LBTS…projects going back some 30 years with Mr. Keller on the job?….

f. LBTS Chamber report…put on by Mayor Minnet…some solid data…maybe….with some solid answers… and some “archived”…designation of their premises…….hopefully…to appease those “hell-bent” on continuing with this losing “cause” to move them out….

g. Bel-Air Beautification…Vice Mayor McIntee….is this a regular…now…3rd time up…have they received some top of the neighborhood status…having 2 commissioners on the dais?…JUST JOKING…but not joking that it seems these 2 who reside there may want to recuse themselves from voting on monies to their streets….

h. Walk Around Committee…Who will come forth…now that Shirley Rusotti is “really” on the Master Plan Steering Committee…despite a brief….out of line…overstepping his authority…call from the Vice Mayor?….

6. Town Manager Report…

Master Plan Steering Committee….will Madam Manager….explain the above?…..

Rachlin Letter….believe it is a budget time formality…need to check….

WILL THE TOWN ATTORNEY BE MOVED UP BY THE VICE MAYOR?….

9. l. a. Ordinance …1st reading….2008-17….making it up to the voters to terminate the VFD……Comm. Dodd…after it was originally put on by Vice Mayor McIntee…

A little “history”….

While apart last year….his…(the Vice Mayor’s)….. “group” did a lot of talking…….hence the anger over the “Notes” from the campaign…..seeing the light of day….

One story told…by a few….. that it was the Vice Mayor’s fault the VFD went Kaput…when it did….for it was he…. who was pushing the OG “buttons”….he was being asked to back off …but….. per his usual M.O…… his….”don’t be telling me what to do” responses ….. ( all too familiar during the campaign ….as well)….the LBTS tradition….. met an early and some say unnecessary demise….

So after the fact…they declared….. he made it his “mission” to rectify what happened………he felt “guilty” they said….

With the VFD now under contract to the Town…….he is at it again…acting too soon…to get this referendum done….despite the “behind the scenes” preferences of some members in the department itself….who want to wait and show their stuff…. to the residents….

BCbythesea….has always supported the VFD….before this writer was involved with the CIC and after….but unfortunately…. must break away on supporting this referendum…….chances for a win…….not good…..

In reality they do not need to be concerned with any future commission terminating them again….

The act alone ….is well understood…as an act of “political suicide”…that no elected official would dare take on again in this town…….their “handlers” wouldn’t let them!…

ll a.Ordinance 2nd Reading….2008-01….Comprehensive Plan Amendments to the 2005 plan…

This needs to be tabled….it was passed on 1st reading from the previous commission on Jan.8,2008…and tabled until now….there may be items that this commission does not even want in to keep…and the final reason according to a few commissioners they received this thick report…on Friday….4 days before they are to vote….BAD MOVE…….

11. Consent Agenda…

a. Notification on some property liens approved by the Special Master….guess the Pompano City Atty. is still going to be our Special Master and the LBTS Town Atty. law firm will still benefit from being an outside firm doing business in Pompano…hired by our Special Master….hope these homeowners…will understand….also still not answered….who sees that these properties are kept up and checked…need a follow-up on this previously addressed situation…

b.Appoint Halloween chair …Jim Silverstone…Haunted House…co-chairs Cristie and Marc Furth… Comm. Clottey….a tradition…kept…GOOD MOVE..

c. Appoint Stu Dodd & Jerry McIntee to co-chair Easter…. Cristie Furth event coordinator….Comm. Clottey

YIKES!…

This was definitely put on BEFORE…Comm. Dodd endured the yelling by Vice Mayor McIntee…from the back of the room with his pal…the Editor “M’….last Sunday night…and BEFORE Stuart found out that his “proposed Easter co-chair” McIntee…….

spent over a month…. from the June 6th… Ethics Commission Hearing… in Tallahassee….until the July 13th… CIC post -4th celebration…at the Surf and Yacht Club….

shaking Stu’s hand…sharing a smile and a laugh….all the while knowing….that he…McIntee….”threw Stu under the bus”….at that Ethics Commission Hearing……stating the commission needed to bring Stu up on charges….for being in the “same boat” as CIC chair and on the Town commission…. (previous post)…

BCbythesea….

How do you do that?….

Knowing what you said.?..

Knowing what you did?…..

Acting like you are a “friend”

d.. Appoint Jim Silverstone & Jerry McIntee as co-chairs for 2009 4th of July event…Marc and Cristie Furth…event coordinators…Comm. Clottey…

Why now?…….

Why them?…….

1. To start planning a bigger “extravaganza” NOW for next year…even though the final figures are not yet in ….for this year….

At the final 4th meeting…Before the split…of CIC/Dodd…..the plans for next year were talked of as being bigger….with Peanuts as the donation chair…despite Jerry Sehl…this years donations chair…sitting right there….without so much as a “good job”…thank goodness….Comm. Clottey…spoke up….to say how wrong this was….also discussed by Cristie Furth…after the discussion of a good amount of fireworks…not going off…to cut back on the fireworks …and increase the event….YIKES!…

Message to the 2009 committee….at Sea Ranch Club …all this writer heard was this was the worst fireworks ever….when asked about which they would prefer next year….less fireworks…or less event….the word…. loud and clear…less event….it’s all about the fireworks…and a laser show…instead or to “fill-in”….(was discussed at 4th meeting)…. was not warmly received….

2. To kick off the RE-ELECTION of Silverstone and McIntee…..previous post….

BCbythesea….a little more behind the scenes “history” here….when McIntee wanted to become Vice Mayor…in January….there were some…including this writer who thought he should not….believing…..it would play into the hands of the OG predictions that he would be running the dais….

All hell broke loose…he was “owed”…the position….and for those who voiced opposition…he has not forgotten…..no matter that we were “assured” by his pal and running mate…….we would see a “kindler, gentler Jerry”…with the appointment…NOPE…he did just what the OG predicted….BIG TIME!…

Guess that resident who thought the Vice Mayor…would not run again…was wrong….at least for now….

e. & f…..”house cleaning”….

g. infrastructure work for Imperial lane…it’s a start on LBTS…next…flooding on El Mar?….

h. lift station work on Hibiscus….

i. ALERT!….to approve $350 thousand to refurbish the hotel acquisition…. “The McIntee Public Safety Center” as some are referring to it….(remember the Yanni Performing Arts Center?)….with the “not to exceed” added on this request…….which to any homeowner that has remodeled…screams….”yeah…right!”…….NO WAY!…it will end up at least twice that….and the warehouse….last time we heard…it had not sold….

13. Old Business

a. parking spaces in El Prado…Minto…this is back…Minto was told to come back with a compromise…that the requested El Prdo 45 spaces were a no go….so unless the Town Clerk blew it…they are coming back…asking for MORE!…Now it says 45 in El Prado/20 in Bougainvilla….COME ON….

BCbythesea….With the Mayor on this one…let them use Bougainvilla…and their own parking…sites….

b. BOA 2nd Alternate…week ?…… month?……any takers….

c. Support South Florida Water Management…Mayor Minnet….approving a resolution…for a “Resource Task Force”….and the next expose in the Sun-Sentinel….on the outlandish lodging and food bills for the SFWMD….will be?………

d. Dog Beach….WRONG……..Town Clerk… it was supposed to be a 1st Ordinance….and we see the Vice Mayor is now the dais member tacked onto the deal?……….guess when he leaned forward to “deal the cards”…on the times…place and who would do what…it became his “baby”….

15. New Business

a. Discussion/action Chamber agreement…Commissioner McIntee….that is how it is written on the agenda….right now…Commissioner McIntee…so either the Town Clerk demoted the Vice Mayor…she combined Comm. Dodd and Vice Mayor Mcintee into one….or she was not sure who was on the Chamber investigation…. at this time…the original …Comm. Dodd who has steadfastly been working on it…or Vice Mayor McIntee who jumped on top?….

b. Christmas By The Sea…the Chamber…Vice Mayor McIntee….STRANGE BEDFELLOWS….INDEED….what’s up with this?….taking it away…putting up new rules….or what?….

c. Halloween Party …Comm. Silverstone…wasn’t he just appointed….nothing like a “done deal?”…..just amusing…not actually suggesting…anything….

d. Appoint a 2nd Alternate for P & Z…apparently member Arthur Franzcak…has dropped out…and an alternate will move up…which one…not known…and now for another second….here in the 6 month of the new majority…with no P & Z Board meetings having taken place…..

Maybe while addressing this …they can finally follow Comm Dodd’s request….to have them get on the Overlay District repeals…along side the Master Plan Steering Committee….which was also addressed by P & Z chair Peanuts Wick…before he left for the summer….

16. Town Attorney Report…if not earlier….need Doggy Beach Ordinance…if not cleared up above…and the boardwalk answer…and whatever else each commissioner inquired about….as they did not need to run it by the Vice Mayor 1st despite his harsh words a few meetings back….

Adjourned….

Remember Budget Meeting 6 pm…online/televised…Comcast 78…Millage is up as the # 1 topic…….want it the same…or LOWER….need to come and address the commission….want the budget to cut certain items….let the dais know….can’t be there…call or e-mail your commissioner ahead of time….

Budget and Commission meeting…Scoops and overview on Wed/Thur….

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